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What’s the Difference Between Common Stock and Preferred Stock?

Episode 3

Many early-stage startups set up their companies and have millions of shares that need to be distributed among everyone from the company founders…to early employees…to advisors…to investors. And when the time comes to grant those stocks Matt typically gets asked, What’s the difference between common stock and preferred stock?

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About the Host


Matthew Barbieri, Partner, CPA, has over 15 years of experience providing accounting and auditing services to some of the firm’s largest clients. As a Partner-in-Charge of the Media, Technology and Life Sciences group, his focus ranges from start-up companies in their inception stages and seed financing to helping developed companies and continuing their organic growth.


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