MicroVentures Logo MicroVentures Logo

Case Studies and Whitepapers

Twitter

Through MicroVentures, investors leveraged deep industry relationships and gained access to one of the most exclusive private companies, prior to its anticipated IPO.

View Twitter Case Study

What is a Convertible Note?

Entrepreneurs have two options when it comes to raising money to fund their company, debt or equity. Debt is a loan which they must pay back within an agreed upon amount of time.

View Convertible Note Whitepaper

Frequently Asked Questions

How often will I get updates on the companies in which I invest in?

The companies that we invest in provide us with updates on a quarterly basis. We pass those updates along to our investors. These updates typically include company progress on: sales, partnerships, product changes, revenue and growth metrics, team expansion, follow-on funding, and recent press.

If I invest, for how long do I have to hold my shares for?

There is currently no market for selling your investment on the secondary market. You should plan on holding your investment until the company has an exit. If there is an emergency and you need to liquidate your investment please notify us and we will do everything we can to see if there is another buyer available but we can’t guarantee that you will be able to exit early.

How does the MicroVentures due diligence process work?

Investing in startups is risky. Therefore, we review startups with the same level of rigor as a traditional Venture Capital Firm. We screen all listing applicants using specific criteria – an evaluation of suitable risk, likelihood of profitability, willingness to give up an equity stake in exchange for capital, etc.—and select only the startups that fit a certain profile.

I am a seasoned angel investor. What now?

Please register on our platform to have access to our offerings. We perform institutional level due diligence on all the offerings listed on our site and take the first level of due diligence off investors’ plates. MicroVentures’ licensed brokers are here to provide you with excellent service and answer any questions you might have. Once you are an approved investor you can read our research, and invest at your leisure. Minimum investments are as low as $3,000 per offering and our deal flow is sourced from a variety of sectors.

What is the difference between a sophisticated & accredited investor?

The SEC defines a “sophisticated investor” as an individual who does not meet the accredited investor definition, who has investing experience, and who can make financial decisions without others’ input.

An “accredited investor” is defined by the SEC as:

  • a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person’s spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase, excluding the value of the primary residence of such person;
  • a natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year; or
  • an entity (trust, LLC, corporation, etc.) with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.

I’m a first time startup investor, where do I begin?

Investing in startups is risky. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with our process and become comfortable with risk prior to investing. We suggest reading the “Investors” section of our website to better understand our due diligence process and to get yourself registered with MicroVentures. Once approved, you will have access to all of our resources, the ability to review our current offerings, and the opportunity to invest in startups. From here we will continue to provide support and education to help you become an avid startup investor—so please explore and join us on LinkedIn for updates.