Crowdfunded VC Funds
 

For the first time, anyone can invest in Venture Capital funds.

Until SmartCapital, the returns of VC funds have been unavailable to 99.9% of people.

Now, some of the best VC's in the world can invest your money in high growth companies.

 
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Benefits to you, the investor.


Access to Invest in VC Funds

Previously, the opportunity to invest in VC funds was reserved for people or corporations that can invest very large amounts of money. Now, SmartCapital enables anyone to invest in VC funds with as little as $1,000.

A Passive Investment

Let your money work for you. The VC's do all the work for you by finding the best companies to invest in. This automatically invests your money in high growth companies you typically would never be able to invest in.

Instant Diversification

By investing in a VC fund, as opposed to hand-selecting companies to invest in, you are immediately diversified amongst a variety of great companies. It typically takes years of work to find and invest in multiple companies. Now you can achieve diversification with just a few clicks.

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Why VC's want SmartCapital.


Faster Fundraise Time

The standard process of raising a fund takes time (many months to over a year), a lot of repetitive meetings, and is overall inefficient. With SmartCapital, the time to raise a fund, or portion of a fund, is greatly expedited.

Decreased Operational Costs

Managing a fund has a lot of operational overhead costs with accounting, tax, legal compliance, and distributions in liquidity events. SmartCapital handles the cap table, collection of investments, distributions of returns, creation of legal documents, SEC compliance, and more. 

One Limited Partner (LP) for Multiple Investors

Managing a large number of LP's can be a massive headache. With SmartCapital the investors are aggregated as a single LP, and actively managed by SmartCapital. This allows the VC's to do what they're best at: finding and vetting deal flow. The VC gets to deal with one great LP as opposed to a myriad of smaller LP's.

 
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New funds coming in 2018

If you could invest in anything, what would you invest in? We want your feedback on the funds that you are most excited about investing in. 

 
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Invest in funds managed by some of the best VCs in the world

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You Invest in VC Funds

Investors, that's you, invest money into VC funds listed on the SmartCapital marketplace. You choose funds based on your interest in the VC's and what they plan on investing in.

SmartCapital Connects

SmartCapital aggregates the Investors money and provides it to the VC's. SmartCapital also handles all the operations and compliance associated with the fund.

VCs Invest in Companies

The VC's invest the money in an array of companies following their investment thesis and portfolio allocation strategy to provide returns to you, the Investor.

 

Get notified when new funds launch this year. 

 
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Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I invest in Venture Capital Funds?

VC funds often provide some of the highest returns (see graph to the right). VC Funds invest in high-risk-high-reward growth companies. Before SmartCapital, access to these funds was limited to high net-worth family funds, corporations, and hedge funds. Now, with SmartCapital, you have access to investing money in VC Funds.

 

Is there a minimum investment required?

Yes. The minimum investment is $1,000 in each VC fund. 

 

Who can be an investor? Am I eligible to invest on SmartCapital?

For funds listed on the SmartCapital marketplace, currently anyone in the United States can invest, although we plan to enable international investments. There are two types of investors "accredited" and "qualified purchasers." To be considered an accredited investor you must make more than $200,000 per year or have a joint income with your spouse of $300,000 per year. If you're an accredited investor, you can invest as much money as you'd like in each fund listed on SmartCapital. If you do not meet the criteria of an accredited investor, then you can still invest as a qualified purchaser, but the maximum you can invest is no more than 10% your annual income or 10% of your total net worth. Net worth in all cases should be calculated excluding the value of your home, home furnishings, and automobiles.

 
 
 
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