Category: General

ACCEPTING RANDOMNESS IN CAPITAL MARKETS

During my first year working on JP Morgan’s investment banking team in New York, fresh out of college, I was dazzled by Wall Street. My group’s floor was always bustling with activity. It was early 1999 and the public equity markets were hot.

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TEAMWORK, TENACITY, AND TECHNOLOGY

We started iownit with the goal of enabling a more efficient flow of capital into private companies. Capital raising process inefficiencies coupled with the lack of a market infrastructure presented an opportunity for us to leverage our skills and make a change that would benefit all stakeholders

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PRIVATE SECURITIES

Private securities are investable assets issued by a privately owned company in accordance with exemptions from the SEC’s registration requirements. Private securities allow private companies to raise capital from a limited number of accredited investors to start or grow their business. Although private securities are exempt from registration with the SEC, issuers of private securities are still subject to all of the anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Act of 1933.

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