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3 Challenges in Growing the Private Market—and the Opportunities They Create

The private market is often considered an exclusive club. While it may tout accessibility for everyone, only those with substantial personal wealth or connections can reliably find their way in through a secret door. In fact, there are many qualified “accredited investors” who don’t realize they can participate in this asset class, because they do … Continue reading 3 Challenges in Growing the Private Market—and the Opportunities They Create

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Responding to the Great Resignation: How an Employee Stock Program Can Alleviate Your Problem

The Great Resignation is making many employers nervous about the future of their businesses. With 38 million workers leaving their jobs and 25 major companies experiencing employee strikes, 2021 highlighted a major labor shift in the U.S. Companies, however, are far from powerless in this shift and can use several tools available to them to … Continue reading Responding to the Great Resignation: How an Employee Stock Program Can Alleviate Your Problem

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Corporate CPR Episode 16: Integrating Blockchain Tech in Business Processes with Carine Schneider

The link between blockchain technology & business corporations, alongside how finance is inventing new ways to make blockchain technology more useful and reliable in business is the topic of this podcast.

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Start Your Business Strong: A Get-Real Guide to Establishing Your Company!

Sobering statistics are often tossed around about the single-digit percent of startups that make it, with relatively few companies receiving venture capital funding. But there are steps you can take from the start to significantly increase your chances of success. Decisions you make now will determine how sustainably you grow, the quality of investors and … Continue reading Start Your Business Strong: A Get-Real Guide to Establishing Your Company!

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CAPtivate21 at The Pearl in San Francisco

Astrella hosted a few hundred alliances and leaders from the Private Market ecosystem for #CAPtivate21 at The Pearl in San Francisco. The event included a panel discussion and was also used to launch the new book from President of AST Private Company Solutjons, Carine Schneider “The Democratization of the Private Market.” “The CAPtivate was excellent … Continue reading CAPtivate21 at The Pearl in San Francisco

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The SEC Thinks the Lack of Transparency in Private Markets Is a Risk to Investors. The Commission Wants That to Change.

Industry experts talk about what’s next for private companies now that transparency is on the top of the regulator’s mind. November 08, 2021 Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Founders, many of whom want to avoid the scrutiny of public markets, are choosing to stay private for longer than ever. Yet with a record amount of cash locked up … Continue reading The SEC Thinks the Lack of Transparency in Private Markets Is a Risk to Investors. The Commission Wants That to Change.

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3 must-haves in stock plan management software

Before the dot-com boom of the late 90s, employees used to write checks to their employer when they decided to exercise their stock options. In return, the company would deposit the check and issue a paper stock certificate to the employee. Now that banking and financial management have mostly moved online, stock ownership is managed … Continue reading 3 must-haves in stock plan management software

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Women Leading The Finance Industry: Carine Schneider of AST Private Company Solutions On The 5 Things You Should Do To Increase Your Financial Literacy

“I also believe parents need to talk to their children about money and I think they need to be part of their child’s education. If parents are uncomfortable, find a family friend or relative who is willing to sit down with your children to explain how all this works.” As a part of our series … Continue reading Women Leading The Finance Industry: Carine Schneider of AST Private Company Solutions On The 5 Things You Should Do To Increase Your Financial Literacy

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Female Disruptors: Carine Schneider of AST Private Company Solutions On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Astrella President Carine Schneider, FGE is known for shaking things up (in all the best ways!) She recently sat down with Authority Magazine as part of their new series focused on Female Disruptors. “Currently, I am focused on finding ways to expand the private market for investors. My focus over the next few years will be to support founders … Continue reading Female Disruptors: Carine Schneider of AST Private Company Solutions On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

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AST Private Company Solutions Announces opening of new Singapore Office

Menlo Park, CA and Singapore—June 15, 2021- AST Private Company Solutions, Inc. (AST PCS) announces today they have opened a sales office in Singapore, led by Dinesh Chandra, a dynamic global business development leader with over 25+ years of experience in leading, supporting and enhancing technology-based products and services market. AST PCS, the Silicon Valley-based … Continue reading AST Private Company Solutions Announces opening of new Singapore Office

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Want to get funded? The reality isn’t like TV. You’re going to need a cap table.

We’ve all seen Shark Tank – the contestants go through elaborate preparations to quickly pitch television venture capitalists, attempt to make a deal, and get some buzz around their idea. One thing you don’t ever see is Mark Cuban asking to see well-managed cap table software and that’s where reality and TV start to separate. … Continue reading Want to get funded? The reality isn’t like TV. You’re going to need a cap table.

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Equality and equity are not the same, it’s time to talk about that

As you build your company or brand — it needs to stand for something beyond simply photos of smiling people or a logo mark. It needs to have an ethos and meaning, an organizational culture that drives what you do and how you do it. At Astrella, we believe strongly in the concept of equity. … Continue reading Equality and equity are not the same, it’s time to talk about that

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Q3 Astrella Updates

By Angela Vuong, Support Manager Time surely flies and COVID time seems to be slower or faster depending on the day! The team at Astrella has been working hard and we wanted to give you a quick brief on the top 5 feature releases of 2020’s third quarter. If you’re interested in learning about our … Continue reading Q3 Astrella Updates

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Astrella® Partner Ecosystem: Marketplace for Customers and Partners

Author: Paul Arens, Head of Business Development and Partnerships “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” — Henry Ford From the early stages of creating Astrella, our goal has been “do what you do the best.” We began by building Astrella’s cap table management software with people who have … Continue reading Astrella® Partner Ecosystem: Marketplace for Customers and Partners

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10 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Bad Idea

Capitalization tables (or cap tables) provide an analysis of a company’s percentages of ownership, equity dilution, and value of equity in each round of investment by founders, investors, and other owners. Developing a cap table and making related decisions can be complicated and overwhelming. Failing to have a clear picture of your company’s share ownership … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Bad Idea

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Defining blockchain basics and why it’s important

Blockchain Fundamentals Many people confuse blockchain technology with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It’s an easy mistake to make so let’s distinguish between the two. Think of blockchain as the operating system providing the means to record and store transactions while Bitcoin is a digital security tracked on the application using blockchain technology. Blockchain technology, used by … Continue reading Defining blockchain basics and why it’s important

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