December 5, 2018 | Webinar

The Role of Secondary Marketplaces in Silicon Valley

Companies in the United States are staying private longer. The trend of staying private longer has important implications for companies and their employees and shareholders. According to latest research from Stanford Graduate School of Business, secondary exchanges have evolved over the past eight years and have become a critical element in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. In this webinar with Professor David Larcker, we examined how secondary exchanges facilitate the practice of allowing employees to sell vested equity awards and the pricing employees receive in such transactions.

The webinar also focuses on:

  • Why are companies staying private longer?
  • Should private companies allow their employees to sell equity prior to IPO?
  • What restrictions are typically put in place on pre-IPO employee sales transactions?
  • Should the SEC take steps to boost the size and liquidity of secondary private-company exchanges?
  • Would an expansion of secondary private-company discourage more companies from going public?

Featuring:

David F. Larcker, Professor of Accounting at Stanford Graduate School Of Business

David F. LarckerProfessor David Larcker presently holds the James Irvin Miller Professorship. He is the director of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Professor Larcker’s prior experience Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Professor Larcker’s research focuses on executive compensation, corporate governance, and managerial accounting. His work examines the choice of performance measures and compensation contracts in organizations. He has current research projects on the valuation implications of corporate governance, the impact of proxy advisory firms on shareholder proxy voting and modeling the cost of executive stock options.

Hosted by:

Rohit Kulkarni, Managing Director with SharesPost Research

Rohit KulkarniPrior to SharesPost, Rohit was a Vice President, Senior Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, where he covered small and mid-cap stocks in the Internet sector and led the equity research efforts for several recent IPOs. Before that, Kulkarni was Equity Research Analyst, Internet and Interactive Entertainment, at Robert W. Baird & Co. Earlier in his career he worked for Citigroup, Houlihan Lokey and Oracle. Rohit received a 2015 Rising Star Award from Institutional Investor magazine for research in the Internet sector, and was a key member of top-ranked Internet research team in Citigroup (2008-2012).

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Investing in private company securities is not suitable for all investors. An investment in private company securities is highly speculative, involving a high degree of risk, and investors should be prepared to withstand a total loss of your investment. Private company securities are also highly illiquid and there is no guarantee that a market will develop for such securities. Each investment also carries its own specific risks and investors should conduct their own, independent due diligence regarding the investment, including obtaining additional information about the company, opinions, financial projections and legal or investment advice.

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PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICES & DISCLOSURES

This article does not constitute an offer to provide investment advice or service. Registered representatives of SharesPost Financial Corporation do not (1) advise any member on the merits or prudence of a particular investment or transaction, or (2) assist in the determination of fair value of any security or investment, or (3) provide legal, tax, or transactional advisory services.

Securities referenced in this article may be offered by SharesPost Financial Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC. SharesPost Financial Corporation and SP Investments Management are wholly owned subsidiaries of SharesPost, Inc. Certain affiliates of these entities may act as principals in such transactions.

Investing in private company securities is not suitable for all investors. An investment in private company securities is highly speculative, involving a high degree of risk, and investors should be prepared to withstand a total loss of your investment. Private company securities are also highly illiquid and there is no guarantee that a market will develop for such securities. Each investment also carries its own specific risks and investors should conduct their own, independent due diligence regarding the investment, including obtaining additional information about the company, opinions, financial projections and legal or investment advice.

Accordingly, investing in private company securities is appropriate only for those investors who can tolerate a high degree of risk and do not require a liquid investment.

SharesPost, the SharesPost logo, My SharesPost, the SharesPost Index, and SharesPost Investment Management are all registered trademarks of SharesPost, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright SharesPost, Inc. 2020. All rights reserved.