2016 Private Company Equity Statistics Report

Making intelligent decisions about your company’s equity may be the most important thing you do as private company CFO, CEO, or founder. You and your team’s payout for all of your hard work depends on getting it right.

The internet is a trove of personal opinion about the most important equity decisions like how much dilution is normal, how much equity you should set aside for options, and how raising money will affect the payouts to individual shareholders.

We built the Private Company Equity Report to provide statistical answers to these questions.

You can download the full report or view a selection of the slides below.  Enjoy.

Sincerely,

Jeron D. Paul

Founder and CEO, Capshare

Highlights in this year’s report:

  • Employee vs. investor equity splits by company stage
  • Average employee stock ownership of a company by stage
  • Mean and median pre- and post-money valuations by stage
  • Benchmark founder dilution rates by stage
  • Option pool size benchmarks by stage
  • For the first time ever, typical liquidity (or waterfall) values for common and preferred shareholders

2016 Private Company Equity Statistics Report

The full report contains:

  • Employee vs investor equity splits by company stage
  • Founder ownership by company stage
  • Average employee stock ownership of a company by stage
  • Mean and median pre- and post-money valuations by stage
  • Benchmark founder dilution rates by stage
  • Option pool size benchmarks by stage
  • For the first time ever, typical liquidity (or waterfall) values for common and preferred shareholders