Investment platforms for those looking to start their investment journey with a minimum of $10,000
Yieldstreet investments, focused on high-yield, specialty lending, carry inherent risks higher than traditional investments, primarily due to the potential for borrower default.
Yieldstreet's investments are generally less liquid, meaning they cannot be quickly sold for cash. These private market alternatives often require longer holding periods.
The expected net annualized return (IRR) for investors on Yieldstreet is 9.6%.
Yieldstreet's investments span time horizons from as brief as 6 months to as long as 5 years.
Yieldstreet is open to U.S. persons with a valid TIN, U.S. bank account, and U.S. mailing address. Non-accredited investors can access the Alternative Income Fund, while single asset investments require accredited investor status verification.
The minimum investment on EquityZen is $10,000, though this may vary by offering.
Investing in private companies via EquityZen involves risks such as limited liquidity, market volatility, company performance uncertainties, regulatory changes, less available information, and potential lack of diversification, which could impact investment returns.
EquityZen offers liquidity for vested shares only. It does not provide liquidity for unvested shares, unvested RSUs, or options directly.
Unlike public market investments, private investments carry higher risks and unpredictability. Consequently, it's challenging to define a standard return rate for EquityZen investments.
Typically, companies on EquityZen have received late-stage funding, suggesting an expected investment horizon of 2-5 years, but outcomes can vary widely.