Master your equity story with Cake's cap table modeling 2.0

Master your equity story with Cake's cap table modeling 2.0

Understanding your company's equity distribution, dilution, and the potential impact of various scenarios is critical for startup founders. Cake's Modeling Tool offers a solution to analyze and forecast these critical factors. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into how to utilize Cake's Modeling tool, along with its latest updates that make the process even more intuitive and flexible.

Importance of cap table modeling for startup founders

Cap table modeling empowers founders and investors with insights into the ownership structure of a company. By predicting the effects of different scenarios such as SAFE note and Convertible note conversions,, you can forecast dilution, evaluate potential strategies, and plan strategically for your fundraise strategy and long term success. 

Exciting updates to Cake's modeling features 🎉🎈

Cake has introduced three major updates to enhance the modeling process:

  1. Multi-Round Calculations: Now you can model multiple rounds, offering an extended forecast and insights into changes over time.
  2. Conversion Methodologies: Flexibility in toggling between different conversion methodologies for safe notes, enabling more precise control over your equity analysis.
  3. Saving Scenarios: This crucial update allows you to save scenarios, revert back to them, edit, and delete. Soon, you'll be able to download scenarios to CSV or Excel files.

Accessing Cake's modeling tool

Log into your Cake account.

Navigate to the Equity tab and click on "Modeling."

Inputting details for your upcoming round

  • Review the existing data in Cake to ensure it reflects your current cap table.
  • Enter the details for your upcoming round, including SAFE/Convertible notes conversion, Pre-money or Post-money valuation, new investment amount, and option pool adjustments.

Analyzing stakeholder and cap table effects

  • View the impact on stakeholders, such as founders, employees, and investors.
  • Gain insights into the overall effect on the Cap Table.
  • Understand dilution and potential outcomes based on the modeled round details.

Modeling different scenarios and future features

  • Simulate different scenarios and multiple rounds and evaluate their effects.
  • The Modeling tool now supports multi-round calculations, offering more in-depth analysis.
  • Save your scenarios simply to return, edit and adjust later. 
  • The ability to download and extra features will be added shortly

How to model cap table scenarios in Cake

Empower your cap table analysis with Cake

By leveraging Cake's Modeling tool and its latest enhancements, startup founders can master their equity story. The tool's capabilities to analyze multi-round scenarios, flexible conversion methodologies, and the ability to save and manage different models set a new standard in cap table analysis.

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Shannon Griffin
Customer Success Manager

Shannon is startup equity expert in the day, dog mom at night. As Cake's Customer Success Manager, she has virtually ushered thousands of startup founders and leaders into a better way of issuing and managing equity. It's not unusual to see customer testimonials with a shoutout to Shannon like this one from Darius Coveney of Fluent Commerce, "Shannon has been amazing in terms of being hands-on and really helping us to actually get it up and running."

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