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once you're registered, you‘ll be able to join discussions, access our full suite of tools and resources, and (yes) make investments.


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What is equity crowdfunding?

A revolution

“For the first time, ordinary americans will be able to go online and invest in entrepreneurs that they believe in” - President OBAMA

Finally, equity crowdfunding is here.

Investors all over the world now have the ability to invest directly in America’s entrepreneurs online.


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HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

browse

CHECK OUT THE unique BUSINESSES RAISING MONEY ON GROWTHFOUNTAIn. You might be surprised who you find: these businesses could be run by your neighbor, by an entrepreneur in your community, or perhaps by that soon-to-be famous founder who’s in the early process of creating the next big idea.

DISCOVER investments that INTEREST YOU, and FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS WHILE YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, PRODUCTS, AND OFFERING.


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Before MAKING AN investMENT, YOU NEED TO DO YOUR

Research

Each company RAISING MONEY UNDER REGULATION CROWDFUNDING must DISCLOSE SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION TO POTENTIAL INVESTORS. Make sure to view their form c and do your research; it includes EVERYTHING from Financial records to PRODUCT INFORMATION TO THE VARIOUS risks associated with INVESTMENT.

You’ll also be able to see bios for ALL OFFICERS, directors and 20%+ voting shareholders. If you have additional questions, you can ask management questions through our built in communication channel.


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How much can i invest?

give me a number

You are legally allowed to invest between $2,200 and $107,000 annually based on your income and wealth

(click to launch our investor calculator)

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Should i invest?

risks

Roughly one-half of small businesses fail within five years. for those that succeed, the time horizon to create value for shareholders tends to be 7+ years. please set your expectations accordingly.

You should understand that you may lose your entire investment. If you are risk-averse, are just starting to invest, have only a little money to invest or need the money in the short term, crowdfunding investments likely are not for you.

Investments also carry liquidity risk. you will be limited in your ability to resell your investment for the first year – and you may need to hold your investment for an indefinite period of time as no secondary market currently exists.

Be sure to read about Specific risks associated with each offering in the Form C.


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what will i actually own?

equity vs revenue share

Companies on growthfountain can either issue equity or a revenue share.

Revenue share

  • Receive an annual distribution from a revenue pool equal to 5% of the company’s revenue annually;
  • No distributions are required until the second full calendar year and the company is allowed a one-time forbearance;
  • Distributions capped at 2x;
  • In event of default, investors become general unsecured creditors.

Equity

  • You become a shareholder in the company; you are an owner
  • Though equity has no bespoke payment guarantees, you would hope for:
    1. an acquisition at a higher valuation than you invested;
    2. the company goes public;
    3. the company generates cash flow and pays a dividend.

Once an offering reaches it's goal and closes, you will receive an email from growthfountain containing all the details.


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how long is the wait?

patience

it is unlikely you will see a return on your investment in the near term. Venture capital firms typically have time horizons of 5-10 years, and they often invest in later stage companies – so you should prepare for the long haul if you invest in any companies on GrowthFountain.


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Will i receive updates on my investment?

keep me posted

Companies that raise money via Regulation Crowdfunding will have some limited ongoing reporting requirements, so you may be able to access annual Form C filings on Edgar.com and on the company’s website.

We encourage companies that raise money on GrowthFountain to maintain regular dialogue and communication with investors, however the specifics will be up to the company.


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Does GrowthFountain recommend investment opportunities?

no can do

No, we can't make any investment recommendations. We are simply a technology platform built for companies to list and meet potential investors. Please consult your advisors. GrowthFountain does not vet, curate or recommend any offerings on our platform.