How they describe themselves: DarcMatter is an online investment platform providing transparent, institutional-level access to alternative investments in venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and commercial debt products. Traditionally, alternative investment opportunities have been difficult to source without committing large amounts of capital or having direct connections to the issuer. DarcMatter addresses the challenges of investing in today’s marketplace by empowering investors to source from a broad universe of pre-screened opportunities with reduced minimums. Private issuers are able to tap into a new source of liquidity represented by family offices, wealth managers, and individual investors.
How they describe their product/innovation: DarcMatter is an investment platform that answers an increasing appetite for alternatives by providing visibility into an otherwise opaque marketplace. DarcMatter provides private issuers comprehensive transactional technology and distribution channels to enhance exposure to a greater number of investors. The platform also features a seamless and compliant engine to receive investments, securely store and disseminate information, and manage the flow of funds. The platform’s unique model enhances investor buying power by lowering the buying minimums of select opportunities while considerably streamlining capital raising logistics for private issuers.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B)