Carta is a Palo Alto based technology company that specializes in capitalization table management and valuation software. Carta was founded in 2012 by Henry Ward and Manu Kumar. Their system digitizes paper stock certificates along with stock options, warrants, and derivatives to create a real-time picture of who owns what at a startup. Carta ranked #44 in Forbes' The Cloud 100 list for 2019 and ranked #27 for 2020.
Carta began when founder Manu Kumar realized that while purchases for public companies result in an online transaction, when an employee, investor, or advisor gets options in a private company they still receive a paper stock certificate. Carta was built to end this process. Manu Kumar originally came up with the idea and recruited Ward to be the CEO.
Highest paying job titles at Carta include Software Engineer, Senior Front End Software Engineer, and IT Security Engineer