Access the $500B+ market for pre-IPO companies1
Value creation in technology-enabled companies is increasingly occurring in the private markets. In 2004, companies typically went public after 4 years, today the average company IPOs after 10+ years.
Until recently, access to pre-IPO companies has been limited. EquityZen is here to change that.
Invest in the secondary market with EquityZen funds
2Companies displayed do not equate to current live/in-progress investment offerings.
EquityZen funds make it easy to invest in pre-IPO companies
Sign up and verify accreditation status
EquityZen works with both U.S. and international investors. Sign up as an investor on EquityZen and verify your status as an Accredited Investor to access the platform and browse available fund offerings.
While not without risk, we offer companies with proven track-records of raising capital, generally from top-tier venture capital investors. Stay updated as new offerings are added and become available for investment.
You can review offering documents for live offerings and reserve investments in EquityZen’s investment funds by signing a non-binding term sheet on EquityZen. We provide proprietary analysis in our offering documents including recent price history, valuation and cap tables.
You can also indicate your desired investment in preview offerings, which may turn live with adequate investor interest.
Complete investment documents and fund investment
Once reservations are filled for a offering, complete your investment by executing the investment paperwork on EquityZen and providing bank information for funding your investment. Note that investments are in an EquityZen investment fund that owns the shares.
During this period, we will work with the company and the shareholder to complete the transaction. EquityZen will keep you abreast of any important investment updates via e-mail. Once the deal is approved, funds are transferred by ACH or wire.
Easily track and manage your investments and documents on EquityZen. We will provide periodic updates related to news about the company. In addition, our third-party fund administrator will send you relevant tax forms related to your investment.
Receive investment proceeds
If the company IPOs or gets acquired we’ll distribute shares to your brokerage account or cash proceeds to your bank account.
Note: not all pre-IPO companies will go public or get acquired, and not all IPOs or acquisitions will result in successful investments.
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