Check Out The 10 Most-Watched Private Companies On SecondMarket

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SecondMarket, an online marketplace for buying private company stock, just released its Q1 2012 report.In the report, SecondMarket lists the most watched private companies. Once again, Facebook ranks number one, even though it will be going public soon.

There are a bunch of other statistics about the state of secondary markets in the report, too.

Facebook was the most-watched venture-backed company, as expected. Square, Spotify, and LivingSocial are also rising quickly.

Once again, software and consumer web companies dominate the private equity market.

Most investors were asset managers or individuals.

Ex-employees were responsible for most shares sold in private companies.

There was about $7.2 billion in demand for equity in consumer web companies.

Nearly a third of all demand on the selling side was also for consumer web companies.

Bloomberg again topped the quarter's most-watched bootstrapped category.

Interest in Pinterest is still growing very quickly — followed quickly by Warby Parker and payment provider Stripe.

Airtime has a bunch of new watchers now that it's moving closer to launch. So is Nest, the design-oriented thermostat.

Here are the popular startups in Silicon Beach — Los Angeles.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers made the most deals in the first quarter this year. Andreessen-Horowitz was on the lower end.

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