IPO Alternatives: SPACs, Direct Listings & Private Market Investments

Published on
October 14th, 2020
Duration
54 minutes


IPO Alternatives: SPACs, Direct Listings & Private Market Investments

The Interview ·
Featuring Kelly Rodriques

Published on: October 14th, 2020 • Duration: 54 minutes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a company going public? Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge, an online trading platform that facilitates and brokers investments in shares of large private companies (so-called "pre-IPO" companies), speaks to Real Vision senior editor, Ash Bennington, about the booming public market and why private companies are turning to SPACs and direct listings instead of traditional IPOs. He also weighs in on how retail and accredited investors can gain access to private companies before going public and monetary policy's impact on the public market. Filmed October 9, 2020.