Pre IPO purchase

Nvidia core-blind
May 30 5 Comments

Has anyone bought shares pre-IPO? Other than employees and big investors can an outsider own it's stock, if yes how?


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  • Secondary markets. Most probably you shouldn't do it if you don't know how to do it. It's a risky gamble.

    SharesPost and EquityZen are two of the most popular platforms that facilitate pre-ipo exchange.
    May 30 0
  • Nvidia core-blind
    Thank you for your comments.

    Doing crypto to me feels more risky. I am a long term person, for that reason I don't trade daily, weekly or monthly. If I know that some company would be doing good then getting a position pre IPO may make sense. As with IPO typically the stock bounces quite high. I feel the risk given my long term position would be better than with crypto.

    With Sharespost and Equityzen can I transfer the stocks to regular brokerage accounts for normal transactions or have to sell on those two accounts?
    May 31 0
  • Why don’t you do crypto instead?
    May 30 0
  • Google come2daddy
    I enrolled for an account on EquityZen and closely following their offerings. Most of the offerings seem to be wildly different from previous rounds : upto 45% up or down.

    As such I see this route as risky as buying Stocks - at least with stocks they are regulated.
    May 30 0
  • It's feasible but it needs to be valuable to the company. If you're just J Random Techguy, they probably won't care.

    Uber let a bunch of stars buy in early and then cash out in later rounds.
    May 30 0