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Instagram accepted a roughly $1 billion buyout bid from Facebook earlier this year, shortly before the world's largest social networking website operator went public. It seemed like a great deal at the time, but Instagram's no longer a $1 billion company.

Is NeXt a Better Way to Buy Into Facebook Before the IPO?

Unless you're ultra-wealthy or willing to chance the vagaries of the secondary markets, you can't invest yet in hot social networking companies like Facebook or Zynga. But soon there may be an alternative: a new fund called NeXt BDC Capital that will take stakes in top-quality venture-backed firms like those.