A Cap Table, or Capitalization Table, can significantly impact the distribution of profits in a company. It lists all the owners of a company and the percentage of the company each owns. Therefore, when profits are distributed, they are typically divided according to the ownership percentages listed on the Cap Table. This means that those with a higher percentage of ownership in the company will receive a larger portion of the profits.

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Key considerations in distributing company shares as reflected in a Cap Table include the percentage of the company each owner holds, the dilution of shares in future funding rounds, and the rights and privileges associated with different types of shares. It's also important to consider the potential impact on control and decision-making within the company.

The lessons to be learned from Airbnb's use of a Cap Table include the importance of retaining majority ownership of the company shares. This strategy allowed the founders to maintain control over the company's direction and decisions, which contributed to its success.

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