The Carta alternative for early-stage startups looking for a simple and more affordable solution
We like Carta, and think it's a great platform for later stages who require all the bells and whistles. But, if you're early stage and looking for a simple, easy to use platform without all the complexity, jump on to Cake and experience the difference. Get your contracts setup in minutes and motivate your team in real time. Oh, did we mention we're free to get started?
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
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.
Flexible contracts & agreements
Handle bespoke legal agreements and option plan schemes to suit your needs
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Issue certificates right from the app
Electronically send and sign raise agreements
Enable shareholders to keep track of their portfolio and company-related communication, receive updates, and download holding statements
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.
Creating and track board actions right in the platform.