Allocation Policies of EquityZen Inc. and Affiliated Entities

EquityZen Inc. (“EquityZen”) operates an investment platform (the “Platform”) on which accredited investors (“Platform Investors”) may browse investment opportunities and complete investments in private placement transactions. To facilitate these transactions, EquityZen manages pooled investment vehicles (“Platform Funds”) through which accredited investors complete their investments. EquityZen does not exercise investment discretion over investments made by Platform Funds. EquityZen Securities LLC, an affiliate of EquityZen and the Platform Funds, is a registered broker-dealer and acts as placement agent for transactions on the Platform. EquityZen also manages pooled investment vehicles in which EquityZen exercises discretion over investment decisions (“Discretionary Funds”). The Discretionary Funds, like the Platform Funds, invest in private placements available on the Platform.

In order to (i) ensure the fair and equitable allocation of investment opportunities between Platform Funds (and Platform Investors) and Discretionary Funds and (ii) avoid and/or mitigate possible conflicts of interest, EquityZen has established the following allocation policies relating to investment opportunities available on the Platform (“Platform Investment Opportunities”) in which a Discretionary Fund makes an investment commitment.

  • As Mr. Philip Haslett is principally responsible for the email distribution regarding Platform Opportunities (the “Investor Email”), he will have knowledge of Platform Investment Opportunities prior to Platform Investors. Mr. Haslett is also a member of the investment committee of one or more Discretionary Funds. To avoid any conflicts of interest related to such prior knowledge, any Discretionary Fund on whose investment committee Mr. Haslett is a member shall not commit to an investment for at least 48 hours following the distribution of the Investor Email.
  • If Platform Investment Opportunity does not close on the entire contemplated amount, allocations to investors in that transaction, whether Platform Investors or Platform Funds, shall be made on a pro rata basis.
  • A Discretionary Fund shall not commit to an investment in a Platform Investment Opportunity in order for such Platform Investment Opportunity to achieve a required minimum in order to proceed.
    • Where a Discretionary Fund has committed to Platform Investment Opportunity within the final 3 days of its being open for investment, such Discretionary Fund’s investment committee or similar authority must explain in writing its basis for making the investment or otherwise demonstrate that the commitment was not made for the purpose of achieving a commitment minimum.
  • A Platform Investment Opportunity shall be allocated to a Discretionary Fund that commits to such opportunity in the order in which such commitment was made. Such allocation priority is consistent with the priority allocated to Platform Investors.
    • A Discretionary Fund that commits to an oversubscribed Platform Investment Opportunity shall be treated like any other Platform Investor with respect to a wait list or other similar procedure.
  • Deviation from these Allocation Policies, on a case-by-case basis, is permitted. However, any such deviation must be fair and equitable and explained in writing (including the methodology actually used).
  • These Allocation Policies shall be disclosed prominently (i) on EquityZen’s website, (ii) in the offering documents of each Platform Investment Opportunity, and (iii) the offering documents of each Discretionary Fund.
  • With respect to Discretionary Funds that have closed prior to the adoption of these Allocation Policies and whose investment periods have not yet expired, a written notification of these Allocation Policies shall be provided to all investors in such Discretionary Funds.
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