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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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

What is the $100K ISO limit?

Why you should care about the $100K rule What the $100K ISO rule says The number of shares that first become exercisable in a calendar year; The issue date of the grant(s); and The fair market value (FMV) of the shares when the grant(s) were issued. $100K limit example: A single grant Options granted: 120,000 […]

Product education

From our CEO

Fund admin is broken

With Carta, VCs can see real-time IRR instead of waiting for quarterly updates, work with our experienced team, and run capital calls and share documents with LPs.

Twenty Minute VC featuring Henry

Two years ago, Harry Stebbings invited our founder and CEO, Henry Ward, on The Twenty Minute VC podcast. We’ve grown a lot since then, and Henry recently joined Harry again to chat about a range of topics.

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.

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