Tokenization: Democratizing Access to Private Capital Markets

Published on
December 15th, 2020
Duration
35 minutes

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Tokenization: Democratizing Access to Private Capital Markets

The Interview ·
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.