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The following is a sponsored post from IPO Village.
IPO Village, which announced last week that it will begin crowdfunding Nasdaq IPOs in coming months with backing from First Line Capital, is seeing a surge in interest in advance of the announcement of their first company.
With IPO Village making more headlines of late, crowdfunding-website-reviews.com recently increased the site's traffic ranking to four out of five stars, an indication of the demand for greater public access to investing in IPOs.
IPO Village explains its mission this way:
“Traditionally IPOs are underwritten by investment banks. The bank itself commits to buying the shares from the company and in turn resells them (flips), for a profit, to institutional/sophisticated investors before it even closes the transaction with the company. Then the investors turn around and resell to retail investors, for a profit, in the open market. The retail investors are the ones eagerly placing the orders through their retail brokers to grab some of these “IPO” shares the second its available for them to purchase. Obviously, at that point, the shares have passed 3 hands and their price has already gone through 2 decidedly north price adjustments .
Our mission is to give retail investors the opportunity to get in on the round floor of the IPO investment lifecycle.
IPO Village’s debut IPO will be on behalf of a First Line Capital portfolio company.
First Line’s portfolio companies are all publicly traded. Therefore, our public offerings provide shareholders with liquidity and a clear exit strategy. Founded in 1995, First Line Capital is a boutique investment banking firm headquartered in New York City. First Line’s focus is implementation of early-stage public strategies for a diverse range of hi-tech companies internationally."
IPO Village says it hopes to announce its first company very soon and that investors are already signing up in "substantial numbers." It says interested investors can still reserve a place in line for the first IPO via its website.