FinovateFall 2016 / MarketX

Presenter Profile:

How they describe themselves: MarketX is an online investment platform for investors to access the pre-IPO shares of high-growth US startups. We connect international investors in Asia with early shareholders of US companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat. We work with a network of 8,500 angels and family offices across the US, Europe, and Asia to foster a community of cross-border investors and US-based entrepreneurs. MarketX is on a mission to democratize private investments globally; we believe in making it possible for everybody to invest in the proven pre-IPO companies they love.

How they describe their product/innovation: MarketX is the first cross-border marketplace that allows you to learn about alternative investing, browse deals, and invest in quality pre-IPO companies. MarketX provides increased transparency and connectivity amongst our shareholders and investors. We leverage blockchain technology to prove the ownership and integrity of the private shares. With our platform, we have helped our investors to execute $100,000 transactions profitably and we have built a pipeline of primary and secondary investment opportunities worth over $500M. As a pre-IPO investor and shareholder, you can now find liquidity from international markets.

Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B)


Bus. Dev., Press & Sales: Cathryn Chen, Founder

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