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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.

Funding rounds

People

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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

Arkady Zalkowitsch

Employee

Arul Velan

Investor

Ashley Davis

Employee

Ashley Wines

Employee

Ben Gloger

Employee

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Further reading

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Work at Carta, Get Liquidity

Henry Ward

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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...
Tech.eu Editorial Team
May 3, 2021
Tech.eu
Editor's note: This is a guest post co-written by Julia Momblat, PR at iTech Capital, and Yulia Naumova. Manually gathering information for a sufficient basis, on which an investment decision can be made, as well as maintaining a strong bond with clients, investors, and employees through regular communication and reporting used to be a thankless [...]
Dominion Energy
March 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Six major utilities today announced a plan to ensure that electric vehicle (EV) drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations...
Alex Wilhelm
February 16, 2021
TechCrunch
This morning Citadel ID announced a combined $3.5 million raise for its income and employment verification service. The startup provides an API to customer companies, allowing them to rapidly verify details of consumer employment. The capital came from a blend of venture firms and angels. On the firm side, Abstract and Soma VC were in [...]
Danny Crichton
February 4, 2021
TechCrunch
As startups have stayed private longer and liquidity has become harder to secure for early employees and investors, more and more shareholders have looked for ways to unload their shares to others. All the way back in 2011, companies like SecondMarket were seeing nine-figures worth of shares being traded on their secondary share platforms. That [...]
Naomi Ionita
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
Naomi Ionita says monetization is the most underutilized lever for growth and advises companies on how to grow revenue -- while still building value.
Natasha Mascarenhas
December 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Compensation within private venture-backed startups can be a confusing minefield that if unsuccessfully navigated can lead to inconsistent salaries and the kind of ambiguity that breeds an unhappy workforce. Pave, a San Francisco-based startup that recently graduated from YC Combinator is aiming to end the pay and equity gap with a software tool it developed [...]
Digital Future Society
November 18, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- "Hoje é um dia histórico: com a Carta de Direitos Digitais, a Espanha passa a ser o país pioneiro em garantia da proteção dos direitos...
Berber Jin
November 9, 2020
Business Insider
These 100 venture capitalists don't work for the big-name Silicon Valley firms, but are changing the face of early-stage startups.
Erin Griffith
August 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Current and former workers at Carta, a hot Silicon Valley fintech company, said they were belittled, excluded and punished if they spoke up.
Connie Loizos
July 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Emily Kramer joined the Silicon Valley company Carta to build up the company's brand. Now, the company's former VP of marketing is looking to shine a light on Carta for another reason: in a new lawsuit against Carta, which makes equity management software, Kramer accuses the eight-year-old outfit of gender discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and [...]
Natasha Mascarenhas
May 4, 2020
TechCrunch
Layoffs are having a big impact on industries across the board due to COVID-19. This week alone news came out of massive cuts for TripAdvisor, Lyft, and reportedly Juul and Uber. But according to data tracker Layoffs.fyi, the cuts have affected certain job roles more than others. Sales and customer success roles are the most [...]
Alex Wilhelm
April 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier today a grip of new data presented a sharply negative picture of the American economy. And this afternoon, news broke that a trio of well-known, heavily-backed unicorns were cutting staff. With stocks down as well, we've received negative signals from the private market, the public market and the economy as a whole in the [...]
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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www.businessinsider.com
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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