Securitize is a blockchain-enabled company that facilitates the capital markets by allowing traders to trade in private companies using trusted global solutions. The platform is secure and offers high-quality experience for investors. It is integrated with multiple US-based marketplaces, so traders can trade without any fear of losing their earnings. The company has received over $26 million in funding and aims to become one of the biggest US marketplaces.
Securitize was born out of a mission to decrease friction and create liquidity in the private sector. After launching SPiCE Venture Capital (SPiCE VC), Carlos Domingo and his co-founders envisioned using blockchain technology as a way to provide automation and liquidity for limited partners, an asset class that had always been considered illiquid.
Once it was determined that no compliant technology existed for issuing and managing digital asset securities, Carlos and co-founder Jamie Finn decided to build the technology, and soon after, used it to successfully issue one of the world’s first tokenized venture capital funds, SPiCE VC. In late 2017, Carlos and Jamie, spun off the SPiCE VC technology as a new company, launching Securitize, Inc. with the goal of making all of the world’s assets digital.
By 2019, Securitize, LLC made headlines by becoming the only SEC Registered Transfer Agent operating on the blockchain.
In 2020, with its industry-leading primary issuance and compliance platform, Securitize was recognized by CB Insights as a top 50 global innovator leveraging the blockchain, their first-ever ranking of the most promising companies within the blockchain ecosystem.
2021 was the year Securitize really started to take off: issuing the first credit-rated security token in Japan, completing a $48 million Series B round co-led by Morgan Stanley and Blockchain Capital, launching Securitize Capital and four tokenized funds (including the first two funds to track S&P indices), and we premiering Securitize Markets to enable trading of digital asset securities.
The pace of major milestones has continued into 2022, with the launch in January of the ETH yield fund and in February with the news that Securitize is now among the top 10 U.S. stock transfer agents (and the leading digital transfer agent), with the acquisition of Pacific Stock Transfer. As a result of that acquisition, Securitize now has over 1.2 million investor accounts and 3,000 clients.
Securitize Markets, LLC (Securitize Markets), a subsidiary of Securitize, Inc. brings the issuer and the investor together, where the issuer raises capital and investors can access alternative investment opportunities in a fast and transparent way.
Having worked with 200+ issuers, Securitize is a pioneer in the digitization of private market securities on the blockchain, for example:
Launched first dedicated fully-digital securities issuance platform, Securitize, Inc.
First and only platform to fully integrate compliance protocol with regulated marketplace ATS and to enable live trading security tokens with Securitize Markets.
First digital asset securities firm to vertically integrate transfer agent and broker-dealer ATS (Alternative Trading System) registered services.
Securitize, LLC has also been the chosen partner to power many of the firsts in Digital Asset Securities, including:
First Reg. A+ security token issued representing class A common stock in Exodus.
First credit rated tokenized fund in Japan, with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
First fully-tokenized venture capital funds, with SPiCE VC and Blockchain Capital.
First security token offering in Japan, with Lead Real Estate.
First security token issued as debt by an NBA player, Spencer Dinwiddle of the Brooklyn Nets.
Securitize has raised approximately $100 million in funding. Its most recent funding round was a $48 million Series B in June 2021, led by Morgan Stanley and Blockchain Capital, in what Forbes described as “Morgan Stanley’s first dedicated investment in the crypto space.” Morgan Stanley’s involvement was a result of Securitize CEO Carlos Domingo being introduced to Morgan Stanley Managing Director Pedro Texeira by a mutual friend in Miami.
May reduce portfolio quality: If the AAA risks, for example, are being securitized out, this would leave a materially worse quality of residual risk.
Costs: Securitizations are expensive due to management and system costs, legal fees, underwriting fees, rating fees and ongoing administration. An allowance for unforeseen costs is usually essential in securitizations, especially if it is an atypical securitization.
Size limitations: Securitizations often require large scale structuring, and thus may not be cost-efficient for small and medium transactions.
Risks: Since securitization is a structured transaction, it may include par structures as well as credit enhancements that are subject to risks of impairment, such as prepayment, as well as credit loss, especially for structures where there are some retained strips.
Securitize Markets’ digital end-to-end marketplace brings issuers and investors together in one platform, allowing our investors a simpler experience building and managing their alts portfolio.
Diversify across asset classes and cut down on research time by accessing unique investment offerings on one platform4.
Your hard-earned money shouldn’t be spent on fees. Invest with $0 commissions on primary market investments and approachable secondary market trading fees. On top of that, issuers can set minimums as low as a fraction of a token*.
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Digital Asset Securities are digital representations of traditional financial products such as equity and debt, of which the ownership rights are registered on a blockchain.
Opportunity to potentially earn a higher rate of return (on a risk-adjusted basis)
Opportunity to invest in a specific pool of high quality assets: Due to the stringent requirements for corporations (for example) to attain high ratings, there is a dearth of highly rated entities that exist. Securitizations, however, allow for the creation of large quantities of AAA, AA or A rated bonds, and risk averse institutional investors, or investors that are required to invest in only highly rated assets, have access to a larger pool of investment options.
Portfolio diversification: Depending on the securitization, hedge funds as well as other institutional investors tend to like investing in bonds created through securitizations because they may be uncorrelated to their other bonds and securities.
Isolation of credit risk from the parent entity: Since the assets that are securitized are isolated (at least in theory) from the assets of the originating entity, under securitization it may be possible for the securitization to receive a higher credit rating than the “parent”, because the underlying risks are different. For example, a small bank may be considered more risky than the mortgage loans it makes to its customers; were the mortgage loans to remain with the bank, the borrowers may effectively be paying higher interest (or, just as likely, the bank would be paying higher interest to its creditors, and hence less profitable).
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Securitize is a Digital Asset Securities firm. Our goal is to provide access for investors to invest in private market digital asset securities (security tokens), and provide companies with a fully-digital end-to-end suite of compliant solutions leveraging the advantage of next generation blockchain technology.
This team believes in an accessible and frictionless future for both issuers and investors, where all investors can trade and private companies can fundraise using digital asset securities. As an industry-leader, we’re paving the path for the compliant digitization of financial assets.
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