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NEW YORK — iCapital1, the leading global fintech platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries, today announced it has been recognized for the second year in a row by Forbes on its 2022 America’s Best Startup Employers list. iCapital ranked 165 on the third annual list of the 500 companies leading dynamic workforces in the American startup scene based on over 8 million data points.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the top employers from a list of over 2,500 up-and-coming American businesses. The list features companies that were founded between 2012 and 2019, employ at least 50 people and exhibit a startup structure.

To determine the list, each organization was evaluated based on three criteria.

  • Employer reputation, based on a review of articles, blogs and social media posts pertaining to each employer, searching for specific phrases, such as “corporate culture,” “company strategy,” and “employee engagement.”
  • Employee satisfaction evaluated from online reviews.
  • Growth, as examined by the organizations’ website traffic, online job openings referenced to the size of the companies and industry averages and head counts over a two-year period.

“The iCapital team is thrilled to be recognized for the second consecutive year among the many incredible startup companies fostering a culture of success and satisfaction,” said Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iCapital. “The ambition, dedication, and support of our rapidly growing team has driven our success. Our employees share the iCapital vision to build the global marketplace for alternative investments, and we are proud to offer a nurturing environment that allows our employees to do their best work in their roles.”

As of 2022, iCapital now employs more than 750 people globally and has established new offices in Europe and Asia with a presence now in Zurich, London, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto. As part of its growth, iCapital has also brought aboard new team members through its acquisitions of AI Insight and Axio Financial.

About Forbes Best Startup Employers

Despite two years of a pandemic which forced companies to transform and adapt their operations, layoff employees or even shut-down business, startups are performing exceedingly well and leading the recovery process of the economy on a global scale. This is particularly visible in the USA, with many going through or planning for IPOs, and numerous startups reaching Unicorn status with multi-billion-dollar valuations. For the third time, the study “Best Startup Employers 2022” examines best performing startups as an employer through defined KPI’s to guide potential candidates in finding innovative and stable startups to work for. Companies considered in the evaluation must be headquartered in the U.S., founded between the years 2012 and 2019, employing at least 50 employees and exhibit a startup structure. Spin-offs of large corporations without a significant amount of external funding are examples of companies not considered.

Best Startup Employers 2022: Methodology

The Best Startup Employers have been identified by analyzing more than 8 million datapoints. The data is gathered via a social listening campaign and extensive desk research. All data was gathered in Q4 of 2021. In the first step of a gradual approach, organic growth and size were considered to narrow down an initial longlist of more than 10,000 companies to 2,500 companies that qualified for the in-depth analysis. The detailed evaluation of 2,500 employers was based on three different criteria: a) Reputation as an employer (measured via the KPIs of the social listening campaign in blogs, news, social media) b) Employee satisfaction (measured via the KPIs average relative tenure and employee reviews) c) Growth (measured via the KPIs headcount, traffic and job openings). The 500 companies receiving the highest total score were awarded The Best Startup Employers 2022.

About iCapital

Founded in 2013 in NYC, iCapital is the leading global fintech company powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace. It has transformed the way the wealth management, banking, and asset management industries facilitate access to private markets investments for their high-net-worth clients by providing intuitive, end-to-end technology and service solutions. Wealth management firms use iCapital’s solutions to provide clients with quality funds at lower minimums and simplified digital workflows. Asset managers, RIAs and banks leverage iCapital’s technology to streamline and scale their alternative investments operational infrastructure. Additionally, the iCapital ‘flagship’ platform offers wealth advisors and their high-net-worth clients access to a curated menu of private equity, private credit, hedge funds, structured notes, and other alternative investments to help meet their investing needs for return and diversification. iCapital’s research and diligence team offers robust analysis alongside the firm’s extensive suite of advisor education, compliance, portfolio management, and portfolio analytics tools and services. iCapital was recognized on the Forbes FinTech 50 list in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers in 2021, and MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards as Solutions Provider of the Year in 2020 and 2021. As of January 31, 2022, iCapital services $112 billion in global client assets, of which more than $25 billion are from international investors (non-US Domestic), across more than 940 funds. Employing more than 750 people globally, iCapital is headquartered in NYC and has offices worldwide including in Zurich, London, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto.

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(1) Institutional Capital Network, Inc. and its affiliates (together, “iCapital Network” or “iCapital”)