The Marketplace for Pre-IPO Equity

Invest in or sell shares of private companies via EquityZen funds


Invest in private companies with EquityZen funds


Unlock the value of your equity and diversify your holdings

Join over 300,000 users worldwide and access the private markets


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Invest or sell shares in the secondary market with EquityZen funds

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Access Liquidity for Pre-IPO Equity at Lower Minimums

Access liquidity via our funds with more than 300,000 global shareholders and investors in the marketplace. EquityZen’s proprietary technology enables lower minimums for investors and sellers.

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Access Private Technology Companies

Tap into a $500B venture-backed equity class. Invest in private companies via EquityZen investment funds which purchase and own the shares on behalf of investors.


Guided Process

Our platform guides you through the complex process of selling or investing. Specialists are available to work with you and the issuer to facilitate transactions.


Curated Investments

We provide proprietary analysis including recent price history, valuation and cap tables. While not without risk, we offer companies with proven track-records of raising capital, generally from top-tier venture capital investors.

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Sign up and verify accreditation status

1. Sign up and verify accreditation status

Verify your status as an Accredited Investor to access the platform and view available offerings.

Browse companies and reserve investment

2. Browse companies and reserve investment

Reserve investments in EquityZen’s investment fund offerings. Indicate desired investment in upcoming offerings.

Complete investment documents and fund investment

3. Complete investment documents and fund investment

Execute investment documents on EquityZen. Fund your investment via ACH transfer or wire.

Manage portfolio

4. Manage portfolio

Track and manage investments and documents. Receive updates on companies in your portfolio.

Receive investment proceeds

5. Receive investment proceeds

If the company IPOs or gets acquired we’ll distribute shares or cash proceeds to you. Note that not all pre-IPO companies will go public or get acquired, and not all IPOs or acquisitions will result in successful investments.

Learn more about the investor process

Investment opportunities posted on this website are ’private placements’ of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Please note that investing in private companies may be considered highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk, including the risk of substantial loss of investment. See our Risk Factors for a more detailed explanation of the risks involved by investing through EquityZen’s platform.

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