Linqto rebrands private markets platform after US lawmakers loosen definition of accredited investor

Rick Steves

“Business has radically transformed since our founding, uniquely positioning Linqto as a go-to resource for all accredited investors, whether they want to diversify their portfolio during times of economic volatility or are passionate about investing in companies offered on the platform.”

Linqto has revamped its company mission to pioneer true liquidity and democratize access to private markets for accredited investors.

The fresh brand identity aligns with its mission to provide global access to private equity in profitable unicorns before they go public.

Linqto, which has a global community of over 150,000 members in 110 countries, has achieved $220 million in investments across almost more than 50 portfolio companies.

Linqto allows investors to buy stakes for as little as $5,000

The House Financial Services Committee has recently updated the list of accredited investor certifications to democratize access to the private market and ensure more Americans have an opportunity to build personal and generational wealth.

With almost unanimous bipartisan, lawmakers approved three bills that loosened rules related to the definition of an accredited investor, those eligible to purchase unregistered securities or private placements.

Linqto’s expanded capabilities enable accredited investors to buy and sell holdings, providing true liquidity to private market investing, and ensuring real-time settlement. The firm allows accredited investors to invest in the world’s leading unicorns for as little as $5,000.

Historically the private equity asset class has only been accessible to the largest institutional and ultra-high-net-worth investors. Additionally, companies are staying private for longer periods of time, exhibited by the median number of years to IPO increasing from eight in 1980 to 11 in 2021. These factors can lock up value for various stakeholders who might want to monetize their investments without waiting for a liquidity event like an acquisition or IPO, which are becoming increasingly delayed in today’s economic climate.

Linqto helps accredited investors acquire stakes in pre-IPO unicorns

Bill Sarris, CEO of Linqto, said: “Business has radically transformed since our founding, uniquely positioning Linqto as a go-to resource for all accredited investors, whether they want to diversify their portfolio during times of economic volatility or are passionate about investing in companies offered on the platform. Now we’re doubling down on our core mission of helping accredited investors identify the private companies and industries they’re most interested in and providing real-time liquidity as a bonus.”

Patty Brewer, Chief Product Officer at Linqto, commented: “The first generation of Linqto’s platform made private equity investing simple and accessible for accredited investors, and we are now entering a new phase which also makes these investments liquid. The expanded platform allows accredited investors to cost-effectively build and manage their own diversified portfolio of private equity investments. Linqto is demystifying the private markets by providing endless opportunities to achieve financial goals.”

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