Unicorn births surged by 491% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2021 1, bringing the total number of global private market companies worth more than $1B to more than 800 as of September 2021. That list includes over 35 decacorns that are valued at over $10B, and one hectocorn (worth $100B+) in Chinese artificial intelligence company Bytedance that’s valued at $140B. 2
Not only are there more unicorns than ever before, but many of these companies are choosing to stay private longer to accumulate even greater value, which has investors lining up to gain earlier access to private market value creation.
However, historically, investors haven’t had adequate information to help them navigate investment decisions in the private markets. Quality data has been hard to come by and few have had access, which has made it difficult to have confidence in maximizing private market participation.
In other words, private market investors have blind spots. But that’s all changing.
With greater market intelligence fueling investment strategies, investors could more easily:
- Identify emerging trends and source deals
- Gain insight into transaction-level details across trades
- Understand which companies are trading at which price
- Analyze changes to equity ownership and valuation resulting from different exit scenarios
These newfound abilities ladder up to ultimately support private market investors in developing new investment strategies to maximize returns – and to minimize risk and accelerate decision-making and outcomes within the private markets.
With 11 years of proprietary private market data, Forge has developed a product that will help reduce blind spots and assist accredited investors in investing more intelligently.
Forge Intelligence is the first product from Forge Data – a first-of-its-kind cloud-based tool that gives private market investors greater visibility into the data they need so they can have more confidence in decision making that can impact portfolio management, benchmarking, valuation, and more.
Find more information or request a demo by visiting Forge Data here.