Tokenization: Democratizing Access to Private Capital Markets

Published on
December 15th, 2020
35 minutes

Tokenization: Democratizing Access to Private Capital Markets

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Saum Noursalehi and Haley Draznin

Published on: December 15th, 2020 • Duration: 35 minutes

Companies are staying private much longer. The average has increased from four years to nearly eleven years, and that's where the bulk of the growth happens. If you don’t play in those circles, which are generally reserved for high-net worth individuals, hedge funds and VC funds, you don’t have access to the upside. This is where tZERO comes in. CEO Saum Noursalehi joins Real Vision editor/reporter Haley Draznin for a discussion about using blockchain technology—more specifically, tokenization—to democratize access to private capital markets. Filmed December 10, 2020. Key Learnings: Tokenizing private companies' cap tables and listing them on an exchange creates a new form of liquidity and can allow investors to make quicker exits.



  • AP
    Aron P.
    28 December 2020 @ 01:52
    sorry, this guys seems "shifty" AF.
  • sd
    steve d.
    20 December 2020 @ 16:24
    Tokenization is a modern day version of Unit Trusts, but with vastly greater liquidity
  • DP
    Duane P.
    17 December 2020 @ 19:47
    Wow and they have an app where you can trade only three crypto securities! Please tell me more! 🙄
  • DP
    Duane P.
    17 December 2020 @ 19:45
    Tokenization on this platform just sounds like a way to skirt compliance, disclosure and regulations. What makes them think they are so special that they will be exempt from these laws and rules once they get on the regulatory bodies' radar?
  • cb
    carter b.
    16 December 2020 @ 23:32
    What a missed opportunity.... There are thousands I’ve been dusters on this platform and you didn’t even mention the Patents The company has for Crypto wallets...
  • AB
    Alexie B.
    16 December 2020 @ 10:19
    If I understand correctly, it is possible to buy tokens for spacex equity through tZERO?
  • BM
    Bruce M.
    15 December 2020 @ 19:55
    The example used, page 4 in the transcript, of a real estate developer getting liquidity prior to completion of the project through the blockchain is highly problematic. As an active investor in developments I would not want to see the skin in the game held by a significant and important partner in the development disappear as they liquidate their position. Perhaps in favor of something that will otherwise occupy their attention instead focusing on completion of the project in which we were partners. Informs me that I would never invest in an opportunity based on this tooling. The tooling is interesting, i have invested in other tokenization projects such as diamond traceability. However, wouldn't touch something like this with a 10 foot pole.
    • AB
      Alexie B.
      16 December 2020 @ 10:03
      Good point
  • OM
    Oliver M.
    15 December 2020 @ 21:08
    If they are focused on growing the business, what has "grown" in the last year? Its been almost dead from what I can see from the outside.
  • PV
    P V.
    15 December 2020 @ 14:14
    Asset tokenization is one of the most important topics in economics and finance today. Yet it is hard to imagine a less interesting content piece than this. Really felt like a shameless plug for the tzero...