a16z-Backed Harbor Upgrades Its Platform for Tokenizing Private Equity


Harbor, a San Francisco-based startup, announced this week that it has launched version 2.0 of its tokenizing platform, streamlining the fundraising and allowing for the issuing of private equity in a more liquid form.

According to the announcement, Harbor 2.0 is designed to make tokenization more accessible to startups for more efficient capital raises and better tracking. The newly added features include branded investor portals, issuer dashboards and a Trusted Parties feature that allows companies to control trading and liquidity options.

“Startups want new ways to raise capital directly from investors, not only through intermediaries. They want to open up fundraising to a broader network including customers, partners, and fans who are key to their success, while still being in control of their cap table,” said Harbor CEO Josh Stein. “Harbor Platform 2.0 is a turnkey solution for tokenizing private company equity that enables startups to open up fundraising directly to a broader group of investors and create innovative equity programs. Harbor allows companies to create liquidity options under controlled conditions and limit trading among trusted parties. Startups can now create more liquid, yet controlled, equity programs for key external stakeholders, not just employees.”


Harbor 2.0 also allows for¬†streamlined investor onboarding, in addition to automated fundraising and compliance. Harbor’s smart contract platform enforces securities rules while allowing users to create liquidity options under controlled conditions.

Harbor raised $28 million last April and is backed by a number of notable investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz and Craft Ventures.

More: Harbor Platform 2.0 Enables Startups to Tokenize Company Equity for Enhanced Fundraising and Incentivizing Partners, Customers, and Fans

Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.

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