Make your company’s cap table an asset, not a liability, with Capdesk. Use the platform to plan and prepare for any eventuality.
“Capdesk's feature set is comprehensive – it does everything we need it to, it's cleanly laid out and easy to use. Having everything stored in one place and easily accessible saves enormous time and gets everyone on the same page”
“I spend about 25% of the time I used to on equity management, not just because Capdesk is easier and quicker, but because I know it’s up to date and reliable.”
“It’s really easy to use and run round simulations, and export cap tables. There’s also good functionality for creating different vesting schedules for EMI etc.”
When it comes to attracting top-tier talent, equity is the unfair advantage that startups have over other businesses. But too many startups spend too much time issuing and managing employee equity – or worse, they don’t offer it at all.
We’re here to change that.
No matter which jurisdiction your employee share scheme is in, you can manage it on Capdesk.
The platform accommodates a range of security types, including phantom shares, growth shares and RSUs.
Need help setting up a scheme? We’ll connect you with a trusted partner in your jurisdiction so you can access specialised service at a discounted rate.
Capdesk allows your employees to understand and track the value of their shares, by giving each shareholder access to a personalised dashboard.
Employees can monitor their vested and to-be-vested shares, and watch the tangible value of their shares increase as the business grows.
EMI and CSOP are tax-advantaged share schemes available in the UK. For eligible businesses, they make shares an even more powerful employee incentive.
Capdesk caters to these schemes, generating EMI notification and EMI annual return filings for HMRC. It’s easy to manage CSOP and EMI vesting schedules on the platform, and we’ll ensure your business doesn’t accidentally exceed scheme limitations.
Virtual share option plans (VSOPs) are a common way of giving employees equity in German startups and scale-ups.
Issuing VSOPs, options or any other equity type through Capdesk turns it into a powerful motivational tool – on our platform, your stakeholders can track the value of their holdings on a personalised dashboard.
What’s more, employees can sign grants electronically from wherever they are, in total compliance with Bundesdruckerei requirements.
Bon de Souscription de Parts de Créateur d’Entreprise (more commonly know as BSPCE) is the most popular option scheme in France.
Using Capdesk to issue equity through BSPCE or another scheme in France turns it into a powerful motivational tool. On our platform, your stakeholders can track the value of their holdings via a personalised dashboard.
What’s more, Capdesk has a fully customisable vesting schedule engine that you can adapt to meet your needs.
“We’ve saved thousands of euros already in legal fees. Every time we issue options to new or existing option holders we’ll save thousands more.”
“Capdesk is the only tool with end-to-end digital signing – a massive advantage”
“At Duco, everyone has options but that means paperwork for everyone. The integration with DocuSign makes this really easy for us. Board reporting is also great, we just click a button and we get our cap table and options report for the board.”
Issuing options is only the beginning. If it’s a pain to exercise them and close-to-impossible to transact them, they aren’t worth much to your employees. We’re tackling this head on. Capdesk facilitates witness signing, escrow checks, right of first refusal and board approvals, all the while ensuring activity complies with local legislation.
These are smart transactions.
Capdesk makes it simple for stakeholders to exercise their options, covering signatures, witnessing and monetary transactions.
All flow of capital is determined by local financial regulation including KYC and AML checks by Capdesk partner Shieldpay.
We support your secondary transactions, facilitating cap table updates, board approvals and seller authentication.
Need to find a buyer? Our partner Seedrs connects you with the UK’s largest private marketplace for trading your equity.
Starting strong is the key to long-term success. We take onboarding seriously, whether your cap table is relatively straightforward or already complex.
A comprehensive onboarding programme will set you up for efficient equity management on Capdesk, with our experienced analysts taking you through the process from start to finish.
That’s not all – once you’re up and running on the platform you’ll still be able to access custom support from the team.
“We went from managing Gousto’s cap table and employee share plans on Excel to having a fully digitised version in just 32 days, which immediately validated our decision to join Capdesk. The process was smooth and efficient, and we began to reap the benefits right away.”
“I have to give kudos to everyone at Capdesk – they’ve been so helpful in getting this off the ground. Both our account managers have been really useful and always on hand to answer questions.”
Capdesk is designed to support your business as it grows, whether you’re adding new share classes or multiple currencies.
Our pricing is flexible too, starting low and increasing in a cost-efficient way that’s in line with your total number of stakeholders.
“As our shareholder register grows, the number of equity-related enquiries we receive will only increase – but because we’re with Capdesk, it won’t take us any longer to manage.”
Damian Walsh, Financial Controller, Nutmeg
Our platform supports US cap table requirements and tax regulations, including Rule 701 and 409a valuations. We’ll even connect you with a trusted partner to help ensure local compliance.
Your security is our priority. Capdesk is packed with features that ensure your information is managed as safely as possible.
We employ top-tier storage from Amazon Web Services, built to meet the security requirements of government institutions and high-profile companies.
Control what each user can view and modify with granular authorisation settings. Tailor access for every employee, lawyer, accountant, board member and investor.
Your data is in safe hands. We guarantee end-to-end encryption of all data transferred to and from your Capdesk account.
All platform data is encrypted and continuously backed up, so your records are always recoverable in case of an emergency.
Reserve the right to end-user privacy. Capdesk will never contact a stakeholder without consent, nor share stakeholder data with third parties.
Our secure data registry framework was developed in consultation with Europe’s top law firms, to ensure your data is handled in a safe, legal and GDPR-compliant manner.
Effortlessly keep stakeholders informed as your cap table evolves, so they always know their equity position.
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