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Carta (company)

Carta (company)

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco-based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations and 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 offers three products to streamline board and investor management: board resolutions, board management, and investor updates. Carta helps thousands of investors to manage their portfolios.

Carta works with over 800,000 security holders at more than 14,000 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 $600 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Tribe Capital.

Carta is on a mission to create more owners. With over 14,000 companies, more than 800,000 investors, law firms, and employees on its platform, and a commitment to transparency and equality in equity, it is breaking the mold of how capital markets operate.

Timeline

May 10, 2020
Carta raises a $180,000,000 series F round from FinSight Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Tribe Capital and Two Culture Capital.
May 6, 2019
Carta raises a $300 million Series E round at a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion.
May 2019
Carta raises a $318,000,000 series E round from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, The a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, Thrive Capital, Tiger Global Management and Tribe Capital.
January 2019
Carta raises a $80,000,000 series D round from Meritech Capital Partners and Tribe Capital.
December 28, 2018
Carta raises a $80,000,000 series D round.
December 27, 2018
Carta announces an $80 million Series D at a valuation of $800 million.
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 Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.
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 Andy Palmer, DFJ, K9 Ventures, Kima Ventures, Scott Banister and XG Ventures.

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Ahmad Takatkah

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Akram Azaiez

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Alessandro Chesser

Employee

Alex Farman-Farmaian

Employee

Alex Kagawa

Employee

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Work at Carta, Get Liquidity

Henry Ward

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Alex Wilhelm
August 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Understanding why investors are so willing to buy small stakes in dozens of private companies worth billions of dollars is key to grokking the crush of investment we see among younger tech startups.
Connie Loizos
August 13, 2021
TechCrunch
Carta, the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based cap table management and valuation software company, just raised $500 million in its eighth round of funding, at a $7.4 billion valuation. That's more than double where the company was valued eight months ago when it closed its seventh round of funding at a valuation of $3.1 billion. With so [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 6, 2021
TechCrunch
As startups in Africa continue to grow and raise money at a ridiculous pace, so too will their cap tables expand. Most African startups' bulk of VC money is from foreign investors, making it imperative for African startups to incorporate abroad, especially in the U.S. The processes for incorporation are quite complicated, and even though [...]
Interlace Ventures
June 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Today Interlace Ventures, an early stage venture firm dedicated to investing in the next Shopify at its earliest stage, announced it has raised...
June 10, 2021
WebWire
Today Interlace Ventures, an early stage venture firm dedicated to investing in the next Shopify at its earliest stage, announced it has raised $14 million for its debut fund. Backed by Paypal, Bain Capital Ventures, Carta and some of the most prominent families, executives and entrepreneurs in the commerce space, the firm brings together via its Commerce Platform a broad community of change-makers committed to building a better future of commerce., , , , Introducing Interlace Ventures. Inte...
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