Cake Equity | Cake Equity vs Carta

The Carta alternative for global startups

Migrate from Carta or a spreadsheet with help from our customer support team, for free.
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Cake vs Carta

Stop paying more to grow your business. Cake lets you get set up for free in minutes without a credit card.

See what Cake can do for you

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Global-first product

Cake is the only equity management software with a truly global focus, working with partners to deliver a localised experience, making sharing equity with remote teams a breeze.

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Flexible contracts and agreements

Handle bespoke legal agreements and option plan schemes to suit your needs

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Fast onboarding

Get set up yourself in minutes, or we'll help you import your existing cap table for free. We onboard most companies in less than one day with dedicated help from our Cake experts. With Carta, onboarding can take up to 90 days to complete.

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Transparent pricing

Know what you're getting, and for how much. Our prices are published on our site with no hidden fees or upsells. If you want to find out how much Carta will cost, you'll have to talk to a sales rep and be prepared for add-on fees for some features (e.g., scenario modeling, exit modeling).

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Customer support

All stakeholders (employees, investors, etc.) have free access to our Cake support team with every plan across multiple channels. With Carta, customer support is an add-on cost and only included for top tiers. Carta's support access is limited to a single channel and primary self-service.

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Cap table management

Say goodbye to spreadsheets and say hello to a single source of truth. Add shareholders, issue share certificates, execute share transfers and more.

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Cake clearly displays all up-to-date cap table data for you in the dashboard, no manual calculations needed. Carta cap table data may require manual calculations to get the information you need, such as how many options have been exercised in your stock plan.

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Share certificates

Issue certificates right from the app

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Electronically send and sign raise agreements

Enable shareholders to keep track of their portfolio and company-related communication, receive updates, and download holding statements

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Contracts and legal workflows

We've built the contracts and legal workflows right into the cap table making it simpler and faster for startups to use their equity.

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Board approvals

Creating and track board actions right in the platform.

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We'll get you transferred for free today

Send your docs
Send us your existing cap table and agreements
We review, then you approve
We use your docs to build your cap table and get your approval
Go live!
You use Cake to update stakeholders and start sending offers

Why choose Cake?

Cake allows you to manage your equity in minutes. It's free for early-stage companies regardless of how much you raise, up to 5 investors. The plans grow with you, meaning you aren't paying for features you won't use. Serious savings!
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Built for Startups

Cake was built by founders alongside thousands of other founders, VCs, and lawyers
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Grows With You

Start for free and scale up your plan as your company grows
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Personalised Service

Let our team help you get set up with free onboarding and 1-on-1 sessions

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Ready to make the switch?

We'll transfer you over to Cake or upload your existing cap table for you, free of charge.
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