Reported Holdings as of May 31st, 2020:
ZX Market Update since May 31st, 2020:
This report is based on data reported by 212 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
Reporting holders marked down their private portfolios 10.6% in this May 31st, 2020 reporting period despite the broader public markets advancing aggressively off their March lows. While the depreciation of reported holdings was greater than April’s 7.6% decline, mark-downs were concentrated in a smaller portion of companies as the advance-decline ratio narrowed to 2:3 from 1:3 in April.
Generation Bio ($5.34-$9.68/Share) led gainers with both the largest average appreciation across portfolios and the largest percentage mark-up by an individual fund, likely in anticipation of its subsequent June IPO. After Generation Bio, Coupang ($7.84/Share), Sonder ($10.76-$10.77/share), and ServiceTitan ($33.75-$33.80/Share) contributed the largest dollar gains to portfolios, while mark-downs in Magic Leap ($2.39-$5.40/Share), Intarcia Therapeutics ($4.89-$18.52/share), Goop ($7.83/share), and Dataminr ($11.00/share) contributed the largest dollar losses.
On average, positions were marked down 6.1% this period. The same companies that contributed the greatest appreciation and depreciation to tracked portfolios also saw the largest mark-ups and mark-downs by individual funds, with the exception of WeWork ($5.09-$7.81/Share), which saw the period's third largest mark-down at 52.9% but is a relatively smaller position which didn’t materially impact overall portfolio value.
Negative reversals in Starry ($1.22/share), Plex Systems ($2.15/Share) and Altiostar ($3.85/Share) were the first times the companies have been marked down by individual funds in three and two years respectively, while positive reversals in Generation Bio, Sonder and The Honest Company ($14.38-$45.76/share) reflected recent tailwinds for Biotechnology, Travel & Tourism and Consumer Goods & Services companies as investors may have been optimistic seeing the first signs of the economy reopening.
Secondary trading volumes continued to grow through the summer, driven by strong institutional demand for mid- and late-stage private companies. July volumes were further bolstered by a resurgence of “Pre-IPO” trading, with new capital coming into the market looking to gain exposure to companies like Asana, Marqeta, Palantir and Procore that are believed to be nearing listing events. Increased attention also drove an uptick in demand for highly valued companies like Bytedance and SpaceX.
July saw transacted prices range from a 51% discount to a 25% premium to most recent financings, again supporting the observation that investors are being discerning as they evaluate private companies individually. Sectors such as eCommerce, Data & Analytics and Enterprise SaaS have led the market higher.
On average ZX Firm Sell Orders are being offered at a 29.5% discount to May 31st median holding value, an additional 10% discount to April’s 20.2%. Firm offerings in Reddit ($33.69/share) and Bolt Threads ($15.84/share) again marked the largest discounts to median holding value at 34.7% and 24.2% respectively. Palantir has the only ZX Firm Bid at a premium to May’s median holding value, while Klarna and Didi Chuxing have firm buyers bidding below median holding value.
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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(ix) If you are a customer of The Zanbato Group, you are and will continue to be either (x) a qualified institutional buyer under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), (y) a qualified purchaser, as defined in Section 2(a)(51) of the Investment Company Act, or (z) an accredited investor under Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act, subject to the right of The Zanbato Group to impose higher accreditation standards to comply with suitability requirements;
(x) you shall comply with all applicable laws related to anti-money laundering and sanctions and (y) if you are a Customer of The Zanbato Group, you shall ensure that you and your Authorized Customer Delegees follow such applicable laws with respect to your and their use of and access to the Service.
5.1.3 Role of The Zanbato Group. You acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein:
(i) The Zanbato Group shall not, directly or indirectly, be a principal to any transaction on the Service or be responsible for, or otherwise guarantee, performance of any transaction entered into by you, and you shall proceed solely against the counterparty in that transaction, and not against The Zanbato Group, to collect or recover any amounts owed to you or to enforce any of its rights in connection with, or as a result of, such transaction;
(iii) The Zanbato Group may receive fees from subscribers to the Service representing both the buyer and seller in respect of a transaction effected through the Service; and
(iv) if you are a customer of The Zanbato Group, the submission or posting of any Information to or on the Service by The Zanbato Group or any authorized user of the Service shall not be deemed a recommendation by The Zanbato Group or such authorized user that you enter into any particular transaction or that any particular transaction is suitable or appropriate for you.
Section 6 - DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
If you believe that the Service contains content that infringes on your copyright, please forward the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to The Zanbato Group, Copyright Agent, Attention: General Counsel, 715 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043.
• 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.