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Carta (company)

Carta (company)

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations, products for investors and public companies.

Carta (formerly eShares) is an equity management platform and an SEC registered transfer agent for private and public companies, investors, and employees.



Carta manages over $575 billion in assets and works with over 700,000 security holders at more than 13,000 companies including Away, Coinbase, Flexport, Kickstarter, Intercom, and Robinhood. Carta helps companies and investors manage their cap tables, valuations, portfolio investments, and equity plans. Founded in 2012, Carta has raised $450 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Tribe Capital.



Timeline

May 6, 2019

$300M Series E

Carta raised $300 million at a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Tribe Capital, Menlo Ventures, Meritech, Tiger Global Management and Thrive Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Marc Andreessen will join Carta’s board.

May 2019

Carta raises a $318,000,000 series E round from Andreessen Horowitz, Tribe Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Thrive Capital, Tiger Global Management and Meritech Capital Partners.

January 2019

Carta raises a $80,000,000 series D round from Tribe Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.

December 27, 2018

$80m Series D

Carta announced an $80 million Series D at a valuation of $800 million on December 27, 2018. The company raised the capital from lead investors Meritech and Tribe Capital.

October 2017

Carta raises a $42,000,000 series C round from Menlo Ventures and Social Capital.

August 18, 2015

Carta raises a $17,000,000 series B round from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.

October 2014

Carta raises a $7,000,000 series A round from Union Square Ventures.

August 13, 2013

Carta raises a $1,800,000 seed round from K9 Ventures, XG Ventures, Andy Palmer, DFJ, Kima Ventures and Scott Banister.

People

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Role
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Ahmad Takatkah

Employee



Akram Azaiez

Employee



Alessandro Chesser

Employee



Alex Farman-Farmaian

Employee



Alex Kagawa

Employee



Alexander Silachev

Employee



Alexandra Cooke

Employee



Ali Kongats

Employee



Ali Tayarani

Employee



Alison Walas

Employee



Amanda Parsons

Employee



Amethyst Hills

Employee



Ana Carina Tougas

Employee



Andrea Zurek

Investor



Andrew Parker

Board member



Andrew Young

Employee



Andy Palmer

Investor



Ankur Pansari

Investor



Annie Larson

Employee



Arjun Sethi

Board member



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Further reading

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Carta for Public Companies

Henry Ward

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Work at Carta, Get Liquidity

Henry Ward

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News

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Alex Wilhelm
February 7, 2020
TechCrunch
This morning Carta, a startup that helps private companies manage equity, announced it has created an investing vehicle called Carta Ventures. The well-funded unicorn wants to invest in young startups that it sees building off of its data-driven perspective into the world of private companies, helping to foster an ecosystem around its core products and [...]
Megan Hernbroth
December 5, 2019
Business Insider
Cofounder and CEO Henry Ward announced the changes publicly on Medium as tech giants like Google face employee backlash.
Business Insider
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The founder of Carta recently participated in a Business Insider Prime webinar, where he walked through his series A and series E pitch decks. He discusses the importance of 'message-market fit,' how Carta raised $800,000 in three weeks, and more. Get a FREE download of the full webinar transcript today.
Arman Tabatabai
August 8, 2019
TechCrunch
Airbnb's Global Product Director of Customer and Community Support, and Carta's Head of Enterprise Relationship Management share how companies should be thinking about customer service.
Connie Loizos
May 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Carta, a seven-year-old, San Francisco-based startup, is the newest unicorn in tech. The company, which helps private and public companies, investors and employees manage their equity and ownership, tells TechCrunch it has raised $300 million in a Series E round at a $1.7 billion valuation, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Firm co-founder Marc Andreessen is also [...]
Kate Clark
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TechCrunch
TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

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