CARTA FOR founders

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Carta helps thousands of founders with a wide array of compliance, equity, fundraising and valuation offerings.  Let us save you time-and headaches-so you can get back to doing what you do best, building companies.

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Carta for Founders

The founder journey on Carta

The founder journey on Carta

Issuing shares

Issue founder shares in minutes

Founders that manage their cap tables on Carta upon incorporation avoid expensive legal fees and time-consuming cap table clean up in the future.

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Financing

Raise initial funds with ease

Founders that manage their cap tables on Carta upon incorporation avoid expensive legal fees and time-consuming cap table clean up in the future.

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Cap table management

Create an option plan in seconds

With in-app Equity plan generation, save time and money by generating your option plan on Carta in only a few clicks.

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Valuations

Receive a fast 409A valuation

Carta Valuations, LLC has a team of over 50 experienced analysts, who have valued hundreds of billions in assets. Our analysts use proprietary software to deliver fast, cost-effective, accurate 409As.

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Electronic securities

Issue options to hire and retain employees

Employees prefer Carta

Issue employee stock options and collect signatures directly from Carta; your cap table will get updated every time with no additional work. When employees are ready to exercise options, Carta handles the entire transaction.

Equity made easy

Carta offers comprehensive support for all security types as well. Issue preferred stock, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, profits interests, warrants, convertibles notes and SAFEs, and more.

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Liquidity

Set up and track liquidity events

Once you’re further along your founder journey, Carta makes it easy for private companies to administer liquidity programs through offerings like CartaX. Your employees and shareholders will thank you.

Learn more about liquidity >

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Pricing and packages

Carta plans for founders

Launch

Free cap table management for recently incorporated startups with up to 25 security holders and up to $1M raised

Starter

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

Growth

Equity management plus advanced planning and compliance features

How does Carta compare?

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Initial financing support
Option plan creation
SEC Registered Transfer Agent
Extensive support team
409A services
Digital securites
Multiple liquidity offerings

Founder resources

Tools for founders

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Carta

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.

Founder education

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