• Why is Equity Management Important?

    The importance of equity management has to be seen as a key business driver because it is the process of creating and managing those people who have ownership rights in your company.

    That may seem very straightforward; however, it is quite the opposite. Equity management involves everything from registering, tracking, and reporting all changes in ownership right through to updating documents, giving the ability to communicate with stakeholders, offering consultation resources to your board of directors, and ensuring your company stays compliant.

    A quality equity management process should be seen as a cornerstone of a startup's best business practice and encompass the needs of all concerned.

    Because equity management will have long-term implications for your business valuation, dilution, and your fundraising efforts, this means making the right decisions early on in your existence is vital.

    To achieve that it is necessary to take advantage of a quality, highly secure online equity management platform. Click here One that is flexible and easy to access for those who are authorized to do so. This includes company owners and shareholders.

    No matter what stage your business is at, the implementation of an online equity management system will assist decision-making at issuance and manage all of your current as well as future equity needs in a cost-effective way.

  • Why should you not use Excel or Google Sheets for your cap table?

    With that in mind, one thing is clear, using a spreadsheet solution is fraught with potential issues. Here are 3 key reasons why implementing a secure, easily manageable cap table software solution is an absolute must for your startup Click here

    In terms of company ownership, founders cannot afford ambiguity. Any mistakes made not only impact your current cap table but they will also be carried over to newer versions. This will be compounded with each subsequent update.

    More than that it needs to remain future-proof through ease of adding relevant data and to give you the ability to model how future decisions made will impact any equity dilution.

    The use of an online cap table solution will allow you to give all cap table members easy, secure,real-time access and viewing of their particular ownership in the company across any capital raises. This can be achieved without exposing them to your entire cap table.

  • What is a Convertible Note?

    A convertible note is used by investors to invest in any startup that is not yet ready for valuation. Convertible notes begin life as short-term debt and are then converted into equity by the startup in question.

    They are seen as a quick and very straightforward way for a startup to raise money. This type of fundraising is a far less complicated process than having a startup issue equity.

    The premise of a convertible note is that investors loan money to a startup in return for an agreed equity stake in the company. This is as opposed to the investor loaning money to a startup and receiving the principal sum plus interest back over an agreed timescale.

    Investors see a clear benefit in convertible notes. This is because startups with a high-growth potential clearly offer an outsized investment return.

    As for startups, they benefit from convertible notes through the fact that it allows them to focus on growing their business before they need to begin paying back debt. This can be particularly beneficial for tech companies who need to spend extended periods of time fine-tuning their services or products.

    In terms of timing for the investor, a convertible note automatically changes into equity once an agreed, specific milestone has been reached. This generally happens once the startup has been officially valued for later investments.

    When it comes to modeling out a convertible note, startups will find that using a software-driven cap table tool such as the draft convertible note template that is available in the WOWS Global library Click here is a highly effective method of doing so. This is because it helps founders to understand and manage the impact that a convertible note will have on their cap table.

  • How do Stock Options Work?

    Stock options are considered by the majority of companies to be the most well-known form of equity compensation. They are a contract that gives you the right (but not the obligation) to purchase a specific number of company shares for a pre-set price and an agreed future date. 

    Startups use stock options as an effective incentive vehicle. One that is designed to hire and retain talent and give those employees more skin in the game. 

    The pre-set price at which your allocation of stock can be purchased is known as the “strike price” or “exercise price”. The options you are granted allow ownership over a fixed period of time. This is known as the “vesting period”. When your options reach this vesting period it means they are yours although you will still need to purchase them.

    The majority of startups will offer employees ISOs (Incentive Stock Options) although you may be offered NSOs (Non-qualified Stock Options).

    ISOs are classed as a corporate benefit. They give employees the right to purchase (at a discounted price) shares of company stock. An added benefit comes with potential tax breaks on any profit.

    NSOs are a form of equity compensation. These can be provided to employees as well as other stakeholders. Taking advantage of an NSO gives you the choice of purchasing a company’s stock at a predetermined price. This can prove to be profitable if the stock price rises beyond that level.


    While there are obvious benefits to stock options there are also lots of issues to be aware of if you are to maximize returns on the hard-earned stock options that you have been granted. To understand more please Click here 

  • RSUs vs Stock Options

    RSUs are classed as restricted stock and are granted to senior personnel as well as key staff members. They are either based around a set vesting schedule or when agreed performance benchmarks are achieved.

    RSUs and Stock Options differ in a variety of ways. This includes their vesting, the type of compensation an employee gets, and how they are taxed.

    As for RSUs, these can be seen as pure gain as you do not have to pay for them.

    To do that you should seek expert assistance and guidance by reaching out to WOWS Global for an initial, free of charge discussion. Click here

  • What services does the WOWS platform offer?

    WOWS platform offers a diverse set of tools and services including but not limited to Cap Table Management, ESOP Management, Buy-Back/ Liquidity Solutions, and Advisory services for ESOP set-up, Fundraising, Legal, etc.

  • What is the pricing of the Equity Management tool?

    WOWS Equity Management includes Cap Table and ESOP Management tools and is completely free for up to 10 stakeholders. Our platform fees are US$5/user/month for monthly billing and US$4/user/month for annual billing from the 11th stakeholder onwards. Currently, we are running 3 months promotional offers for our customers, so please contact support@wowsglobal.com for updated pricing.

  • Can I share the shareholding information with my stakeholders?

    WOWS Platform provides each stakeholder with a personalized dashboard where they can view all the relevant information with regard to their shareholding. Additionally, the stakeholders can also track the historical share prices, updated market valuation of their stake in the company, and the potential gains.

  • Can we arrange a Buy-Back of shares through the WOWS Global Platform?

    Yes, the WOWS Equity Management tool allows you to arrange a Buy-Back of shares from your employees and investors. The tool allows you to create the Buy-Back policies, communicate the share price with the stakeholders seamlessly on the platform, and update the Cap Table automatically upon completion.

  • What is the onboarding process?

    WOWS platform is an easy-to-use self- onboarding tool that allows you to start creating cap tables on your own. For those who need support, we also provide concierge onboarding services where we create your Cap Table for you. Please contact support@wowsglobal.com for more info. 

  • What is WOWS Cap table ?

    WOWS Cap Table shows the ownership of the company's stock, options, and other securities, and is key to understanding the shareholders' economic and voting interests.

  • How does Cap Table work?

    Cap Table lists out all of a company’s securities—such as common shares and preferred shares, options, SAFEs, convertible notes, and warrants. It also shows how much of each security type each investor owns, the value of their respective stakes, and their current ownership percentage.

  • What does Cap Table cost?

    WOWS Equity Management includes Cap Table and ESOP Management tools and is completely free for up to 10 stakeholders. Our platform fees are US$5/user/month for monthly billing and US$4/user/month for annual billing from the 11th stakeholder onwards.

  • How can i get started?

    WOWS Cap Table is a self-serving platform. You can simply get started by signing up and start creating Cap Table. For concierge onboarding services, please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com

  • Who Manages the Cap Tables?

    The Cap Table is managed by the issuer of the shares which, in most cases, are Company's representative like the CFO and/ or Investor Relations Officer.

  • Are Cap Tables Confidential? (Who sees what?)

    Yes, your data is private and secure and only accessible to the stakeholders with respect to their shareholdings only.

  • Can I Include my ESOP pool in the Cap Table?

    Yes, our Cap Table is fully integrated with the ESOP management tool allows you to create ESOP pools, add employees, grant options or RSU's, track vesting schedules, etc.

  • Can I view historical cap tables

    Yes, you can track complete history of your cap table at all times using our "View Historical" cap table feature.

  • Can WOWS Cap table calculate dilution?

    The Fully Diluted Cap Table features calculates the dilution of impact of instruments like Convertible Notes, SAFEs, Warrants, etc. giving user with the complete visibility of the Cap Table at all timest.

  • Can I include Warrants and Convertible notes to cap table?

    Yes, you can add both Warrants and Convertible Notes. Furthermore, you can also calculate the impact of such instruments on the Cap Table using the Fully Diluted Cap Table feature.

  • WOWS Global Cap Table What is Unique about it?

    Unlike other Cap Table management tols available in the market today, WOWS Cap Table is easy to use self-serving tool that is extremely customizable. We believe that every company has a unique requirement and our flexible tools support you with the set-up based on your requirements.

  • Can I download reports?

    Yes, we will soon add full reporting features allowing you to download and share data in various reports and formats.

  • Where can I get support?

    We have different support channels at your disposal. Our extensive FAQ and user guide are a great place to start. Additionally, you can also use our in-tool chat or reach out at support@wowsglobal.com. Your dedicated account manager is also always happy to support with your requirements.

  • Can I share the cap table with my shareholders and potential investors?

    Each Shareholder is granted access to their own Shareholder dashboard where they see information pertinent to their shareholding only. You can always share additional information through reports and user management rights.

  • Can I share the cap table with my co-workers or staff?

    Yes, we will soon be adding user management features so you can grant admin and read-only access rights to your team.

  • What information is displayed to shareholders?

    The shareholders get complete information on their shareholding, investments, current market value of their shares, potential gains,etc.

  • Can you provide liquidity for shareholders?

    Yes, our wealth solutions provide early exit opportunities for shareholders. Please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com to find out more.

  • Does WOWS provide any onboarding support?

    WOWS platform is an easy-to-use self- onboarding tool that allows you to start creating cap tables on your own. For those who need support, we also provide concierge onboarding services where we create your Cap Table for you. Please contact support@wowsglobal.com for more info.

  • How can I schedule a demo?

    Please block a meeting with our customer service representative using a below link.
    Link:https://calendly.com/gagan_singh/30min.

  • What is WOWS ESOP Management?

    WOWS ESOP management software is a digital solution for managing your company's Employees Share Options Plan. Our platform help streamline the process of managing employee stock options while making everything from grant awards to exercising to buyback plans consistent, transparent, and legally compliant for all members of the pool.

  • What does it cost?

    WOWS Equity Management includes Cap Table and ESOP Management tools and is completely free for up to 10 stakeholders. Our platform fees are US$5/user/month for monthly billing and US$4/user/month for annual billing from the 11th stakeholder onwards.

  • Can I create customized vesting periods for certain employee groups?

    Yes, you can create as many vesting schedules as you want and apply them to any employee's grant.

  • Can ESOP scheme include future employees also?

    Yes, you can add employees up to 90 days in advance, however allocation will only be allowed at or past their onboarding date.

  • Can I create customized exercise price and periods?

    Yes, different exercise conditions and periods can be set for each employee.

  • Can I create different ESOP policies?

    Absolutely, we pride ourselves on the flexibitily our tool offers. Your shares, your rules.

  • Can I share the cap table with my employees?

    Each employee is granted access to their own Shareholder dashboard where they see information pertinent to them only.

  • Can I share the cap table with my co-workers or staff?

    Yes, we will soon be adding user management features so you can grant admin and read-only access to your team.

  • What information is displayed to Employees?

    Employees can view their grants, track vesting schedule, exercise options, receive buyback offers as well as the company information like latest funding round, valuation etc.

  • What is WOWS Wealth?

    WOWS Wealth is your gateway to Private Market investment opportunities. Our platform provides users with investment access to secondary shares of startups and our team of experts ensures that the transaction is executed seamlessly.

  • What are your fees?

    Our services are completely free of charge for investors, we charge commissions from the sellers.

  • Can anyone join?

    We work with Accredited Investors,Venture Capital, Institutional Investors, Retails Investors, family offices, Private Equity Funds and High Net Worth Individuals.

  • How do you source shares?

    All shares are listed directly by issuers using the WOWS equity management platform.

  • What is the min investment size?

    250,000 USD

  • Can WOWS Global curate tailored deals?

    Yes, our team of experts has years of experience in the industry and can tailor most transactional deals to the full satisfaction of both parties.

  • What are the criterias for companies to be listed on WOWS Wealth Platform?

    Any company with an active registration is welcome to apply to be listed on WOWS Wealth Platform. Each company and their valuation is thoroughly vetted by WOWS financial analysts before being approved or declined.

  • What kind of securities do you deal with?

    We deal with all kinds of securities including but not limited to ordinary shares, preferred shares,  employee stock awards etc.

  • How long does it take to complete the trade?

    Once the securities are offered for sale, the duration of the trade varies between 2 to 8 weeks depending upon the investors interest, size and type of the deal,etc.

  • Who deals with the paperwork?

    Our inhouse legal team works on the entire paperwork to execute the trade and assists the Company with the appropriate documentation for their record keeping.

  • What are the criteria required to be classified as an Accredited Investor (AI)?

    Not less than SGD 300,000 (or equivalent currency) income in the preceding 12 months or SGD 1 million (or equivalent currency) in financial assets or SGD 2 million (or equivalent currency) net personal assets. Please reach out if you aren't sure, we'll be happy to find out for you.

  • Do I need to be based or registered in Singapore to be listed on the Wows Global Platform?

    No, you do not have to be based or registered in Singapore.

  • What is it the WOWS Stakeholder Portal?

    A personalized portal for shareholders and employees to access information on their shareholdings or employee stock options.

  • Who has access?

    Any shareholder and employee added to the WOWS Equity management tools (Cap table and ESOP management)

  • What does it cost to the employee?

    The shareholder dashboard is completely free of charge for the employees and investors. The subscription cost is borne directly but the issuer of shares.

  • What information is displayed?

    The shareholders get complete information on their shareholding, investments, current market value of their shares, potential gains,etc.

  • How can I change my password?

    Go to my profile and click "reset password". Instructions will follow.

  • How can I change my profile information?

    Submit a request with your issuer or employer via the raise query function.

  • Does WOWS Global Offer Training or a Demo?

    Yes, we are happy to provide a demo, please click on the following link to schedule a demo

    Link:https://calendly.com/gagan_singh/30min

  • Will WOWS Global Keep My Data Secure and Private?

    Yes, your data is private and protected and we do not share it with any third parties. Please read our privacy policy for more info.

  • What are the services offered by WOWS wealth?

    WOWS Wealth is your gateway to Private Market investment opportunities. Our platform provides users with investment access to secondary shares of startups and our team of experts ensures that the transaction is executed seamlessly.

  • Can WOWS help with my next funding round?

    Under our boutique investment arm, we provide fundraising services for all kinds of startups. Please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com for more information.

  • Does WOWS offer valuation services?

    Our expert professionals provide a wide range of valuation and business analytic services. Please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com for more information.

  • Can WOWS provide liquidity for my shareholders?

    Yes, our wealth solutions provide early exit opportunities for shareholders. Please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com to find out more.

  • Can WOWS provide liquidity for my employees?

    Yes, our wealth solutions provide early exit opportunities for employees. Please reach out to support@wowsglobal.com to find out more.

  • What products and services does the WOWS platform provide?

    WOWS Global is a digital investment bank connecting startups and investors by leveraging our network and unique suite of powerful products. We enable primary and secondary placements for startups ranging from Pre Seed to Pre-IPO. In 2022 we raised USD 72 million for the startups we represent.
    Our products and services are designed for both Startups and Investors and are as follows:
    1. WOWS Invest: WOWS flagship marketplace curated to cater to vetted and accredited private and institutional investors to source the best active tech investment opportunities. Investors can apply for access here and Startups can apply to be listed by completing this application.
    2. WOWS Equity Management: Powerful Cap Table and ESOP Management tools designed for startups to optimise investor relationships and manage stakeholders.
    3. WOWS Deal Room: A secure data room for Startups to store confidential due diligence material and create unique custom BI dashboards to highlight key metrics showcasing their business to prospective Investors in real time.
    4. WOWS Advisory: WOWS Global offers bespoke Advisory Services to Startups of all stages.

  • What kinds of financing options are available for startups?

    WOWS Global specialises in the following types of financing:
    1. Equity Financing
    2. Venture Debt
    3. Term Loan
    4. Invoice Factoring
    5. Secondary Transactions
    6. Bridge Financing

  • What is the WOWS fee structure?

    For Investors:
    There are no applicable charges nor fees for Investors accessing the WOWS Invest platform and investing in the Startups listed in our network.


    For Startups:
    There are no applicable up-front or recurring periodic charges for WOWS Invest listings. WOWS Global charges Startups a standard 3% success fee for all capital raised through WOWS.
    For WOWS Cap Table and WOWS ESOP including Shareholder:
    Access Dashboards - Startups receive free access for up to 10 users.
    There is a USD$5 applicable charge per active user thereafter.
    WOWS Virtual Data room is chargeable at USD120 per month.
    For WOWS Advisory services - Pricing begins at USD1,500 and is customised based on the bespoke scope of work.

  • What is the criteria to be listed for investments?

    WOWS Global invites all startups ranging from Pre-Seed to Series D to apply to be listed on WOWS Invest for both primary or secondary placement opportunities.
    WOWS Global utilises a holistic approach assessing Startups prior to approving their listing to ensure only the most suitable Startups are presented to the WOWS Investor Network. This criteria includes the
    following factors:
    1. Industry
    2. Founders Background
    3. Revenue Model
    4. Current Traction
    5. Past Growth
    6. Competitor Landscape
    7. Past Fundraising Activity

  • Can you elaborate on the fundraising process?

    WOWS Global connects Startups and Investors in our network and assists with the deal flow by ensuring momentum and optimising communicating between both parties. Startups remain in full control of
    the pitch and represent their company through the due diligence process with WOWS providing expert feedback. The WOWS Advisory team is also available to offer additional assistance as required.

  • What is WOWS Advisory?

    WOWS Global offers bespoke Advisory Services to Startups of all stages. From data room creation and management services to valuations and complex financial modelling as well as ESOP implementation and term sheet negotiations - our in-house experts ensure startups are fundraising ready.
    We seek to optimise the fundraising process for startups and we are committed to ensuring the startups we work with are best positioned for capital raise. Interested Startups can learn more about WOWS Advisory by accessing this Page or contacting our Advisory Team.

  • Who is in your investor network?

    Our Investor network consists of Venture Capital firms, Private Equity firms, Family Offices and Accredited Angel Investors across the globe.

  • What is the criteria to be listed as an investor?

    Investor access to WOWS Invest is exclusively available to registered institutional Investors including Venture Capital and Private Equity firms as well as Accredited Private Investors including High Net Worth Angels and Family Offices globally.
    Exceptions can be made for Angels with an active investment track record. Please apply for access by completing this form.

  • Is there a minimum investment ticket size?

    All investments through WOWS Global require a minimum ticket size of USD 50,000.

  • Do you provide valuation services?

    WOWS Global provides valuation services through our in-house resources as well as our accredited partners. Contact the team at support@wowsglobal.com for more information.