A Show about the Entrepreneurial Life

Barry Silbert

Founder, SecondMarket

Barry SilbertSecondMarket is a private market place for buying and selling alternative assets including private company stock, bankruptcy claims, and restricted public stock. If you are an investor in a startup or an employee who wants to sell your company’s stock before the IPO, SecondMarket facilities this transaction. Companies trading on the SecondMarket exchange have included Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

Barry became a registered trader at 17 years old. He speaks with Jessica about the state of international capital markets, and how he launched SecondMarket, from scratch.

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