Wealth management platform Unveils Blockchain Based Employee Stock Option Plan Liquidity Program
Kristal.AI, an international private wealth management solution, has rolled out a blockchain-based Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) liquidity scheme valued upwards of $1 million for all qualified current and past employees. Staffs having vested Kristal.AI shares had the opportunity to participate in this initiative and chose liquidity over their shares.
The firm intends to perform similar liquidity initiatives on a yearly basis in order to provide possibilities for both current and past workers to build wealth. This creates a specific path for workers to have access to liquidity and maximize their financial holdings.
The media release stated “The need for this transaction was supported by Kristal.AI’s private markets segment, Kristal Private Markets (KPM), which allowed investors to take part in the company’s development narrative.”
This enables investors to obtain the company’s shares at a relatively low floor rate than conventional financing. In less than 10 days of its inception, the aggregate appetite for Kristal.AI shares outstripped the entire supply of shares.
The initiative by Kristal.AI to compensate staff is a result of the company’s remarkable growth in recent years. Last December, the firm accomplished a critical breakthrough when it purchased more than $400 million in assets under management (AUM). The platform’s AUM has tripled since January 2020, and its client base has grown seven-fold, culminating in a 22-fold rise in yearly recurring income.
An ESOP liquidity program offered on the blockchain is unique in the world, according to the firm. “Kristal.AI has always been focused on bringing innovation to provide transparency and simplify the functional areas of an investment experience,” the company stated. Kristal.AI owns and operates a private blockchain for this initiative’s process of placing orders. It is stored on the blockchain, increasing the legitimacy and safety of the trade.
“For the previous five years, Kristal.AI has grown at an extraordinary pace, and in December 2021, we will have reached a critical benchmark in our ESOP liquidity program,” according to CEO Asheesh Chanda. “As of January 2020, our assets under administration were over $400 million, a fourfold increase over the previous year.”
“To show our appreciation for everything they’ve done in helping us develop, we decided to give back to the people who’ve made it all possible. We wish to assist our workers better organize their finances and enjoy the rewards of their hard work via wealth building by implementing an annual ESOP liquidity program. In addition, Kristal.AI launched a first-of-its-kind initiative on the blockchain that allowed investors to get their hands on the company’s stock for a reduced floor rate than in a traditional fundraising campaign.”
“If you want your workers and early investors to have access to this kind of liquidity, you may use our “ESOP Liquidity Program as a Service.” Unlisted companies no longer need to wait for the firm to become public or a large investor to join in before its stakeholders may participate in the company’s operations. Liquidity services for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are now available from startups to late-stage firms, thanks to Kristal.