The leader in audit-ready 409As
Our team has valued hundreds of billions of dollars in assets. Our analysts leverage proprietary software to deliver fast, cost-effective, accurate 409As.
Carta delivers over 5,000 409A valuations per year
409A + cap table management
With your cap table on Carta, we can quickly deliver 409A valuations. Get both for one low price, and access your equity data any time.
Work with experts
Our enterprise valuation team has led tens of thousands of valuations at PWC, Andersen Tax, EY, Silicon Valley Bank Analytics, and more.
Save time and money
Our software and comprehensive industry data help us deliver accurate 409A valuations quickly and at a lower cost.
SECTION 409A COMPLIANCE
Stay under safe harbor year round
Required by IRS Section 409A
If your company offers options, you need a 409A valuation by an independent provider, like Carta. After your first 409A, we’ll deliver an updated report every year or every time you fundraise to keep you compliant.
With a Carta 409A valuation, you can take advantage of IRS safe harbor when you issue options to employees and advisors. We stand by our valuations and will support you in audits.
CARTA’S 409A SERVICES
Experts backed by technology
Proprietary technology and insights
Carta software leverages your cap table data and financial data imported from QuickBooks or Xero to improve the efficiency of our 409A analysts. As the leader in 409A valuations, we have more market insight than any other 409A provider, especially for niche industries, including biotech and crypto.
Team of experts
Our team of over 50 analysts have years of experience in valuations. For every valuation, there is a dedicated analyst and review committee working on your 409A valuation report. Our analysts are able to focus on making qualitative choices and serving you throughout the process.
Transparent, efficient process
Understand our process
Transparency makes auditor conversations easier, turnaround times clear, and gives you a deeper understanding of why your business is valued the way it is. We break down our entire process from start to finish for every valuation.
Managed through the Carta platform
Every 409A valuation starts with a kickoff call. When the report is finished, you can review and approve it in the Carta platform. You can then download the report anytime from Carta.
Avoid common 409A pitfalls
Learn more about 409As valuations, attributes of a qualified provider, and how to navigate potential mistakes when seeking a valuation.
FROM THE BLOG
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