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Collective works side by side with the best private growth companies to make their equity compensation programs the basis of stable, long-term wealth creation for their employees

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Enhance Recruitment and Retention

  • Increase the value of equity compensation by providing controlled, turnkey liquidity
  • Enable tax optimized diversification to reduce employee risk from over-concentration
  • Deliver better long-term financial outcomes for employees

Eliminate Issues Posed by Other Solutions

  • Provide employee liquidity without accepting many retail investors on to the cap table
  • Avoid legal complexity, disclosures and expense of tender offer programs
  • Enable employees to borrow non-recourse at reasonable rates without encumbering their shares

Gain a Value Added, Long-term Investor

  • Collective is a long-term institutional investor
  • The Collective Exchange Fund is overseen by experienced venture capitalists
  • Collective is passive shareholder that always seeks to support management

What is Collective Liquidity?

Collective Liquidity provides unicorn employees with the financial tools they need to turn their company’s equity compensation into a prudent, long-term financial plan. Collective does this first by enabling employees to exchange shares tax-free for an interest in the Collective Exchange Fund, a diversified portfolio of leading unicorns. They can then choose to obtain liquidity by borrowing non-recourse against their fund interest. As compared to a stock sale, the results for employees can be more liquidity in the near term and greater appreciation with less financial risk over the long-term.

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What is the Collective Exchange Fund?

Exchange funds generally allow investors to exchange a single stock for an interest in a diversified pool without triggering capital gains taxes. They have been available for public shares for decades. Collective Liquidity is the first to make this proven diversification and tax optimization strategy available for private shares.

The Collective Exchange Fund aims to represent the unicorn asset category by applying a long-term, passive approach to a broadly diversified portfolio of unicorns. Collective only accepts exchanges from 100 leading unicorns backed by many of the best VCs into its portfolio. Prospective exchangers can learn exactly which companies are eligible for exchange by viewing the fund's Eligible Companies

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What is an Exchange Loan?

To provide exchanging shareholders with liquidity, Collective has partnered with WebBank. Shareholders can borrow against their fund interests on a non-recourse basis. Terms for these Exchange Loans are often substantially better than the typical non-recourse loans available to private company employees. Instead of loan-to-value ratios between 15-25%, Exchange Loans are for up to 65% of the value of the shareholder’s shares. Instead of charging 15-25% annual interest rates, Exchange Loans currently charge just 9.90%. Instead of taking up to 45% of the borrower’s stock at maturity, Exchange Loans charge no stock or equity fee.

Because both the exchange into the fund and the loan are tax free, many employees can generate more immediate after-tax liquidity from an Exchange Loan than they can obtain from a stock sale. Even better, the employee retains their Exchange Fund interest, generating long-term wealth on top of the near-term proceeds from their Exchange Loan.

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Why is Collective Liquidity good for private growth companies?

The Collective Exchange Fund is a passive, long-term investor managed by experienced venture capitalists. Collective consolidates a company’s cap table by aggregating many smaller shareholders into a single institutional holder. As a long-term partner to our portfolio companies, we continually strive to be of service by delivering risk management and liquidity solutions that enhance the value of the company’s equity compensation plans. Our experienced staff ensures that Collective’s solutions are a turnkey employee benefit and conform to all company policies and procedures.

Why is Collective Liquidity a better liquidity provider than other solutions?

Unlike tender offer programs, Collective enables companies to avoid:

  • Creating and managing complex liquidity programs
  • Raising capital and making financial disclosures to fund employee liquidity
  • Paying fees to tender offer platforms

Unlike marketplaces, Collective enables companies to avoid:

  • Fragmenting their cap table with many unknown retail buyers
  • Impacting 409A valuations (because exchanges are distinguishable from secondary transactions for valuation purposes)

Unlike lenders, Collective Liquidity enables companies to avoid:

  • Letting their employees borrow at high cost
  • Letting their employees remain over concentrated in a single stock
  • Having to manage lenders' security interests on company shares

Our Eligible Companies

Collective seeks to partner with leading unicorns

Abridge's stock
Addepar's stock
Alation's stock
Algolia's stock
Alloy's stock
Altruist's stock
Apollo 's stock
Apollo Graph's stock
Asapp's stock
Ascend Elements's stock
Attentive's stock
Automation Anywhere's stock
Benchling's stock
Beyond Identity's stock
BigID's stock
Bilt Rewards's stock's stock
Cerebras Systems's stock
Chainalysis's stock
Chronosphere's stock
Clari's stock
ClickHouse's stock
Cresta's stock
DailyPay's stock
Databricks's stock
Dataminr's stock
Deel's stock
Devo's stock
Discord's stock
Drata's stock
Enable 's stock
Expel's stock
Flexe's stock
Flexport's stock
FloQast's stock
FrontApp's stock
Gecko Robotics's stock
Glean's stock
Guideline's stock
Guild Education's stock
Gympass's stock
Harness's stock
Homebase's stock
Hugging Face's stock
Instabase's stock
Invoca's stock
Kong's stock
Locus Robotics's stock
Mashgin's stock
Maven Clinic's stock
Monte Carlo's stock
Motive (Formerly KeepTruckin)'s stock
Outreach's stock
Postman's stock
Project44's stock
Rec Room's stock
Replit's stock
Rightway's stock
Rippling's stock
SeatGeek's stock
Sentry's stock
SingleStore's stock
SKIMS's stock
Skydio's stock
Slice 's stock
Temporal Technologies's stock
ThoughtSpot's stock
Together's stock
Vanta's stock
Vectra's stock
Vendr's stock
Verkada's stock
Vestwell's stock
Via's stock's stock
Webflow's stock
Whatnot's stock
Workato's stock
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