Talk Your Book: Investing in Private Companies with EquityZen

Today’s Talk Your Book is sponsored by EquityZen.

EquityZen is giving Animal Spirits listeners half off their first investment minimum by going to – usually a $20K minimum investment – we’re giving you $10K minimum.

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We discuss:

  • The difference between private and public markets
  • How the IPO market has changed
  • The number of unicorns
  • Educating start-up employees on their equity
  • Is WeWork impacting the private markets?
  • How much does it cost to invest in the secondary private market?
  • How do shares in private companies work?
  • How does EquityZen educate investors on these companies?
  • Who is the typical investor in these companies in secondary markets?
  • What are some success stories and risks involved?

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