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Entrepreneurs today have two options when it comes to raising money to fund their company, debt or equity.

Debt is a loan which must be paid back within an agreed upon amount of time, with interest. Equity, instead, is a portion of ownership of the company in exchange for an investment.

A convertible note or “convertible debt” is a hybrid funding solution (hybrid between debt and equity). Convertible notes are short-term loans which convert to equity at an agreed upon milestone or maturity date—usually a Series A round led by a VC firm.

Learn more about Convertible debt through our Education Center

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How We Add Value & Reduce Risk


Equity crowdfunding is a new space, and we’re one of the most experienced platforms. We’ve done the most online investments, processed the most money, we’re one of the only platforms to have led an investment round, to have successful exits and to offer both early and late stage investment opportunities.


We are a FINRA registered broker dealer specializing in equity. In fact, every single employee who deals with the customer investing – from the Founder, to our customer service reps— has their Series 7 license about equity crowdfunding, investing in startups and online investment opportunities.


Most equity crowdfunding platforms will take any start up they can get. We pick what we believe are the best, safest, most secure startup investment opportunities to present to investors. It’s easier to get into Harvard than it is to get listed on MicroVentures (Harvard has a 7% acceptance rate, we have a 1% acceptance rate).

Due Diligence

Everyone knows that startup investing is risky. But it’s currently much riskier than it needs to be since most equity crowdfunding platforms simply don’t do any research or due diligence into the companies they list. MicroVentures completely rejects that idea. Every company we feature has been through multiple rounds of due diligence and professional analysis by our experienced financial team.

Customer Service

Even with all of our due diligence, startup investing is very risky. We want to help you understand if an investment is suitable for you in any way we can. In fact, we love helping investors so much, our phone number is on the site. It actually works – call it and one of our licensed brokers will pick up and talk to you about anything you want.


Equity crowdfunding platforms may begin to accept non-accredited investors when the SEC publishes The JOBS Act Title III rules. However, MicroVentures has experience allowing non-accredited investors under current SEC regulations since 2011 and has proven success by accepting non-accredited investors alongside Venture Capital investments for a portfolio company that was later acquired.