Commenting on the alliance, Luan Cox, Crowdnetic’s CEO, said, “This marks the most transformative moment in financial services since online stock quotes first began democratizing investment information in the 1990s. We are honored to be working with MarketWatch in bringing this next-generation investment data to their over 6 million unique visitors per month.”
The new “Private Offerings” section of MarketWatch will include aggregated offering and pricing information on private issuers raising capital via Regulation D 506(c) and other forms of securities-based crowdfunding presently permissible within the amended regulatory framework under the JOBS Act. For the first time in history, through MartketWatch, retail investors will have the ability to track and monitor a comprehensive listing of private offerings from some of the world’s leading platforms including AngelList, MicroVentures, EarlyShares, CrowdClear, WeFunder, hyperfund and Crowdfunder.
“As the venture capital industry continues to evolve and PIPRs (“Private Issuers Publicly Raising”) become a mainstream asset class, it was essential that we create this dashboard to give investors, reporters, officials and the general public greater visibility and insight into the private company marketplace,” Cox concluded.
“MarketWatch has a long history of providing innovative financial tools that help investors stay on top of the latest market trends. In today’s climate, as more and more investment dollars are being allocated to alternative asset classes, we believe that Crowdnetic’s private company content suite will only enhance our users’ ability to make good decisions,” said Ian Rosen, General Manager of MarketWatch.