In May of 2016, Jumpstart Micro was one of the first SEC registered equity crowdfunding portals to go live under the Title III JOBS Act. These new regulations brought an exciting new change to the world of raising capital and investing. While previously reserved for high-net worth (more than $1M excluding primary residence) individuals, now everyone is able to make investments in startup companies (as little as a few hundred dollars), support innovation, and gain ownership in return.
Raising capital can be a huge challenge for startup companies, as there is a severe lack of funding available to them. The Jumpstart Micro crowd investing concept is to facilitate funding for promising ventures with many small investments from people who like you interested in helping entrepreneurs and driving industries forward. This is an exciting time for you to invest in ventures that interest you, while participating as a shareholder, and maybe even as a customer or brand ambassador.
Our goal is to showcase investment opportunities for Investors to consider. For the first time an average investor has the opportunity to see, review and invest in non-public opportunities which was previously limited to only accredited investors.
Joining is easy and free. Complete a quick profile which includes a brief section that will help determine how much you can invest each year under the SEC regulations. Once you've done that, you can check out the listing page of interesting ventures. Each venture will clearly display the terms of the investment, business plan, management profile, past and future financials and more. If you find one of interest, you're able to ask questions and get to know the entrepreneur. If you like what you see, click "Invest Now" and make your investment. When you invest, your investment goes into a bank escrow account until the deadline. The minimum target amount must be reached or your investment is returned. Jumpstart Micro does not endorse any venture. We act as an intermediary to present investors with early stage ventures from committed Entrepreneurs.