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The Smarter Way to Buy Private Investments

VIA Folio is a dynamic online marketplace where you can review, participate in, and manage private investments in a Folio brokerage account.

VIA Folio democratizes investing in private securities by enabling you to invest in multiple small to medium-sized businesses. This potentially diversifies your portfolio while helping innovative companies to grow, create new jobs, and benefit the economy.

What does VIA Folio Provide?

Opportunity to build a diversified portfolio of private securities
Easy-to-use online document review and subscription process, flexible account funding, and convenient online account services
Technology that makes it possible for you to invest small amounts in multiple offerings
Visual tools to show you how much has been raised to date in a given offering
Ability to hold private securities alongside traditional securities in taxable and IRA accounts
A way to trade securities, if and when they become tradeable*
An opportunity for accredited and/or non-accredited investors to participate**

VIA Folio offerings may include:

  • Private company equity securities
  • Corporate debt securities
  • Community impact notes
  • Real estate securities
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Venture capital
  • Other alternative funds

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There are significant risks to investing in private securities. Offerings of VIA Folio is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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Through the Folio Institutional platform, we support asset based fees, and provide performance reporting, a client data dashboard, and other traditional services available for client brokerage accounts. We offer completely paperless subscription, compliance, and offering closing processes.

Securities purchased through VIA Folio may become tradeable in the client's account.*

If you are not a client of Folio Institutional and/or if you are a client and do not have access to “Private Investing” on, email or call (888) 485-3456.

To view and subscribe to current offers, login to and click on any client account for which you have either trader or account manager access. Select “Offerings” under the words “Private Investing” on the right side of the page.

Always refer to the offering documents for complete details.

*Reg A and Reg D notations above refer to the Regulation A and Regulation D securities offering rules under the Securities Act of 1933 and subsequent amendments and implementing regulations.

Regulation A companies can offer their securities to the public with limitations on the amounts invested and the total raise. Companies relying on Reg A file an offering circular with the SEC that contains detailed information about the company and the offering, though less information than what is required in registered public offerings. You do not need to be an accredited investor to purchase securities in a Reg A offering. Securities issued in a Reg A offering are not restricted and may be sold immediately after they are issued, though they might not be listed on a national securities exchange and may not be easy to sell. Learn more on the SEC site.

Regulation D companies do not have to register their offerings with the SEC and the SEC does not review the offering materials. You need to be an accredited investor to purchase securities in most Reg D offerings. Securities issued in a Reg D offering are restricted and cannot be sold without compliance with a number of requirements, including that you hold the securities for at least one year in most cases. Learn more on the SEC site.

**Accredited Investor, as defined in Rule 501(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, is a person who has earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior 2 years, and reasonably expects the same for the current, or has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence). You may also wish to visit the SEC website to learn more, and view the SEC's bulletins on accredited investors and private investing