Shareholders submit their shares to EquityZen. We conduct due diligence, and place the shares in an investment vehicle.
We open up the offering live to investors who purchase an interest in the investment vehicle.
If the company gets acquired or goes public, shares or cash are distributed to investors.
Capital invested in private tech companies grew from $11 billion in 2005 to $75 billion in 2015 and almost tripled from 2013 to 2015.
Six companies between 2004 and 2015 went public with $10 billion valuations. Even more have gone public since!
The bottom line is that the public markets are losing IPO candidates as promising companies choose to stay private longer.
As a result, more value is taking place in the private market.
Source: EquityZen, March 2019. The graph displays how value creation from 1986 through 2019 has shifted from the public markets (green) to the private markets (gray). Roku's private valuation multiple based on Series B to IPO.
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