Investors have a new resource to help them navigate the private markets intelligently

Institutional and individual investors alike are realizing that often - the highest growth and, therefore, the highest return periods for innovative companies happen prior to IPO. As a result, there has been a meaningful uptick in interest in private market investing. Yet navigating this uncharted territory can be challenging without the right resources.

As participation in the private markets continues to increase, these investors are seeking greater transparency and access to insights to help them navigate and invest intelligently – from assessing opportunities, to valuing private companies, to implementing investment strategies and managing risk exposure.

Forge is here to do just that – to help private market investors see beyond their private market blind spots.

Introducing Forge Intelligence

Forge Intelligence is a web-based data product that allows private market investors to gain insights on secondary pricing of private companies. The first-of-its-kind solution gives investors access to Forge Data, which includes proprietary trading data from the Forge Markets platform, deep company information for top private companies and analytics to inform investment and trading decisions.

With Forge Intelligence, investors can gain insight into price discovery with market data such as volume weighted average price (VWAP) and trade volume over time, see transaction-level details across trades, explore active bid-ask spreads on private companies, and analyze changes to equity ownership and valuation resulting from different exit scenarios – all to better inform their private market investment strategy.

As the only provider of private market trading data, Forge has facilitated trades of private shares in more than 400 companies since inception, representing over $10 billion in volume across 19,000 transactions with buyers and sellers in 70 countries.

Forge Intelligence is available now. Find more information or request a demo by visiting Forge Data at this link.

Forge Data LLC (“Forge Data”) provides its customers with certain data concerning securities of private companies through its stand-alone subscription-based platform. Forge Data is not a registered broker-dealer, investment adviser, or investment manager and does not offer investment advice or advise on the raising of capital through securities offerings, nor does it solicit, broker, close or otherwise facilitate transactions in secondary markets. All data is provided for information purposes only.

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Investing in private company securities is not suitable for all investors. An investment in private company securities is highly speculative, involving a high degree of risk, and investors should be prepared to withstand a total loss of your investment. Private company securities are also highly illiquid and there is no guarantee that a market will develop for such securities. Each investment also carries its own specific risks and investors should conduct their own, independent due diligence regarding the investment, including obtaining additional information about the company, opinions, financial projections and legal or investment advice. Accordingly, investing in private company securities is appropriate only for those investors who can tolerate a high degree of risk and do not require a liquid investment. Past performance Is not indicative of future results.