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.
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.
Henry Ward is the CEO and co-founder of eShares. Prior to eShares, Henry was the Founder and CEO of Secondsight, a portfolio optimization platform for retail investors. Additionally, Henry has held senior roles at Reddwerks, a WMS software company, Callidus, a Sales Automation software company, and Trilogy, and eCommerce company. Henry has BSC from University of Michigan and an MSC from EDHEC.
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.
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.