CARTA VS. CAPSHARE

Why choose Carta over Shareworks Startup Edition?


Carta easily scales with you from incorporation to IPO. Begin with our Starter plan, which includes issuing securities, cap table management, and 409A valuations at one low price. Your cap table will stay up to date as you scale, with less effort.






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Carta vs. Shareworks Startup Edition

Independent company

Shareworks is now owned by Morgan Stanley, an investment bank. Carta’s focus is to provide the best equity management experience. 

Free 409A refreshes included

When you raise a new round, we’ll provide an updated, audit-ready 409A valuation at no additional cost.

Easy to use

Carta provides the best experience not only for equity administrators, but also for your law firm, employees, and investors.

THE LEADING 409A AND CAP TABLE PROVIDER

Trusted by over 13,000 companies & investors

We aren’t your average cap table provider. Carta is changing how private markets operate and we’re constantly improving our products and services. We’re the leading provider of 409A valuations and have over 13,000 companies on our platform.

CAPSHARE CAP TABLE VS. CARTA CAP TABLE

Advanced cap table management

With Carta, when you issue securities, your cap table updates automatically. On Shareworks Startup Edition, your cap table doesn’t always update automatically, which leaves room for human error and wastes time.

CAPSHARE EMPLOYEE EXERCISE VS. CARTA EMPLOYEE EXERCISE

Employees can exercise options in-app

Employees love Carta—they can accept securities, exercise options, and view vesting progress from the web or our iOS app. On Shareworks Startup Edition, exercising is harder for admins and employees, who can only exercise manually.

CAPSHARE COMPLIANCE VS. CARTA COMPLIANCE

Built-in compliance features

From 409A valuations, to Form 3921, ASC 718, and Rule 701 management, Carta helps you stay compliant all in one place. Shareworks Startup Edition does not offer the same range of compliance features and outsources their 409A valuations, instead of using an experienced, in-house team like Carta’s.

CAPSHARE SCENARIO MODELING VS. CARTA SCENARIO MODELING

Model your next round before you sign

We pull your existing cap table data into our scenario modeling tool, so it’s faster to model financings and exits. Our easy-to-use tools include sensitivity and breakpoint analysis, payout and dilution modeling, and pro forma cap tables. Shareworks Startup Edition’s modeling capabilities are limited, making it harder to plan for your next round.

CAPSHARE TENDER OFFERS VS. CARTA TENDER OFFERS

Streamline tender offers & option exercising

Carta transacts $250 million+ in option exercises, repurchases, and tender offers per month. With Carta, your employees can exercise on web or mobile. And you can run a tender offer or custom liquidity program that will automatically update your cap table. Shareworks Startup Edition doesn’t support tender offers.

EMPLOYEE EDUCATION

The better offer letter

At Carta, we spend a lot of time educating employees about private company equity. The best time to give equity information to employees is before they start, in their offer letter. Here’s an offer letter template you can use to better educate candidates on their equity.

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Launch

Cap table management for recently incorporated startups

Talk to your lawyer about access to free basic cap table management for companies with up to 25 security holders and $500K raised.
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Starter

Basic equity management and 409A valuations for early-stage startups

  • 409A valuations
  • Cap table management
  • Electronic securities
  • Board resolutions
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Scale

A complete equity management solution for late-stage companies

  • Everything in Growth
  • ASC 718 expensing
  • Rule 701 management
  • Payroll tax integration – Beta
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1. Carta’s advanced scenario modeling tools include round modeling, payouts, waterfall modeling, breakpoints, and sensitivity analysis. Captable.io only includes round modeling and payouts.
2. Carta has an employee, investor, and law firm platform. Captable.io only has an employee and law firm platform.

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