Faster ACH Processing Times for Money Moved on Carta
Starting today, we are launching a new feature that will reduce the ACH transaction processing time for money movements on Carta by 33%. Previously, most ACH transfers took 6-7 business days to complete. We have made a few infrastructure changes to reduce transfer times by up to 2 business days.
Who is this for?
This change will impact all private and public corporations who move money directly on Carta, as well as holders of securities from these firms. LLCs will not be impacted by this change.
How long will my transfers take?
There is a slight variation in how long ACH transfers will take depending on what type of transaction the company or holder is making. The estimated processing times for the following transactions are below:
- SAFE Financings transactions: 4-5 business days (previously 6-7 business days)
- Private company exercises: 4-5 business days (previously 6-7 business days)
- Private company ACH repurchases: 3-4 business days (previously 5-6 business days)
- Public market trade settlements: 1 business day (previously 2 business days)
- Public markets options exercise: 4-5 business days (previously 6-7 business days)
- CINC tender offers: 1 business day (previously 2 business days)
I am a company administrator. How do I approve exercise requests in Carta?
Company administrators with the Option exercise approver role are able to individually review the submitted online option exercise requests and historical option exercises from the Transactions > Exercises page on Carta. For detailed instructions, you can check out this support article.
I am a company administrator. How do I track early exercise requests and 83(b) elections?
Use the Filter function to select Yes for Early exercise to track 83(b) elections from the option holders. The ledger will display a filing status that depends on when the option holder originally submitted the early exercise request and whether or not the option holder explicitly chose to file an 83(b) election. Learn more about the 83(b) election.
I hold options in a company that uses Carta to manage its equity. How do I exercise options on Carta via ACH?
Exercising options into shares on Carta via ACH is available to US-based option holders of US private companies exercising ISOs, NSOs, or ISO/NSO split option grants. You can review detailed instructions in this support article.