EquityZen Launches Investment Platform for Established Private Companies
Jul 15th, 2013
EquityZen is proud to announce a new investment platform where investors gain exclusive access to private growth companies. We connect shareholders of private firms with investors seeking alternative investments. You may request more information here.
Fundraising for upstarts is expanding rapidly beyond offline private angel investments to a broader set of accredited investors with the advent of websites like AngelList and Indiegogo. Despite the SEC’s deliberate pace in finalizing legislation, the JOBS Act has ignited a movement in democratizing access to capital for small firms. While access to angel investments continues to grow, the market for secondary market investments in private growth companies does not provide adequate access to investors.
By connecting private company shareholders with eligible investors, EquityZen is democratizing access to attractive investments for accredited investors. Current solutions offer investments at the seed stage, when a typical start-up is evaluating product market fit. Instead, EquityZen focuses on offering access to private firms that have passed the nascent stages, and are in the growth phase.