The 10 Most Watched Private Companies

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SecondMarket, the online marketplace for buying private company stock, just released its Q2 2011 report.

This year, it has completed $268 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 4th consecutive quarter, Facebook ranks #1.

10. LivingSocial - 1,347 watchers

9. Gilt Groupe - 1,487 watchers

8. Dropbox - 1,737 watchers

7. Yelp - 1,863 watchers

6. Skype - 2,062 watchers

5. Foursquare - 2,402 watchers

4. Zynga - 3,579 watchers

3. Groupon - 4,415 watchers

2. Twitter - 4,689 watchers

1. Facebook - 8,180 watchers

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 Q2:

A few companies that were on the list last year have fallen in the ranks. Check out:

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