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Competition: Why should I use Capbase instead of Carta?


Nancy Thanki

Updated 01 September 2022

Carta is an equity management platform which also offers functionality related to valuation and compliance. Outside of the entry-level free tier, Carta pricing is opaque and based on the number of shareholders... and your negotiating skills–you will have to negotiate a price with a sales person.

For early stage companies, there is limited functionality beyond a visual representation of your cap table.

In reality, Carta is not far off from being a shared spreadsheet where you manually enter data from equity contracts and investment agreements to generate a cap table. The process is cumbersome, manual, and error-prone.

Most of the startup founders we talked to before founding Capbase actually paid their lawyers to enter data into Carta for them... and they still made mistakes that could cost them a lot of money to fix.

Capbase renders the old way of doing cap table management obsolete. We automatically update your document room and cap table in real-time as you issue shares, sign contracts, and raise money from investors, effectively eliminating the need for error-prone manual data entry.

Moreover, Capbase is not a silo for contracts or cap table data—we use the data to build API integrations to save founders time and money. You can use our partner integrations to set up a bank account, payroll, business insurance, and more.

Learn more about our features, check out our FAQ, and read our blog for more information.

Get in touch to learn more about Capbase or schedule a call to setup your brand new Delaware C Corp on Capbase! Do you already have a company incorporated elsewhere? Not a problem, send us a bit more info and we'll chat more about your specific needs!

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