VeteranCrowd is the marketplace for investing in veteran-run businesses. We bring together qualified investors and equity investment opportunities in companies led by military veterans. Whether through a private placement, or by means of a generally solicited offering, VeteranCrowd has the tools, the technology and the experience to assist clients raising capital in the form of debt or equity in amounts from $2,000,000 to as much as $50,000,000.
No. Anyone can be a member of VeteranCrowd, and we encourgare anyone who thinks veterans make great business leaders to join. However, we only represent companies with military veteran leadership.
No. There are no fees to join VeteranCrowd. We derive revenue from contracts as we consult our clients and from success fees when a transaction is completed. Investors are not charged fees.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (804) 496-1719.
Companies begin an inquiry via our online questionnaire. If the company meets the initial criteria, we schedule a conversation and request additional information. If we agree that the company and offering are a good fit for the platform, VeteranCrowd will present an engagement proposal to the company.
The amount varies by offering, but the minimum raise amount for a company on the VeteranCrowd platform is $2,000,000. VeteranCrowd presents other options to companies wishing to raise smaller amounts of capital. Please direct smaller raises by email to email@example.com .
The timing varies but companies should expect it will take at least 90 days to complete a successful offering, and most clients allow 6-9 months for the total process. Not all companies will succeed in raising capital this way. Clients seeking to raise money through a Reg A+ offering must complete a review with the SEC which takes longer than 90 days generally before the offering is approved for general solicitation.
Should investor commitments exceed your maximum funding target, celebrate and consider your options. At your discretion, you may allow an oversubscription at closing or stick to your maximum and tactically select those investments you will accept.
Yes. Companies determine investment minimums as part of the deal setup process.
Make your company attractive to investors! Provide a nice headshot and bio for each member of your leadership team (not just the veterans) and high resolution logo art. If you don’t have a promotional video for your company, make one! They are a valuable marketing tool and engage potential investors. Additional marketing materials are always welcome. *Note: Marketing materials associated with an equity offering must be approved by our broker dealer. Before you start filming, send us a draft of the script for compliance review.
You do not have to be a veteran to invest in the opportunities presented on VeteranCrowd but you do have to qualify to participate in a specific offering. FINRA regulation dictates those qualifications based on the structure of the deal, and many require that investors be accredited.
Depending on the nature of the offering, some offerings are limited to Accredited Investors. Reg A+ offerings are open to all investors.
An accredited investor is a term used by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Rule 501 of Regulation D. In order to qualify as accredited, an investor must accomplish at least one of the following:
1 - Earn an individual income of more than $200,000 per year, or a joint spousal income of more than $300,000 per year, in each of the last two years and expect to reasonably maintain the same level of income.
2 - Have a net worth exceeding $1 million, either individually or jointly with his or her spouse.
3 - Be a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company.
4 - Be a general partner, executive officer, director or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered.
5 - Be a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors.
6 - Be an employee benefit plan, a trust, charitable organization, partnership, or company with total assets in excess of $5 million.
Yes. There is always risk associated with investing in a business. Many promising businesses fail and some seemingly wild ideas become tremendously successful. Diversification, or spreading your total investment across multiple deals, can be a strategy to mitigate risk.
If you have questions about a company or opportunity, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (804) 496-1719. We are happy to answer any questions you have or, in some cases, arrange a conference call or meeting with the issuing company's management team.