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Cap Table Platform Carta reaches $1.7 billion Valuation

It was 2012 and Henry Ward was not having an easy time of it. Trying to raise seed money for his fledgling fintech was turning into a task of Sisyphean proportions. At that time, investors were only interested in your pitch if it had pictures. No, seriously – pictures. His platform was designed to streamline private company investment processes but his requests for funding were falling on very deaf ears...