January 23, 2023

Press Release

New Insights and Analysis Tools for Forge Intelligence

January 23, 2023 – SAN FRANCISCO – Forge Global Holdings, Inc. (“Forge” or the “Company”), a global private securities marketplace, today announced new tools within Forge Intelligence designed to expand insight into the private market so customers can invest more intelligently.

Forge Intelligence is an innovative, web-based portal designed to give investors access to Forge’s proprietary trading data, pricing, valuation and analytics that help investors develop investment strategies and enhances their investment journey.

New Forge Intelligence features include:

  • Sector Insights module that offers customers a quick glimpse into macro-level price movements across the innovation economy. The Sector Insights capability applies Forge's proprietary sector taxonomy and utilizes secondary transaction data, allowing customers to easily compare price movements and transaction volumes across sectors to analyze market activity.

  • Private Comparables section that enables subscribers to compare how companies perform relative to their peers within their sector versus those with similar valuations. Based on the insights offered by this module, clients can better inform their liquidity strategies, price discovery analyses and valuation outlooks.

  • Investor Profiles dashboard allowing customers to track primary funding round investor activity, with tools to granularly inspect investments and round participation activity through dynamic visualizations. The investor profile dashboard displays information on investments by venture funds and firms in private companies, including details on primary funding round participation in specific companies over time. In addition, the visualization summary allows customers to drill into “smart money” activity for repeat investments, drop-offs and first-time exposures for investors featured in Forge Intelligence.

“With the breadth of data, depth of insights and analysis, Forge Intelligence is continuing to deliver transparency into the private markets that gives our customers a strategic vantage point from which to build smart strategies and make intelligent decisions,” said Manish Mehra, SVP of Product, Forge Data.

For more information about Forge Intelligence, visit forgeglobal.com/data/

About Forge

Forge is a leading provider of marketplace infrastructure, data services and technology solutions for private market participants. Securities-related services are offered through Forge Securities LLC (“Forge Securities”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forge. Forge Securities is a registered broker-dealer that operates an alternative trading system and is a Member of FINRA/SIPC.

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