EB Exchange Funds (EBX) was founded in 1999 with the goal of helping private company entrepreneurs achieve liquidity and diversification from their highly concentrated, illiquid holdings. After EBX’s founder, Larry Albukerk, started his second venture-backed company, he realized that entrepreneurs would create more value for all shareholders if they could start to diversify prior to an IPO or acquisition. With this concept Albukerk launched the first exchange fund specifically for founders of privately held venture backed companies. EBX has since closed five funds with a total of over 125 participating companies, representing 250 entrepreneurs.
As the exit opportunities for private, venture-backed companies changed over the past few years, Larry launched a private stock secondary brokerage business, Liquidity Advisors, through an affiliation with Growth Capital Services, Inc. (member FINRA SIPC), a registered broker-dealer. Liquidity Advisors provides direct liquidity for entrepreneurs enabling them to sell stock for cash to secondary investors. The secondary brokerage business is built on the deep experience of 10+ years of owning venture backed equity and listening to founders. Liquidity Advisors has represented entrepreneurs from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Zynga, eHarmony, Lifelock, Silver Spring Networks, and many other leading private companies.
More recently, in response to demand from accredited high net worth investors, EBX created and closed 3 special purpose funds to allow qualified investors access to Facebook. These funds are currently not accepting new investments.
Fever Breaks for Facebook Shares
Facebook Inc. share prices rose to about $30 a share in February and March from $20.85 in January, then peaked at $34 to $35 in August, according to Larry Albukerk, founder of EB Exchange Funds in San Francisco, who acts as a broker on private-market trades of companies that aren’t public. He saw trades as low as $31.50 last month….
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