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News | Published on June 7, 2017
Rohit Kulkarni, managing director at private securities investment firm SharesPost, thinks the modest $150 million investment signals that Pinterest could be getting closer to profitability -- a welcome detail when paired against other IPO hopefuls such as Blue Apron and Spotify that are still deep in the red.Read More
News | Published on May 25, 2017
After a somewhat soft IPO market over the past six weeks, Appian’s IPO provides a proof-point that there is room for VC [venture capital]-backed tech companies of all shapes and sizes in this burgeoning IPO market,” said Rohit Kulkarni, a managing director of research for SharesPost Financial Corp.Read More
News | Published on April 28, 2017
“That should make investors happy, whether or not they have money in Cloudera,” said Rohit Kulkarni, managing director of research at private securities investment platform SharesPost.READ MORE
News | Published on April 18, 2017
“The size of the market creates an opportunity for ridesharing companies to grow 10 times in size,” says Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research at SharesPost.READ MORE>
News | Published on April 17, 2017
Cloudera's pricing "is largely due to Hortonworks' discounted valuation levels and growing perceived risk from public cloud players, such as Amazon and Google," wrote Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research at SharesPost.READ MORE>
News | Published on April 14, 2017
Analysts said that Uber’s full-year losses, and revenues, were both higher than expected. “The cash burn is slowing down,” said Rohit Kulkarni, head of research at Sharespost, a brokerage for private company shares. “This is a pretty strong step toward demonstrating that this company is serious about profitability,” he added.READ MORE>
News | Published on April 13, 2017
Yext Inc. shares surged in the company’s trading debut, in another enterprise-software offering that has lifted venture investor spirits about the public markets.READ MORE>
News | Published on April 7, 2017
At a time when the valuations of consumer Internet companies have gotten into nosebleed territory and a shiny new object hasn’t yet emerged post-Snap Inc., investors may view enterprise technology companies as something of a safe haven. In a December survey of 600 investors conducted by SharesPost Inc.READ MORE>
News | Published on March 28, 2017
Rohit Kulkarni, managing director at SharesPost joins BNN to explain why he believes that home-sharing giant Airbnb has a credible case to go public at a $50-billion valuation or more in 2018.READ MORE>
News | Published on March 17, 2017
"It's healthy and indicative of heavy interests and strong demand by investors. If MuleSoft keeps doing well, that bodes well for a dozen other enterprise software companies set to go public in the next few months," said Rohit Kulkarni, managing director at SharesPost, which provides private investment research.Read More
News | Published on March 17, 2017
MuleSoft Inc.’s shares jumped 47% on Friday in its market debut on the New York Stock Exchange, boosting the company’s value to about $3 billion. “There is healthy and unfulfilled demand for its shares,” said Rohit Kulkarni, a managing director of research for SharesPost Financial Corp. “Investor sentiment is positive and that means a lot for the upcoming IPOs,” he added.Read More
News | Published on March 13, 2017
"Mulesoft is a very normal enterprise cloud tech IPO. We will see more companies like Mulesoft go public than companies similar to Snap for (the) next six to nine months," predicted Rohit Kulkarni, managing director at SharesPost, which provides private investment research. "Public investors will have (a) good appetite for this IPO with good financials."Read More
News | Published on March 3, 2017

"It is a great day for Snap to go public," said Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research at private securities investment outfit SharesPost. "It's even a better day for other companies that are waiting in the wings."

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News | Published on March 1, 2017

“The company’s not being greedy,” Rohit Kulkarni, managing director of research for SharesPost, a private securities investment company, said Wednesday. “They are essentially giving early investors in the IPO a reason to cheer about tomorrow.”

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News | Published on February 25, 2017

Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat-owner Snap (SNAP), says one of his biggest challenges in wooing potential IPO investors is explaining why bigger isn't better.

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News | Published on February 24, 2017

The act raised the number of permitted shareholders, before a startup is required to release financial information to the SEC, to 2,000 from 500. And it eliminated employees from the count. This has enable companies to raise more private capital and remain private longer, said Lise Buyer, founder of Class V Group, speaking on a SharesPost sponsored webinar on Friday. And it has brought new crossover capital into the market, increasing the supply of money.

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News | Published on February 3, 2017

For the most part, Snap is looking more like another Facebook than another Twitter, analyst Rohit Kulkarni tells Business Insider. Kulkarni is head of SharesPost research.

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News | Published on January 18, 2017

IPOs may steal all of the headlines, but when it comes to the liquidity of venture-backed tech companies, M&A exits remains the bread and butter of the industry.

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News | Published on January 6, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but an initial public offering from one of the fastest-galloping unicorns is expected in early 2017, and some observers expect it could lead to a stampede of big-name debuts.

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News | Published on December 28, 2016

Initial public offerings for unicorns—private companies with valuations of at least $1 billion—have been rare this year. Cloud communications startup Twilio, launched its IPO in June; data center hardware maker Nutanix in September; and business software company Coupa soon thereafter.

But for other notable unicorns like security firm Palantir, Uber, and Snapchat—nothing yet.

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News | Published on December 20, 2016
After the debacle that preceded the initial public offering of Facebook Inc (FB.O) in 2012, when the company's stock changed hands at wildly varying prices and with little oversight, the market in secondary trading in shares of hot startups has made a strong comeback.Read More
News | Published on October 18, 2016
SharesPost’s head of research, Rohit Kulkarni, explores the emerging trend of the mega ($100MM+) and giga ($500MM+) financing rounds for private companies in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.Read More
News | Published on September 29, 2016
There’s been much hand-wringing about whether the venture capital community is producing an unusually high number of unicorns and is creating a bubble, but is the worry justified?Read More
News | Published on September 6, 2016
“This is a new asset class that is emerging,’ said Greg Brogger, founder of SharesPost, referring to late-stage tech start-ups. “These are the same companies that would have been public at year six or seven in a previous era. These are not start-ups in the garage.”Read More (Subscription Required)
News | Published on August 16, 2016

Nearly one-third of private tech companies in the United States that have achieved "unicorn" status will eventually be worth less than $1 billion, according to a report published Tuesday.

The report from SharesPost Inc, a platform for investing in pre-IPO companies, provides a data-driven analysis of the unicorn market - both how it was created and how many will survive. Unicorns are venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more in the private market.

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News | Published on August 8, 2016

Matt Murphy, a managing director at venture capital firm Menlo Ventures, sees something happening in Silicon Valley that he hasn't seen in a very long time.

“There are more amazing private companies now than I can remember in my 17-year career in venture capital,” said Murphy. “There are more potential IPOs today than I can remember since 1999.”

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News | Published on May 12, 2016

The private market for late-stage, venture-backed firms has grown rapidly over the last three years.  Starting in 2012 with just a handful of unicorns, the private market closed 2013 with 36 of them.  Then there were 75 in 2014, and 128 by the end of 2015.  Today, there are 146 unicorns, with an aggregate market cap of more than $550 billion.

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News | Published on April 9, 2016

Fidelity Investments last week again marked down the valuations of some of the highest-flying unicorns in its portfolio. A look at two different sets of numbers tells an entirely different story.

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News | Published on March 8, 2016

Some in the venture community see the fact that there have been only a handful of tech IPOs in the last six months as the harbinger of doom. If there are no public exits, they can’t harvest gains from their “winners” and return capital to their investors.

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News | Published on February 5, 2016

Join Emily Chang and Alex Brink of Bloomberg News with Greg Brogger, SharesPost CEO, talking about the recent Morgan Stanley investment in Uber.

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News | Published on January 14, 2016

Sven Weber, Managing Director, SP Investment Management discusses Lyft’s recent filing to raise $1 billion in new financing.

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News | Published on October 22, 2015

SharesPost, the San Francisco startup that helped legitimize the idea of buying and selling shares in companies before they go public, said it has sold its stake in Nasdaq Private Market to Nasdaq.

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News | Published on September 15, 2015

Sven Weber, managing director of SharesPost Investment Management, talks about recent market volatility and the potential impact on the private security market.

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News | Published on September 1, 2015

After researching a number of alternatives, Mr. Walker suggested the SharesPost 100 Fund (PRIVX), a closed-end interval fund that had been on the market for about six months. The fund invests in about 25 private companies and requires a minimum investment of only $2,500.

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News | Published on July 8, 2015

Silicon valley is abuzz with bubble talk.  It’s the VC conversation starter of choice these days. Frequently, the topic segues into unease about the increasing competition for deals from Silicon Valley newcomers. The argument goes that the new investors are inflating a bubble in the venture asset class by bidding up valuations.

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News | Published on January 23, 2015

Last year, pre-IPO startups raised about $13 billion in additional financing, according to CB Insights. That marks the first time that such companies attracted more growth capital on the private market than the ones that did go public. As a result, with pre-IPO companies already boasting multibillion-dollar valuations, investors of all stripes want a piece of the action, experts say.

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News | Published on December 3, 2014

“Today it takes 10 to 12 years for venture capital companies to get acquired,” Weber says. That allows more time to maximize shareholder return, he says. “So we are looking at companies that are typically seven to nine years old, have $50 million to $100 million minimum revenue and that grow 30% a year in revenue.” Sven Weber, President, SharesPost Investment Management.

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News | Published on November 4, 2014

“With private capital markets in flux, and with public resistance to carry fees increasing, [one should] think long and hard before recommending funds that lock clients into two-and-20 over the next, say, seven to 10 years or longer. They are a problem waiting to happen”. - Norb Vonnegut, WSJ

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News | Published on September 18, 2014

Business News Network interviews Sven Weber, the SharesPost 100 Fund's Portfolio Manager, on the world’s largest IPO, Alibaba. He addresses the key question - “Should the Chinese e-commerce company be in your portfolio?”

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News | Published on September 2, 2014

Growth Capital Investor sits down with the man behind the SharesPost 100 list and the portfolio manager of the SharesPost 100 Fund, Sven Weber, Managing Director and President of SharesPost Investment Management, to ask him about the fund.

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News | Published on March 27, 2014

SharesPost Investment Management LLC just launched a fund that promises a way for the public to invest in some of the best growth-stage private technology companies.

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News | Published on February 13, 2014

Facebook’s (FB) 2012 stock market debut kicked off a boom in U.S. initial public offerings and in the process undercut a Wall Street fad the company helped popularize: private share exchanges.

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News | Published on January 26, 2014

Facebook Inc. (FB)’s 2012 stock market debut helped spark a boom in U.S. initial public offerings, sucking the life out of a Wall Street fad that the social network had helped popularize: private share exchanges.

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News | Published on January 21, 2014

Tangent Capital Partners’ Bob Rice discusses the fight between Nasdaq and the NYSE for tech listings. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

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News | Published on September 24, 2013

Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld isn’t sweating Twitter’s stock listing.

While the exchange boss is expected to lose the high-profile deal to archrival the New York Stock Exchange, Greifeld is looking to get the inside track on the next hot crop of young tech companies before they go public.

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News | Published on March 6, 2013

Nasdaq OMX is pushing ever earlier into the lives of companies. The exchange operator [is] launching an exchange for private companies in a joint venture with SharesPost, Inc.

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News | Published on March 6, 2013

Nasdaq OMX and SharesPost will join to create a new exchange that will allow accredited investors to buy private-company shares. The move reflects the competition and new landscape these market-makers face–particularly whether interest in pre-IPO stocks will fade now that Facebook shares trade publicly.

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News | Published on March 6, 2013

Today, Nasdaq and SharesPost jointly announced they are launching a new marketplace for trading shares in privately held companies. At the outset, it sounds like an oxymoron: The whole idea of privately held companies implies that closed circle of founders, employees, and investors closely guards the equity.

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News | Published on July 10, 2012

Bloomberg TV speaks with SharesPost president Greg Brogger about what's ahead for secondary markets, the impact the JOBS act will have on private markets and the business environment for startup companies.

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News | Published on April 11, 2012

SharesPost President and Co-founder Greg Brogger joined CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss how the impending Facebook IPO has freed up investment interest for the latest mobile, cloud and social networking companies in the secondary market, and how the JOBS Act makes it both easier for companies to stay private and go public.

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News | Published on April 9, 2012

Cody Willard reported on the halting of Facebook trading on SharesPost, Facebook’s recent decision to be listed on Nasdaq instead of the NYSE, and discussed which publically traded companies have exposure to Facebook stock, including Microsoft, Interpublic Grup and GSV Capital.

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News | Published on April 5, 2012

Krystal Peak reported Facebook’s latest steps lead the social media giant closer to its debut as one of the largest tech IPOs in history, requesting secondary markets halt trading to ensure the company’s orderly transition into the public markets and choosing Nasdaq over NYSE with the ticker symbol “FB”.

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News | Published on March 31, 2012

Facebook Inc. (FB)’s implied valued rose 8.9 percent to $102.8 billion yesterday in what was expected to be the last auction of its stock on SharesPost Inc.’s exchange before the social-networking company’s initial public offering.

SharesPost completed the auction at a price of $44.10 for 150,000 units, the firm said in an e-mailed statement. That’s up from an auction earlier this month with a price of $40.50 a share, valuing the company at $94.4 billion, based on a share count of 2.33 billion.

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News | Published on December 1, 2011

Business Insider’s Tom Johansmeyer shared insights by SharesPost at the Business Insider IGNITION 2011 Conference, focusing on SharesPost’s new platform meant to enhance automation and transparency.

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News | Published on December 1, 2011

Business Insider’s Tom Johansmeyer reported how “push” stocks, like Facebook and LinkedIn, could be great for private markets; by creating a market for push stocks, SharesPost can provide a steady stream of future opportunities for the second market community for years to come.

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News | Published on November 29, 2011

Reuters reported on the latest advancement of secondary markets—raising capital. Recently, a seven-year-old web company called TrueCar turned to SharesPost to help connect the company to an extensive network of institutional and high-net worth investors it may not have otherwise reached, increasing visibility and helping create demand for their stock.

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News | Published on November 22, 2011

Steve Davidoff of New York Times’ Dealbook reported on the private, closed markets like SharesPost, aiding in the cause of market transparency, providing platforms to trade shares of companies that have yet to go public.

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News | Published on November 10, 2011

Tom Johansmeyer reported SharesPost’s plans to enhance transparency by taking its real-time pricing to the Bloomberg Professional service, where viewers would be able to view historical data on privately held companies.

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News | Published on November 9, 2011

In an effort to enhance transparency for members, Olivia Oran reported SharesPost would begin allowing subscribers to view real-time and historical pricing for shares of hot private companies like Facebook, Twitter and Etsy—a move that will also open up the market for trading shares of privately held companies to new investors.

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News | Published on November 9, 2011

Speaking with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West,” David Weir, CEO of SharesPost Inc, discussed trading and transparency in secondary markets.

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News | Published on November 9, 2011

Zachary Lichaa reported on SharesPost’s recent move to feature real-time pricing on Bloomberg’s Professional service, an effort that could reduce speculation on IPO pricing and valuations when the companies decide to go public.

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News | Published on October 27, 2011

Steven Russolillo reported on increased competition in three sectors, including social media, green technology and cloud computing, noting that SharesPost has experienced a deepening of the market.

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News | Published on October 5, 2011

Tom Loftus reported that trading in Facebook shares, which once surged 70% to $34 between March and December, had leveled off, according to SharesPost. Loftus cited the bad economy as an indication.

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News | Published on October 4, 2011

Jolie O’Dell reported on Twitter’s slow approach to revenue, adding that the microblogging platform’s revenue-generating suite of ad products had not been rolled out yet. Citing SharesPost, Twitter is a year or two away from fully monetizing all aspects of its platform.

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News | Published on September 23, 2011

Udayan Gupta reported SharesPost has been stretching its capabilities as the leading exchange, conducting more than 600 transactions by the end of August, to helping raise more than $200 million for TrueCar, in what is one of the first primary capital transactions on these exchanges.

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News | Published on September 15, 2011

Randy Hawks reported on the perception of volatility in the stock market, deterring high hopes for a good year for venture capital-backed IPOs. In what is proving to be an alternative to the private market, Hawks wrote, is SharesPost, as a marketplace for trading shares of private companies, and the growth of markets for trading illiquid assets online.

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News | Published on September 7, 2011

PEHUB reported TrueCar, a company that provides car-sales prices to consumers, has raised more than $200 million in debt and equity financing with the help of SharesPost’s private investory portal, marking the first time a company has raised primary capital via an online private company marketplace.

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