tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced that it has signed agreements with three cutting-edge platforms: OmniValley, Inc., an online community and platform housing and connecting startup ecosystem participants, Trellis Platform, Inc. (Trellis), a SaaS platform for alternative assets, and Wunderfund, Inc., an investment funding platform for private companies.
These partnerships will connect tZERO with high-quality private companies seeking to enhance their securities through tokenization, offering a path towards continuous secondary liquidity through tZERO’s regulated alternative trading system operated by its FINRA member broker-dealer subsidiary, tZERO ATS.
tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi stated, “We are thrilled to partner with OmniValley, Trellis, and Wunderfund. These progressive platforms have rich networks of private companies and we are eager to introduce these companies to a blockchain-based platform for tokenization and secondary trading.”
OmniValley is an exclusive, online investor network of over 750 accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, and other large institutions, connecting those who invest in startup companies. OmniValley’s tools foster new and meaningful relationships among investors seeking to enter under-ventured and innovative markets.
OmniValley CEO and Founder Grady Buchanan shared, “At OmniValley, we’ve built a platform specifically and exclusively designed for investors that provides transparency and access into entrepreneurial ecosystems. tZERO shares our DNA. We look forward to working with tZERO and providing our network with an innovative solution that is interoperable with the market-leading secondary liquidity solution.”
Trellis is a Boston-based company that helps issuers and fiduciaries navigate the private investment process through its SaaS platform. The Trellis platform is built to enable secure, compliant, and paperless investment in alternative assets from deal sourcing and due diligence through subscription, custody, and monitoring. Trellis also facilitates alternative asset liquidity through lending and secondary-market trading services embedded in the Trellis single sign-on platform.
Trellis Chief Revenue Officer George Nichols said, “Our partnership with tZERO is a natural extension of enabling alternative asset liquidity through secondary-market trading services. We are excited to collaborate with tZERO and connect our network with a best-in-class venue to access secondary liquidity through the tZERO ATS.”
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wunderfund is a national crowdfunding platform that democratizes venture capital for all investors by giving both accredited and non-accredited investors the ability to back private companies, such as breweries, tech companies, real estate, and healthcare startups.
Wunderfund CEO Marvin Abrinica noted, “We are delighted to partner with tZERO to introduce our diverse network of investment-ready companies to a technology solution that enables secondary liquidity on a regulated trading venue.”