Who this affects
Employees and Investors
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Employees and Investors
iOS & Android
How it Works
Who This Affects
Why This is Awesome
As we make this change, all accounts need to be associated with a single person’s name.
If you’re not sure, click here for instructions on checking or updating the name on your account.
You can add people on the people page of each account by following these steps.
We cannot send MFA/2FA codes to multiple people at once.
How it works
Select the type of capital call you would like to request:
Who this affects
This is available for all fund administration customers who are on the Carta General Ledger.
LPs subscribing to Funds and SPVs using Carta's Closings Tool can now E-Sign a pre-filled W-9 while filling out subscription documents.
Having LPs submit a tax form is an important part of the closings process for any Fund or SPV to ensure tax teams correctly prepare LP K-1s. We received feedback from LPs about the friction of printing, signing, and uploading W-9s and wanted to streamline the process.
For U.S. based LPs subscribing as an Individual, we can now optionally pre-fill a W-9 for them to review and E-sign in just three clicks. The W-9 is pre-filled based on the information the LP already provided as part of their subscription.
For Partnerships and LLCs
For LPs subscribing as a partnership or through a LLC we'll ask some additional questions to ensure we are accurately representing the LPs federal tax classification on the W9.
With the initial release of this product we will not be pre-filling W-8s or W-8BEN-Es for non-US LPs but will still allow them to upload their own form.
This is now available to any LPs using Carta's Closings Tool. The Closings Tool gives LPs a quick and easy way to fill out Fund and SPV subscription documents.
Valuation updates can now be submitted directly in Carta!
We kicked off EoY reporting by launching Schedule of Investments (SOI) review emails with in-app flows for Fund Managers approve their valuations, markup their investments, or request other updates right in Carta. This is the first step in a set of functionality for making the quarterly and annual reporting process easier than ever.
How it works:
Rather than Fund Admins having to comb through investment valuations for every entity and curate one-off email threads with Fund Managers to ask for reviews and updates, they can now kickoff these emails with just a few clicks in Carta, and easily track where each entity is in the reporting process.
Fund Managers will be sent a link to their SOI for review and approval, where they can approve on the spot or request changes directly in app. For markups or markdowns, they can go through a fully in-app flow to complete the updates. They no longer need to go download their SOIs and itemize every change through email, to send back to their Fund Admin.
Any approvals or requests for changes will automatically be queued for Fund Admins to review and push through, while markups and markdowns that pass health checks will push through updates directly and be routed to Carta's Deal Docs team, so they can review and catalogue supporting documentation.
Who does this impact?
Fund Admins now have quicker, more efficient ways to send out SOIs to kickoff financial reporting, and track where each of their entities are in the process. They can spend less time keeping track of multiple email threads and keeping mental lists of which assets are ready to go and which need to updated.
Fund Managers can also view their SOIs by fund and directly request changes at any time, within Carta as needed, ensuring asset valuations are up to date throughout the year.
The team is working to add more in-app methods for funds to easily to keep their investment valuations up to date, such as note conversions, further reducing the time delays from back and forth emails, and ensuring better expediency and accuracy for valuation updates.
We simplified the experience for returning LPs filling out subscription documents in Carta’s Closings Tool. With most of their information pre-filled, LPs can fill any remaining info & sign subscription documents with just a few clicks.
When returning LPs are prompted to fill out subscription documents, we will pre-fill their documents if they’re investing with the same entity or individual they’ve previously filled out subscription documents for. This is especially useful for LPs that have investments on Carta both as an individual and through multiple entities like trusts or LLCs.
This is a big win for fund managers that are launching multiple funds or SPVs with the same LP base that are looking for a streamlined experience for their LPs.
Portfolio companies can now share financial and cap table information with their Investors when their 409A valuation is complete. If you've been shared this data, you can view and download it directly from your Carta account.
When your portfolio company accepts their Carta 409A valuation, we ask them if they want to share some of the data used in the valuation with their Investors to help their investors stay up to date on the company's financial situation and to help streamline some of the jobs needed to be done on the Investors side, such as the ASC 820 valuation.
The portfolio company will select which Investors to share the data with:
If you were one of those Investors that was shared the 409A data, you will then receive an email notifying you of the new document that has been shared and will be able to see it in your Documents tab under that portfolio company in Carta!
Information about the company's last twelve month revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) as well as the previous twelve months revenue and EBITDA. Since the 409A valuation is a valuation of the company at a point in time, the data used is as of a specific date. For example, Meetly conducted their 409A valuation as of 03/01/2019 (this is their valuation date). For the historical financials, the company provided the last twelve months (03/01/2018-2/28/2019) and the previous last twelve months (03/01/2017-02/28/2018).
In addition to their historical financials, the company will also share the projected next twelve month's revenue and EBITDA. Using the same example above, this would mean Meetly has shared 03/01/2019-02/29/2020 financial projections for revenue and EBITDA.
The company will also share the cash and debt balances as of their valuation date. In the example above, this would mean Meetly has shared their cash and debt balances as of 03/01/2019.
Some cap table information will also be made available, which includes access to share class level information but will not contain any information about share holders. Here's what you'll see as an investor:
Information about what industry the company operates in will also be shared. This is the industry information that was used to conduct the 409A valuation and may represent the current industry the company operates in. At Carta, we have preset industry lists that are used the 409A valuation. Should "N/A" appear next to industry sector for your shared data, it means the 409A valuation used a custom industry set and this information will not be made available.
This represents the number of years until the company expects to have an exit event. 409A valuations are capped at 5 years for the time to exit so keep this in mind when reviewing this estimated exit term.
This document will not contain any information about the concluded FMV, latest preferred price, any rights & preferences the preferred share holders have, strike prices or purchase prices, and any information about a specific shareholder.
The feature is available to any investor that has been shared the 409A valuation data. If you aren't seeing a document in your account, it may be that your portfolio companies either have not received a new 409A valuation since the feature has been released or have not shared the data with you yet.
We launched a new LP tracker in our Closings Tool so fund managers can easily track the status of each LP filling out subscription documents. We clearly show exactly where the LP is in the process and provide instructions for what each LP needs to do to progress and finish their subscription.
In the Closings Tab of the entity you’re fundraising for, you’ll see one these six statuses assigned to each LP:
To get more detail about the specific LP, you can click on each status and get more detailed information about the LPs status such as:
Additionally from this modal you can manage LP access to your fundraising data room and see who has been interacting with the information in each data room.
Check out that walks through the step-by-step process of adding LPs to the closings tool.
This is now available to any fund managers using Carta's Closings Tool. The Closings Tool gives LPs a quick and easy way to fill out Fund and SPV subscription documents.