|By Business Wire||
|September 10, 2012 08:01 AM EDT||
SharesPost, a leading financial marketplace built to support the exceptional growth of the pre-IPO economy, announced the appointment of Sven Weber as Managing Director of Investment Management. Sven will lead SharesPost’s registered investment advisor, SP Investment Management LLC, which manages funds investing in leading private growth companies.
“Sven brings to SharesPost more than a decade of investment management experience and a track record of delivering impressive performance to his investors. Sven is well known in the Valley and brings a broad network of relationships with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and companies,” said Greg Brogger, Founder and President of SharesPost. “We are thrilled to have him on board to lead our investment management team.”
“SharesPost is a recognized leader in private capital markets platforms,” said Sven Weber. “It’s great to be a part of the company’s expansion into investment advising and management – we have a number of innovative solutions we will be bringing to the venture community.”
Before joining SharesPost, Sven served as President of SVB Capital at Silicon Valley Bank, where he managed the company’s venture capital investing business, which included direct, secondary, and fund of fund investments exceeding $1.5 billion under management. Prior to SVB Capital, Sven managed secondary investments at Cipio Partners and direct investments for Siemens. He previously had operational responsibilities at both Vodafone Germany and O2 Germany.
Sven holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he specialized in information technology and environmental physics.
About SharesPost, Inc.
Founded in 2009, SharesPost, Inc. today provides a full range of securities, brokerage, investment, and financial advisory services through its two wholly owned operating subsidiaries. It’s securities and private investment fund subsidiaries, SP Investment Management LLC, manages funds investing in high growth companies. SharesPost Financial Corporation, member of FINRA/SIPC, became a registered broker-dealer subsidiary in December 2011.
SharesPost is a leading financial marketplace built to support the exceptional growth of the pre-IPO economy. SharesPost supports high growth companies in a revolutionary way, enabling the world's forward-thinking investors to invest in today's pioneers and future industry leaders. With a listing of over 150 fast-growing companies, an extensive network of 110,000 registered investors, and more than 450 downloadable independent, third-party research reports, SharesPost brings transparency, efficiency, flexibility, and control to the process of raising capital, investing, or liquidating shares in the private capital market.
For more information, please visit www.sharespost.com