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Modern Equity Management

Carta makes it simple for companies of all stages to turn employees into owners. As an SEC-registered transfer agent, we help companies issue, value, and transfer securities. Our powerful reporting and administrative tools keep you in compliance with the latest SEC and IRS regulations.
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Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring Sharespost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

  • TechCrunch
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Two companies that were long competing against one another are now coming together to boost the odds that they can survive and maybe thrive against the others.
  • Pending regulatory approval, Forge, founded as Equidate in 2014, and Sharespost, founded in 2009, will join forces under the Forge brand, after agreeing to a $160 million cash-and-stock deal.
  • Forge’s CEO, Kelly Rodrigues, will run the combined company, while Sharespost’s founder and CEO, Greg Brogger, becomes an advisor to the company and joins its board of directors.
  • Forge has raised $109 million to date, including an expansion of its Series B round that helped pay for the acquisition.
  • SharesPost has raised $38 million from investors over the years. The combined company will have close to 200 employees across five offices, including New York, San Carlos, San Francisco, South Dakota, and Hong Kong.
Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring Sharespost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

$1 trillion in equity: How Carta is set to unlock the private markets 

  • Tribecap
  • 1 month ago

Businesses with strong & sustainable network effects are hard to identify. Traditional market sizing frameworks make these businesses seem small & overpriced.

Arjun Sethi describes how to think about network effects for any type of business.

$1 trillion in equity: How Carta is set to unlock the private markets 

Zoom's achilles heel

  • Medium
  • 1 month ago

Zoom and Slack’s business models are often conflated with each other, but in reality, they are very different — One is a product of virality, while the other is built on network effects

Slack is built on network effects, while Zoom is purely a product of virality. This has fueled rapid growth, it also makes Zoom much more vulnerable explains. Sameer Singh is his latest post.

Zoom's achilles heel

Manu Kumar

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Founder and Chief Firestarter @K9 Ventures, Founder @Carta, @CardMunch, @HiHello @Stanford University alum, @Carnegie Mellon University alum,

Henry Ward

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Founder @Secondsight, Co-Founder @Carta • Worked at @Trilogy, @CallidusCloud • Studied at University of Michigan, @EDHEC
Total raised

$447.6M

Funded over

6 rounds

Latest round

Series E (Apr 2019)