Pulley vs Carta
Your cap table manages the foundation of your company's value - your equity. This page compares two of the top-rated cap table platforms — Pulley and Carta — to help you choose the platform that’s right for you.
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While there are many SaaS equity management platforms on the market, Pulley and Carta are consistently rated the top platforms. Both platforms provide growing startups with a robust solution that can scale with them.
However, the differences start to emerge when you look at how both platforms were built, and how that foundation contributes to ease-of-use and adoption. This page will help you compare Carta vs Pulley and understand the differences between the two, so you can choose the right cap table tool for your company.
Why choose Pulley over Carta?
Fast and accurate onboardings. Concierge onboarding for all plans. Automated AI to read your documents to onboard faster and more accurately.
We onboard most companies in 7-10 days.
No board approval required for onboarding - you do not need to re-issue previously issued stock options and SAFEs to investors.
Onboarding can take up to 90 days to complete (source).
Board approval required for onboarding.
83(b) workflows approved by accountants. Admins can track 83(b) elections.
83(b) election forms and dates are set to the date of funding receipt for proper accounting.
No tracking for 83(b) elections.
83(b) election forms set to date of exercise submission (source).
Generate signed, legally binding option grants with all material terms for diligence.
Does not generate signed legal documents. Requires third party tool like Docusign if signatures are required.
Audit-ready valuations. 5 day response times. Unaffiliated, third party provider.
Direct access to your auditor for support and questions.
Comprehensive reports that display all cap table data but also summarizes each element of your equity plan and cap table in separate line items for easy analysis.
A large variety of reports. 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.
Most advanced fundraising modeling:
✔️ Exportable pro-forma in Excel for your legal team
✔️ Support for pro-rata and YC's participation rights
✔️ Detailed ownership percentages for all stakeholders
✔️ Accurate conversion for pre-money SAFEs
✔️ Model dilution
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Grouped ownerships percentages.
No support for pro-rata and YC's participation rights.
Pulley is engineered to handle complex cap tables with features including:
• Stock splits that process instantly
• Vesting support for milestone and time based vesting
• Spousal agreements for grants
• 409A valuations for cryptocurrency startups
Complex cap table situations may take longer to process. Stock splits take up to one month to process. Vesting for milestone and time based vesting requires separate grant agreements.
Phone and email support included in all plans. Our average support time is less than five minutes.
We have a team of experts - founders and lawyers - to answer your questions.
Self-help. Longer response times.
Estimated cost for your first year for a team of 50 is $3,500.
Unclear - ask your sales rep.
Pulley offers more for the price.
Pricing that scales 🙌
Invite as many admins are you need to manage your cap table. We charge only a fixed price per stakeholder.
Payroll Integration 🔥
Pulley integrates with Gusto, Rippling, ADP, and many of the leading HRIS platforms to make it easier for you to track and manage an employee's total compensation.
Advanced Features 🚀
We don't want to nickle and dime you for cap table management. Scenario modeling, form 3921, and much more are included. Ask other cap table providers if they include the same.
Our dedicated support team is here to help you confidently move your company to Pulley. Easily migrate from Carta, Shareworks, or a spreadsheet - with minimal interruption for your employees or investors. Below is a look at our fast and easy process for onboarding.
Send existing cap table and agreements
Pulley reviews your document to build your cap table
Review and approve your updated cap table
Contact stakeholders to view their grants on Pulley.
Cap table management
Electronically send & sign option grants, SAFEs, etc.
Cap table modeling
Option and equity templates
Startup plan, plus:
409A valuations (learn more)
Replacement for Docusign to issue equity grants
Electronic option exercises
Free 14 day trial
Growth plan, plus:
Waterfall modeling (beta)
Early-stage with a ton of angel investors? Ask us about our crowdfunding pricing where we can bundle your investors together.