Secondary In Your Startup? 4 Things Entrepreneurs / Investors Should Keep In Mind

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A previous article Secondaries: Founders and Investors defined a secondary as when you sell your existing shares to another investor. Secondaries don’t bring additional capital into a company, even if sometimes PR lumps primary and secondary into a single fundraising announcement. It’s really an exchange and so there are specific situations where they are really accepted. Going beyond that piece, this one will go deeper whether you are seeking an exposure or an exit. 1) Supply Vs Demand Secondaries have practically become its own asset class in the last few years, with an increasing number of transactions and dedicated marketplaces…....

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.