As simple it is to create a new shareholder, it is that simple to update it on Eqvista as well. Although you cannot edit the name or other parts of the shareholder’s details, you can easily edit the details of each shareholder. All you need to do is click on the name of the shareholder that you want to edit.

This is a step-by-step guide that would help you learn how to update the information of a shareholder.

Step 1: Log into your Eqvista account and click on “Shareholders”.

Once you do this, you will reach the following page where you can see the company’s shareholder profiles.

Shareholders

Here, click on a shareholder name, in this case, “Catherine Price”.


Step 2: After this, you would be directed to the following page where you can see all about this particular shareholder.

Edit Information

Other than the information of the shareholder, there are three other options on the page. On the right upper-hand side of the dashboard, there are two buttons – “Edit Information” and “Delete”. And under the shareholder name, there is an option to “Share Access” with the shareholder. This is if you have not yet shared it.

There is another part below where you can see all the grants that the shareholder has. If the shareholder has not been issued anything yet, you will see the message, “No transactions yet” with a button that says, “Start issuing”. You can click on the button to issue shares to the shareholder from here itself.

To help you understand how each button helps, they have been explained below:

Option 1: If you want to edit any part of the information for the shareholder, you can easily select the option to “Edit Information” on the page. A pop-up box would appear as below.

Basic information

This part has two tabs – basic and advanced. When this panel appears, you will first see the basic tab where you need to update the basic information of the shareholder including their first name, last name, type of shareholder, and phone number.

If you are done with this and do not want to edit the advanced information, you can click on “Save” to finalize it. Or you can click on “Advanced” to edit the other information. When you do this, the dialog box would extend with another part below the basic information, as shown here.

Advanced information

Here, you will have to add details like the shareholder ID, tax ID, secondary email ID, termination date, address, and any optional note that you want to add about this shareholder.

After you have added all the details, you can click on “Save”. If you want to cancel the process, you can click on “Cancel”.

Option 2: Besides the “Edit Information” button, there is a “Delete” button that allows you to delete the shareholder profile. Let us say that the shareholder is no longer a part of the company, you can easily delete their profile by selecting the “Delete” button. Once you select this, a pop-up box will appear as shared below.

Delete shareholder

Select “delete” to delete the shareholder profile and “Cancel” if you want to terminate the process.

Option 3: Let us say that you have not shared the cap table with the shareholder yet. In this case, you can choose the option below the shareholder name that says “Share Access”. Once you click on this, a panel will show up there itself under the shareholder’s name as shown below:

Share Access

Add the email of the shareholder in the field for the email address and then click on “Search”.

With this, you will get the option to share the email to the shareholder for joining as shared below:

 share the email to the shareholder

Click on “Send invitation” here. And the shareholder will get an invitation to view their grants in the company. If you do not want to send it just yet, you can click on “Cancel” on the top right-hand side.

Note: The shareholder would only be able to view their own grants and not the cap table as a whole. For being able to view the whole cap table, you will need to give the shareholder another role such as the admin and so on. Check out how to make a shareholder your company’s admin here on Eqvista!

Option 4: The last button is the one where you can start issuing shares to the shareholder just from here. For this, you need to click on “Start issuing” and you will get a tiny drop down menu with options:

  • From equity class
  • From warrant class
  • From option class
kind of shares you want to issue

Based on which kind of shares you want to issue, select the option and begin the process.

Note: Here is how to issue shares to a shareholderhow to issue warrantshow to issue options.

If you have not yet issued shares to the shareholder, it is always better to first issue the shares and then share the cap table with them. To know all about issuing shares to a shareholder, check out the support article here!

If you want to know more or understand any other process, check out the other support articles here or contact us!

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