eShares, Inc.
Location: 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306, United States
Founded in: 2012
Stage: Beta (public testing)
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 07/2012, Seed: $1.8 M
Investors: Scott Banister, Braughm Ricke, Andy Palmer, Todd Corenson, Tim Draper, Richard Chen
Investment Firms: K9 Ventures, XG Ventures, Structure Capital, TEEC Angels, Elefund, Kima Ventures, Subtraction Capital, Expansion VC
Short URL: vator.co/eshares
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Disruptive solution to an antiquated process ripe for change! This team will get it done and we're happy to be a part of it.

eShares, Inc.

We electronically issue and manage equity shares and options for private companies.
Startup/business
California, United States United States
https://www.esharesinc.com

eShares eliminates paper stock certificates and options by replacing them with a fully electronic workflow for the issuance, signing, and acceptance of shares. We will also provide sophisticated cap table management tools and financial services.

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Company description

eShares eliminates paper stock certificates and options by replacing them with a fully electronic workflow for the issuance, signing, and acceptance of shares and options. We also will provide sophisticated cap table management tools and other financial services.


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Business model

We give our eShares Certificates product to companies that issue new shares to employees, investors, and other shareholders. We plan to charge companies a fee for issuing and securely storing stock options, as well as for advanced cap table management tools and financial services. Additionally we are partnering with banks who pay us to access the companies and employees that need to transact on their shares and options during liquidity events.

Competitive advantage

We  are  different  because  we  are  solving  the  paper  problem  first.  Our thesis  is  that  nobody  has  successfully  created  a  market  for  privately held  companies  precisely  because  of  the  paper  problem.  Without electronic  management  of  share  ownership,  there  cannot  be  a  liquid market  for  privately  held  shares.

Investors
Richard Chen
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K9 Ventures is a technology focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. We believe that extraordinary things are possible when great teams come together around technology. We primarily invest at the seed stage, when the founding team is ...
Scott Banister
Scott built his career by identifying new markets and shaping innovative products for them. In 1995, he identified search engines as a significant advertising medium and invented the first products to automate marketing across multiple search engi...
Braughm Ricke
Braughm Ricke - Unconfirmed
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Steve O'Brien - Unconfirmed
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Telemachus Luu - Unconfirmed
Andy Palmer
Andy Palmer - Unconfirmed
Todd Corenson
Todd Corenson - Unconfirmed
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Timothy Kasbe - Unconfirmed
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XG Ventures® was founded in March 2008 by ex-Googlers, who were early hires in strategic roles at Google. Pietro Dova and Andrea Zurek are the managing members of XG Ventures and are dedicated to advising and investing in supremely talented ea...
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Structure Capital - Unconfirmed
We help passionate teams build great companies by investing seed-stage capital, time, experience and relationships. Building a valuable company is hard—we've done it—we can help you do it too. We love helping entrepreneurs reach their ...
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TEEC Angel Fund (TAF) is a super angel fund with strong mindshare with entrepreneurs. TAF is founded and operated by entrepreneurs and executives graduated from Tsinghua University of Beijing, China. Our mission is to back the world’s st...
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Elefund - Unconfirmed
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The Kima Ventures fund was started in 2010 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Kima’s goal is to support and finance innovative companies with seed capital all over the world.  
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Subtraction Capital is an opportunistic venture fund that works hard to support great entrepreneurs. We believe that we have an eye for spotting valuable companies early in their lifecycle, but we also invest in mid and late stage companies th...
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Expansion VC - Unconfirmed
Expansion VC is an angel/VC firm located in New York City and founded by brothers, Joseph and Ryan Melohn. Expansion VC provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, education, biotechnology, and ene...
Richard Chen
International Daddy of Mystery. Investor.