CryptoRated, a review, rating and analysis platform for Blockchain investors, has partnered with PrivatEquity.biz, a peer-to-peer platform that directly connects shareholders in private tech companies with accredited investors. With the new partnership, PrivatEquity.biz will curate selected ICOs to allow investors to diversify their portfolio with some of the chosen ICO tokens, providing them with an arena for smooth and transparent transactions.
CryptoRated,a Zirra brand, offers a platform that reviews ICOs using a community-sourced and transparent rating process.
ICOs are rapidly becoming a fundraising vehicle of choice, offering much greater efficiency and flexibility compared to traditional fundraising paths. Since the beginning of 2017, new ICOs have raised more than $2.2 billion for approximately 150 startups. The market experienced a 230% year-over-year increase.
Ethereum has created a flourishing community of tech companies now using cryptocurrency for a variety of enterprise, finance, and consumer solutions, attracting wealth from top-notch Silicon Valley investors, such as Lightspeed, Andreessen-Horowitz and Union Square, and some of the biggest tech corporations, such as Microsoft, Intel, and Amazon. More generally, Bitcoin and established Altcoins have produced significant yields for investors.
PrivatEquity will feature only future ICOs so that accredited investors will get an exclusive list of opportunities. At any given moment exciting new ICOs are about to be issued, as more and more startups are choosing the path of ICO as their main fundraising vehicle. Raising funds through an ICO allows them to not only sell equity in their company in a simple, decentralized way directly to investors but also grow their offering, encouraging token owners to carry out transactions using the token. Investors enjoy a liquid equity in the form of a tradable cryptocurrency, and access to startups that were once accessible only to professional venture capital investors.
The cryptocurrency space is exciting and is growing fast, but it introduces many new risks. It is subject to extreme volatility, and is still largely unregulated, making the market extremely challenging, especially for less educated investors.
CryptoRated, a Zirra brand, offers a complete set of tools for blockchain investors, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, and service providers. CryptoRated is the first and only platform today that reviews Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using a transparent and community-sourced rating process. The platform includes ICO and token reviews on the most innovative and noteworthy ICOs; a DIY ICO scorecard that brings community wisdom into ICO reviews; an Ongoing and future ICO calendar; and an ICOpedia to explain and offer ideas about the overall crypto market.
One of the most anticipated ICOs today is Utrust, a payment platform that allows buyers to pay with cryptocurrencies and sellers to receive payment in flat currency while acting as a trusted mediator. Utrust launched a pre-ICO of $1.5 million last August, followed by a 7-round ICO that began in September, with the goal of obtaining a funding total of $50 million. The Utrust token will act as an investment stake, as well as a transactional token for buying products and services on the platform.
Another successful ICO is UnikoinGold, backed by investors such as Mark Cuban a token designed for legal and licensed betting on E-sports matches and tournaments, as well as rewards and incentives for e-sports participants. Sirin Labs, a Smartphone vendor, has announced plans to launch a new Smartphone designed exclusively as a secured cryptographic hardware wallet. Sirin will also issue tokens in order to encourage developers to launch apps and to create an ecosystem around the Smartphone.
Accredited investors are expected to gain access into U.S and international ICOs as the SEC plans to regulate the ICO market, similar to how it approved access to crowdfunding platforms. For these investors, PrivateEquity.biz will feature a list of some of the most anticipated ICOs in the market today.
About 2,000 accredited investors are currently listed on the PrivatEquity.biz platform, which was recognized by Red Herring as one of the top 100 innovative companies in Europe in 2016.