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How Carta helps with M&A

In the North American market, 2015 and 2016 were record-setting years for merger and acquisition activity. While 2017 has not been as active, private companies...

What is vesting?

The Basics A stock option gives you the right to buy a set number of shares at a fixed price. To encourage you to stay...

A founder's introduction to equity

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor, and none of the advice below should be taken as legal or financial advice. I have worked with...

The Carta 409A Valuation Process

One of the most important aspects of the 409A process is trust. Many competitors obscure the process they use to determine their valuations; at Carta,...

How our mottos help women succeed

On Thursday, August 31st Carta partnered with Girl Geek Dinners to host a panel and Q&A with a few of the leading women...

Getting Funded: How Long Does It Actually Take?

One of the most important functions of a CEO is not running out of money. A CEO has to manage her available cash on hand...

From cars to scooters, Scoot Networks' VP of Finance journey to the rental business

Sunaina Seelam is the VP of finance at Scoot Networks. After working in the automotive industry, shifting to the rental business model at Scoot was...

Inside Cap Tables: When the cap table gets unwieldy

Ross Lerner has worked on the finance team at a number of startups over the past three years. Early on, excel was the default for...

Financing a non-profit in the startup world.

Latoya Botteron is the CFO of the nonprofit, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). The organization brings together chief executives on Indiana's most prominent corporations, foundations...

Carta - Ownership Management

We outgrew eShares so we renamed ourselves Carta. Let me explain why. A bigger market Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing....

Feature Update: Fractional Shares

Carta now supports fractional shares. Whether you're a C-Corp, LLC, or private equity fund, you can manage your fractional shares on Carta. Fractional shares are...

Product update: Carta Financings

Raising a round of financing is a coordination effort between company officers, lawyers, and investors. During a round, it’s important for founders to have...

Carta acquires Silicon Valley Bank Analytics

On September 1st we acquired Silicon Valley Bank's valuation business and team (Silicon Valley Bank Analytics or SVBA). This impacts both the former SVBA employees...

The Shadow Organizational Chart

Like every company, we have a hierarchical org chart with me at the top. It looks something like this: I have long felt there is...

The Problem with 409A valuations

In my 20 years in the valuation industry, the main conclusion I have drawn is the way we value private companies under IRC section 409A...