Welcome, 500 Startups Community!

EquityZen is here to help the 500 Startups community unlock your equity by getting liquidity for your pre-IPO shares.

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Your net worth shouldn’t only be on paper

Selling your equity used to be tough, but with EquityZen, getting cash for your private shares is simple — no mountains of paperwork.

Whether you’re an angel investor seeking liquidity from an early investment or an employee of a startup looking to diversify your portfolio, EquityZen can help you get the liquidity you deserve.

EquityZen helps you sell your shares through our EquityZen funds so you can go ahead funding life’s biggest expenses: a new home, student loans, an engagement ring or even your dream car. 

80,000+ Shareholders and Investors Use EquityZen

10,000+

investments closed

$550B

estimated total market cap of transacted companies

200+

companies served

How do I sell my shares for liquidity?

1

Sign up and verify your company's shares

Create an account and take a quick survey about your holdings — this information is crucial for transactions on our platform. From there, we will perform initial due diligence, begin a valuation analysis, and determine whether your company is deemed fit for our platform.

2

Transaction fees for 500 Startups community only

$3 million or less - 4%

$3 to $5 million - 3.5%

$5 million or more - 3%

3

Generate investor interest

We will list the offering to gauge interest from our investor base and report back to you. This process typically takes 2 weeks, and the offering will be featured on our website and in our weekly investor newsletter during such time.

4

Complete your transaction

If there’s enough investor demand, we will work with your company to complete the transaction. Your sales proceeds will hit your account in 2-3 weeks from the completed transaction and voilà, you're liquid!

EquityZen is here to help you sell your pre-IPO stocks.

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Diversify your Portfolio

If your net worth is tied up in employee equity, come join more than 20,000 shareholders who have accessed liquidity via our marketplace and diversify your net worth.

Home

Hit life’s milestones on your own timeline

Companies operate on a different timeline and are taking longer to go public. Buy a home, start a family or pay for your child’s tuition — you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold.

Compass

Guided transactions

Our platform guides you through the complex process of transferring equity ownership and keeps you updated on the progress of your sale. Execute and manage all your transfer documents easily on EquityZen.

Hear From Our Clients*

*Specific customer experiences are not representative of all customer experiences and are no guarantee of future returns or success.

“Through EquityZen, I got cash for my private stock, at both a better price and larger volume than the company itself offered through SecondMarket. The whole process was very straightforward and efficient.”

—Lucas, ex-employee, billion-dollar company

“It was great doing business with you guys. You are much better than your competitors who I was dealing with! 10 million times!”

—SS, shareholder in multi-billion-dollar company

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