Private companies today have more financing and liquidity options than ever. With the option to stay private longer or go public on a growing number of exchanges, it can be hard for companies and their investors to figure out which exit or funding scenario is best for them. So, we built scenario modeling tools on Carta that show you the impact of future financing rounds or possible exits in seconds.
To achieve our goal of creating more owners, while increasing transparency and liquidity between them, we’ve raised additional capital. In 2018, we raised $80 million dollars and closed our Series D, led by Meritech and Tribe Capital, with participation from existing investors. With this new capital, our investors now value Carta at $800 million.
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.
Tilray is the first Canadian cannabis company to file for an initial public offering on a U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million at $17 per share. We chatted with Tom about Tilray’s road to IPO, and their decision to choose Carta as a partner on this path.
Execute is a podcast documentary about the history of Carta and a blueprint for anyone who wants to build a startup. It covers the ups and downs of fundraising, the cultural challenges that result from scaling headcount, and the overall transition from a small, focused team into a legit, revenue-producing company.
As your company scales, and you begin to think about going public or other liquidity options, your reporting requirements increase. We provide a range of reports to help you stay compliant, audit-ready, and on top of your company’s performance as you scale.
If employees exercised incentive stock options (ISOs) last tax year, your company needs to file IRS Form 3921. Companies must file one form per employee, and if they miss the deadline or ignore IRS reminders and fail to file, they could end up paying expensive fines.
ASC 718 is the standard way companies expense employee stock-based compensation on an income statement. Equity awards are part of compensation and have a specific set of accounting rules, stated in ASC 718, that companies should follow.