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The SharesPost 100 Fund is a closed-end interval fund that offers individuals and family offices an effective way to invest in the venture-backed asset class. This fund is available to all SharesPost marketplace members, with investments starting at $2,500.
23andMe was founded in April 2006 by Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avery. The company offers consumer genetic testing and supports genetic research. The consumer genetics and research platform give customers interactive, web-based access to their genetic profile. They regularly increase the capabilities of the platform giving users more insight into their DNA. In addition to ancestry insights, 23andMe provides users insights into their personal genetic health traits. The company has taken strategic steps to begin leveraging its genetic database to develop novel drugs, exemplified by the investment by and partnership with pharmaceutical company GSK in 2018. According to the company, 23andMe has millions of customers worldwide, and approximately 85% have consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA.
Space Exploration Technologies (“SpaceX”) was founded to design, manufacture, and launch advanced rockets and spacecrafts with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, the company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002. Though its interplanetary goals are yet to be achieved, the company currently generates revenue through commercial and government contracts. These contracts make use of SpaceX rockets for a range of objectives, including launching satellites into orbit and resupplying the International Space Station. In 2010, SpaceX demonstrated its ability of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit. In 2012, the company delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station via its Dragon spacecraft. Through March 2018, SpaceX has secured 100 missions to its manifest, representing over $12 billion on contract.
Founded in 2009|Total Funding $570,894,340
Dataminr transforms real-time data from Twitter and other public sources into actionable signals, identifying the most relevant information for clients in finance, public sector, news, security and crisis management. DataMinr provides solutions for Corporate Security, Finance, Public Sector, and News Media companies to help discover high-impact events instantly and critical breaking information long before it’s in the news. The company was founded in 2009 by Ted Bailey, Jeff Kinsey, and Sam Hendel and is currently headquartered in New York. Dataminr’s competitive advantage is the company’s access to Twitter’s firehouse API, which provides access to all tweets posted in real-time.
Social Finance (SoFi), operates a marketplace lending platform and is the largest provider of student loan refinancing, offering student loan refinancing, mortgages, mortgage refinancing, and personal loans. The company has streamlined the lending process with online application, mobile document upload and customers service via text, email or phone. Unlike traditional lenders, SoFi’s community-based model offers borrowers additional benefits including career coaching, entrepreneurship support and unemployment protection.
Tanium is transforming IT security and systems management. It is the industry’s only platform capable of delivering 15-seconds visibility and control over millions of geographically distributed endpoints, from laptops to desktops to virtual machines to ATMs. Instead of relying on data that is hours, days or weeks old, Tanium technology provided security and IT teams accurate and complete data that is only seconds old with the unique ability to make changes across the enterprise in seconds, as well.
Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor's platform, available on the Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime.
Developer of an image recognition platform designed to deliver accurate and reliable performance analysis for consumer goods companies. The company's platform turns retail shelf images into real-time actionable insights, enabling manufacturers and retailers globally to control performance gaps, identify category opportunities and immediately increase revenue at all points of sale.
Marqeta is an open-API platform to modernize card issueing for enterprises. The platform provides the tools and infrastructure to build configurable payment cards, simplifying the managing of payment programs for companies. According to the company, Marqeta gives clients complete control of all transactions and allows for each transaction to beapproved in real-time based on client’s business guidelines. The companies’ clients list includes Square, Inc., Affirm and Alipay.
Palantir Technologies is a data analytics software company founded by former Peter Thiel, along with Alex Karp (current CEO), Joe Lonsdale, and Stephen Cohen in 2004. Palantir develops data analytics software that addresses fraud prevention, counter-terrorism, and other intelligence tasks for businesses and central governments. The company has over 2200 employees spread across 21 offices worldwide. Palantir’s key products include Palantir Gotham – primarily designed for the governments and Palantir Foundry – focused on industrial and enterprise clients. The company has been making efforts to shift its revenue mix from government to enterprise clients as it prepares towards a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.
According to the company, OpenX provides one of the largest, most efficient and highest quality programmatic ad exchanges, supply-side platform powered by its Demand Fusion technology that merges network and real-time bidding, as well as a comprehensive ad server.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the SharesPost Private Growth Index – which tracks valuations for 106 private growth firms – increased by 6.3 percent to 136.0 from 128.0 at the end of the third quarter.
The health of the venture capital markets has been the focus of much conjecture in 2019. Despite the lackluster performance of certain high-profile IPO’s, the last year of the decade demonstrated a favorable trend. Indeed, commentators had speculated that interest in venture-backed, tech companies may have cooled because the growth in the number of investments has slowed. According to PitchBook and SharesPost data, notwithstanding, we are pleased to report that 2019 set a new record for overall dollars invested in the sector, suggesting that gloomy fundraising forecasts may have been exaggerated.