Equity Crowdfunding,

  • AngelList Review

    ANGELLIST REVIEW

    ◙ ANGELLIST REVIEW SUMMARY

     Raising Funds for Startups

     Startups don’t pay for syndicate investments

    √ Investors pay 0-25% deal carry to the syndicate lead, and 5% deal carry to AngelList

     Invest in 100 Startups with one Investment


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    Project Categories:

    The are tens of startup categories. Most popular categories include IT Startups, Consumer Electronics, Media, Healthcare, Education and Finance.

    Public Fundraising

    Adding your startup or funding round to AngelList doesn't affect whether you are raising publicly or privately. Fundraising activity on AngelList is only visible to logged in, accredited investors. If you announce your raise publicly (for example, by social media or to your company's newsletter), you will need to collect evidence from all investors to verify their accredited investor status.

    Accredited investors

    An individual in the U.S. is said to be accredited if he has $200k or more in income for the past 2 years (or $300k with a spouse), with the expectation of similar earnings this year; or $1m in net assets (assets minus debts).

    How are the investors on AngelList verified

    All the investors have stated that they are accredited. You should verify that every investor you raise money from is accredited, whether or not you use AngelList. And you should treat each investor you meet on AngelList as if you just met them on the street.

    Limits on AngelList investor account

    Newer investors who can’t claim several confirmed startup investments or fund partnerships already may be capped at $25K per investment (and $150K in total).


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES FOR SYNDICATED STARTUPS

    These are the terms for US and Non-US startups.
     
    --How can a Startup be syndicated on AngelList

    (1) First, you must have a syndicate lead

    (2) You must also be a US S corporation, C corporation or LLC corporation

    (3) UK corporations also qualify

    --Non-US companies can raise money publicly

    Non-U.S. startups can take advantage of public fundraising, as long as they comply with their local regulations and US regulations


     

    ◙ WHO IS ANGELLIST

    AngelList is a platform helping startups raising money online. It was found in Jan 2010 by Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant. 

    The Service is operated and provided by AngelList LLC based in the US, 16 Maiden Lane, San Francisco CA 94108. 

    Angellist has made more than 7,500 introductions {between 800 start-ups and 1,200 investors}.


     

    ◙ ANGELLIST COST OF SERVICES

    Startups don’t pay for syndicate investments. 

    Investors pay 0-25% deal carry to the syndicate lead, and 5% deal carry to AngelList. 

    Investors also pay the out-of-pocket costs for each investment—currently $8K in the US and £8,300 in the UK. These costs are paid to third parties such as state regulatory agencies, payment processors and accountants—AngelList does not profit from these fees.

    The lead and AngelList do not receive carry until the syndicate investors’ investments and out-of-pocket costs are returned.


     

    ◙ ANGELIST TRENDING PROJECTS

    How AngelList Trending Work

    Trending is based on indications of interest from candidates and investors. In other words, when a lot of high-quality candidates or investors say they want to meet the startup, in a short period of time, this startup trends. The “quality” of the person that is indicating interest matters. Quality is measured by track record—the valuation of the startups a person has invested in, founded, worked at, etc.


     

    ◙ ANGELIST SYNDICATES -HOW IT WORKS?

    A syndicate allows investors to participate in a lead investor's deals. In exchange, investors pay the lead carry. Investors get access to deals, leads get carry and startups get more capital with fewer meetings.

    • Investors get access to a lead's investments and benefit from her experience in picking and managing investments. Investors can also invest as little as $1K.
    • Leads get carry for their investments. They can invest 5–10x their typical investment amount, which gives them access to more deals and allows them to lead more deals. They may also get major investor rights. Finally, leads get access to syndicate investors who are often experts in the startup’s market.
    • Startups get more capital with fewer meetings. They get the attention of a lead who is making a large investment. They get access to the syndicate investors’ networks without putting each one on the cap table. And they can easily collect many small investments. 
    Legal structure of a syndicate

    Syndicate investors don't invest directly in a company. They invest in a special purpose fund that is created specifically for each investment. This fund then invests in the company. The corporate form of the fund is an LLC.

    The fund is managed by Assure Fund Management and advised by AngelList Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AngelList. The lead also serves as a contractor of AngelList Advisors. 

    The lead does not invest through the fund but is required to disclose to AngelList Advisors how she votes, or if she buys or sells shares. 

    If there is a lead, the fund will usually vote with the lead unless she has a conflict of interest or there are other unusual circumstances. If there is no lead, the fund will usually vote with the majority of other shareholders

    99-investor limit

    Due to securities regulations, syndicates can only accept 99 investors in a deal.

    A small number of investments support qualified purchasers who are exempt from this requirement. 

    Qualified purchasers include individuals with $5M in investment assets and companies with $25M in investment assets. A syndicate deal can accept up to 2000 qualified purchasers at the same time as 99 accredited, but not qualified, investors.


     

    ◙ INVESTORS

    Investors information rights

    Syndicate investors receive less information than direct investors. An AngelList entity or the lead will distribute the following documents to investors when they invest in a syndicate deal:

    1. Documents related to the fund’s formation such as its operating agreement, PPM and subscription agreement.
    2. General terms of the investment, if the company permits. Templates of deal documents signed by the fund may also be made available to investors. 
    3. Qualitative updates on the company status, if available. This is high-level information similar to the information VCs provide to their LPs. For example, it may include information about the company’s customers or financing. It will generally not include any figures.
    4. Any information investors need for taxes, such as K-1s, is distributed annually.

    How Investors receive their profits

    You will receive your profits, if any, when the company is acquired or has an IPO. There may also be other opportunities for the syndicate to sell its shares.

    When there is an exit opportunity, AngelList Advisors, in consultation with the lead, will advise the syndicate fund regarding the best time to sell the syndicates’ shares. The decision to sell the shares is then made by Assure Fund Management. This will generally happen soon after the shares become liquid. If there are any profits, they are distributed to the syndicate investors.

    The syndicate fund, like all investors, is bound by restrictions with the company and can only sell shares in certain situations.

    How investing in a syndicate differ from investing in a VC fund

    Syndicates are intended to complement, not replace VC funds. Differences include:

    1. Syndicate investors can opt out of any deal or stop investing any time
    2. Syndicates have much lower minimums
    3. Syndicates are available to the general (accredited) public
    4. Leads typically personally invest more per deal than GPs
    5. Syndicates use deal carry
    6. Syndicates do not charge management fees

     

    ◙ INVESTOR'S FUNDING ACCOUNTS

    Investor's Funding Information

    Investor accounts are free

    Funds are stored at Silicon Valley Bank, funds are FDIC-insured

    Investors can increase or decrease their investment in a particular deal. Any change is subject to approval by the lead. Investors can also opt out of any deal.

    An investor account only requires a minimum balance in the case of a syndicate. The minimum balance is equal to the largest backing amount.
     
    Withdraw funds from investor's account to bank account takes 3-7 days.

     

    ◙ CONTACT ANGELLIST

    The Service is operated and provided by AngelList LLC, 16 Maiden Lane, San Francisco CA 94108.

    General Questions email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    WebSite: www.ANGEL.co

     

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  • Companisto Review

    COMPANISTO REVIEW

    Companisto is a German-based Equity Crowdfunding platform with more than 38,000 investors

     

    ◙ COMPANISTO REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding for investing in Startups and Real Estate

     Investors do not paid any fees or commissions (neither now nor later)

     10% success-based commission on the raised investment amount (paid by the startup)

    √ Individual investments start as low as 5 Euros and can be up to 500,000 Euros. There is no limit on how much funds a startup can raise.


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    Companisto is focusing on innovative start-ups or real estate projects whose business model distinguishes them from competition. All projects must be beyond the concept stage.

    • EQUITY CROWDFUNDING / REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
    • SUPPORTING MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES
    • EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS BUT NOT CONCEPT STAGE PROJECTS

    Applying to Companisto as a Startup

    Companisto requires a brief STARTUP presentation (Maximum 10 pages for pitch decks and of 3 pages for executive summaries). Presentation must include the following points:

    (1) The Business Concept

    Information about the startup operation, how will the startup solve certain problems of its market, potential customer base

    (2) The Team

    Information about the team such is education, experience, full-time personnel

    (3) Current Status of the Startup

    What is the current stage of the startup, which milestones have been reached and which ones will come next

    (4) The USPs (Unique Selling Points)

    Defining the startup's USPs, explaining the business model and how will the startup be able to generate revenue in the future

    (5) The Industry (Competition)

    Defining the market, the business sector, the target group, competitors, positioning in the market

    (6) KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

    Important KPIs, already generated revenue, preorders, visitors, partners, patents

    Applying Real Estate Projects

    For real estate projects, a brief presentation of the construction project is required by Companisto


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    • Companisto focus on German startups but supports also projects from other European countries
    • Investors from all around the world can invest via Companisto
    • Companisto offer several payment methods available internationally (Cards, Instant money transfer, and Bank wire)

     

    ◙ WHO IS COMPANISTO

    Companisto is a German-based platform registered with VAT ID: DE 276 014 929. Companisto was found in 2012 by the lawyers David Rhotert and Tamo Zwinge and is member of the European Crowdfunding Network. Companies that have raised funds through Companisto include Wonderpots and BiteBox.

    • Companisto is a platform enabling equity-based crowdfunding for start-ups and real-estate projects

     

    ◙ COMPANISTO COST OF SERVICES

    • Companisto charges 10% success-based commission, this fee is paid by startups
    • The startup or investors do not bear any administrative burden. Shares are bought and payments are processed directly via the platform.
    • It is free to use the Companisto platform
    • Investors do not pay any fees or commissions for their stakes

     

    ◙ INVESTING WITH COMPANISTO

    Once an investor has ordered to participate in a start-up or a property, the investment amount is deducted from his account. The transaction time varies depending on the selected payment method and can take up to seven days.

    • Payment methods include Credit / Debit Cards, Bank Transfer, Instant money transfer and Giropay
    • You may invest anonymously
    • In case the minimum funds amount is not raised in the time provided, investors get their entire investment amount back.
    • Startup shares cannot be sold by investors. The shares sold on Companisto are primarily intended to benefit Companists if the start-up is sold (exit), if it generates profits, or at least if the holding period ends
    • Shares are bought and payments are processed directly via the platform. Neither Investors nor the startups bear any administrative burden
    • Investors receive an overview of all profits generated and other income from their stake in a startup. In addition they have access to annual financial statements and to quarterly reports on the course of business.

    Moreover, startups started a crowdfunding campaign after August 2014 are obliged to provide the following information to investors:

    •    Achieved Revenue during the previous quarter
    •    Gross profit and EBIT
    •    Information on the Startup's Liquidity
    •    Strategic Issues & Product Information
    •    Marketing Issues & Sales Information
    •    Personnel & Press Information


     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • During each equity-based crowdfunding round the minimum amount must be raised in order for the equity-based crowdfunding round to be successful. Equity-based crowdfunding ends as soon as either the time limit or the maximum amount has been reached
    • A long minimum holding period is essentially an advantage for the Investors, for this period determines the minimum time during which investors are entitled to a share of the start-up's profit. It is better to participate in the profits for 8 years than for just 5 years

     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY COMPANISTO

    • The standardized Companisto contracts were designed in cooperation with Venture Capital companies and finance experts
    • Direct Communication with the Target Group
    • The start-up can present itself to a wide audience and thus increase its popularity considerably

     

    CONTACT COMPANISTO

    Companisto GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 154, 10997 Berlin, Germany

    Companisto General Info: Phone +49 30 20 848 49 40, Fax: +49 30 20 848 49 41

    General eMailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Companisto Web-Site: www.COMPANISTO.com

     

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  • Compare Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

    PLATFORM SUPPORTING  FUNDRAISING  INVESTING  REVIEW & VISIT PLATFORMS

     

    Equity CrowdFunding NetWork

     Investment deals outside of the network

    All ranges of businesses and evey stage of development:

    • High tech
    • Multiple services
    • Static industries
    • more
    • Keep all the Raised-Funds
    • EquityNet charges $110 per month
    • Methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
    • Free for Investors
    • Crowdfunding education
    • Crowdfunding charts (research and statistics)
    • Startup Risk Calculator (estimate your risk)
    • Valuation Calculator (how much a startup really worth)

     

    Raise funds via Equity, Debt, Convertible Note or Revenue Share

    √ Investor CRM & Marketing

    Early-stage startups and mature businesses are (not inception stage and non-profit)

    Wide variety of industries including:

    • Tech
    • Social Enterprises
    • Small Businesses
    • Film & Entertainment

    Two Main Plans

    GOLD PLAN:

    • $299 / monthly
    • Raise up to 500,000 USD
    • Company Profile
    • Analytics

    PLATINUM PLAN:

    • $999 / monthly
    • Raise Unlimited Funds
    • Dedicated Onboarding Support
    • Free for Investors
    • Crowdfunder recommends a minimum investment between $5K – $25K
    • Accredited Investors
    • Non-US citizens can invest

     Raising Funds for Startups

     Startups don’t pay for syndicate investments

    The are tens of startup categories. Most popular categories include:

    • IT Startups
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Media
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Finance
    • Startups don’t pay for syndicate investments
    • Non-US companies can raise money publicly
     
    • Investors pay 0-25% deal carry to the syndicate lead, and 5% deal carry to AngelList
    • Invest in 100 Startups with one Investment

     Registered Broker/Dealer member of FINRA and SIPC

    Due diligence for every Startup (Acceptance Ratio 1%)

    The average startup listed on MicroVentures raises $150,000-$250,000

    Pre-vetted early stage startups and also private secondary market equities:

    • Internet Technology
    • Online Social Services
    • Software
    • Mobile Technology
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Gaming
    • Green Technology
    • 10% fee from each successful fundraise (5% from the company and 5% from investors)
    • If the full amount is not raised, then investor's money is returned (All-or-Nothing)
    • $100 to submit a project
    • $250 for due diligence
    • Accredited and non-accredited investors can invest in startups, starting as low as $3,000
    • MicroVentures charges 5% to all investors
    • MicroVentures offers the “500 Startups Fund” for all accredited investors for as little as $10,000

    Equity CrowdFunding / Reward CrowdFunding for Startups

    All-or-Nothing Campaigns for Rewards Raises

    No Success Fees

    Fundable support a wide range of startups in multiple industries such is:

    • Technology
    • Health & beauty
    • Fitness
    • Food
    • Beverage
    • many more
    • Fundable can handle campaigns for up to 10 million USD
    • Fundable charges monthly Subscriptions, $179 / month

    • For Rewards-based projects funding is collected via credit cards. The merchant processing is handled at a charge of 3.5% + 30¢ per transaction

    • Fundable is open to backers all over the world
    • As concerns Equity fundraises, the minimum commitment for investors is $1,000 via offline process (Bank Wire transfers and Bank checks)
    • As concerns Rewards fundraises, the minimum commitment for contributors is $1 via credit card

     Registered broker-dealer, member FINRA / SIPC

     Free startup's service for co-founder matchmaking

    OneVest is an equity crowdfunding network for Early-Stage Startups. Focus on many industries:

    • Web
    • Marketplaces
    • Social Networks
    • B2B
    • Finance
    • Investment Management
    • 7.5% commission fee on funds raised through OneVest investor's network
    • $500 for establishment of an escrow account
    • $2,000 for Crowdcheck due diligence
    • $150 bad actor check per covered person
    • Investors do not pay management fees / commissions on direct investments
    • Invest as little as $5,000
    • Over 35,000 startups and 15,000 investors registered

     CrowdFunding for Startups and Real Estate

    √ Companisto focus on German startups but supports also projects from other European countries

    Companisto is focusing on innovative start-ups or real estate projects whose business model distinguishes them from competition.

    • Projects must be beyond the concept stage
    • Multiple Industries
    • Companisto charges 10% success-based commission, this fee is paid by startups
    • The startup or investors do not bear any administrative burden. Shares are bought and payments are processed directly via the platform
    • Investors do not paid any fees or commissions
    • Investors from all around the world can invest via Companisto
    • Individual investments start as low as 5 Euros and can be up to 500,000 Euros
    • Several payment methods available internationally (Cards, Instant money transfer, and Bank wire)

     FundersClub members invest through a single fund and this fund is the only investor on the cap table

    Startup Acceptance Ratio 2% 

    Funders Club focuses on technology-driven startups from Silicon Valley and beyond.

    • Online Venture Capital Fund
    • FundersClub typically invests between $200-500K in each startup
    • 10% of total raised funds are kept aside as an administrative fee
    • FundersClub receives carried interest on its investments
    • $3,000 minimum when investing in startups (Only accredited investors)
    • FundersClub members invest through a single fund and this fund is the only investor on the cap table
    • Insider access to invest in startup opportunities that are pre-screened by FundersClub Investment Committee
    • Easily sign the required legal documents using e-signature

    Equity CrowdFunding for early-stage US companies (1% Acceptance Ration)

     All-or-Nothing Fundraises

    There is no typical company on SeedInvest, but companies which have been successful thus far generally share the following characteristics:

    • Technology and consumer facing businesses
    • Raising between $100,000 and $5,000,000
    • Companies which already have attracted a lead investor

    Host virtual due diligence sessions and board meetings from your desk

    • 7.5% fee on the value of the fundraising (upon successful campaigns)
    • 5% warrant coverage
    • $3,000 and $5,000 in due diligence, escrow, marketing and legal expenses

     

    • No fees or commissions for investors
    • The minimum and maximum investment amount is determined by the company which is raising capital
    • Invest anonymously
    • Easily access to startup's due diligence online
    • Collaborate with other investors on Seedinvest

     

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  • CrowdFunder Review

    CROWDFUNDER REVIEW

    Crowdfunder is an Equity-Crowdfunding platform designed for both early-stage startups and mature businesses

     CROWDFUNDER REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding

     Early-stage startups and mature businesses are supported but not inception stage companies or non-profit organizations

    Raise funds via Equity, Debt, Convertible Note or Revenue Share

    Flat monthly fee starting at $299No Fees on Received Funds

    √ Only Accredited Investors can invest


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    CrowdFunder accepts projects from a wide variety of industries including Tech Startups, Social Enterprises, Small Businesses, and Film & Entertainment.

    • EQUITY CROWDFUNDING
    • ALL BUSINESS STAGES EXCEPT INCEPTION-STAGE

    Crowdfunder is designed for early-stage startups and more mature businesses raising seed stage, Series-A & Series-B funding. Our offering does not cater to inception stage companies at this time.

    Not allowed Industries

    Not supported industries include:

    • Guns
    • Tobacco / Cannabis
    • Pyramid Marketing
    • Adult Products & Entertainment
    • lGambling
    • Contests and Raffles
    • Drugs / Illegal Substances

     

    ◙ INVESTORS

    • Crowdfunder recommends a minimum investment in the range of $5K – $25K as most transactions happen in this range.
    • Only Accredited Investors can invest in companies that are fundraising on Crowdfunder.
    • Accredited investors must meet a certain level of wealth defined by the SEC. For example, a person having at least $1 Million in assets excluding their main residence, or an income greater than $200,000 in each of the past 2 years, would qualify.
    • Non-US citizen can invest in companies on Crowdfunder if the country they are from permits it.

     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    • CrowdFunder supports mainly companies from the US
    • International companies can also raise funds on Crowdfunder

    Documents Required for Completing a Deal:

    » Term Sheet

    » Executive Summary

    » Investor Pitch Deck


     

    ◙ WHO IS CROWDFUNDER

    • CrowdFunder was found in 2011 and it is based in Headquartered in Playa Del Rey, CA.
    • CrowdFunder since 2011 has raised more than 200 million USD and that involves more than 100,000 croudfunders and more than 26.000 projects
    • Crowdfunder has engaged with Congress, the SEC and the White House on crowdfunding legislation and regulations
    • CrowdFunder is a co-founder and a member of the crowdfunding Industry and Trade associations, CFIRA & CFPA

     

    ◙ CROWDFUNDER COST OF SERVICES

    • CrowdFunder doesn’t charge any fees on funds raised
    • Crowdfunder charge a flat monthly fee starting at $299
    • If you are not satisfied with the Crowdfunder subsciption you may ask for a refund within 24 hours of your purchase.

    (-) GOLD PLAN -COSTS $299 / month

    • Raise Funds up to 500,000 USD
    • Company and Personal Profile
    • Connect with Investors
    • Analytics Deal Dashboard

    (-) PLATINUM -COSTS $999 / month

    • Raise Unlimited Funds
    • Everything in the Gold Plan
    • Dedicated Onboarding Support
    • Fundraising Strategies

     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • CrowdFunder campaigns typically last 2-3 months. This period allows companies to generate leads and to close investors.
    • Once your Funding Project goes live you can’t make changes.

     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY CROWDFUNDER

    1. CrowdFunding Marketing (Easy-to-build followers for your company)
    2. Investor CRM
    3. Investing Analytics providing insights into deals and investors
    4. Export investor's data into a simple .csv file

     

    CONTACT CROWDFUNDER

    Crowdfunder, Inc. -Headquarteres in the US, Playa Del Rey, CA

    CrowdFunder General Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    CrowdFunder WebSite: www.CROWDFUNDER.com

     

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  • EquityNet Review

    EQUITYNET REVIEW

    EquityNet is a Startup Network not handling transactions. Investment deals happen outside of the network.

    ◙ EQUITY NET REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding NetWork

     You may keep all the Raised-Funds

     Charging Fees (subscriptions) only to entrepreneurs / Free for Investors

    √ EquityNet is not a registered broker-dealer and does not handle deals or offer investment advice 


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    EquityNet is a fund-raising NetWork designed to accommodate all ranges of private businesses in every stage of development. This includes all types of industries (high tech, multiple services, static industries etc.).

    • EQUITY CROWDFUNDING
    • KEEP ALL FUNDS RAISED

    The EquityNet Network is Applicable to:

    (1) Entrepreneurs / Managers

    Entrepreneurs and business owners in any stage of their corporate development. From pre-revenue stages to $100M-revenue stages. Note that EquityNet does not support publicly-traded companies.

    (2) Investors

    Individual investors, venture capitalists, government entities, non-profits, banks etc.

    (3) Business Supporters

    Consultants, service providers, universities etc.


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    • EquityNet supports countries all around the world.

    Note: EquityNet is a Startup Network which does not handle transactions


     

    ◙ WHO IS EQUITY NET

    EquityNet, LLC is an equity crowdfunding company operating since 2005 and based in the US. The EquityNet platform includes more than 100K users and thousands of investors. During the past decade EquityNet has raised over $300 million in equity, debt, and royalty-based capital. Their platform offers the following features:

    • Detailed analytics
    • Business benchmarking database
    • Enterprise Analyzer™

     

    ◙ EQUITY NET COST OF SERVICES

    EquityNet charges the following fees:

    • Entrepreneurs Subscription Free

    Some Features of EquityNet are free other features require a paid subscription.  Subscriptions start at $110 per month. Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

    • EquityNet Investors Do not Pay Fees

    Investors using EquityNet do not pay any fees.

    • EquityNet Supporters

    Supporters may purchase subscription plans for entrepreneurs.


     

    ◙ WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM EQUITY NET

    • EquityNet is a Startup Network which does not handle transactions. Investment deals happen outside of the EquityNet newtwork.
    • EquityNet receives no compensation in connection with the purchase or sale of securities. Therefore all raised funds go to startups. 

     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • EquityNet does not apply time limits.

     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY EQUITY NET

    1. Crowdfunding education
    2. Crowdfunding charts (find research and statistics about the crowdfunding market)
    3. Startup Risk Calculator (estimate your risk)
    4. Valuation Calculator (how much a startup really worth)
    5. EquityNet supports General Solicitation. General solicitation allows startups tell the general public they're raising money. This is happening via LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs, company websites, TV, advertisements and of course EquityNet.

     

    CONTACT EQUITY NET

    EquityNet, LLC, 5 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA

    EquityNet General InfoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone Numbers: 479.442.3638 (office) | 866.542.3638 (toll-free)

    EquityNet WebSitewww.EQUITYNET.com

     

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  • Fundable Review

    FUNDABLE REVIEW

    Fundable is an Equity / Reward Funding Network with more than 370.000 startups and 23.000 investors

    ◙ FUNDABLE REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding / Reward CrowdFunding for Startups

    Fundable does not support personal purposes

    All-or-Nothing Campaigns for Rewards Raises

    Accredited Investors only for Equity Raises

     Subscription-based pricing

    No Success Fees


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    Fundable support a wide range of startups in multiple industries such is technology, health & beauty, fitness, food & beverage and many more. Fundable can handle campaigns for up to 10 million USD.

    Fundable.com applies "All- or-Nothing" policy, meaning that projects must meet or move above their funding goals in order to collect any funds.

    No Donations or Charitable Solicitations, charities and non-profit organizations without a valid 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

    • REWARD / EQUITY CROWDFUNDING MODEL

    • ALL-OR-NOTHING CAMPAIGNS FOR REWARD RAISES

    Useful Crowdfunding Statistics by Fundable

    Crowdfunding Statistics

    (1) The average successful crowdfunding campaign is around $7,000

    (2) The average crowdfunding campaign lasts around 9 weeks

    (3) Campaigns gaining 30% of their goal within the 1st week are more likely to succeed at the end

    (4) There is a strong correlation between the number of external internet links to the web-page of a Purpose and the success of its Fundraise

    (5) Social Media is a key factor towards crowdfunding success

    Crowdfunding Demographics

    (6) Ages between 24-35 years are much more likely to participate in crowdfunding campaigns. Those over 45 years old are significantly less likely to support campaigns

    (7) Men are much more likely to take a risk on an unknown startup than women

    (8) Those making over $100K yearly are the most likely to invest in startups


     

    ◙ EQUITY FUNDRAISE

    Equity raises via Fundable are typically more than $50,000. Commitments are made from accredited investors.

    Investor's Minimums

    As concerns Equity fundraises, the minimum commitment for investors is $1,000 via offline process (Bank Wire transfers and Bank checks).


     

    ◙ REWARDS FUNDRAISE

    Rewards raises via Fundable are effective typically for raises below $50,000. A startup will rely on commitments from current customers, personal support from their social network, or a very strong affinity from Backers who want to see the company succeed.

    All-or-Nothing Campaigns

    Minimums

    As concerns Rewards fundraises, the minimum commitment for contributors is $1 via credit card


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    • Fundable is open to backers all over the world.


     

    ◙ WHO IS FUNDABLE

    Fundable was found in 2012 by Wil Schroter and Eric Corl and it is based in the United States (Powell, Ohio 43065). Fundable has the support and financial backing of Virtucon Ventures.


     

    ◙ FUNDABLE COST OF SERVICES

    Fundable charges subscription fees as follows:

    • Fundable Subscriptions

    Fundable charges monthly Subscriptions. Payments are made via credit cards. Renewals will be billed in monthly increments until canceled.

    $179 / month to create and manage your fundraise. Pricing is not pro-rated.

    • Consulting Services

    Fundable Consulting Services are billed either on a one-time basis either deferred over multiple payments.

    • Processing Fees (Rewards Projects Only)

    For Rewards-based projects funding is collected via credit cards. The merchant processing is handled at a charge of 3.5% + 30¢ per transaction.


     

    ◙ WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM FUNDABLE

    Fundable.com applies "All- or-Nothing" policy, meaning that projects must meet or move above their funding goals in order to collect any funds.

    • Withdraw funds raised for Reward-Based Projects

    At the end of each Reward-Based fundraise, all collected funds are automatically transferred to the Initiator’s bank account.

    • Withdraw funds raised for Equity-Based Projects

    For Equity crowdfunding after the end of each fundraise, all investor’s commitments are collected and processed offline via Bank Wire or Bank Checks.


     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • The average Fundable campaign lasts about 2-3 months.


     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY FUNDABLE

    • CrowdFunding Education

    • Step-by-Step Profile Creation Wizard

    • Share your Project with the world via Social Media

    • Investors make commitments directly

    • Any detailed information about the startup is available only to Investors who you grant access to


     

    CONTACT FUNDABLE

    Fundable LLC -1322 Manning Pkwy, Powell, Ohio 43065 USA

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    Fundable Web-Site: www.FUNDABLE.com

     

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  • Funders Club Review

    FUNDERS CLUB REVIEW

    FundersClub is a Venture Capital firm with more than 14,000 investors focusing on technology-driven startups from Silicon Valley and beyond.

     

    ◙ FUNDERS CLUB REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity Investing, FundersClub members invest through a single fund and this fund is the only investor on the cap table

     FundersClub typically invests between $200-500K in each startup (subsequent rounds may be possible)

     10% of total raised funds are kept aside as an administrative fee

     FundersClub receives carried interest on its investments

    Startup Acceptance Ratio 2% 

    Invest as low as 3,000 USD, Only accredited investors


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    Funders Club focuses on technology-driven startups from Silicon Valley and beyond.

    • ONLINE VC INVESTING FUND

    Required Steps

    STEP-(1) Startup Introduction

    -FundersClub members refer companies to FundersClub

    STEP-(2) FundersClub Committee

    -FundersClub looks for companies showing strong traction and growth, and spends time vetting metrics in these areas

    -FundersClub focuses on companies addressing a big market

    -FundersClub vetting process emphasizes the strength of the founding team

    STEP-(3) FundersClub Panel

    -After the FundersClub Investment Committee approves a company, a panel of investor members reviews the companies and provide their opinion as to whether the company should launch on FundersClub

    -The FundersClub Panel may also ask the company questions that they would want to know before investing, which is used to further analyze a company before launching it to all members

    -The FundersClub Panel will vet the company's proposed valuation and/or terms and determine if they would be likely to be accepted in the market before listing the companies

    STEP-(4) Launch Startup

    -The company founders work with the FundersClub team, and incorporate feedback from the Investment Committee and FundersClub Panel to build their profile on the FunderClub website

    -Each fund is launched in Watchlist mode (Preview mode) for a period of time before launching

    -After launching to Watchlist members and the FundersClub Panel members, the fund will normally launch to all members


     

    ◙ WHO IS FUNDERS CLUB

    FundersClub is operating as an Online Venture Capital firm with a network of over 14,000 accredited investors. FundersClub is focused on high-promising, technology-driven startups from Silicon Valley and beyond.

    Funders Club was found in 2012 by Alexander Mittal and Boris Silver and it is based in San Francisco, USA.

    • Invest in early-stage private equity and venture capital
    • Strategic partnerships with angel investors, incubators, and accelerators to share deal flow

    FundersClub Due Diligence and Evaluation

    FundersClub conducts due diligence and evaluation via the FundersClub's Investment Committee (comprised of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and VCs) and the FundersClub Panel (FundersClub investor members who generally represent the interests of the investor community)


     

    ◙ FUNDERS CLUB COST OF SERVICES

    • 10% of the invested money is set aside within a fund to covers legal and accounting costs as an administrative fee
    • FundersClub receives carried interest on its investments

     

    ◙ INVESTING WITH FUNDERS CLUB

    FundersClub provides early stage private equity and venture capital investment.

    • Online Venture Capital investment
    • $3,000 minimum when investing in startups (Only accredited investors)
    • FundersClub members invest through a single fund and this fund is the only investor on the cap table
    • Insider access to invest in startup opportunities that are pre-screened by FundersClub Investment Committee
    • FundersClub Panel (panel for members)
    • Easily sign the required legal documents using e-signature
    • Investors receive updates, press articles, and updates from the startups founders

     

    ◙ FUNDRAISE TIMEFRAME

    • From first contact to passing the FundersClub Panel typically takes 2-3 weeks of calendar time.
    • Once the FundersClub platform selects a startup it displays the startup’s profile to the investing community in "Preview Mode" for 1-2 weeks.
    • Funding targets are frequently reached or surpassed within the first 48 hours to 1 week of fund launch, but the platform continues the listing if additional investment can be accommodated.

    At the end of the campaign, the fund is closed and the capital is transferred at the startup.


     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY FUNDERS CLUB

    1. Fund profile, detailed profile of each startup including key metrics, market information, customer testimonials, and a Q&A with the founder

    2. Q&A Forum, members can post questions and the startup's founders can reply

    3. Weekly email updates with new opportunities / updates on existing opportunities

    4. Startups may use an email distribution list to contact investors directly

     

    CONTACT FUNDERS CLUB

    FundersClub Inc., 1 Bluxome St. Suite 405, San Francisco CA 94107, USA

    Funders Club General Info: 1-888-405-9335

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    Funders Club WebSite: www.FUNDERSCLUB.com

     

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  • MicroVentures Review

    MICRO VENTURES REVIEW

    MicroVentures is an Equity Crowdfunding platform raised more than 70 millions on behalf of more than 100 companies, MicroVentures focus on High-Tech Startups

     

    ◙ MICRO VENTURES REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding, registered Broker/Dealer member of FINRA and SIPC

    Accredited and non-accredited investors can invest in startups, starting as low as $3,000

    MicroVentures has created the “500 Startups Fund” for all accredited investors for as little as $10,000

    10% Fee, 5% from the company and 5% from investors (All-or-Nothing campaigns)

     $100 to submit a project and $250 for due diligence

    Due diligence for every Startup (Acceptance Ratio 1%)

    The average startup listed on MicroVentures raises $150,000-$250,000 (Additional funding rounds if requested)


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    MicroVentures offers investors a gateway to investment opportunities in pre-vetted early stage startups and also private secondary market equities.

    MicroVentures supports mainly startups in business areas such as:

    • Internet Technology
    • Online Social Services
    • Software
    • Mobile Technology
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Gaming
    • Green Technology

    MicroVentures may support other industries too as long as a startup meets the following criteria:

    (1) Unique ideas that can work

    (2) Solid team with proven experience in their industry

    (3) Market traction, which means Alpha or Beta customers, partners, existing revenue and other metrics

    (4) As concerns raising capital, the sweet spot for MicroVentures are startups need to raise $150K and up to 1 million USD in capital


     

    ◙ WHO IS MICRO VENTURES

    MicroVentures is a US registered Broker/Dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. MicroVentures operates as a Venture Capital firm and has raised more than 70 million USD for more than 100 startups. In 2011, MicroVentures raised $500,000 to invest in Facebook

    MicroVentures was found in 2009 by Bill Clark and it is based in Austin, US.


     

    ◙ MICRO VENTURES COST OF SERVICES

    • MicroVentures receives 10% fee from each successful fundraise (5% from the company and 5% from investors)
    • If the full amount is not raised, then investor's money is returned (All-or-Nothing)
    • $100 to submit a project
    • $250 for due diligence

     

    ◙ INVESTING IN STARTUPS

    MicroVentures evaluates startups as a Venture Capital firm:

    -Evaluation of the startup's corporate risk

    -Likelihood and potential for long-term profitability

    -Willingness of the startup's owners in trading equity for capital

    MicroVentures Process for Listing Startups:

    (1) A startup applies for Listing

    Information needed include the startup’s business, main products / services, team’s CV and financial data.

    (2) Institutional Level Due Diligence

    MicroVentures examines legal and other aspects before listing a startup in its platform. This step includes criminal background check on the startup’s founders, analysis of the startup’s financial statements and more analysis.

    (3) Negotiate on the Behalf of the Investors

    MicroVentures will negotiate with the owners of the startup in order to achieve a fair price / value. If the startup’s owners aren’t able to compromise on a fair valuation, then this startup may not get listed.

    Note: According to SEC regulations, investors must hold their equity stakes for at least 1 year


     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • MicroVentures team need about 1.5 month to evaluate any application and to approve the actual funding date
    • After the end of the fundraising process, startups receive funds within 2 weeks

     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY MICRO VENTURES

    • Due Diligence (Every listed startup has been through multiple rounds of due diligence and professional analysis by the MicroVentures financial team)
    • Escrow Accounts (Once an investment is made, funds are held in a dedicated bank escrow account until the deal is closed)

     

    CONTACT MICRO VENTURES

    MicroVenture Marketplace Inc., 2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite 212, Austin TX 787, US

    MicroVentures General Info: +1 (800) 283-9903

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    MicroVentures WebSite: www.MICROVENTURES.com

     

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  • OneVest Review

    ONEVEST REVIEW

    Onevestis an equity crowdfunding platform that empowers entrepreneurs and investors by focusing on Early-Stage Startups.


    ONEVEST REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding Platform (Registered broker-dealer, member FINRA / SIPC)

     Free startup's service for co-founder matchmaking

     7.5%  Fee on Raised Funds

     $500 for establishment of an escrow account, $2,000 for Crowdcheck due diligence and $150 bad actor check per covered person

    Investors do not pay management fees / commissions on direct investments

    √ Invest as little as $5,000

    √ Over 35,000 startups and 15,000 investors registered


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    OneVest is an equity crowdfunding network for Early-Stage Startups. OneVest focus on many industries such is Web, Marketplaces, Social Networks, B2B, Finance Technology and Finance and Investment Management,

    • EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

    OneVest Startup's Evaluation

    Onevest team uses a two-tiered due diligence process that includes background check, product testing and competition analysis. The process of product evaluation focuses also on the Go-to-Market Strategy. Here are some requirements:

    • The team must have experience in relatable industry, and/or educational credentials
    • Minimum 2 full time team members plus credible advisors and legal counsel
    • Key insights about the sizable target market
    • Viable products and a existence of a competitive advantage
    • Ideas that are able to generate revenue
    • Growing customer base and existing sales contracts
    • Regulatory approvals (if needed)

    Offline Investors

    Onevest can process the transactions made by Offline Investors free, as long as startups can prove their relationship is not a result of being on Onevest. Onevest will not charge any fees as concerns offline investors.


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    OneVest supports projects from countries all around the world.


     

    ◙ WHO IS ONEVEST

    OneVest was found in 2014 after the merger between RockThePost and CoFoundersLab and It is based in New York. Onevest provides securities via the North Capital Private Securities Corporation (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer, member of FINRA / SIPC.

    • Founders include Alejandro Cremades, Tanya Prive and Shahab Kaviani
    • Onevest management has experience taking 4 companies to IPO
    • 35,000 startup founders and 15,000 investors registered

     

    ◙ ONEVEST COST OF SERVICES

    OneVest charges the following fees:

    • 7.5% commission fee on funds raised through OneVest investor's network
    • $500 for establishment of an escrow account
    • $2,000 for Crowdcheck due diligence
    • $150 bad actor check per covered person

    Note: Onevest does not charge investors a management fee or a commission on direct investments


     

    ◙ WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM ONEVEST

    • OneVest opens an escrow account for any startup, The capital raised is held until the minimum investment threshold is achieved.
    • Once the minimum fundraising goal is met, then startups are able to receive their funds on a rolling close basis.

     

    ◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

    • OneVest fundraising campaigns last 3 months. Onevest may decide to extend a particular campaign for 1 additional month (Total 120 days)

     

    ◙ INVESTING FEATURES

    • Investors can risk as little as $5,000
    • Investors do not pay management fees / commissions on direct investments
    • Dedicated investor relations staff

     

    ◙ OTHER FEATURES BY ONEVEST

    • Committed team helping the fundraising process (guidance to optimize campaigns)
    • Email blasts to OneVest investor community introducing startups
    • Receive targeted introductions to investors interested in your startup
    • Investor's deal room, e-signing documents, investor verification
    • Service for co-founder matchmaking where entrepreneurs are able to find their co-founder prior to launching their startup

     

    CONTACT ONEVEST

    Onevest Corporation, 401 Park Avenue South, Suite 10-001, New York, NY 10016, USA

    OneVest General Info: +1 (646) 560-3221 | +1 (800) 420-7423

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    OneVest WebSite: www.ONEVEST.com

     

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  • Seedinvest Review

    SEEDINVEST REVIEW

    SeedInvest is an equity crowdfunding platform linking Early-Stage US Companies with more than 11,000 Global Investors

    ◙ SEEDINVEST REVIEW SUMMARY

    Equity CrowdFunding for early-stage US companies (1% Acceptance Ration)

     All-or-Nothing Fundraises

     7.5% Fee on Received Funds and 5% warrant coverage

    √ $3,000 and $5,000 in due diligence, escrow, marketing and legal expenses

    Free of charges for Investors

    √ The minimum and maximum investment amount is determined by the company which is raising capital


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

    Investors on SeedInvest are typically not interested in financing ideas or projects, but in funding existing businesses, therefore, startups must meet the following criteria:

    • At least a minimum viable product or prototype
    • Proof of concept (includes customer traction or partnerships)
    • At least two full-time team members
    • A business which has been incorporated in the United States

    There is no typical company on SeedInvest, but companies which have been successful thus far generally share the following characteristics:

    • Technology and consumer facing businesses
    • Startups raising between $100,000 and $5,000,000
    • Companies which already have attracted a lead investor

    North Capital (check below) determines whether an offering should be accepted as a vetted investment opportunity and there is no guarantee that your offering will be accepted.


     

    ◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

    • Seedinvest supports projects from businesses which have been incorporated in the United States, companies of all structures (C-corporations, S-corporations and LLCs)
    • Seedinvest at the moment will not work with companies incorporated in other countries than the United States

    Note: SEEDINVEST is open to investors from all over the world.


     

    ◙ WHO IS SEEDINVEST

    SeedInvest Technology, LLC was found in 2011 by Ryan Feit and James Hanand and it was launched in 2013. Seedinvest is based in New York, United States. 

    SeedInvest has partnered with North Capital to provide broker-dealer services. Therefore, all securities-related activity is conducted by North Capital Private Securities Corporation (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer, and member FINRA/SIPC. In September 2014 SeedInvest launched a partnership also with the Angel Investing website » Gust.

    • The average investment size on SeedInvest is approximately $40,000
    • Base with 11,000+ investors (venture capital firms, private equity investors, family offices and angel investors)

     

    ◙ SEEDINVEST COST OF SERVICES

    Seedinvest charges a fixed and a variable fee for placing companies:

    • 7.5% fee on the value of the fundraising (upon successful campaigns)
    • 5% warrant coverage
    • $3,000 and $5,000 in due diligence, escrow, marketing and legal expenses
    • Free for investors

     

    ◙ SEEDINVEST FUNDRAISES

    • Promote your fundraise campaign via integrated social media and advertising tools
    • Access 11,000 investors from around the world
    • Host virtual due diligence sessions and board meetings from your desk
    • Efficiently manage and interact with your shareholders through our Virtual Boardroom
    • Companies may set investment minimums during the funding round setup process.

    When investments are initiated through the SeedInvest platform, the subscription proceeds are held securely in an independent escrow account. Once the funding target has been met, the funds are released. If the minimum funding target is not met, subscription amounts are returned to investors by the escrow agent.


     

    ◙ FUNDRAISE TIMEFRAME

    Seedinvest does not apply a fixed fundraise timeframe, the time needed to complete a successful fundraise can vary widely. Companies should expect that it will take a minimum of 2 months and up to 3 months to complete their fundraises.


     

    ◙ INVESTING WITH SEEDINVEST

    • No fees or commissions for investors
    • The minimum and maximum investment amount is determined by the company which is raising capital
    • Easily to access opportunities and make an investment with a few clicks
    • Invest anonymously
    • Automated accredited investor verification tool
    • Easily access to startup's due diligence online
    • Collaborate with other investors on Seedinvest
    • Manage your investments via the Seedinvest dashboard

     

    CONTACT SEEDINVEST

    SeedInvest Technology, LLC, -447 Broadway FL 2, New York, NY

    Seedinvest General Info: 917-445-0020

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    Seedinvest WebSite: www.SEEDINVEST.com

     

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