The DTCC (Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation) is a U.S. financial services company that provides clearing and settlement services to the financial markets. The DTCC facilitates the exchange between buyers and sellers of securities. The securities sold by private companies like those fundraising on SeedInvest are typically not registered with the DTCC, which is one of the reasons why they cannot be held in existing brokerage accounts. Should a company elect to list on a national exchange, the shares would have to be registered with the DTCC and at that time, investors would be able to transfer their shares into an account of their choosing.

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