Investments in private placements holding pre-IPO companies are speculative, illiquid, and carry a high degree of risk, including loss of principal. Investments made on the EquityZen platform are made through pooled investment vehicles, which acquire shares of private technology companies, and are not direct investments in these companies.
“EquityZen believes it has found an alternative that avoids those hassles by allowing employees to sell the rights to the cash their shares will fetch when their company goes public or is acquired.”
“[Secondary markets] allow for different classes of companies that can encourage trading of their shares if it suits their business needs and objectives.”
“This isn’t another one of those crowdfunding platforms that have been emerging over the market recently. Instead this is a quick way for investors to invest into startups.”
“It gives those equity-holders an opportunity to diversify their own portfolio or cash out some shares while they wait for an exit.”
New York Business Journal: Google, Facebook duopoly will continue to hurt BuzzFeed, Vice and Vox, report says
EquityZen's Adam Augusiak-Boro speaks with the New York Business Journal about the challenges facing the digital media industry.
Yahoo! Finance: Slack wants to go public through a direct listing
Co-founder and CEO of EquityZen Atish Davda joins Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Entrepreneur's Jason Feifer to discuss reports that Slack is pursuing a direct listing for its IPO.
MarketWatch: Stampede of the ‘decacorns’: Here are the big-name startups preparing for 2019 IPOs
EquityZen's Adam Augusiak-Boro speaks with MarketWatch about the 2019 tech IPO season.
Bloomberg Radio: 2019 Will See Fewer IPOs, But More Blockbusters
Atish Davda, CEO of EquityZen, discusses his 2019 IPO outlook with Bloomberg Markets AM hosts Pimm Foxx and Romaine Bostick.
Cheddar: Unicorns Rush to the Public Markets
Phil Haslett, co-founder of EquityZen, joined Cheddar to discuss the pros and cons of unicorns going public ahead of their rivals.
Yahoo! Finance: What Market Volatility Means for 2019 IPOs
Co-founder of EquityZen Phil Haslett joins Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Zack Guzman to discuss recent market volatility ahead of 2019's IPO season.
Yahoo! Finance: Food Delivery Companies Crave IPOs for 2019
CEO of EquityZen Atish Davda joins Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Zack Guzman to discuss the big names in food delivery that are headed for IPOs in 2019.
Bank On It Podcast with EquityZen CEO Atish Davda
In this episode the host John Siracusa chats with Atish Davda, Co-Founder and CEO of EquityZen. EquityZen is a marketplace for investing in private tech companies backed by top-tier venture capital firms. Shareholders in private companies now have a way to get cash in exchange for their illiquid equity. To date, EquityZen has completed 5000+ transactions in over 100 pre-IPO companies.
Yahoo! Finance: Uber and Lyft Race to IPO
EquityZen Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Shri Bhashyam, joins Yahoo! Finance's Midday Movers show to discuss the large upcoming 2019 tech IPOs in the ride-sharing space: Uber and Lyft.
Yahoo! Finance: Why 2019's IPO Outlook is Bleaker Than It Should Be
Atish Davda, co-founder and CEO of EquityZen, tells Yahoo! Finance that not too much weight should be placed on money-losing companies going public. After all, Amazon was once also a profitless startup going through the IPO process.