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What happens if a company I’m invested in is acquired by another company?

Every merger or acquisition is unique, so there are several possibilities that may arise depending on the details. If this happens, our team will guide you through what your options are.

What happens to my investments if Linqto goes bankrupt?

You can rest assured that your investments will continue to exist even if Linqto goes away. All of our investments exist in bankruptcy-remote vehicles. In the event of a liquidation, all Linqto’s investments are fully shielded from claims by any creditor.

Can I sell before a company exits?

Currently, Linqto allows investors to gain exposure to the stock of private companies. However, this is only the first part of Linqto’s vision. The second part is to create a venue where these investments can be freely traded. If you’re imagining something like a stock exchange for private companies, you’re thinking exactly like us.

Traditionally, private equity investments involve complex rules and the requirement to wait for an IPO or undergo a cumbersome broker process for returns. Linqto cuts through these barriers. We've made private investing simple with our intuitive platform, including a newly launched sell feature for select companies, gradually expanding to more over time.

What companies have the sell feature enabled?

Currently, users who own shares of the following companies can sell their shares, with more companies being added over time:

  • -Ripple
  • -Polysign
  • -Uphold
  • -Copper
  • -Chainalysis
  • -Cerebras
  • -Circle
  • -SnapLogic
  • -Glint
  • -BigID
  • -iTrustCapital
  • -Axiom Space
  • -Tanium
  • -SambaNova Systems
  • -TAE Technologies
  • -Discord
How do I initiate a sell order?

Go to My Portfolio, select the company you wish to sell shares of, and press 'Sell'. Once you enter the number of shares to sell, you’ll see the estimated proceeds of that order. After you review and submit your order, your proceeds will immediately be available in your cash account.

Are there fees for selling my shares?

Yes, there is a transaction fee that helps cover the operating costs of the platform and the local and federal regulatory filing fees uniquely associated with private equity sales, such as Blue Sky Laws.

Can I choose the price I want to sell my shares for?

The price per share you can sell your holdings at is determined based on supply and demand of that company. Limit orders are not currently supported on the platform.

Can I choose which shares to sell if I had acquired my shares across multiple purchases?

Currently, shares are sold first in, first out (FIFO), meaning the shares you purchased first will be sold first. We are planning to support more advanced trading capabilities in the future such as choosing specific lots to sell from.

Is there a minimum number of shares I can sell?

The minimum sell offer amount is $5,000 or all of your shares, whichever is lower.

How will I receive the proceeds when my shares are sold?

Proceeds from sell orders are deposited into your cash account, ready to be used towards your next investment.

What if the ‘Sell’ button isn’t visible?

If you’re viewing a company within My Portfolio and don’t see the Sell button, it means that the selling is not currently available for that company. We just launched our sell feature to select companies on our platform, with more being added over time. We may also disable the sell feature for reasons such as platform maintenance, the liquidity pool purchasing the shares needs additional funds added, or if trading has been halted due to a pending exit event.

Can I revise or cancel my order after submitting it?

No, all sales on the Linqto platform are final.

How can I fund my investment?

We support several options to fund your investment - ACH Transfer, Wire Transfer, and Uphold.

US investors can instantly link their bank account via Plaid and submit a deposit request via an ACH transfer. ACH transfers are typically received and processed within 1-3 business days, but can take up to 5 business days.

Wire Transfers are typically received and processed within 1 business day, but can take up to 3 business days.

Limits on transfers from bank accounts vary per bank. Please contact your bank regarding your limits.

Uphold  is a separate company from Linqto, but one that we partner closely with. Uphold’s digital wallet can hold US dollars, foreign currencies, cryptocurrencies, commodities, and other assets. All of these assets can be used to fund your individual cash account at Linqto. Uphold's 'anything to anything' platform facilitates the conversion to USD when an order is placed.

Once you've created your account, go to the Wallet page and choose the cash account you would like to fund. Selecting 'Add Funds' will prompt you to choose your funding method, where you can choose from your linked accounts or view the wire transfer instructions. We'll notify you once the deposit has been processed and the funds will be available to you when you go to place an order.

When will my deposits be available in my cash balance?

ACH Bank Transfers are typically received and processed in 1-3 business days, but can take up to 5 business days. Wire Transfers are typically received and processed within 1 business day, but can take up to 3 business days. Uphold transfers are available immediately. We'll notify you via email when your deposit is available to use.

Please note that the speed in which your deposits are available depends on when your bank processes your request, which is typically done during business hours. Each bank has its own settlement process and timeline, which is why we recommend contacting your bank if you ever feel that a deposit is taking too long.

Are there fees for transferring money to my cash balance?

Linqto does not currently charge any fees or place limits on deposits, withdrawals, or to maintain your cash balance. Most banks do not charge a fee for ACH deposits, however many do charge a wire transfer fee. Check with your bank regarding transfer fees.

Uphold does not charge a fee for transferring USD, but does charge fees when transferring from other currencies. Click Here to view Uphold fees.

How is my cash balance protected?

Cash balances reside in a JPMorgan Chase bank account, so you can rest assured that your funds are protected. JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest financial services companies in the world, is ranked as the world's most systemically important bank by the G20 Financial Stability Forum, and has the highest capital requirements among the largest banks in the US. 

Additionally, your Linqto account is protected by Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), which requires two sources of verification to sign in to your account: something you know (your password) and something you have (a one-time verification code). This step helps protect your account, even if someone knows or guesses your password.

Does my cash balance earn interest?

No, cash balances are in a non-interest bearing account.

How can I withdraw money from my cash balance?

You can withdraw your money at any time with no cost to you. Click here to contact our team and we'll work with you to confirm your banking information and amount you'd like to withdraw. The transfer is typically completed within 5 business days after we've processed the request.

Why was my deposit rejected or returned?

A transfer reversal can happen for a few reasons, including:

-Name mismatch between Linqto account and bank account
-Insufficient funds
-Account doesn’t support ACH transactions
-Duplicate transfer
-Declined transfer

Contact your bank if you have questions regarding a rejected or returned deposit.

Can I invest through a retirement vehicle?

Yes! Click here to contact our team of experienced financial professionals with the details of your retirement account. We will create a separate entity through which you can invest via your retirement vehicle. This entity will sit within your same Linqto profile for maximum convenience. When it is time to invest, you’ll choose to invest through your personal account or your retirement account. You’ll have the flexibility, within the same Linqto profile, to make one investment in your personal account, and the next in your retirement vehicle.