Benchmark terms and deal sizes, model scenarios, and organize documents.
Forecast dilution, issue SAFEs, and receive funds.
Track, manage, finalize documents, and close your round—all on one platform.
No matter the company, no matter the industry, no matter what stage, every fundraise has a different story and Carta is here to support them all.
"It takes money to make money" applies to fundraising, with a fraction of what you've raised used on admin costs.
Carta's fundraising suite cuts these expenses, so you can use the funds raised for your company on your company.
The process of fundraising takes founders away from their businesses.
Carta reduces manual entry and administrative back-and-forth, giving you the bandwidth to focus on building your company.
While we can’t reduce the “no’s,” Carta can give founders the power of know.
Carta has learned from thousands of rounds to give you real-time market data to help today’s founders make the most of their raise.
Once I started working with Carta’s Launch platform, I could easily see how the fundraising could all come together. The tools are all there to make it happen—to show how professional your company can be. And to make it easy for investors to invest. I love that.
Raising capital with SAFEs through Carta was a breeze. I love the granularity offered within the platform, like having the option for each individual SAFE to be invested at a pre- or post-money valuation.
If you've determined that fundraising is right for you and your company and you're an early-stage founder, a great place to start is Carta’s Founder Studio .
Here, you'll be able to fast-track your founder's journey by accessing the resources and tools you need to plan a successful round—all for free.We also regularly offer virtual events and educational resources. For founders seeking more hands-on guidance and personalized advice, you can schedule a complimentary 15-minute call with our Deal Team at email@example.com. They can help you with topics such as the best option pool size for your industry, market terms for your stage or size, or explanations on dilution and how SAFEs convert.
There are plenty of reasons to consider fundraising: you may already have a lot of traction with your end users or customers, you’re going to run out of cash and resources in six months, or you need more support.
Knowing when to start the fundraising process can be tricky. There are many different ways to grow your company, from bootstrapping, joining an accelerator, holding a friends and family round, or searching for investors, just to name a few.
Each option has its pros and cons, and as a founder, you can decide what is best for your company at its current stage. For most early-stage companies, SAFEs are a popular way to get started. Learn more about SAFEs and how to start fundraising with our educational blog post “ Startup funding: How to start fundraising .”
Carta supports YC post-money templates and side letters, Carta pre and post-money templates, custom SAFEs, and side letters. Carta can fund your round securely within the platform, so you don't need to send or coordinate transfers manually. Learn more about SAFEs .