EquityZen is a marketplace for private investments, with over $29 million in equity value for sale in companies including Flurry, HotelTonight, and TaskRabbit.
Current solutions provide value to shareholders and investors, but not companies. We've created a derivative contract that transfers the economics underlying the shares without transferring the shares, a revolutionary and company-friendly structure:
• no impact on cap table;
• no change to shareholder count;
• no transfer of voting rights; and
• no leakage of sensitive information.
We've been covered in tech and financial media, including Yahoo! Finance, CNBC, Business Insider, PandoDaily and TechCrunch.
VC investing is being democratized and disrupted (see AngelList). Crowdfunding is growing 100% annually. We're building the liquidity pressure valve that supports the whole system and facilitates cross-platform transactions.