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What is an accredited investor?

November 14, 2017
An accredited investor is an individual with $1 million in assets or income exceeding $200k for individuals and $300k for couples. That said, most of our investors are individuals who own at least $5 million in investable assets or an entity, such as a family office or an advisory firm, that oversees at least $25

What are the risks and rewards of investing in early-stage companies?

November 14, 2017
When you make an investment in an early-stage venture involving equity, you own a piece of that company until it makes an ‘exit’. Getting purchased by another company, selling shares on a public stock market (known as an initial public offering, or IPO), or bankruptcy are common exit scenarios. That makes company investing one of

How do I calculate my net worth?

November 14, 2017
Calculating net worth involves adding up all your assets and subtracting all your liabilities. The resulting sum is your net worth. For purposes of crowdfunding, the value of your primary residence is not included in your net worth calculation. In addition, any mortgage or other loan on your home does not count as a liability

Can I invest in more than one company under Reg CF?

November 14, 2017
You may invest in multiple companies as long as your total amount of investments does not exceed your annual investment limit. 0

What are the distinctions of being a crowdfunding investor?

November 14, 2017
Being a crowdfunding investor is different than being a shareholder in a publicly listed company.  For example, an individual cannot sell their shares at any time, in contrast to investors holding shares in a publicly listed company. In fact, the individual crowdfunding investors are restricted from reselling their shares for the first year, unless the shares

What are the differences between debt and equity investments?

November 14, 2017
Debt investors typically receive regular cash payments tied to an interest rate or total return. The payment terms would be specified in the investment contract. Equity investors in a private company typically need the company to go public or get acquired before they receive any payment.  As with many investments, however, there is no guarantee

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