NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced today it has signed an agreement with EnergyFunders, an energy projects funding platform, to digitize approximately $25 million of equity interest in EnergyFunders’ Yield Fund I, the company’s largest fund to-date that will invest in oil and gas assets throughout the U.S. This partnership represents EnergyFunders’ first digital security project, with plans to conduct more digital securities offerings in the future. Based in the energy capital of Houston, Texas, EnergyFunders is the first-of-its-kind platform providing direct access to cash flow returns at the wellhead of oil and gas projects, successfully launching nearly 40 oil and gas investment funds since its inception in 2013.
The digital security will use tZERO’s smart contract technology and will be built on the Ethereum Blockchain. EnergyFunders will be launching its Regulation D 506(c) offering this month. The Yield Fund I digital security is expected to become tradeable on the tZERO ATS, subject to legal and regulatory due diligence and securities laws considerations, offering investors secondary liquidity.
tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi stated, “We are thrilled to partner with EnergyFunders to digitize and trade $25 million of equity interest in its Yield Fund I. Opening access to traditionally illiquid investments like this aligns with our mission, and we look forward to collaborating with EnergyFunders on the digitization and trading of future funds.”
EnergyFunders is the world’s largest online investment marketplace disrupting the energy industry by evolving the way capital investment and energy projects come together to generate more profitable commerce. It is led by experienced securities attorneys and trusted specialists in the oil and gas industry, offering unprecedented access to one of the oldest and most elite asset classes.
EnergyFunders CEO Laura Pommer Fidler shared, “EnergyFunders is democratizing access to energy investments. We strive to compound investor capital at above-market rates, which historically required tying up capital for several years in private market partnerships. tZERO’s revolutionary blockchain-based platform offers a leading regulatory-compliant, continuous, and automated trading environment for private market assets in the U.S. We couldn't be more pleased about this potential opportunity to provide a secondary market for trading our new EnergyFunders Yield Fund I in the same way that you might trade stocks, bonds or ETFs in a regular brokerage account. This will give our investors access to the potential for liquidity in a regulatory-compliant manner.”
tZERO Group, Inc. and its broker-dealer subsidiaries (tZERO) provide an innovative liquidity platform for private companies and assets. We offer institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table through blockchain technology, and trade on a regulated alternative trading system. tZERO democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
tZERO is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, underwriter, investment bank, investment adviser or investment manager, and is not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to any person, and does not provide any brokerage services. tZERO takes no part in the negotiation or execution of secondary market transactions for the purchase or sale of securities and at no time has possession of investor funds or securities in connection with such transactions.
About tZERO ATS
tZERO ATS, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. More information about tZERO ATS may be found at https://brokercheck.finra.org/. Digital securities that trade on tZERO ATS are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The term "digital" refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
Founded in 2013, EnergyFunders provides access to direct oil and gas investments via its online platform. The platform presents details about all projects and allows smaller investments to spread over more projects to give investors control over their portfolios. Its mission is to give transparent access to drilling investments traditionally reserved for the wealthy or industry insiders.
Investors should note that trading securities could involve substantial risks, including no guarantee of returns, costs associated with selling and purchasing, no assurance of liquidity, which could impact the price and ability to sell, and possible loss of principal invested. Further, an investment in single security could mean lack of diversification and, consequently, higher risk. Potential investors are urged to consult a professional adviser regarding any economic, tax, legal or other consequences of trading any securities as described herein.
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