What sort of competitive advantages will companies expect to receive from ARK participation?

Companies that the ARK Venture Fund invests in can tap into ARK’s years of proprietary research expertise and network of co-investors, public and private companies, founders, and academics. They also benefit from ARK’s brand awareness among retail investors and social media presence.

As an evergreen public-private crossover fund, the ARK Venture Fund can hold shares of companies throughout their private and public market lifecycle, from early stage to potentially mega cap, without the need to sell out after private company initial public offerings (IPOs).

ARK can increase exposure in newly public portfolio companies through the ARK ETFs and other public equity strategies dependent on investment strategy and corresponding selection criteria.