Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
CapLinked—the online platform that makes investing in private companies easy, secure, and social—announced today that it had grown 4,000% and surpassed $10 billion in private deals since its launch earlier this year. The company is also debuting a revolutionary new tool for raising capital called DealRocket, which will help companies raising capital to connect with targeted investors.
Since its launch to the public in February, CapLinked has grown at a rapid pace as companies and investors flock to its website to manage capital raises, network, and exchange updates. In its brief history, CapLinked has already grown to:
- $10 billion in total deal rooms on the site. Users can create a private deal room for raising capital or selling an asset.
- 90,000 accounts, an increase of more than 4,000% since the beginning of the year.
- 8,000 active companies in a wide array of industries, including technology, energy, transportation, food & beverage, real estate, and financial services.
Companies use CapLinked to manage the previously cumbersome processes of raising money, networking with new prospects, and handling investor relations after the business is funded. Accredited and professional investors use CapLinked to review deals, conduct due diligence, and keep track of their portfolio of private investments. Both sides can also invite their advisors (e.g. lawyers, consultants, board members, etc.) to receive information and review deals. The site is free to use.
On the heels of its rapid growth, CapLinked is introducing DealRocket, a new tool to help streamline the process of raising capital. DealRocket will enable companies to make their private deal room available to over 1,000 qualified, professional investors including venture capitalists, angels, private equity firms, and hedge funds. Companies can elect to enroll their deal room in DealRocket, making it visible to the professional investors participating in the program. CapLinked expects to expand DealRocket to 10,000 professional investors by the end of the year.
“Private investing has always been a difficult process for companies and investors alike,” says Eric M. Jackson, CapLinked’s CEO. “Both sides have been forced to rely on technology from the 1990s—email, spreadsheets, and overpriced enterprise deal room software. CapLinked is making it easier to connect and exchange information, and DealRocket takes this to a whole new level.”
CapLinked was co-founded in 2010 by Jackson (PayPal's first head of US marketing and author of the book “The PayPal Wars”) and Christopher Grey (former managing director at a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank, the largest privately owned bank in the country). Financial backers of CapLinked include Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal), Dave McClure (500 Startups), Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir Technologies), Aman Verjee (CFO of Sonos), and David Anderson (7th Rig).
DealRocket was previously available only to startups enrolled in Microsoft’s BizSpark program. Now, all companies on CapLinked’s site will be given the option to use the free feature when setting up a deal room.
CapLinked Inc. (https://secure.caplinked.com/) makes private investment easy, secure, and social. CapLinked’s online platform is used by private companies, investors, and their advisors to network, manage a capital raise or asset sale, and exchange updates. The company is located in Manhattan Beach, California.
For more information or to arrange an interview with CapLinked CEO Eric M. Jackson, contact Shannon Matthews at media(at)caplinked(dot)com or (310) 896-5045.