It is never too early in the process of building your company to start managing your capitalization table. A well-managed cap table will save you time and resources in the long run. Join Peggy in this discussion on the importance of cap tables and how they can act as the ultimate story of your company. Learn the best practices and right resources you need to manage, leverage, and maintain your cap table that will soon become essential to long-term success.
Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.
Peggy Wallace is Co-CEO of Golden Seeds. She also helped raise and serves as a Managing Partner of Golden Seeds Funds I and II and, as a result, is one of the few female venture partners in the US focused on seed and early-stage investing. Peggy has been a leader in the growth of Golden Seeds from 5 members when she joined in 2005 to one of the nation’s largest angel networks with 300 members today. Widely recognized for its best practices and expertise, Golden Seeds was the first angel group formed to focus on the immense opportunity of investing in women leaders with a keen focus on educating investors to join the early-stage investment asset class. To date, Golden Seeds has invested nearly 150 million into almost 200 companies in enterprise, healthcare and B to C, which have gone on to raise over $1.5 billion. Golden Seeds members have held over 100 board seats and observer seats. Peggy was an original instructor for all Golden Seeds courses and continues to teach the class on board service and governance. An experienced Board member herself, Peggy currently serves on the Boards of two privately held companies, Cognition Therapeutics , Chromis Technologies, and as a lead investor and Board Observer on Cadenza Innovation and Paradigm4 . In these and other involvements, Peggy has served on Nominating and Governance, Audit, and Finance Committees and as a Board Chair. Additionally, as a General Partner of two funds that have collectively invested in over 40 companies, Peggy has had direct fiduciary contact with numerous other Boards and the issues faced by their respective companies.
Deep Dive: CAP tables
Tue, Jun 22 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
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