•  Venture

SharesPost Overview

Secondary market for private-company shares (mostly tech startups), usually from current and former employees

SharesPost

 Pros
  • Wide selection of investments, many well-known private companies
  • Long track record (founded 2009)
  • Direct investment (rather than through LLC), which may have tax advantages
 Cons
  • Open only to accredited investors
  • Startup investments are inherently risky and highly illiquid

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