Carta for Public companies

The all-in-one platform for public companies.

Carta combines equity plan administration and transfer agent services for a world-class experience.


The new standard in equity management

Participant experience

Employees can easily enroll in plans, manage their equity, and trade and sell securities on Carta.

Comprehensive support

We offer comprehensive support for all equity award types, including ESPPs, stock options, RSAs, RSUs, and 10b5-1 trading plans.

Stay compliant

Quickly generate ASC 718 expense reports, financial footnote disclosures, earnings per share, and a wide range of equity plan reports.


Best-in-class equity plan services on one integrated platform

Equity Plan Administration

Leverage modern technology to manage your equity plan

Carta was built to support every type of equity award and plan type. Our platform is used to issue and manage hundreds of thousands of securities every month. We offer products and support for employee stock purchase plans (ESPP), traditional stock option plans, restricted stock awards (RSA), restricted stock units (RSU), 10b5-1 trading plans, and more.

Transfer agent services

The trusted way to issue certificates

As a publicly-traded company, you need a trusted, SEC-registered transfer agent. Philadelphia Stock Transfer, a Carta company, brings traditional transfer agent services into the modern age with cutting-edge technology and exceptional service. We deliver a new standard for public companies with annual meeting support, proxy services (including e-Proxy/Notice & Access), and secure online 24/7 access to stockholder information and reports.

Learn more about Philadelphia Stock Transfer and Carta’s transfer agent services
Participant experience

Easy and intuitive participant trading experience

The Carta platform was designed with users in mind. Employees and shareholders can easily log in, enroll in equity plans, and execute trades in a matter of minutes. Their portfolios are updated in real time when transactions close.

Financial reporting

Robust financial reporting and record keeping

Because Carta integrates equity plan management and transfer agent services on a single platform, you can generate a wide range of accounting and equity reports in real time. This includes ASC 718 expense accounting, financial footnote disclosures, earnings per share, and custom equity plan reporting.

Feature index

Comprehensive support for public industries

Carta is built to support public companies in every industry. Whether you're in biotech or aerospace, Carta has you covered.

10b5-1 trading plans

Easily create, manage, and execute 10b5-1 trading plans for your executives with real-time reporting and analytics.

Real-time stock sales

Enable employees and shareholders to sell shares directly from their Carta portfolios in minutes.

Online enrollment in ESPP

Carta makes it easy for employees to enroll in ESPPs with intuitive workflows and educational content.

Financial footnote disclosures

With your equity awards managed in Carta, financial footnote disclosures can be generated in minutes.

Embedded formulas

All reports include embeded formulas for your auditors to reference.

Dedicated onboarding manager

Your dedicated onboarding manager will ensure a smooth implementation on Carta.

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