Private Company Investment

Why invest in the private market?

The private market represents potential opportunities for investors and shareholders alike. In a market where timing can be important, Forge is an avenue to potentially achieve diversification, outsized returns and liquidity.

How to get started.

Accredited individuals that meet specific net worth or income requirements are invited to access Forge’s private stock market. Create a free account to connect with a Private Market Specialist to determine qualification.

Why Forge?

A more transparent market.

A data-driven, market-based approach provides accurate and timely pricing information that’s vital for investors, shareholders and institutions.

Companies
Name Sector Subsector Return QTD Return YTD Bids Asks
Addepar
FinTech / FinTech software
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech FinTech software 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Anduril
Industrial / Aerospace & Defense
Chevron
Return QTD
11%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
11%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Aerospace & Defense 11% 11% YesBids YesAsks
Anthropic
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Apollo Graph
Enterprise Software / Software Development
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Software Development 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Arctic Wolf
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
-2%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-2%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity -2% -2% YesBids YesAsks
Asapp
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
-30%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-30%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech -30% -30% NoBids YesAsks
Astera Labs
Technology Hardware / Computing hardware
Chevron
Return QTD
38%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
38%
Asks
YesAsks
Technology Hardware Computing hardware 38% 38% YesBids YesAsks
Attentive
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
-4%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-4%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech -4% -4% YesBids YesAsks
Automation Anywhere
Enterprise Software / Productivity
Chevron
Return QTD
-14%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-14%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Productivity -14% -14% YesBids YesAsks
Calm
Healthcare / Digital Health
Chevron
Return QTD
9%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
9%
Asks
YesAsks
Healthcare Digital Health 9% 9% NoBids YesAsks
Cerebras
Technology Hardware / Computing hardware
Chevron
Return QTD
9%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
9%
Asks
YesAsks
Technology Hardware Computing hardware 9% 9% YesBids YesAsks
Chainalysis
FinTech / Blockchain software
Chevron
Return QTD
10%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
10%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Blockchain software 10% 10% YesBids YesAsks
Chime
FinTech / Digital Banking
Chevron
Return QTD
11%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
11%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Digital Banking 11% 11% YesBids YesAsks
Cityblock Health
Healthcare / Healthcare providers & services
Chevron
Return QTD
-20%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-20%
Asks
YesAsks
Healthcare Healthcare providers & services -20% -20% YesBids YesAsks
Cohesity
Enterprise Software / Data Management / Storage
Chevron
Return QTD
-16%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-16%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Management / Storage -16% -16% YesBids YesAsks
ConsenSys
FinTech / Blockchain
Chevron
Return QTD
-7%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-7%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Blockchain -7% -7% YesBids YesAsks
Dataminr
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
-15%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-15%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence -15% -15% YesBids YesAsks
DataRobot
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
4%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
4%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence 4% 4% NoBids YesAsks
Dialpad
Enterprise Software / Communication & Collaboration software
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Communication & Collaboration software 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Discord
Consumer & Lifestyle / Social
Chevron
Return QTD
-21%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-21%
Asks
YesAsks
Consumer & Lifestyle Social -21% -21% YesBids YesAsks
Domino Data Lab
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
13%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
13%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence 13% 13% YesBids YesAsks
Epic Games
Consumer & Lifestyle / Gaming
Chevron
Return QTD
11%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
11%
Asks
YesAsks
Consumer & Lifestyle Gaming 11% 11% YesBids YesAsks
EquipmentShare
Industrial / Construction
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Construction 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Exabeam
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
-11%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-11%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity -11% -11% YesBids YesAsks
Farmer's Business Network
FoodTech / AgTech
Chevron
Return QTD
-11%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-11%
Asks
YesAsks
FoodTech AgTech -11% -11% NoBids YesAsks
Figure
FinTech / Lending
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Lending 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Flexport
Industrial / Logistics
Chevron
Return QTD
-8%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-8%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Logistics -8% -8% YesBids YesAsks
FourKites
Industrial / Logistics
Chevron
Return QTD
-5%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-5%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Logistics -5% -5% NoBids YesAsks
Front
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Harness
Enterprise Software / Software Development
Chevron
Return QTD
-28%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-28%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Software Development -28% -28% YesBids YesAsks
Highspot
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Impossible Foods
FoodTech / Animal-free protein
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FoodTech Animal-free protein 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Indigo
FoodTech / AgTech
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FoodTech AgTech 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Intercom
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
-26%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-26%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech -26% -26% YesBids YesAsks
Iterable
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
2%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
2%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech 2% 2% YesBids YesAsks
Kraken
FinTech / Blockchain
Chevron
Return QTD
18%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
18%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Blockchain 18% 18% YesBids YesAsks
LeoLabs
Industrial / Aerospace & Defense
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Aerospace & Defense 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Mark43
Industrial / Industrial software
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Industrial software 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Mercury
FinTech / Digital Banking
Chevron
Return QTD
3%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
3%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Digital Banking 3% 3% YesBids YesAsks
Motive
Industrial / Logistics
Chevron
Return QTD
-4%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-4%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Logistics -4% -4% YesBids YesAsks
Netskope
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
4%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
4%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity 4% 4% YesBids YesAsks
Nuro
Transportation / Autonomous Vehicles
Chevron
Return QTD
-7%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-7%
Asks
YesAsks
Transportation Autonomous Vehicles -7% -7% NoBids YesAsks
Omada Health
Healthcare / Digital Health
Chevron
Return QTD
21%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
21%
Asks
YesAsks
Healthcare Digital Health 21% 21% YesBids YesAsks
Outreach
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
-2%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-2%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech -2% -2% YesBids YesAsks
Patreon
Consumer & Lifestyle / Consumer & Lifestyle Enterprise Software
Chevron
Return QTD
-1%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-1%
Asks
YesAsks
Consumer & Lifestyle Consumer & Lifestyle Enterprise Software -1% -1% NoBids YesAsks
Pipe
FinTech / Capital Markets
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Capital Markets 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Plaid
FinTech / Personal Finance
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Personal Finance 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Plenty
FoodTech / AgTech
Chevron
Return QTD
13%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
13%
Asks
YesAsks
FoodTech AgTech 13% 13% YesBids YesAsks
Postman
Enterprise Software / Software Development
Chevron
Return QTD
-1%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-1%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Software Development -1% -1% YesBids YesAsks
Ramp
FinTech / Payments
Chevron
Return QTD
-6%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-6%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Payments -6% -6% YesBids YesAsks
Rappi
Transportation / Delivery services
Chevron
Return QTD
15%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
15%
Asks
YesAsks
Transportation Delivery services 15% 15% YesBids YesAsks
Reddit
Consumer & Lifestyle / Social
Chevron
Return QTD
34%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
34%
Asks
YesAsks
Consumer & Lifestyle Social 34% 34% YesBids YesAsks
Redwood Materials
Energy / Energy Storage
Chevron
Return QTD
21%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
21%
Asks
YesAsks
Energy Energy Storage 21% 21% YesBids YesAsks
Relativity Space
Industrial / Aerospace & Defense
Chevron
Return QTD
-8%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-8%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Aerospace & Defense -8% -8% YesBids YesAsks
Ripple
FinTech / Payments
Chevron
Return QTD
16%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
16%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Payments 16% 16% YesBids YesAsks
Rubrik
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
-4%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-4%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity -4% -4% YesBids YesAsks
SambaNova Systems
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
-16%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-16%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence -16% -16% YesBids YesAsks
SecurityScorecard
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Sift
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Sila Nanotechnologies
Energy / Energy Storage
Chevron
Return QTD
22%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
22%
Asks
YesAsks
Energy Energy Storage 22% 22% YesBids YesAsks
SingleStore (MemSQL)
Enterprise Software / Data Management / Storage
Chevron
Return QTD
6%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
6%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Management / Storage 6% 6% YesBids YesAsks
Solugen
Industrial / Materials
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Materials 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
SpaceX
Industrial / Aerospace & Defense
Chevron
Return QTD
1%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
1%
Asks
YesAsks
Industrial Aerospace & Defense 1% 1% YesBids YesAsks
Starburst Data
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
-18%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-18%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence -18% -18% YesBids YesAsks
Stripe
FinTech / Payments
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FinTech Payments 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Tanium
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
-5%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-5%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity -5% -5% NoBids YesAsks
Tealium
Enterprise Software / Sales & Marketing / Adtech
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Sales & Marketing / Adtech 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
ThoughtSpot
Enterprise Software / Data Intelligence
Chevron
Return QTD
-14%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-14%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Data Intelligence -14% -14% YesBids YesAsks
Thrive Market
FoodTech / Food Products & Services
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
FoodTech Food Products & Services 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Turo
Transportation / Ridesharing
Chevron
Return QTD
-12%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-12%
Asks
YesAsks
Transportation Ridesharing -12% -12% YesBids YesAsks
Udacity
Education / E-Learning
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Education E-Learning 0% 0% NoBids YesAsks
Vectra AI
Enterprise Software / Cybersecurity
Chevron
Return QTD
0%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
0%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Cybersecurity 0% 0% YesBids YesAsks
Workato
Enterprise Software / Productivity
Chevron
Return QTD
-30%
Bids
NoBids
Return YTD
-30%
Asks
YesAsks
Enterprise Software Productivity -30% -30% NoBids YesAsks
Zipline
Transportation / Delivery services
Chevron
Return QTD
-3%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
-3%
Asks
YesAsks
Transportation Delivery services -3% -3% YesBids YesAsks
ZocDoc
Healthcare / Digital Health
Chevron
Return QTD
11%
Bids
YesBids
Return YTD
11%
Asks
YesAsks
Healthcare Digital Health 11% 11% YesBids YesAsks

Companies above are listed in alphabetical order.

A data-driven, market-based approach provides accurate and timely pricing information that’s vital for investors, shareholders and institutions.

Track performance, stay informed.

The monthly Private Market Update delivers an insightful roundup of trends and takeaways  in private company investment.

The monthly Private Market Update delivers an insightful roundup of trends and takeaways  in private company investment.

Where the private market is public.

As the first private stock trading platform to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Forge makes it possible to invest within a proven and regulated marketplace.

As the first private stock trading platform to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Forge makes it possible to invest within a proven and regulated marketplace.

FAQ

Learn more about the private market on Forge. Explore the FAQs.

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Who can buy private market stock?

Private market investors include many parties, such as individual investors, venture capital funds, mutual funds, and more. To participate as a buyer in the U.S., the investor must be deemed an “accredited investor”, as defined by federal securities laws.

Qualifying as an accredited investor depends on meeting certain financial or professional thresholds, such as having income over $200,000 ($300,000 with spouse or partner) for the past two years, with a reasonable expectation to have the same in the current year.

Or, an individual can qualify as an accredited investor if they (alone or with a spouse/partner) have a net worth of at least $1 million, not counting their primary residence.

There are additional ways to qualify as an accredited investor. The above are just a couple of common examples.

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How do I buy shares in a private company?

While there is no legal requirement to use a broker to invest in private companies, many investors, especially individuals, may find that it’s easier to buy private company shares through a private marketplace like Forge Markets.

Doing so provides advantages, such as offering a centralized network of shareholder/sellers, compared with trying to source a seller with shares in your desired company on your own. Buyers can also benefit from Forge Markets’ experience with private company transfer processes, knowledge of applicable securities laws and transaction documents, and the ability to bring these elements together in a transaction.

On the other hand, one disadvantage of using a broker to buy private company shares is cost. Forge Markets, like most other brokers, charges a fee for their services. Working without a broker would save on these fees.

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How do I value private company shares?

Valuing private company shares can be both an art and a science. Private companies generally don’t provide as much transparency to investors as public companies do, and you can’t see pricing from prior trades as easily as you can look at public company trade data.

That said, you can try to come up with a valuation based on information such as private market trading activity on a secondary marketplace like Forge, recent funding valuations, and valuation histories at comparable companies.

Forge has proprietary valuation insights, and your Forge Private Market Specialist can help you bring together all available information for your valuation assessments.

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What is pre-IPO investing?

Pre-IPO investing refers to investing in a company before it goes public and sells its shares on a public stock exchange. Pre-IPO investing can be an attractive opportunity for investors who believe that a company is poised for growth and has the potential to generate significant returns. However, it can be a high-risk investment, as there is typically less information available about the company's financial performance and future prospects than there would be for a publicly traded company.

Investors who participate in pre-IPO investing often do so through private placements or secondary market platforms like Forge Markets that allow them to purchase shares in the company before it goes public. For more on pre-IPO investing, please refer to our blog – “What is Pre-IPO Investing?

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What are the fees associated with buying private company shares through Forge Markets?

Working with a broker like Forge Markets, you can expect to pay a 5% fee. Fees might be higher for transactions below our typical minimum of $100,000. Your Forge Private Market Specialist can discuss transaction sizes and fees in more detail with you.

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Why might an investor consider buying pre-IPO shares?

Investors may buy pre-IPO shares for several reasons, such as:

  • The potential for outsized returns
  • Investing early in a startup
  • Diversifying portfolios

Rather than investing solely in publicly traded companies, which often means investing in mature companies and facing a lot of competition from other investors, buying pre-IPO shares can potentially mean getting an ownership stake in a company before there’s a crowd.

See our blog post on buying pre-IPO stocks for more information.

* “Trending Companies” listed above are not a recommendation, offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities by Forge Global, Inc. or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, and are not based on any user’s particular financial situation or needs. Trending Companies are companies on the Forge Markets platform with the highest indications of interest during the time period noted next to the list.