Just over a year after Tenor helped launch InsideVenture, secondary private equity market SecondMarket has acquired the company. In addition to InsideVenture’s corporate launch, Tenor helped develop InsideVenture’s debut investor conference for venture-backed private growth-companies and launched the concept of the Hybrid Public Private Offering (HPPO) or “Hippo.”

SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert shares what attracted him to InsideVenture, which he dubs “the West coast version of our private company marketplace,” and explains how the acquisition positions SecondMarket for continued success: