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Jul 15, 2011

There are a few sites dedicated to buying and selling private company ownership like Facebook, etc.

It is legit, but you kinda gotta pay whatever they are asking and they site takes a cut as well for acting like a middle man. Never actually bought in on a private company, so I can't say more than the fact that there are options on getting in.

Here is an article about it http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/02/tech/rea...

Jul 15, 2011

Private shares are usually reserved for institutional investors. It's kinda BS that Facebook isn't a public company. On the secondary market it basically trades as if it is, but retail investors don't have access.

Jul 15, 2011

worked with a company who did a block of facebook, linkedin, groupon pre-ipo shares. charged 7% commission.

Jul 15, 2011

I looked into investing in Facebook a few years ago. Individual investors were welcome (I forget the site) but the minimum purchase quantity was pretty high, well above what I was looking to invest.

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Jul 15, 2011
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