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Startup IPO

Overview

With Arcton investors can invest in startups by participating in startup IPOs. In an IPO tokenized shares are offered to the public, which investors can buy.
These shares carry the same rights as traditional company shares. Specifically, shareholders receive dividends and participate in the sale proceeds of the company.
After the IPO the startup shares can be traded freely on our partner exchange Camelot.

The Companies

Most start-ups featured on our platform are Web2 start-ups. This allows Web3 investors to get access to this new asset class. Every listed company undergoes a rigorous due diligence process.

The IPO Process

An IPO involves the following six steps:
  1. 1.
    Tokenization: Startup shares are legally tokenized under Swiss Law (see Share token).
  2. 2.
    Public Offering: Startup shares are made available to the public on Arcton.
  3. 3.
    Investment: Investors buy startup shares from high-quality startups raising funds on Arcton with USDC or FIAT.
  4. 4.
    Registry Entry: Newly created shares are entered into the Commercial Registry, following approval from a Swiss notary and the Commercial Register.
  5. 5.
    Liquidity Pool: Startup establishes a liquidity pool on Camelot (see Seeding).
  6. 6.
    Claim and Sell: Shareholders can claim their shares and sell them in the secondary market.
Currently, Arcton only offers start-up investments. However, Swiss law allows to tokenize other types of Real World Assets, which we will add in the future.