Crowdfunding platforms have paved the way for the formation of a blossoming community that supports and finances excellent ideas from all ends of the spectrum. Until recently, backers were not offered any kind of partnership or return on their investment. If a funded project became a worldwide success, investors would receive a note of thanks or in the best-case scenario, a version of the product they financed.
At ExitValley we have taken the concept a couple of steps further by combining the familiar crowdfunding platform with the world of investments and creating a ‘crowd investing’ platform. The ExitValley platform enables everybody to invest in Israeli startups and small businesses, in return for actual shares!
The idea is quite straightforward: Entrepreneurs take the sum they wish to raise and divide it up into small portions, thus allowing many more people to invest. Now anyone can be a shareholding partner in an attractive, up and coming, young company.
Waze, Viber and Wix are just a part of the success story of the Israeli hi-tech industry. Over the last decade, every dollar that has been invested in Israeli hi-tech has yielded a return of more than 3 dollars. The interest surrounding Israel as a startup superpower is only increasing. Despite its small size, Israel takes centerstage among leading technological countries of the world. In last decade alone, more than 750 Israeli startups were sold, resulting in deals that lined investors' pockets with more than 50 billion dollars.
Startup investments are also known as Venture Capital investments. Venture Capital investments have a reputation for being high risk, yet at the same time, the returns are likely to be disproportionately higher than other investment opportunities presently open to you. Due to the risks involved, it is recommended that you determine the sum you wish to invest and divide it up between 3-4 different startups and small businesses, thus spreading the risk and creating a varied investment portfolio that will increase your chances of success.
An investment with ExitValley is an opportunity to be part of the next great thing – Here you can invest in companies that interest you and in which you have identified potential. Partner with them from the initial stages, follow their progress, and watch them grow and succeed. Your investment is designed to support great ideas and is likely to assist in the creation of new employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
Previously, access to the most profitable investments was reserved for a small group of investors. At ExitValley, we have put a great deal of effort into removing the obstacles that have prevented you from investing in these companies until now. We have paved the way for you to invest in a variety of companies, depending to your areas of interest:
• You can also invest small sums.
• You can create a portfolio of varied investments and select projects are close to your heart.
• You can liquidate your investment at any time.
• As well as providing encouragement & support, you can actively assist and invest in a friend, relative or charismatic entrepreneur.
If you have ever attempted to invest in small private companies, you certainly know about the amount of energy and resources that investments of this type can consume: Spending time reading and understanding legal agreements, conducting protracted negotiations regarding transactional details, spending large sums of money on lawyers, accountants and so forth. All of these are things of the past!
At ExitValley we have commissioned leading attorneys in the field, and together we created a uniformed legal infrastructure with binding standards, the main aim of which is to streamline the process and safeguard your rights as investors.
It has never been so safe and easy to invest in startups!
After a fundraising campaign has been successfully completed, a special company communication panel will appear on the platform. This panel will only be available to investors and the company and it is designed to manage the relationship between them. Stay up to date with: Relevant notices, summons to shareholder meetings, performance results, etc.
Standard startup investment contracts do not permit investors to sell their shares until a company has been sold. We at ExitValley understand that liquidity is an important matter for investors. Therefore, we have facilitated a swift and simple process whereby you can sell your shares, starting from 3 months after the purchase date, subject to buyer availability. Furthermore, as a shareholder in the company, you will also be notified of incoming offers (if you so choose) from potential purchasers, as we pave the way towards the next Exit.
We supply you with the best tools for making an intelligent investment. All of the company's relevant data is displayed on the platform in a convenient and user-friendly way. You can make contact with the entrepreneurs and ask all the questions that matter to you. You can also consult with other investors on the platform, follow leading investors and exchange notes of interest.
Together with the top lawyers in the field, we at ExitValley have created a uniformed legal infrastructure with binding standards for all companies that raise money with us. The main objective is to simplify the whole procedure and to preserve investors' rights. Never has it been so straightforward and safe to invest in startups:
In order to receive their investment funds each company must fulfill the following conditions:o The company must reach the campaign fundraising target.