What is Paid-In Capital?
Paid-In Capital is the total amount of money equity investors have invested into the company during stock issuances. Said differently, it’s the total amount of cash a company has raised from investors through stock issuances.
It’s called “Paid-In Capital” because it’s the total amount of money investors “paid in” during stock issuances. Common other names are “Contributed Capital”, “Contributed Surplus”, and “Share Capital”.
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