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Join us for “Alternative Liquidity Paths for Founders & Early Investors” Hosted by Rubicon Venture Capital

Featuring a moderated panel discussion plus time for networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:00pm - 7:15pm Moderated Panel Discussion
  • 7:15pm - 9:00pm Networking, Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres

Panel: Alternative Liquidity Paths for Founders & Early Investors

Atish Davda (@adavda), Founder & CEO - EquityZen (@EquityZen)


EquityZen's mission is to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor.

David McGlashan, Head of Research - Cygnet Capital (@CygnetCapital)


Cygnet Capital is a boutique corporate advisory firm with a strong track record of funding and partnering with emerging businesses wishing to transition from private to public ownership via listing on the ASX - Australian Stock Exchange.

Katie Stitch, Managing Director - W Capital Partners

W capital

W Capital Partners is a provider of secondary exits to shareholders, giving companies more time, flexibility, and capital to execute their growth plans.

Richard Brekka (@RichardBrekka), Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Second Alpha Partners (@SecondAlphaNews)


Second Alpha makes secondary investments in private companies, purchasing shares from existing shareholders – founders, executives, angels, VCs or corporate investors. In addition, the firm invests capital directly in private companies that meet its investment criteria, usually in tandem with making secondary purchases of shares from existing investors, but also in situations involving debt conversions, restructurings, recapitalizations or pay-to-play financings.

Nathaniel Becker Chase, Managing Director - Yet2Ventures (@yet2com)


Our mission is simple: be a refreshingly engaged, supportive shareholder for companies working to make essential industries better. We purchase direct interests in venture-stage companies from the following types of existing investors: Independent Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital, Individual Shareholders.

[moderator] Andrew Romans (@romansventures), General Partner - Rubicon Venture Capital (@RubiconVC)


Special thanks to our sponsors:








We are hosting this #AltLiquidity event in multiple locations worldwide

with a varying set of panelists from EquityZen, SharesPost, Cygnet Capital, W Capital Partners, Second Alpha Partners, Industry Ventures, Akkadian Ventures, yet2Ventures, and more. We invite you to join us at all of the events as well as to share these events with friends.

Interested in a little pre-reading? We would like to offer free access to a relevant chapter from Andrew Romans' book "The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets From the Leaders in the Startup Game". The chapter is entitled "Ladder to Liquidity: The Secondary Market".

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All persons attending the event are subject to approval by Rubicon VC and may be denied entrance based on inappropriate activity, actions or background.

Venture capital and angel investments involve a high degree of risk, and are only suitable for "accredited investors" as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information contained within this message is not an offer to purchase or solicitation to sell securities or any other financial instrument of any kind.

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1221 Ave of the Americas

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New York, NY 10020

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Organizer Rubicon Venture Capital

Organizer of NYC: Alternative Liquidity Paths for Founders & Early Investors - Hosted by Rubicon Venture Capital

Rubicon Venture Capital is an early stage VC fund with offices in San Francisco and New York City focused on backing consumer and enterprise technology companies in the internet, software and connected hardware verticals at Late Seed, Series A and B stages. Rubicon raises capital from individual high net worth investors, family offices, corporations and institutional LPs creating a powerful network ready to help and go to bat for our startup portfolio. We enable our LPs to co-invest along side the fund on a deal-by-deal basis via innovative sidecar SPV funds right up to IPO or M&A exit.

Our investment focus is on late seed, Series A and B rounds of internet/software/connected hardware companies. To learn more visit

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