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Linqto Introduces Refreshed Brand Identity and New Feature to Provide True Liquidity in Private Market Investing

San Francisco, July 18, 2023 - PRNewswire Linqto, the world's first financial technology investment platform democratizing access to private markets for accredited investors, today takes a bold step forward to revamp its company mission and pioneer true liquidity in the private markets. Two-Fold Announcement Linqto's two-fold announcement aims to establish a fresh brand identity that aligns with its mission to provide global access to private equity in profitable unicorns before they go public. The rebrand comes on the heels of a recent bill by the House Financial Services Committee that updates the list of accredited investor certifications to democratize access to the private market and ensure more Americans have an opportunity to build personal and generational wealth—a key objective for Linqto. Expanded Capabilities In parallel, Linqto's expanded capabilities enable accredited investors to buy and sell holdings, providing true liquidity to private market investing. Linqto is the first platform to offer market-driven trading of private company units with real-time settlement. Its expanded functionality builds on the strength of its investment platform, which allows accredited investors to invest in the world's leading unicorns for as little as $5,000. Historically, the private equity asset class has only been accessible to the largest institutional and ultra-high-net-worth investors at extremely prohibitive entry points. Additionally, companies are staying private for longer periods of time, with the median number of years to IPO increasing from eight in 1980 to 11 in 2021. These factors can lock up value for various stakeholders who might want to monetize their investments without waiting for a liquidity event like an acquisition or IPO, which are becoming increasingly delayed in today's economic climate. Leadership Statements \"Business has radically transformed since our founding, uniquely positioning Linqto as a go-to resource for all accredited investors, whether they want to diversify their portfolio during times of economic volatility or are passionate about investing in companies offered on the platform,\" said Bill Sarris, CEO of Linqto. \"Now we're doubling down on our core mission of helping accredited investors identify the private companies and industries they're most interested in and providing real-time liquidity as a bonus.\" \"The first generation of Linqto's platform made private equity investing simple and accessible for accredited investors, and we are now entering a new phase which also makes these investments liquid,\" said Patty Brewer, Chief Product Officer at Linqto. \"The expanded platform allows accredited investors to cost-effectively build and manage their own diversified portfolio of private equity investments. Linqto is demystifying the private markets by providing endless opportunities to achieve financial goals.\" Linqto's Achievements Linqto has achieved $220 million in investments across almost 50+ portfolio companies and has a global community of over 150,000 members in 110 countries. To learn more about Linqto and its services, visit Linqto. About Linqto Linqto is a leading global financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $220 million of investment transactions in nearly 50 innovative mid-to-late-stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, health tech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 150,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto. IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE AND DISCLOSURES: The information contained herein is educational in nature and does not constitute a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security or other financial instrument.

Announcing a New Partnership Between the Angel Capital Association and Linqto

San Jose, Calif., April 25, 2023 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform providing accredited investors with access to some of the world's most sought-after privately held companies, announced today its partnership with the Angel Capital Association (ACA), a professional society of over 15,000 accredited angel investors. Partnership Details \"We are really excited to join forces with the ACA,\" said Karim Nurani, Chief Strategy Officer at Linqto. \"Both of our organizations do a tremendous job in offering great deal flow, education, and empowerment for investors. Now, the angel investing organizations' members will have unique access and insights into investment opportunities in later-stage, high-growth companies, along with the world-class education we provide to help investors understand how best to engage.\" \"This is a natural partnership for us to pursue,\" said Pat Gouhin, CEO of the ACA. \"We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of access to quality deals, education, and networking to our members, and the opportunities to expand these efforts with Linqto complement what we do perfectly.\" Collaborative Efforts Experts from Linqto will actively engage with ACA subject matter experts from various committees and peer groups to broaden the horizons for this group of investors. Long-time ACA member, community supporter, and prolific angel investor, David Rose, will discuss with Mr. Nurani on June 15th at 9am PST about how to identify great companies to invest in to create \"freshly minted unicorns.\" Register: https://l.linqto.com/cii6sz Linqto will also be the gold sponsor of the ACA's Summit of Angel Investing in Las Vegas on May 16 – 18th. Register here: https://events.angelcapitalassociation.org/summit2023 About Linqto Linqto is a global leading financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $170 million of investment transactions in 40+ innovative mid-to-late-stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, health tech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 65,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto. About the Angel Capital Association (ACA) ACA is a professional society of accredited angel investors who make up the world's most prolific early-stage investment class. The association is the largest professional development organization for angel investors in the world, deploying more than $650 million in early-stage capital each year. ACA has over 15,000-member accredited angel investors, 260 angel groups, accredited platforms, and family offices, as well as 30,000+ entrepreneurial companies in its member investment portfolios. Learn more at ACA. About Linqto Learn Linqto Learn is a monthly educational event where we deep dive into topics that need further investigation, such as AI or Spacetech. We select exceptional individuals who are experts in their field to discuss their thoughts and journeys. These events are geared towards our community of accredited investors who need to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to learning about new technology and trends.

Linqto Surpasses $200M in Total Investments and Announces Lowest Accessible Entry Point in Private Equity

San Francisco, March 22, 2023 - PRNewswire Linqto, a global private investment platform, has announced a significant milestone, surpassing $200 million in total member investments. Since its founding in 2020, Linqto has amassed over 4,000 investors on its platform, indicating the growing demand for the high-value private equity asset class. This achievement underscores the company's success in democratizing access to private market investments. To further enhance accessibility, Linqto has also announced that it has reduced the minimum investment on its platform to $5,000, opening the doors to even more investors seeking entry into these private market investments. Broadening Private Equity Access \"Surpassing the $200 million total investment milestone is a significant achievement for us and the private market industry,\" said Linqto's Chief Revenue Officer Leo LaForce. \"This achievement dispels the myth that private markets are an exclusive club reserved only for the super-rich. Our investment platform has experienced impressive growth, demonstrating that sophisticated individual accredited investors are eager for high-growth opportunities that were once inaccessible to non-institutional investors. By reducing the entry point to $5,000, we've fortified our unwavering dedication to transforming Linqto's platform into the most accessible and cost-effective gateway to private equity. As a result, we are on an exciting path to helping democratize access to the next generation of high-growth companies while they are still private.\" Market Trends and Opportunities According to Federal Reserve estimates, the number of accredited investors in the United States exceeded 13 million in 2020 and is expected to rise. Historically, the private equity asset class has been accessible only to the largest institutional and ultra-high-net-worth investors at extremely prohibitive entry points. However, through Linqto, individual accredited investors can now invest in the world's leading unicorns across a growing portfolio of high-valuation companies, including AI, FinTech, RPA, digital assets, and e-commerce, all at a new accessible entry point starting at $5,000. Linqto's Growing Portfolio and Services Since its inception, Linqto has provided investors on its platform access to some of the world's leading private companies—including Ripple, Epic Games, and Acorns. To meet the growing demand from accredited investors seeking to invest in this asset class, Linqto recently expanded to include Linqto Wealth and Linqto Professional. Linqto Wealth enables advisors to diversify their clients' private equity investments, while Linqto Professional offers institutional-grade private market investment services to affinity organizations. Linqto is committed to continuously expanding its services to enable investors to make informed decisions and achieve their financial goals through this growing asset class. To learn more about Linqto and its services, please visit Linqto. About Linqto Linqto is a global leading financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $200 million of investment transactions in 40+ innovative mid-to-late-stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 65,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto.

Linqto Expands Senior Leadership Team with Announcement of New Chief Marketing Officer

San Francisco, January 24, 2023 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform, has appointed Elisa Zoli Lai as the brand's new Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Elisa brings over a decade of experience in successfully building brands and growing user bases at several prominent organizations. She has managed teams across luxury brands at Procter and Gamble Italy and oversaw the Music, Streaming, Media & Entertainment verticals at Facebook, now Meta, for markets in Italy and the US. New Leadership for Marketing Success \"Linqto is democratizing private market investing for the approximately 100 million qualified individual investors worldwide,\" says Leo LaForce, Chief Revenue Officer at Linqto. \"For our business to continue its successful growth on a global scale, we must reach a wide range of investor profiles and experience levels. Elisa brings the pedigree and proven ability to target, connect, and communicate relevant brand value to diverse user bases at the highest levels. The Linqto team is fortunate to add Elisa's growth marketing expertise to our team.\" Elisa Zoli Lai's Background Elisa has extensive experience leading brand management and marketing initiatives. At Procter and Gamble, she headed global launches for numerous products under the luxury brands' portfolio and defined and executed go-to-market strategies for over seven years. At Facebook, she led initiatives and teams across product, marketing, measurement, partnerships, and creative to design digital marketing strategies, driving exponential growth and business value creation for entertainment advertisers. Most recently, Elisa served as VP of Marketing at We Are Giant, a music community platform based in San Francisco, California. \"It is an exciting time to join Linqto as we further propel into the US private equity sector. Our offering delivers unique value to accredited investors by lowering the barrier of entry. Linqto is democratizing the highest returning asset available to accredited investors, and I couldn't be prouder to join such an innovative company,\" Elisa Zoli Lai states. For more information, visit Linqto. About Linqto Linqto is a global leading financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $175 million of investment transactions in 45+ innovative mid-to-late stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 55,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments.

Leading Private Investment Platform Linqto Continues US Market Expansion with Strategic Influencer Initiative

San Francisco, December 13, 2022 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform, is scaling its growth by launching a series of social media-based influencer video campaigns. This initiative aims to bring awareness to direct private company investments and support brand awareness in the U.S. market. The partnerships target audiences seeking accessible digital investment products. Influencer Partnership Ryan Serhant, known for his starring roles on Million Dollar Listing and Sell it Like Serhant, is the first personality to introduce Linqto's offerings to his followers and like-minded audiences. \"Linqto is proud to take this next step in educating accredited investors on their options in obtaining high-performing private market assets,\" said Leo LaForce, Chief Financial Officer at Linqto. \"These partnerships will raise awareness of the accessibility tech-enabled platforms bring to the private market, and we're excited to begin these efforts alongside Ryan.\" \"I am proud to partner with and kick off Linqto's series of educational campaigns,\" said Ryan Serhant. \"Linqto offers a great opportunity for investors to diversify their portfolios and serves as a tool to help people on their way to long-term wealth.\" Campaign Details Linqto's zero-fee investment management platform allows accredited investors to invest in private equity and venture-backed companies with minimum investments beginning at $10,000. The educational and engaging campaigns will introduce the Linqto platform, educating audiences on the account creation process, platform features, and unique incentives, such as accreditation support and the platform's loyalty program, \"Linqto Bucks.\" Globally, millions of accredited investors are qualified to invest directly in high-quality private companies. However, awareness of investing eligibility in this high-valuation asset class needs to be more widespread. Linqto's intuitive and secure platform and high-grade institutional research make private investing simple, accessible, and affordable. The first campaign is set to run from November through January, with upcoming influencer partners to be announced soon. About Linqto Linqto is a global leading financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $170 million of investment transactions in 40+ innovative mid-to-late stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 55,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto.

Private Investment Platform Linqto Added to the Millennium Trust Alternative Investment Network (MAIN)

San Jose, Calif., and Oak Brook, Ill., December 8, 2022 - PRNewswire Linqto, a global leader in democratizing private market investing, and Millennium Trust Company, a leading provider of retirement, custodial, and consumer-directed benefits solutions, announced today that Linqto's access investment platform has been added to the Millennium Alternative Investment Network (MAIN) within the Private Equity asset category. Partnership Details MAIN is a centralized location designed to help qualified individual investors and investment advisors easily access and educate themselves on alternative investments such as private equity, explore investment ideas, and seamlessly transact using Millennium Trust IRAs or taxable custody accounts. Providing access to a range of asset classes, MAIN emphasizes education for clients interested in exploring how alternative investing can help them build and diversify their investment and retirement portfolios. \"We are excited to participate in the Millennium Alternative Investment Network,\" said Leo LaForce, Linqto Chief Revenue Officer. \"Linqto offers a simplified way for Millennium Trust clients and advisors to learn about the private equity asset class as well as evaluate and make direct investments in technology unicorns and other private companies in a cost-effective and frictionless way. We proudly share Millennium Trust's mission to help put alternative investments into the reach of qualified investors.\" \"Millennium Trust welcomes Linqto to MAIN,\" said Ryan Schneider, Regional Director for Millennium Trust in the West Region. \"The Linqto platform includes a wide range of resources, private market insights, and private equity investment options for our clients to access through simplified, streamlined processes – all hallmarks of MAIN.\" About Millennium Trust Company Millennium Trust Company solves important business challenges through innovative financial wellness solutions that help people plan, save, and invest. With more than 5 million clients holding over $55 billion in assets under custody, Millennium Trust is committed to using its decades of expertise and strong partnership with the financial community to empower employers, advisors, and institutions to help people achieve short-term and long-term financial security. Learn more at Millennium Trust. Millennium Trust Company performs the duties of a directed custodian and does not provide due diligence to third parties on prospective investments, platforms, sponsors, or service providers. It does not offer or sell investments or provide investment, legal, or tax advice. About Linqto Linqto is private investing made simple. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $175 million of investment transactions in 45+ innovative mid-to-late-stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 65,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto.

Leading Private Investment Platform Linqto Partners with Wealth Management Innovator Farther

San Francisco, December 7, 2022 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform, has partnered with Farther, a cutting-edge financial institution specializing in high-tech wealth management. Effective immediately, Farther's advisors will have access to Linqto's comprehensive platform, providing a centralized place to discover, evaluate, and invest in some of the most significant tech unicorns and private companies worldwide. Partnership Details \"Farther is not just any wealth management platform; they're an innovative fintech visionary,\" says Joe Endoso, Chief Operating Officer of Linqto. \"Farther is one of the fastest-growing wealth tech firms in the market, while Linqto is one of the most innovative private investing platforms. Our two companies are pushing the boundaries of innovation: Farther's clients will benefit from access to direct investments in venture-backed private companies, and Linqto will further expand our business by adding value to Farther's wealth managers. We're thrilled to embark on this new chapter.\" Benefits for Advisors and Clients The partnership will enable stronger access to one of the alternative investment space's most compelling asset classes – private equity – with minimum investments as low as $10,000 and without the traditional brokerage, management, and performance fees of traditional private equity or venture capital funds. \"Our partnership enhances Farther's unique offering to their clients, who will now have access to institutional quality research and 'startup equity' investment opportunities through the Linqto platform,\" explains Leo LaForce, Chief Revenue Officer of Linqto. \"Farther has the unique combination of forefront technology, a sophisticated platform, and trusted counsel. Their wealth managers will be well-versed in the different attributes of the asset class and be in a position to guide their clients on why one may want to consider allocating portions of a portfolio into direct private company investments. We are proud to work closely with such a quality, like-minded partner.\" \"Farther's fee-only model means we can bring our clients the best products on the market,\" states Taylor Matthews, Farther Co-Founder & CEO. \"Farther very much considers Linqto to be one of those premier products, and we couldn't be more excited for this strategic and powerful partnership.\" About Linqto Linqto is a global leading financial technology investment platform allowing accredited investors to identify, evaluate, invest in, and make liquid investments in the world's leading unicorns and private companies. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $175 million of investment transactions in 45+ innovative mid-to-late stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 55,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto. About Farther Farther is a new kind of financial institution: combining expert wealth advisors and innovative technology to deliver a comprehensive, personalized client experience. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms, Farther caters to high-net-worth professionals who need a more holistic approach to growing and protecting their wealth.

Linqto Granted FINRA BD and ATS (Alternative Trading System) Licenses

San Jose, Calif., November 22, 2022 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform, today announced that FINRA has granted Linqto Capital LLC, a subsidiary of Linqto, Inc., a broker-dealer license with the right to operate an Alternative Trading System (ATS) for secondary trading of equity securities. Introduction of Linqto ATS Launching in Q1 2023, the Linqto ATS is a T+Zero same-day settlement trading platform for investments in mid-to-late-stage tech unicorns and other leading private companies. This new system introduces true liquidity to further democratize private market investing for accredited investors globally. Benefits for Linqto Members Linqto members who have invested in the equity of these companies via Linqto's innovative SPV structures will now have on-demand liquidity through the Linqto platform without waiting for an exit event (IPO or acquisition) by the underlying companies. \"This is a game changer,\" said Bill Sarris, Linqto CEO and Co-Founder. \"Linqto has democratized the private equity asset class by making investments in high-quality private companies accessible, affordable, and now liquid. Prior to Linqto, private markets were traditionally only available to the largest institutional and ultra-high-net-worth investors. Now individual accredited investors can make investments in high-quality companies for as little as $5,000 to $10,000, with the increased confidence that they will soon be able to sell their investments to other Linqto members should they choose to.\" Market Impact Linqto's ATS will have critical mass at its launch and benefit from the strength of its adjacent primary investment platform, which features over $170 million in notional value of investments made over the past three years by Linqto members. These investments span more than 45 companies, such as Ripple, Acorns, Carbon, Dapper Labs, WHOOP, and Zipline, as well as successful exits in now-public companies like Coinbase, Robinhood, SoFi, Marqueta, Innovium, and NerdWallet. \"Linqto continues to make investing in private markets as familiar and simple as investing in publicly traded stocks or bonds,\" said Leo LaForce, Linqto Chief Revenue Officer. \"Upon the release of ATS, our members will be able to cost-effectively build and manage their own diversified portfolio of private equity investments in the same way, and with the same liquidity, as the world's largest institutional investors.\" About Linqto Linqto is private investing made simple. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $170 million of investment transactions in 45+ innovative mid-to-late stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 65,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, please visit Linqto.

Leading Private Investment Platform Linqto Announces Linqto Professional

San Francisco, November 15, 2022 - PRNewswire Linqto, a leading global private markets investment platform, today announced the launch of Linqto Professional. This new offering provides a wide range of accredited investors with access to some of the world's most sought-after, privately held companies and tech unicorns. Focusing on engaging associations, professional communities, and affinity groups, Linqto Professional enables members to benefit from exclusive investment opportunities, research insights, and discounted pricing due to their collective purchasing power. Introducing Linqto Professional \"Linqto Professional is providing timely, unique wealth-building alternatives when retirement savings, financial security, and stock market crashes are significant concerns for more people than ever—even the affluent,\" says Will Petruski, Vice President of Sales at Linqto. \"Linqto Professional tailors private market investment solutions for our client groups, providing democratized access to the same high-quality investment tools and asset classes used by the largest institutional investors in the world, including pension funds and endowments.\" Previously, this asset class was accessible only to the largest institutional and ultra-high net worth investors at extremely prohibitive entry points for the typical accredited investor. Key Features \"Linqto Professional takes the complexity and friction out of private markets investing, making it as simple as buying a stock or bond,\" explains Leo LaForce, Chief Revenue Officer at Linqto. \"If professional communities, such as doctors, lawyers, and accountants, are deciding how to allocate their wealth best, a minimum investment of $10,000 is all it takes to invest in the next Snowflake or Uber before it goes public. Also, unlike private equity or venture capital funds, Linqto does not charge brokerage, management, or performance fees.\" Linqto's mission is to aid the 100 million accredited investors globally that qualify to invest directly in high-quality private companies. To see if you qualify, visit Linqto Investor Status. About Linqto Linqto is private investing made simple. Accredited investors worldwide have trusted Linqto to make over US $165 million of investment transactions in 40+ innovative mid-to-late stage private companies across diverse sectors, including fintech, artificial intelligence, healthtech, sustainable materials, and digital assets. With a rapidly growing community of more than 55,000 users in 110 countries, Linqto is a leader in democratizing access to private market investments. To learn more, visit Linqto.

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