Forge Global serves the complex and emerging needs of the private market ecosystem by forging new connections through its technology, data and expertise. Founded in 2014, the firm operates a digital marketplace where investors and shareholders of unicorn companies can offer and trade their shares to institutional and accredited investors in the private markets. As of September 2021, the company has completed more than $10 billion in transaction volume on its trading platform, and facilitated trades in over 400 unicorn companies. Aside from its marketplace, Forge also offers enterprise-grade data services to institutional investors, customized liquidity programs to unicorn companies, and custody solutions for over 1.9 million self-directed IRA accounts. September 2021, the company announced it will be going public on the NYSE by the end of 2021.