Carta acquires Vauban, making it easier for investors to back entrepreneurs globally

June 29, 2022
Vrushali Paunikar

Today, Vauban joins Carta to help us build a better future for the venture ecosystem. Our teams will support investors at every step on their journey—from their first $100k SPV to operating a billion-dollar venture fund. 

Syndicate leads and fund managers of all sizes need institutional-grade solutions with institutional-grade compliance. The Vauban team has built just that. They obsess over every detail and actively embrace the hardest parts of starting and managing a fund. Their fully automated platform makes it possible for more people in more places to invest in startups. They built the easy button for venture investing. And as a result, Vauban has become the de facto venture platform in the U.K., having created over 400 investment vehicles and managed over $1B in invested capital on the platform.

Venture is global. According to Carta data, more than fifty percent of SPVs and funds in the U.S. have at least one non-U.S. LP. A key to Vauban’s differentiation is their international mindset. Having started managing complex hedge funds in Hong Kong and growing to manage venture funds in the U.K. and U.S., the Vauban team understands the difficulties of international payments and fund structures. Their platform seamlessly helps managers navigate those challenges. On one combined platform, syndicate leads and fund managers can now launch funds from the U.S., U.K., British Virgin Islands, and soon, from Luxembourg. More importantly, they can accept LP capital from anywhere in the world. 

The union of Carta and Vauban feels like kismet. We speak the same language in how we describe our ways of work and dreams of the future. We share a passion for making venture capital more inclusive. Rémy, Ulric, and Arik built a team of bold, first-principles thinkers who are unafraid to take on complex and ambiguous problems. They call themselves polymaths. Their approach shows in the quality and thoroughness of the product and client experience they’ve built. Their boldness and skill as operators shows in the substantial traction and growth they’ve seen to date. Getting to know the Vauban team has been like meeting our people in a different part of the universe. We’re lucky to have them as a part of our team. 

Together, our teams will write the next chapter of venture capital. This is an opportunity to push the boundaries of what’s possible for investors. We will bring more people from more places into the venture ecosystem, and create more owners. 

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