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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Equity, Compensation + Cap Tables with Carta

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-washington-dc-presents-equity-compensation-cap-tables-with-carta/ One of the first steps in forming a startup should undoubtedly be creating your cap table. Sounds simple, but cap tables can get complicated quickly. And without a good one, it’s far too easy to make bad equity decisions when raising money and hiring. Whether you’re new to this topic or need a refresher, it’s often best to learn from examples and the people that think about this every day. Reed McBride, startup investor, advisor, and Strategy & Business Development at Carta, joins us live to share how a well-managed cap table can help you determine, negotiate, and track ownership stakes as your company grows. He’ll walk you through a number of good and not-so-great examples, the fundamentals and framework to building an impressive cap table, and he’ll take your questions live. Reed will also discuss how founders can uncomplicate the process with the right tools and build a cap table that grows with your startup from formation to exit. What you’ll learn: How to tell an investible startup story through your cap table What to include, and what’s best left out How to use your cap table to make smart fundraising and hiring decisions How founders should be thinking about cap tables in today’s climate The most common cap table mistakes, the effects, and how to avoid them Apply for AWS Activate Credits AWS Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools and access to expertise so that you can be successful with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world who have successfully built their business using AWS. With up to $100,000 in FREE AWS Cloud credits, mentorship, training, and AWS technical support from AWS Activate, you can build nearly anything you can imagine and get up and running fast. Apply Here Agenda --- Speaker Reed McBride - Carta (Business Development + Partnerships) Reed McBride started his career in Silicon Valley as a start-up attorney at Orrick, advising over 100 technology companies on billions of dollars of VC and M&A transactions. Reed currently runs BD & Partnerships at Carta, in addition to advising numerous start-ups. Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Director Managing Partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain, investor, startup advisor. #Forbes 17 Top Business Gurus, father, husband, hobbyist musician. Ex-AOLer. CMUer. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Google for Startups (https://sgtr.cc/3gH3T9B) Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We bring the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better. Silicon Valley Bank (https://sgtr.cc/3cnvcCD) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Partner AWS (https://sgtr.cc/2XK5qmT) Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world who have successfully built their business using AWS. With up to $100,000 in FREE AWS Cloud credits, mentorship, training, and AWS technical support from AWS Activate, you can build nearly anything you can imagine and get up and running fast. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-washington-dc-presents-equity-compensation-cap-tables-with-carta/

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