Forge in the News

February 11, 2022

Private Companies Held Their Own in January’s Rocky Markets (And Not Just for the Obvious Reasons)

“In recent months, as volatility hit the public markets, we’ve seen more shareholder activity on the platform as employees and early investors are concerned about extended liquidity timelines. Later stage investors sense buying opportunities because they tend to be more long-term, focused on the next three to five years and not the next three to five Fed meetings,” reported Forge.

July 12, 2021

Unicorns are off to a hot start in 2021. Many more are on the way

"The range of ways to go public has changed forever," said Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge, a company that lets people sell shares of private companies. "There is more flexibility now with direct listings and SPACs."

May 4, 2021

The market for shares of pre-IPO giants is surging. This company is reaping the rewards

Forge is the largest of the new venues that have cropped up in recent years to facilitate trading in private companies. The company recently raised $150 million from investors including Wells Fargo and Temasek, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, CNBC learned.

April 19, 2021

Should You Invest In The Robinhood IPO?

“Robinhood created a really great user and customer experience for millennials to invest with,” said Kelly Rodriques, chief executive of pre-IPO marketplace Forge. “There is a whole generation of investors that are participating in the markets that weren’t there before.”

February 28, 2021

Staying private: the booming market for shares in the hottest start-ups

February 26, 2021

Coinbase prospectus lacks key trading details for investors who want in on the direct listing

Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge, a marketplace for pre-IPO shares, said Coinbase has been very restrictive of employee share sales in the past and just recently started enabling secondary sales.

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