Private equity and VC-type investments have traditionally been inaccessible to most investors which is unfortunate, as these investments offer the highest potential pay-off on the "Risk / Reward" curve amongst all asset classes available for investments compared to public equity / fixed income instruments, commodities or even real estate.
Due to low interest rates in the U.S., negative interest rates in other parts of the world, and lacklustre growth globally, to even come close these days to what is considered a reasonably strong return of 7.5%, pension funds and other professional money managers are investing in relatively "riskier" assets: by adding a larger allocation of private equity investments to the once-standard portfolio of high-grade investment bonds.
Regular investors however, have not had the chance to rebalance their own portfolio... until now.
With an increasing number of companies delaying IPOs on the public market, we've observed investors display active interest in making private market investments.
Fundnel is building an investment platform that enables investors to co-invest easily alongside financial institutions in a broad selection of new asset classes.