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Whether you’re getting your first option grant or managing a fund, our blog is the best place to learn about ownership, equity, and the Carta product.

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How equity-holding employees can prepare for an IPO


2019 is already proving to be a banner year for IPOs. Some of the biggest names in tech have recently gone public, and others still are preparing for their public debut. Yet as an employee of one of these companies you may not be sure what this means for you financially. If your company is going public in 2019, or even in 2020, here’s what you can do to be IPO-ready.

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Carta Series D pitch deck


We first shared our pitch deck in 2015, when we raised our Series A (we were then known as eShares). The deck we’ve shared here is our Series D deck, which evolved from our Series B and C decks. We hope you’ll check it out, and see how our story, business, and brand have evolved.

Data & research


The state of private company financing in 2018


In 2018, tech news has been dominated by seemingly endless stories of another “unicorn” raising a colossal round. These valuations are fueled by VCs raising huge funds earmarked for late stage companies. With increased access to capital, companies find staying private longer increasingly attractive. We decided to take a look behind these headlines and dig into the data.

Equity education


How equity-holding employees can prepare for an IPO


2019 is already proving to be a banner year for IPOs. Some of the biggest names in tech have recently gone public, and others still are preparing for their public debut. Yet as an employee of one of these companies you may not be sure what this means for you financially. If your company is going public in 2019, or even in 2020, here’s what you can do to be IPO-ready.

Product education


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How we work


A better job offer letter


At Carta, we spend a lot of time figuring out how to better educate employees about startup equity. We realized that the job offer letter itself was a good place to do this, so in 2016, we decided to reinvent the offer letter. Check ours out and download it to use as a template.

Carta cares


Carta’s culture is built on a single principle: always be helpful. We encourage our engineers to help each other solve challenging problems and our account managers to go the extra mile for customers. But it doesn’t and shouldn’t end inside Carta’s walls. We aim to extend “always be helpful” to our neighbors and communities as well.

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