Reported Holdings as of October 31st, 2020:
ZX Market Update since November 30th, 2020:
This report is based on data reported by 200+ funds. Many holders of private company shares do not report their holding values and are thus not included in this report’s dataset. Further, many venture-backed private companies are not held by any reporting funds and are thus not included in this report. As such, this report should not be construed as providing a complete picture of shareholder sentiment or venture-backed private company performance.
1 Dollar-weighted return on all reported holdings
2 Equal-weighted mark-up or mark-down across all reported holdings
3 Trend Reversal – Positive reflects an individual holding marked up after consecutive quarterly periods marked down or flat
4 Trend Reversal – negative reflects an individual holding marked down after consecutive quarterly periods marked up or flat
5 Premium and Discount agnostic to share class
After four consecutive months of reported appreciation, holdings in the October 31st period depreciated 2.0%, primarily driven by large mark-downs in JUUL, Butterfly Network and Ant Financial. However, the period still saw a 1.5 advance/decline ratio, with 3 companies gaining for every 2 in the red.
WeWork saw its first positive reversal in 24 months, while Didi Chuxing, Wheels Up and Convoy all saw positive reversals for the first time in 15, 12, and 9 months, respectively. Dataminr saw a negative reversal for the first time in 2 years, while Cibus, Bolt Threads and Grand Rounds saw negative reversals for the first time in over a year.
December ZX ticket volumes skewed to the demand side for the sixth straight month, with ZX seeing 53% more bids than offers. The discrepancy grew as compared to November, which saw only 9% more bids than offers. ZX transactions priced from a 59% discount to a 101% premium to most recent financings, the largest range to date.
On average, ZX Firm Buy Orders sit at a 29% premium to the October 31st median holding values, highlighted by bids in Databricks, SpaceX and Epic Games at 39.3%, 29.6% and 17.4% respectively. ZX Firm Sell Orders are being offered at a 28.1% average discount to October 31st median holding values with Reddit, Rent the Runway and Bolt Threads representing the largest discounts at 57.5%, 18.3% and 8.5%, respectively.
ZX Firm Orders are unique to ZX. A ZX Firm Order (Offer or Bid) is a form of contract accepted on ZX, that allows a buyer or seller to contractually commit themselves to trading at the terms of an order ticket should a bona fide counterparty be presented, or pay a fee set to 10% of the notional value of the transaction should they fail to transact. Zanbato developed the concept of a Firm Order for private stock trading to solve for frequent frustration that parties often hold themselves out as buyers or sellers, but then pull out of transactions when counterparties are presented.
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Section 6 - DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
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• Your address, telephone number, and email address;
• A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
• A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
• A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
• An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our policy is to terminate the right of repeat infringers to use the Service.
Section 7 - NONDISCLOSURE
You agree to use reasonable care, but in no event no less than the same degree of care that you use to protect your own confidential and proprietary information of similar importance, and to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure, publication or dissemination of proprietary, non-public, confidential information ("Confidential Information") of any Third Party Provider. You agree to accept any Third Party Provider's Confidential Information for the sole purpose of evaluation in connection with your business discussions with The Zanbato Group. You agree not to disclose or use Confidential Information otherwise for your own or any third party's benefit without the prior written approval of an authorized representative of The Zanbato Group in each instance. You may disclose Confidential Information if required by any judicial or governmental request, requirement or order; provided that you first take, if permitted to do so by the judicial or governmental authority with jurisdiction, reasonable steps to give the Third Party Provider sufficient prior notice in order to contest such request, requirement or order by notifying the Third Party Provider of such request. You may only disclose Confidential Information to your employees or agents with a need to know for the sole purpose of evaluation in connection with your business discussions with The Zanbato Group and, in the case of agents, only to the extent that the agent has signed a non-disclosure and non-circumvention agreement at least as restrictive as this Agreement. Information will not be deemed Confidential Information of an Third Party Provider that (i) is already in your possession prior to disclosure by such Third Party Provider, (ii) that is or becomes generally available in the public domain other than as a result of unauthorized disclosure by you or your employees or agents, or (iii) is acquired by a third party not in violation of an obligation of secrecy to such Third Party Provider.
Section 8 - MISCELLANEOUS
8.1 Bids, Offers and Firm Orders. "Bids" and “Offers" on the Service represent non-binding indications of interest submitted by The Zanbato Group or one of its respective authorized registered representatives on behalf of their clients (unless such bids/offers are noted as “firm”). A “firm” bid or offer (each, a “Firm Order”) obligates the customer of The Zanbato Group submitting the Firm Order to pay commissions or banking fees on introduction of a counter-party accepting the terms of their Firm Order, meaning these orders represent a higher level of commitment to transact. Bid and Offers may be for any class of equity security of an issuer and may be for blocks of shares held, exercisable, or held or to be held in special purpose vehicles. Rights of holders of the securities will vary, and transactions may be subject to transfer restrictions, including a right of first refusal by the issuer or others. Some issuers may restrict transfers in their securities to certain classes of investor. Specific information on a given ticket is available from The Zanbato Group market operators through its Z-Chat function.
8.4.1 This Agreement contains a pre-dispute arbitration clause. By signing this Agreement, Seller agrees as follows:
8.4.2 No person shall bring a putative or certified class action to arbitration, nor seek to enforce any pre-dispute arbitration agreement against any person who has initiated in court a putative class action; or who is a member of a putative class who has not opted out of the class with respect to any claims encompassed by the putative class action until: (i) the class certification is denied; or (ii) the class is decertified; or (iii) the customer is excluded from the class by the court. Such forbearance to enforce an agreement to arbitrate shall not constitute a waiver of any rights under this agreement except to the extent stated herein.