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Posts Tagged ‘secondary stock market’

Selling Twitter Stock Is Prudent, Says Early Investor Fred Wilson

The 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt conference is underway and the New York-based venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (USV) is enjoying a fireside chat with TechCrunch co-editor Erick Schonfield.

Wilson’s firm have been early investors on many successful startups, including Foursquare, Zynga, Etsy, FeedBurner, Disqus and, of course, Twitter, and he was pushed by Schonfield on whether USV had sold any of their Twitter stock in the secondary market. Like some other backers.

Wilson’s response: um…  maybe?

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Twitter Is Second Most-Watched Company On Secondary Stock Market

Twitter, despite the fact that it will remain private for the foreseeable future, is the second most-watched private company on investors’ lists. According to data from SecondMarket, a firm that facilitates investment into private companies, Twitter beat out all but one other tech company out there… can you guess which one?
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