EquityZen is a marketplace for private investments, with over $380 million in equity value for sale in companies including Cloudera, Lyft, and MongoDB.
Their mission is to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. Their provide shareholders and companies with the option to transact through a share transfer agreement or a proprietary derivative structure.
The derivative structure transfers the economics of a company’s shares without altering the company’s capitalization table or transferring voting and information rights. Unlike other platforms, their only facilitate company approved deals.