Free Workshop: Dealing with Dilution - Creating a Fair and Optimal Capital Structure




Caterina Meloni, Founder of Connecting Founders

Welcome to the last workshop in She Loves Tech webinar series, where Caterina Meloni, founder of Connecting Founders, will introduce you to the concept of equity dilution.

Register to join the live Q&A session, seats are limited: bit.ly/sltdilution0

Tune in to hear all the answers and learn how to set up an optimal capital structure that is fair and appropriate to each entrepreneur’s needs. You will be given a comprehensive guide on:

- Types of entrepreneurs
- Dilution calculator
- Dilution waterfall analysis
- Alternatives to equity funding
- Template to set up an optimal capital structure

By definition, equity dilution reduces the founder’s ownership stakes in his or her company as he or she raises money from investors. The broad concept is natural and easy to digest, yet the important question is ‘how much of the ownership should I give up for X amount of fund?’. If the investor gives my company $5 million for 20% ownership, what does the investor imply my company’s value is and what will be the effect on my own return?


More about Caterina Meloni:

Caterina is a gender finance specialist with close to 20 years of experience in inclusive finance, women’s leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to founding Connecting Founders in 2015, she worked for leading international finance institutions, such as the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, DFID, as well as development consultancies to design and execute operations in over 30 countries. From microfinance and then SME finance, she found her niche and passion as she began focusing at the crossroads of gender and finance, advising banks and other financial institutions on how to increase their outreach to women-owned businesses and promoting private sector investment in the sector.


This workshop is part of She Loves Tech Competition, organized by Gobi Partners