The 10 Most Watched Private Companies

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SecondMarket, the online marketplace for buying private company stock, just released its Q3 2011 report.

This year, it has completed $435 million in private company stock transactions. That’s a 75% year-over-year increase from last year.

In the report, SecondMarket lists the most watched private companies.  For the 5th consecutive quarter, Facebook ranks #1.

10. LivingSocial - 1,706 watchers

9. Gilt Groupe - 1,825 watchers

8. Yelp - 2,269 watchers

7. Dropbox - 2,383 watchers

6. Skype - 2,483 watchers

5. Foursquare - 2,932 watchers

4. Zynga - 4,367 watchers

3. Groupon - 5,277 watchers

2. Twitter - 5,767 watchers

1. Facebook - 10,221 watchers

Top 10 most watched that aren't venture-backed:

The rising stars (the largest quarter-on-quarter increase in total watchers)

The newest additions to SecondMarket. They began the quarter with fewer than 10 watchers and gained significant traction by the end of Q3:

Now check out the most valuable private companies:

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