Private trading platform SecondMarket had been one of the primary sources for trading stock in Facebook prior to the social network’s initial public offering, and it created a farewell message in the form of an interactive timeline depicting the history of the stock.

  • Facebook on SecondMarket includes the following information:
  • Facebook’s price per share (monthly weighted average) and corresponding estimated market capitalization from April 2008 until April 2012.
  • Data on buyers via SecondMarket, 85 percent of which were institutional investors, including asset managers, hedge funds, and family offices.
  • Data on sellers, broken down by type, gender, and age.
  • Buyer geography.
  • The number of Facebook transactions on SecondMarket.

The charts below are an appetizer, and we recommend checking out Facebook on SecondMarket for the main course.