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.
As one of the few SEC registered equity crowdfunding platforms, Jumpstart Micro's mission is to help young companies get started and to provide average investors - not only accredited ones - opportunities to invest and drive innovation.
We don't focus on just one industry or type of venture either. Our agnostic approach means we're able to provide you, our investors, a wide variety of investment opportunities that may interest you - whether that be technology, travel, gaming, restaurants, or real estate.
While we don't focus on industry, we do focus on quality. Prior to launching a campaign on our equity crowd investing portal, startups go through a robust vetting process, that includes background checks on the management and owners, and go through a compliance and review process. We don't accept just anyone - we pride ourselves on providing only high-potential, promising opportunities.
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.