Our Team

Salvatore DePaola


Sal, an 18-year FDNY veteran, has a passion for creating wealth for others. In his newest endeavor, Pre-IPO NYC (an affiliate of Pre IPO NYC), Sal connects accredited investors with networks of funds in the private equity market. Sal has always had a passion for marketing, finance, and creating wealth. In 2019, Pre IPO NYC gave Sal the opportunity to do all three. He quickly became successful and opened his own affiliate in 2020. Now, he manages a 12-member team that has connected thousands of accredited investors to the hottest pre-IPO opportunities available, including Palantir, Airbnb, Snowflake and SoFi.

Sal is also what some might consider a serial entrepreneur, creating businesses and selling them. In 2012, Sal created The Paint Brush Cover™, which he was able to pitch to the “Sharks” on the hit TV show Shark Tank in 2014. The product was a huge hit and created a feeding frenzy for the Sharks. In the end, Sal struck a deal with the Queen of QVC, Lori Greiner. After a few successful years, Sal sold his share in the business to pursue another passion, fitness. In 2016 he opened up CrossFit 103 and in 2018, The Squat Academy™, a premier women’s only fitness facility. It is here that he honed and perfected his marketing skills before he discovered the opportunity at Pre IPO NYC.

As an addition to the current investing options for clients, Sal will be adding Real Estate Syndications.