When Facebook goes public as expected this spring, a casual observer might assume that Facebook alums will begin investing in startups. That person would be wrong, says one former insider with deep ties to the company.
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CapLinked, an L.A.-based startup backed by investors Peter Thiel, Dave McClure, and David Sacks, among others, is launching new monthly subscription accounts to users of its proprietary platform, which connects privately held companies with accredited investors. The company, which has signed up more than 100,000 users, who currently use the service at no cost, will charge [...]
Deal room software isn’t new. Companies and investors have long had online places to securely manage their due diligence, update investors, and bring in other interested parties. IntraLinks, a publicly traded New York company that is used by one million people every day, charges subscribers thousands of dollars each month to host their most critical [...]
When it comes to keeping track of and referring potential deals, some VCs will never give up their coffee meetings, phones, or good old-fashioned spreadsheets. But CapLinked, an eight-month-old platform startup based in Santa Monica, is betting that a younger generation of investors will want to use new tools that allow them to more easily exchange [...]