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Innovation in Private Capital Markets

Jeremy Smith
Chief Strategy Officer, SecondMarket

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About This Class

What do Faceboook, LinkedIn and Tesla Motors have in common? They've already traded shares on SecondMarket. Learn how to invest in private capital markets with SecondMarket, the next generation stock market.


  • Introduction 1:51
  • Overview 2:21
  • Fall of Public Markets 17:35
  • Rise of Private Markets 15:57
  • The Crowdfunding Enigma 10:38
  • How Investors Can Participate 6:28


  • Why the public markets no longer work for startups
  • How the private company stock market has emerged to fill the gap
  • The future of crowdfunding and SecondMarket’s role
  • How investors can participate in the private markets

About the Instructor(s)

Jeremy Smith
Chief Strategy Officer

Jeremy Smith is responsible for helping set the strategic direction of SecondMarket as well as leading the company's efforts to turn its platform into the central access point for all next generation investments. Prior to joining SecondMarket, Jeremy was the owner and President of Arthur Lauer, Inc. where he redesigned and implemented the company’s business strategy and marketing program. Prior to his time at Arthur Lauer, Jeremy worked at the private equity firm Alliance Holdings where he aided in developing the firm’s business model and marketing program to enhance its deal sourcing and closing capabilities. Before Alliance Holdings, Jeremy was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin where he focused on valuations, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.

Jeremy graduated with honors from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds his Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading alternative investments and has appeared in many leading publications, including The American Banker, BusinessWeek, DowJones, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. Jeremy has also been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.

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