Ever wanted to invest in an exciting private company Pre-IPOs? or participate in private placement of debt or equity?
SharesPost aggregates information and creates bulletin boards for some of the most exciting pre-IPO companies. Some of these private companies are innovators and leaders in their respective industry sectors.
You can search companies by sectors of interest.
Just going through the different sectors I found several noteworthy private companies as potential investments.
Social Networks: FACEBOOK and Hi5, Linkedin, Twitter,
Online Dating: EHarmony
Online Travel: Kayak
Online peer to peer lending: Prosper
Online Real Estate: Zillow
Online Gaming: Zynga – creator of Farmville
Online Reviews: Yelp
Online Jobs: TheLadders
Please note that investing in private companies can be potentially very lucrative but also very risky. Valuations of private companies can be very uncertain especially young companies that are still growing rapidly and burning cash. There is also a danger of very limited liquidity in trading private equity. That being said you can also possibly find mis-pricings and opportunities to get in before the public.
Good luck finding potential oxstones!
Liu-Yue (Louie) Lam
Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Strategist
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