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eShares Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Carta
2012
Company - Private
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Carta, formerly eShares, is a San Francisco-based tech company reshaping the private market. Companies use Carta to manage their equity, assets, and investor communications and investors use eShares to manage their portfolio.

Carta was founded in 2012 by ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to consolidate private company ownership onto one common electronic registry, and bring a wealth of financial services—previously reserved only for public companies—to all privately held companies.

eShares Reviews

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    "Great People, Great Company Vision"

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    Pros

    The PEOPLE: Brilliant, passionate about the company's success, high EQ. Culture is VERY important and is a driving force in the company's success.

    The COMPANY: It's a rocket ship going somewhere fast. Decisions are made quickly Open forum discussions regarding company and vision are frequent.

    The PERKS: The company is big on food-- free lunch, coffee, and snacks. Free haircuts once a month, book reimbursement program, cell phone reimbursement, and commuter benefits.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced environment that can have some people feeling lost at times. BUT I feel that if you are a self-starter, hard worker and put 100% towards your working day, you will be successful in this company.

    Also, because the company is growing so quickly, there are growing pains associated with the fast growth. Change creates frustrated employees. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment that changes and grows quickly, you will enjoy this company and will love the environment. If not, it would be best to find another company.

    Advice to Management

    As the company scales, it is important for the company to stay true to its roots. Listen to the employees when they have concerns and be sure to keep focus on what is already there, not what "could be". Scaling too fast can be detrimental to the company's culture and its success, so be sure to scale carefully.

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eShares Photos

eShares photo of: SF Office Lobby
eShares photo of: Lobby lights - programmed by an eShares employee to change colors every time we get Social Media notifications
eShares photo of: Front lobby seating
eShares photo of: Company Day takes place once a month.
eShares photo of: Coding class for our employees
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eShares Interviews

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    Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eShares (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I went through three 30 minute video interviews.
    1st one was to verify my skills and experience, very easy.
    2nd was a technical interview. Was asked to create a button using HTML /CSS in a Codepen sandbox .
    3rd interview was with a product manager who wanted to touch on the business side. He asked questions which tested my knowledge of the company, and their product. Had me do a few short exercises. He asked if I had any questions for him at the end.
    I'm certain what disqualified me as a candidate was asking questions about the company culture. You can read all about their ' hire quick, fire quick' culture in their founder's blog. What another reviewer said about no salary negotiations is also true and can be found on the blog. The company culture has some huge red flags. Would not like to work there and feel I dodged a bullet. I'm sure I'd have been fired soon even if they'd hired me.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the design of a physical product that you enjoy. Why do you enjoy it? What can be improved? Anything you'd remove?   Answer Question
    • Googling exercise: Explain what grant options are and what it means to exercise grant options.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • eShares is now Carta

    Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing. - Calvin Coolidge The investor criticism of eShares has always been "how big can the cap table market be?" It turns out much bigger than people thought. We live in a world where everything is owned by a person, or more commonly, a group of people.

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