EnergyFunders Yield Fund I, LLC Begins Trading on the tZero ATS
tZERO offers a range of primary raise and secondary trading solutions, including enabling existing fund operators to provide liquidity to existing LPs amongst a more democratized audience of investors
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–tZERO, a financial technology company providing transformative market-based solutions for companies, entrepreneurs, and retail & institutional investors, announced today that EF EnergyFunders Ventures, Inc. (“EFV” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: EFV) commenced trading on the tZERO ATS EnergyFunders Yield Fund I, LLC (“Yield Fund I”), one of the funds managed by its indirect US subsidiary, EnergyFunders LLC (“EnergyFunders”). This marks the first security issued by a female-led firm to be traded on the tZERO ATS.
In 2022, EnergyFunders raised almost $15 million from nearly 200 investors in a Regulation D placement, and today marks the first time that an EnergyFunders fund is available for secondary trading, providing broader access to unique assets, enabling price transparency, and low-friction continuous liquidity for equity resales in the company. EF EnergyFunders Ventures, Inc. is a female-led oil and natural gas investment company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with executive offices in San Antonio, Texas. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “EFV” and on the OTC Pink as “EFVIF”.
tZERO CEO David Goone noted, “The addition of Yield Fund I to the tZERO ATS introduces a new asset class to our investor community. We are excited to welcome Yield Fund I investors onto tZERO ATS and look forward to continuing our expansion of oil and gas offerings within our investment opportunities.”
This move will allow for broader access to unique assets, greater price transparency, and low-friction continuous liquidity for equity resales in the company. Investors can trade on the tZERO ATS through a brokerage account with tZERO’s retail broker-dealer subsidiary, tZERO Markets. Existing tZERO Markets customers are now able to trade the Yield Fund I’s security. Investors looking to trade Yield Fund I’s digitally enhanced security without a tZERO Markets account should visit https://www.tzero.com/investors/register.
Laura Pommer, CEO of EFV shared, “This project has been in the works behind the scenes with such avid interest from the public that we’re ecstatic it’s finally live. Management expects that our investors will be able to benefit greatly from the tZERO ATS trading, and we’re also thrilled to connect with other investors who trade on tZERO ATS.”
tZERO Group, Inc. (tZERO) and its broker-dealer subsidiaries provide an innovative liquidity platform for private companies and assets. We offer institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table through blockchain technology, and trade on a regulated alternative trading system. tZERO, through its broker-dealer subsidiaries, democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
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EnergyFunders Yield Fund I LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, (the “Fund”) was formed in 2021 to invest in various oil and gas interests, including direct purchases of working interests in both producing wells and undrilled well locations, investments via participation agreements, and natural-gas powered bitcoin mining. The Fund closed the first-round of its Regulation D offering on January 15, 2022, issuing 250,712 of its Class A-2 shares for a total initial capital raise of $2,507,122. Its manager EF Manager LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of EnergyFunders LLC (“EnergyFunders”). The Fund’s current investments are primarily located in South Texas and include oil and gas production in addition to interest in a bitcoin mine. This is a nimble and opportunistic fund that aims to adjust future capital allocations to align with the relative market conditions of oil, gas, and bitcoin. EnergyFunders provides direct access to investments in oil and gas projects, offering investors access to private-market energy deals sourced and vetted by industry experts. The company partners with proven, trusted operators that have a long track record of delivering results through safe, sustainable operations. Investors in EnergyFunders’ offerings can access exposure to the unique benefits of direct oil and gas investments such as hedging against inflation and exposure to an asset class insulated against stock market volatility.
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