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Category: Equity education

asc 820

What is ASC 820?

ASC 820 offers guidance on how to value illiquid assets and stands for Accounting Standards Codification 820. Learn more.

SAFE and convertible note calculator

Introducing Carta’s SAFE and convertible note calculator

If you’re fundraising, check out our free SAFE and convertible note calculator to understand the potential future impact before they convert in a priced round.


What is an LLC and how can they structure their equity programs?

If you’re considering incorporating as an LLC, keep reading to learn more about the benefits, types, and equity options to see what makes the most sense for you.

What is a tender offer?

A tender offer is a structured, company-sponsored liquidity event that typically allows multiple sellers to tender their shares either to an investor or back to the company. In other words, it’s a potential way for you to sell some of your shares while your company is still private. Learn more.

stock options tax

How are stock options taxed?

Here’s what you need to know and prepare for if you exercised and/or sold stock options this year.

public equity vs private equity

How to value a job offer from a public company vs. a private company

You can’t compare job offers with public equity vs private equity apples to apples. Learn how to think about and compare them.

Equity 101: Equity basics for founders

Learn the basics of equity, how to distribute equity to early employees, and what a cap table is.

What is a special purpose vehicle (SPV)?

As an investor, an important decision is determining how to structure your fund. One way is through a “special purpose vehicle” or SPV.

What you need to know about equity rights and liquidation preferences

When a private company exits, who gets paid what (and when) is primarily dictated by the following liquidation rights and preferences.