Also known as cap table software, equity management software centralizes all equity-related activities. From as early as Demo Day and ultimately to IPO, founders use this software to build and maintain cap tables, issue and manage equity, model potential scenarios, and so on.
One such platform is Carta, a cap table management and valuation software created in 2016. Carta is easy to use with intuitive UI and visuals, while also customizable enough to suit most needs. Information is also easy to find, making reviewing key data simple.
LTSE Equity is created for founders, by founders—including The Lean Startup’s Eric Ries. As such, its full suite of equity management solutions and guidance are founded on real-life experience and insights.
As you browse through the many choices available today, keep these questions in mind to help you zero in on your ideal software.
Having multiple features means nothing if its ease of use doesn’t measure up. The right software should be easy to learn and understand, featuring complex functions that empower rather than bog you down.
Startups never stay static, so look for a full-stack solution that will scale with your company as it grows from early-stage seed funding to Series A and beyond.
Equity management is complex, so save yourself from potential pitfalls and headaches with software that offers professional support.
Appraisals such as 409A valuations can only be completed by independent third-party professionals. To minimize risk, cost, and confusion, pick software that is already partnered with independent providers.
Good equity management software is built with compliance in mind—notifying you of any updates and assisting in filling out your cap table. This should include Rule 701 analysis and Form 3921 readiness.
TL;DR? LTSE Equity might just be the platform you’re looking for if you need:
1. Instant Onboarding
LTSE Equity’s users can start building cap tables within minutes.
2. Audit-Defensible 409A
Complete your 409A in 3 easy steps with LTSE Equity’s extensive network of 409A veterans.
3. Better Exportability
LTSE Equity makes it easier than ever to share your cap table with your stakeholders, team, and service providers.
Features concierge and self-service onboarding—users can start building cap tables within minutes.
Onboarding may take up to 90 days to complete.
LTSE Equity offers annual cap table health checks across all plans—so you’ll have complete trust in your cap table.
Carta’s cap table health check is only available to select clients.
LTSE Equity models all popular convertible security types and priced round deal terms.
LTSE Equity’s math is maintained in partnership with Y Combinator, as well as leading startup law firms, accelerators, and venture firms.
Carta’s modeling tool does not support pro-rata and YC’s participation rights.
LTSE Equity lets users work with dedicated analysts from an extensive network of 409A experts.
Founders can get industry-specific, defensible 409A valuations in 3 easy steps.
Carta users are subject to opaque pricing, hidden fees, and surprise price hikes.
LTSE Equity’s Boost plan features expert consulting on funding, legal, and governance strategies.
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Carta frequently hosts educational webinars.
As co-founders of the Open Cap Table Coalition, LTSE Equity makes it easier than ever for you to share your cap table with your team, admins, investors, and other service providers.
Carta cap tables are not easily exportable.
LTSE Equity is created by founders, for founders. Our full suite of equity management features reflects our real-life experience and insights, empowering your startup to prosper and endure.
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