Orchestra has a ‘per stakeholder’ charging model, so that companies only pay for what they use (reflective of the value received).
Administrator and service provider accounts (such as those for your lawyers and accountants) do not count as paid stakeholders.
There are two types of paid stakeholder:
An investor is any person or entity who holds an outstanding security in your company, including: shares, nominee shares, convertible notes, SAFEs, shareholder loans, etc.
Orchestra excludes any historical shareholders from the count (eg. a shareholder who has since sold all their shareholdings).
An ESOP (Employee Share Ownership Plan) stakeholder is any stakeholder that is the recipient (whether employee, director, contractor etc) of an active* share scheme grant from a pool administered on Orchestra’s ESOP module.
*Inactive option grants are those that have expired or are yet to commence (eg. set to start at a future date). These are excluded when counting ESOP stakeholders.
What if a stakeholder is both an Investor and ESOP?
A stakeholder that, under the same profile, has shares in a company (Investor) and is also a recipient of an active ESOP grant (ESOP), will only be counted once as ESOP for charging.
If a stakeholder is listed multiple times on a profile with different ID numbers then they are recorded as different stakeholders and each one will be counted for charging.
What if an investor has a holding via multiple entities?
If an investor is a shareholder under their name as an individual (eg. Bob Clarke), but also has a shareholding under a separate company entity they're also a part of (eg. Bob Clarke's Trumpets Limited), then they will be counted as two separate shareholders.