Phil Haslett | Founder & Head of Investor Relations | EquityZen
User experience is a key focus for us, and we are constantly trying to find ways to improve the investment experience for our clients and make the process of investing in pre-IPO companies even easier. We’ve come a long way already, but we are really excited to announce a new feature on the EquityZen platform.
We’ve streamlined the process of electronically executing term sheets; everything can now be done directly on the EquityZen platform, eliminating the previous method of e-mailing you a link to the documents. After execution, your signed term sheets can be found in your “My Investments” portal, so you will always have a central place to view your documents. We are really excited that this is now live on the platform, and we hope it makes the process even easier for you. If you have any questions about this new process, feel free to contact us.
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