Capital Activity Quick Search

What's new?

GPs can now click on a specific investor's name within their Capital Activity Notice PDF to quickly view the details of that investor's notice.  

What’s valuable about this change?

Get the information you need, faster.

Save time by no longer having to scroll through pages of notices until you find the right LP. Easily search and select the LP to be automatically directed to that LPs notice.

What do I need to do?

  1. Log into your Carta account and navigate to the Activity tab
  2. Click into the details of an active capital call in your task list
  3. Scroll down to Notification to Investors and select the Document Outline icon
  4. Then, select the LP to review their capital call notice


Request Distributions in Carta

What's new?

GPs can now easily request distributions in Carta.

What’s valuable about this change?

Distributions made smoother. Request, view, and approve your distributions in the same place you manage your fund.

What do I need to do?

  1. Login to your Carta account, select the entity, and navigate to the Capital activity tab
  2. Click “Request distribution” and enter the amount of capital to be distributed
  3. Enter distribution details including distribution notice, money transfer dates, and source of proceeds
  4. Select “Continue”, review the distribution details, and Submit

Note: For same day processing, the request must be made before 3:00pm EST.

How do I learn more or get help?

Visit this support article for a more detailed view into distributions.

Quarterly refresh of salary, total cash, and equity benchmarks

What’s new?

Benchmarks version 2023-23-02

What changes can I expect from these benchmarks?

We have updated salary, total cash, and equity benchmarks for all job areas and specializations. 

Salary and total cash compensation benchmark changes in this release reflect a slowing market for talent among startups, falling slightly since last quarter (approximately 1% overall). As in previous updates, specialization level data continues to be more volatile than the broader sample, as sample sizes for these roles are smaller than job area level data. For example, while Web Engineering and Quality Assurance saw large increases last quarter, this quarter’s data shows decreases in those benchmarks. 

Equity benchmarks have decreased approximately 15%, consistent with the decreases that began last quarter as a result of the slowing market. Lower benchmarks cut across most roles and levels, though executive equity grants (particularly at early to mid-stage companies) dropped slightly less, and even increased in some cases. 

What were the largest areas of movement from these benchmarks?

Salary - Product, Support, and Operations roles saw the largest increases, approximately 1-2% versus last quarter. Sales, Administrative, and Information Technology roles saw the largest decreases ranging from 3-5%.

Equity - Legal, Support, and Human Resources roles saw the largest decreases. Decreases in Engineering, IT, Finance, and Operations were less pronounced than the overall sample

How do I update my plan to use the new benchmarks version?

You can update your compensation plan to use the latest benchmark versions either by:

  1. Visiting the Plan page and clicking on the "Update available" link in the Active Plan window.
  1. Navigating to the Bands page and clicking on the "Update" bubble in the top left.

You will have the opportunity to preview the new plan with the updated benchmarks version and assess their impact on your Scorecard before accepting the new plan.

What’s next?

Carta Total Compensation is working to bring International market targets to the Employee and Company Scorecards, as well as developing benchmarks for new specializations.

Improved Employee Matching

What’s new? 

This release improves the workflow for matching employees with stakeholders on Carta. Employees with the same name and email as the stakeholder will automatically match, saving their employee ID and thereby linking the stakeholder with the employee record. The improved workflow guides you through reviewing all other employee matches. 

How does it work? 

For the reviewed matches, you can now ignore, to be reminded next time, or to choose a different stakeholder. These decisions will be saved and will not need to be rematched when running the employee matching workflow. You can now review all matches and update the decisions later. 

What do I need to do? 

To get started, you will need to connect your external data to Carta either through connecting your HRIS system, uploading a spreadsheet, or pasting the information into Carta directly.


With your external data connected, Carta will attempt to automatically match your employees. From there you review suggested matches, deciding to approve the suggestion, ignore it, remind me later, or manually choosing a different person.


If there are any employees from external data that don’t match at all to Carta stakeholders, you can choose to ignore them or manually choose a person to match.

The workflow is then completed and all matches can be reviewed.

How do I learn more?

For more information on Employee Matching, please read our support article.

Improved Capital Call and Distribution Notices

What's new?

GPs can now include a detailed breakdown of capital in their capital call and distribution notices to maintain transparency with their investors.

What’s important or valuable about this change?

Institutional investors prefer to see a breakdown of capital versus a lump sum for internal reporting purposes. We make it easy to provide inventors that information:

Capital calls: Specify what dollar amount or percentage of the amount called is going towards investments, expenses, management fees, and more.

Distributions: Break down the return by dollar amount or percentage into capital, realized gains, or income.

What do I need to do?

On the Overview tab of your portal, select the entity, then navigate to the Capital Activity tab. Click Request Capital Call and follow the steps. Specify the breakdown of capital in the Notes for your Fund Administrator section.  

For distributions, click Request Distribution and complete the steps above. 

Once submitted, it will appear on the capital call or distribution notice for your review and approval.


How do I learn more or get help?

Have additional questions about Carta’s capital activity? Reach out to your account manager or request a demo today. 

 

Download All Audit Docs with One Click

What's new?

A smoother audit season.

Auditors can now bulk download all fund documents from Carta in a single click.

We’ve bundled all fund audit documents in one place so auditors no longer have to spend time downloading multiple documents from multiple places. 

What do I need to do?

Navigate to the Reports & Documents tab of your portal, then select Audit. Documents are bundled into two packages per entity:

Package 1: Formation documents, bank statements, investment documents, invoices & calculations, and partner commitment changes and transfers  

Package 2: Partner subscription agreements and side letters, capital call notices, and distribution notices

Select the package and click Download


How do I learn more or get help?

Have additional questions about how Carta can support you during your fund audit? Reach out to your account manager or talk to one of our representatives today. 

Improved Investment Valuation Updates

What's new?

GPs can now easily submit valuation updates where positions on an investment have different values or prices per share.

What’s important or valuable about this change?

We’ve improved our in-app valuation updates to be able to handle advanced scenarios, including submitting an update where each asset has a different price per share. This is common for GPs who have invested in the same investment across multiple rounds. 

What do I need to do?

Navigate to the Activity tab of your portal and select Valuation Update. Then select the company whose valuation you want to update. 

Select Spreadsheet View and enter the date for when the valuation took place. Enter the new value per share to see the gain or loss across all positions.

Then review your valuation update and submit.

How do I learn more or get help?

Have additional questions about Carta’s valuation updates? Reach out to your account manager or talk to one of our representatives today. 

Hire internationally using Carta Offer Letters

What’s new

Total Comp customers can now send Offer Letters in 140 international currencies. Candidates will be able to view their Offer Letter in their local currency. 

Get started 

How do I send an Offer Letter in a non-USD currency?

  1. Navigate to the Current Offers page and click “Create Offer.”
  2. In the “Compensation” section, select the correct currency for the candidate’s Offer Letter. Companies are still able to offer multiple packages for international offers.

3. Enter the Base salary in either the local currency or USD.

4. The Equity value can be entered in USD only. However, you will be able to see this displayed in the local currency selected as well when you preview the Offer Letter before sending it to the candidate.

5. Candidates will be able to view their Offer Letter in the selected local currency.  This includes their benefits, Offer Summary, and the Compensation Projection chart. 

Learn more

Visit the Carta Offer Letters resource center for more details.

Have additional questions about Carta Offer Letters? Reach out to your Account Manager or contact our Support Team.

Share Class Manager Improvements

What’s new?

The Share Class Manager page will be updated this coming Monday, February 6th to make it easier to navigate, and provide a consistent experience when you are updating AOI terms.

We no longer display a "Link AOI" button at the top of the page. The new flow is designed to be simple and intuitive, with the "Manage Share Class" button giving you access to update existing share classes, add new share classes, and link Articles of Incorporation.

What do I need to do?

Navigate to Capitalization > Manage share classes. Under Manage share classes, there will be three options:

  • Create new share class
  • Edit existing share classes
  • Add historical AOIs

Where can I learn more?

Visit the Share Class Manager support article or contact us via the In-App Help Center.

GP Activity Tab

What's new?

We’re introducing a new way for Carta GPs to have greater visibility into their relationship with their fund administrator.

What’s important or valuable about this change?

GPs can now submit, view, and track the progress of their fund admins tasks, like sending capital calls or preparing financials. Fund managers will receive a notification for any outstanding tasks or if there’s an action required.

GPs can use the Activity tab to stay up to date on critical fund events, like reviewing financials or management fees. 

What do I need to do?

On the Overview tab of your portal, navigate to the Activity tab.

You can view and complete tasks assigned to you by your fund administrator. Click Details to view additional information about the task like the date it was created, progress, and status.


Scroll down to see what your fund admins are working on. Click Details to view additional information about their task like which fund admin is working on the task and the progress. 


Easily request a capital call or submit a valuation update. Once submitted, it will appear in the fund admin section for you to track to completion. 


Select Task History to view an archive of all past tasks completed by you and your fund administrator. 


This feature currently services capital calls, valuation updates, SPV formations, and reviewing and approving management fees, SOIs, and financials. 

We will be making further improvements to the Activity tab over the coming weeks including the ability to request a wire, submit an expense, and message with your fund admin.

How do I learn more or get help?

Have additional questions about the Activity tab? Reach out to your account manager or request a demo today. 

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