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Carta Stock

Carta is a network of companies, investors, and employees who are connected by ownership.

About Carta Stock

Founded

2012

Headquarters

Palo Alto, CA, US

Notable Investor

K9 Ventures

Total Funding

67.8M

Carta is an SEC-registered transfer agent for private companies that enables seed-stage to pre-IPO companies to manage equity electronically with the participation of their shareholders, employees, auditors, and legal counsel. It digitizes paper stock certificates along with stock options, warrants, and derivatives to create a real-time image of who owns what at a startup. Carta receives funding from a group of investors, including Draper VC, Expansion VC, k9 Ventures, Elefund, Subtraction Capital, Scott Banister, XG Ventures, Kima Ventures, Andy Palmer, and Structure Capital. Founded by Manu Kumar and Henry Ward in 2012, eShares is based in Mountain View, California.

Investors in Carta

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Carta Management

Leadership team at Carta

Software Engineer

Jared Hobbs

Software Engineer

Eric Hurkman

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