As business owners struggle to raise capital through private placement, angel investors, venture capitalists and their banker, a Utah company has launched an innovative platform for private companies to create liquidity.
The Independent Stock Market (ISM) was on display at the Networking Phoenix Signature Event on May 23, 2012. Over 1,500 attendees attended the event at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
ISM provides private businesses with an accelerated path to sell their stock in a “buy-sell only” marketplace without the filing, reporting and compliance burdens associated with going public on a traditional stock exchange.
Businesses posting through ISM must be in business for a minimum of two years and have a $2.5 million valuation. Their stock offering can be advertised to the family, friends, employees, customers, suppliers, Facebook fans, LinkedIn connections and anyone else they can reach with their offering. A maximum of 2,000 shareholders are permitted in ISM’s Phase I process, including up to 500 unaccredited investors.
ISM also provides the opportunity to invest in emerging companies using IRA-qualified funds with a small minimum investment.
Contact Bill Merrow at 602.821.7340 or email@example.com for more information on ISM.