A few weeks ago, the largest equity crowdfunding event in history took place in Jerusalem.
The summit, hosted by OurCrowd, drew in more than 23,000 attendees. Think about that for a second. Many university football stadiums hold around 20,000 people… and OurCrowd’s Global Investor Summit beat that number by a wide margin.
What does this mean for us? The way I look at it, anytime you break a world record for attendance, it means you’re looking at steady growth – sometimes, even exponential growth.
It makes perfect sense if you think about the timeline. It’s only been a few years since the JOBS Act opened the doors for everyday Americans to participate in private equity deals. And when a big change like this happens, it takes a little while for word to spread. So it’s no surprise that this investment class is just now starting to gain momentum.
Before the JOBS Act, the only people who were legally allowed to buy into equity deals were accredited investors. And even then, it wasn’t all that common for them to invest in individual startups. Instead, they would contribute a few million bucks to an investment fund – which would then be deployed by an experienced investor.
Today, of course, everything has changed for the everyday investor. But the wealthiest folks still do things more or less the same way as they used to.
That’s because there are numerous benefits to investing through a fund. For one thing, it takes a lot less time – you can write a check and then go about your life, while the fund manager hits the pavement to source deals for you. Then there’s the risk factor; investing in a fund means you’re automatically spreading your dollars out among tens or even hundreds of deals. And, as we’ve said before, that’s one of the absolute best ways to boost your odds of a great return.
The problem is that, despite the changing culture, these larger-scale investment funds are still more or less reserved for the elite. Often, the minimum buy-in is in the millions of dollars.
That’s why I was so excited when I learned about this startup. Essentially, they’re replicating the “big investment fund” model – but with two huge improvements. First of all, they don’t just earn equity in these businesses – they actually help them succeed, which means that each and every startup in their portfolio has a better chance at changing the world. And second, nearly anybody can join their mission – not just the wealthy.
This company has raised more than $11 million so far to continue expansion and grow their equity portfolio… but their raise ends in just eight days. On March 11th, the doors will close – which means now is the perfect time to see this. The best part? You only need a few hundred bucks to buy a piece of their pie… and owning equity in this startup would allow you to benefit from the hundreds of companies it supports.
Just click here to learn more about this trailblazing company. But don’t delay… time is almost up.
I’ll be back soon with more updates.
Until next time,