Blog Article | Greg Brogger
Posted: August 16, 2016

SharesPost Launches Research Team

The Private Market Gets More Transparent

At SharesPost, we believe that the more information and analysis private market investors have access to, the better the private market will be.

Over the last few years, our market has moved slowly but steadily in the direction of greater transparency. That’s primarily because leading late-stage growth companies have gotten gradually more comfortable with disclosure, but much remains to be done.Continue Reading
Blog Article | Greg Brogger
Posted: September 15, 2015

Stock Options and the New Silicon Valley

For decades, a key part of the success of Silicon Valley companies has been employee ownership. Granting stock options attracted the most talented employees and motivated them to work tirelessly in pursuit of an IPO enabled cash-out. Now though, private companies are staying private much longer and so the appeal of stock options is diminishing. Because of the recent market volatility, more IPOs are likely to be delayed, further dimming the hopes of employees looking for public market liquidity . Faced with that reality, what are smart private companies doing to reestablish the lure of equity ownership?Continue Reading
Blog Article | Greg Brogger
Posted: July 17, 2015

Fear the Bubble? Then Embrace Transparency and Liquidity

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 Valley newcomers. The argument goes that the new investors are inflating a bubble in the venture asset class by bidding up valuations. Often there is nostalgia for the days when investment in the best private growth companies was essentially a private matter involving only a small group of bankers and venture capitalists.Continue Reading
Greg Brogger
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Greg Brogger

Greg Brogger is the CEO and Founder of SharesPost, Inc. He founded SharesPost in early 2009 to bring transparency, efficiency and scale to private securities transactions.
Rohit Kulkarni
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Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit is the Managing Director, Private Investment Research for SharesPost Research LLC. Prior to joining SharesPost, Rohit was a Vice President, Senior Analyst at RBC Capital Markets.
Thomas Lee
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Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee is the Senior Writer at SharesPost. He was previously a business columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. Lee has written for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Seattle Times. He is author of “Rebuilding Empires” (St. Martin's Press), his book on the future of big box retail in the digital age.
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