Forge in the News

December 29, 2020

Expect More Access To Privately Held Companies: Forge (Radio)

Kelly Rodriques discusses the public-private markets, direct listings and SPACs during 2020.

November 23, 2020

The Wild West: Pre-IPO Secondary Trading

Fresh off his completed merger with SharesPost, Forge CEO Kelly Rodriques wants to build a tech-enabled trading juggernaut that attracts market participants with its data and clearing capabilities. With a combined order book of $12B and 1,100 transactions closed in Q3 ‘20, he’s off to a strong start.

November 12, 2020

DoorDash, Roblox, Wish and Airbnb all expected to go public before year’s end, sources say

Forge CEO Kelly Rodriques shares insights on pre-IPO demand for DoorDash, Roblox, Wish and Airbnb's upcoming public debuts.

October 10, 2020

Online car seller gives an inside look at the pandemic’s most popular path to going public

September 30, 2020

Facebook’s billions are backing two tech direct listings on Wednesday: Palantir and Asana

Peter Thiel backed Palantir and Asana which pursued direct listings, the former with the help of Forge. Kelly was cited by reporter, Ari Levy, on Palantir's market and how it had market-based pricing for years.

September 20, 2020

Private Market Trading in Palantir Shares Surged Ahead of Direct Listing

Ahead of Palantir's direct listing, SharesPost shared data on its transactions with Palantir, conducting $231 million in trades covering a total 38 million shares. SharesPost highlighted how participation in private market trading is about evenly split among institutional investors and accredited individual investors.

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