44 Promising Enterprise Startups to Stake Your Career on In 2019

Carta (formerly eShares): helping startups share the wealth with employees

Carta (formerly eShares): helping startups share the wealth with employees

Carta CEO Henry Ward

 Carta

Valuation: $516 million
Total raised to date: $84 million
Year founded: 2012
HQ: Palo Alto, CA

What it does: Carta provides equity-management software that helps companies manage their employee-owned shares and options.

Why it’s hot: Earlier this month, Carta raised $80 million for an $800 million valuation. With a mission to help companies share their wealth with employees through equity, Carta is benefiting from the wave of startups that go public and offer their employees stock.

Botkeeper: a robot that keeps the books

Botkeeper: a robot that keeps the books

Botkeeper CEO Enrico Palmerino

 Botkeeper

Valuation: $59 million
Total raised to date: $22.5 million
Year founded: 2015
HQ: Boston

What it does: Botkeeper automates bookkeeping and accounting using artificial intelligence.

Why it’s hot: This year, Botkeeper raised $18 million from Gradient Ventures, Google’s artificial intelligence investment firm. In the coming year, Botkeeper will continue working on its AI technology, as well as hiring more engineers.

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