Owner’s Manual

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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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

Product education

From our CEO

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.

Partner stories


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