A new challenger has risen to take on Kickstarter and the host of other crowdsourcing sites that have appeared over the last year or so, but it is one of the very few that offers actual equity in the companies that are using its platform. The FundersClub is an equity offering startup that used its own features to come into existence as it fully funded itself
FundersClub opens up private company stock and dept equity that might be difficult for small investors to access. It also provides a simple one stop investment site that handles screening, payments and documentation handling.
Currently FundersClub will operate at-cost, but over time it seeks to have a much fuller role in the market. It said that it will look to operate liquidity services for private companies, including employee liquidity program management for private companies, and eventually a trading platform for private companies that wish to provide ongoing private market liquidity to their shareholders.
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