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Sohail Prasad

About Sohail Prasad

Sohail Prasad is the founder & CEO of Equidate, a marketplace for equity in private companies. He has an extensive background in product management, engineering, and business. As an 18-year-old, he was among the youngest founders to go through Y Combinator. Over the years, Sohail has advised and invested in a number of startups, including notable companies such as Zenefits and Coin. He continues to invest actively through S2 Capital, and serves as its Founding Partner. Prior to founding Equidate, Sohail managed mobile product at Zynga. He previously joined mobile advertising firm Chartboost as its second engineering hire, and has held roles at Google and the MIT Media Lab. Sohail was awarded TCU’s Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010. He previously attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied electrical and computer engineering. He can be reached at

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Is the Private Market Defeating the Public Market?

Regulatory changes and the burdens of public finance have led IPOs to lose value. Now, companies and investors are finding value in the private market. 

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