You can now get startup shares on the cheap

Which is more reflective of the market today: H1 2022 numbers compared to their year-ago comps or the high-impact repricings seen by Instacart, Klarna and others?

What are the ‘jobs to be done’ of an investment manager?

The late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen found that in many sectors, low-end disruptors take hold at the bottom of the market and then work up to satisfy more demanding segments.

Forge’s SPAC deal is a bet on unicorn illiquidity

The total addressable market that Forge serves is growing by the day, with more and more unicorns being born and a steady drumbeat of unicorn IPOs doing little to clear the decks.

Indiegogo founder launches alternative investments discovery platform Vincent

As more and more alternative investment marketplaces pop up around specific verticals like art or collectibles, Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin is launching a Kayak-like platform called Vincent which he

What’s up with tiny checks at giant valuations?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Are you a regular Equity listener? Take our survey here! We talk ab

Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring SharesPost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

Even amid a pandemic, there’s a race on to create a powerful, global private securities marketplace where private shares are traded as freely as public company shares on the Nasdaq. In one lane

Slack’s value rockets as stock closes up 48.5% in public debut

It was a historic day for Slack (NYSE: WORK). The workplace communication software juggernaut debuted on the New York Stock Exchange up 48% at $38.50 per share after reports emerged Wednesday night th

NEA spin-out NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund

Longtime NEA general partner Ravi Viswanathan has launched a new fund and brought 31 of NEA's portfolio companies with him.

The Primary Colors of Secondary Markets

I find myself conflicted about <a href="">secondary markets</a>. My cautionary side wonders how these private stock sales can potentially distort incentives w

Facebook Secondary Stock Just Surged To $34 — That's An $85 Billion Valuation

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SharesPost Report: Groupon Is A Deal At $6 Billion

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Xpert Financial Is About To Fly Out Of Stealth With A New Way To Trade Private Shares, And SEC Approval

<img src=""> Just as the Securities and Exchange Commission is starting to take a <a href="

The SEC Investigation Into Private Stock Sales Is All About The Glaring Lack Of Disclosure

<img class="snap_nopreview shot" src="" alt="" /> The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking questions about private stock ma

SharesPost Report Values Facebook At $9 Billion, Estimates 2010 Revenues At $1 Billion

<img src="" class="shot2"><a href="">SharesPost</a>, a private equity market that allows employees and founders t

SharesPost Report Values Twitter At $750 Million

<img src="" class="border" alt='' /> A new analyst report from private secondary market <a href="">Shares

Does Anybody Still Use Second Life? And If So, How Much Is It Worth Today?

<img src="" width="160" height="68" /> Analyst firm <a href="!.html">Next Up Research</a> has published a