A New Vision for Capital Markets

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Author(s): Barry Silbert
Organization(s): SecondMarket
Date Published: 4/13/2011
Source: Stanford Technology Ventures Program

SecondMarket Founder and CEO Barry Silbert thinks his online marketplace for trading alternative assets can play an important role in creating a new model for capital markets. In this lecture, Silbert explains his personal path into entrepreneurship and describes the current growth of his firm, which has drawn attention for trading private stock in companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Silbert also offers reasons for why he thinks current public markets are broken and his vision of a new way forward.

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