Carta Stock

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Notable Investors

K9 Ventures


Palo Alto CA, US

Total Funding


About Carta Stock

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.


K9 Ventures

Lyft, Auth0, Lucid, Carta

Funding History

October 2012$0
August 2013$1.8M
January 2015$7.0M
August 2015$17.0M
October 2017$42.0M


Software Engineer

Jared Hobbs

Software Engineer

Eric Hurkman

Founder & CEO

Henry Ward

Lead Product Manager

Jake Beyer


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