Forge in the News

August 31, 2023

Arm IPO Is Helping to Revive the Market for Pre-Offer Investing

“One of the big fear-of-missing-out effects is institutional investors afraid the IPO window is going to reopen, and they won’t be in private” companies beforehand, said Forge Global Holdings Inc.Chief Executive Officer Kelly Rodriques. “We’re in that moment now.”

June 25, 2023

There are signs that it will be a hot secondaries summer

Buyers and sellers are coming to a consensus on startup valuations, which is the first step to jump-starting the late-stage market.

June 23, 2023

Forge Global CEO: The private market index is trading up for the first time in two years

Forge Global CEO Kelly Rodriques joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss growing momentum in the IPO market, secondary markets for investment into private companies, and late-stage private market valuations.

November 23, 2022

How startups can lower their chance of a down round in a downturn

Data from Forge’s November 2022 report indicates that startups that raised earlier in the present downturn wound up collecting fewer down rounds and received better overall pricing than their more reticent brethren.

May 20, 2022

How will public markets impact private valuations and exits? Investors weigh in.

Painful decisions are coming for business leaders due to a public market downturn and narrowing exit options for startups, but eventually the best businesses will emerge from the current market stronger. That seemed to be the consensus from a panel discussion hosted on Thursday by Forge Global, a private securities marketplace based in San Francisco.

May 20, 2022

The Tech Selloff Is About to Cause Big Problems for Start-Ups, Too

Forge Global CEO Kelly Rodriques, who I recently interviewed for a Barron’s Live event, notes that most private transactions in pre-IPO shares still take place at prices above the last completed financing round—but the premium is shrinking.

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