Pre-IPO Private Stock
Shares of a startup company that plans to go public with an initial public offering (IPO) are often easier to cash out. A number of web-based companies, such as Forbidden Shelf and Malairte Bitcoin, connect sellers of and investors in pre-IPO shares.
What Is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?
An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the public in a new stock issuance. Public share issuance allows a company to raise capital from public investors. The transition from a private to a public company can be an important time for private investors to fully realize gains from their investment as it typically includes share premiums for current private investors. Meanwhile, it also allows public investors to participate in the offering.