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Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of SecondMarket, the reinvented stock market. SecondMarket enables companies, community banks, student loan issuers and funds to provide liquidity, raise capital and communicate with their stakeholders. SecondMarket companies control all aspects of their capital raising and liquidity, including who can buy and sell securities, the frequency of transactions, and pricing.

SecondMarket has received numerous accolades in recent years, including being named by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. The company has also received honors from Forbes, Fast Company, Deloitte and other organizations. Barry has received several individual honors including being invited to join Mayor Bloomberg’s Council on Technology and Innovation, being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain’s, and being selected to Fortune’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list.

Prior to founding SecondMarket in 2004, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey, where he focused on financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing transactions. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Barry worked at Bear Stearns, Smith Barney and Rydex Funds. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Barry is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today and Forbes. Barry has been featured on CNBC, CNN Money, Bloomberg News and Fox Business News.

Barry is also an active angel investor with investments in a number of exciting startups, including 42Floors, Art.sy, BitPay, CoinLab, Eventup, Lenddo, Murfie, RealDirect, Slated, SponsorHub and Tapad.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Coinsetter 4/2013Seed$500k2
BitPay 1/2013Seed$510k8
Lua Technologies 8/2012Seed$2.5M25
Rewind Me 6/2012Seed$800k12
IvyDate 6/2012Series A$1.45M1
Endurance Lending Network 5/2012Seed$1.5M5
Murfie 1/2012Venture Round$1.4M2
SponsorHub 12/2011Series A12
Tapad 3/2011Angel$1.8M22

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  1. Coinsetter Lands $500K From SecondMarket Founder & Others To Help Bring Leverage, Shorting To Bitcoin Trade (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. BitPay Banks $510K In Investment To Become PayPal for Bitcoin, Already Has 2,100 Businesses On Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Personal History Tracker Rewind.Me Raises Seed Round Ahead of TechStars Demo Day (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  5. IvyDate Raises $1.45 Million in Series A Funding (prweb.com) [edit]
  6. IGSB [edit]
  7. Digital Music Start-Up Murfie Downloads $1.4M (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  8. SPONSORHUB ANNOUNCES INVESTORS IN FIRST ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR EVENT SPONSORSHIP INDUSTRY (sponsorhub.com) [edit]
  9. Tapad Announces Investors in First Real-time Advertising Platform for Smart Devices (adexchanger.com) [edit]
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