How We Work

Video: We are Carta

We recently travelled to our offices in the NYC area, the Bay area, Brazil, Seattle, and Salt Lake City to capture what it's like to...

Ashley Davis

Work @ Carta, get liquidity

~2% of venture-backed companies IPO.1 Very few startup employees will ever receive liquidity for their equity. The lucky few who do wait years, sometimes...

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Henry Ward

How We Sell

This is modified from a presentation we give to new sales hires at Carta on how we approach conversations with potential customers. This is our...

How We Work
Alex Farman-Farmaian, CEP

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 409A valuations. At Carta,...

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Steven Kakowski

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...

Jesse Klein

Raising VC capital: how long does funding actually take?

One of the most important jobs of a CEO is to make sure the company doesn't run out of money. A CEO has to manage...

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Miguel Socias

The Firefighters’ Guide to Success

If you’ve read Carta 101, you know we move quickly. This is especially true for people in our support and account management roles. I...

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Allie Leiser

The art and science behind a Carta 409A

A common saying in the valuation industry is that 409A is both an art and a science. At Carta we combine art with science to...

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James Seely

How Product Designers Fight Extinction

Product designers must be versatile. On top of their creative strengths, they must have an understanding of the businesses they are in and the technical...

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Theo Miller

Why you shouldn't use “Cron Jobs?"

Executing a task on an interval or at a specific time is a common problem with application developers. Many software developers think, I know how...

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Brett Hardin

Supercharging Django Productivity

Kyle Hanson is an engineer at Carta, an equity management platform for companies, investors, and employees. A good framework can be measured by what functionality...

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Kyle Hanson

A manager’s FAQ

In addition to 1-on-1s with Carta managers, I host a monthly management discussion to share challenges, successes, failures, and lessons learned. I am often asked...

Henry Ward

A Better Offer Letter

At Carta we spend a lot of time thinking about how to better educate employees on startup equity. Even new hires at Carta often don’...

Henry Ward

Carta 101

Note: Since this was published in 2015, some of our ideas have evolved, our revenue and burn rate have both increased, and our orientation has...

Henry Ward