I’m doing something I don’t do often…
But…I honestly felt obligated to…
Because SO MANY still have questions about the angel investing process.
And when I was approached by Jeremy from Pre-IPO Buzz about putting on an exclusive masterclass training for the angel investing community…
I couldn’t let the opportunity pass.
- How to take advantage of the biggest wealth opportunity of our lifetimes — investing in pre-IPO companies (startups).
- The loophole that allows regular people to invest in these rapidly growing companies.
- Pre-IPO investing vs. Post-IPO investing (and the difference is insane).
I invite you to check it out––Our next session will start shortly.
But if you just can’t wait…I’ve packed most of the masterclass training material, including the most important part, information on the loophole, into a complete summary…
In this Pre-IPO Masterclass, I will show you how to take advantage of the biggest wealth opportunity of our lifetimes — investing in pre-IPO companies.
You will learn about the loophole that allows regular people to invest in these companies, a loophole that didn’t exist just three years ago.
And at the end, I will show you how to leverage a real-life pre-IPO deal.
This is great for people who have never stepped into the world of pre-IPO or angel investing.
It’s not nearly as complicated as people think–come see what I mean.
What Is So Important About Pre-IPO Investing? Why Now?
Something happened that opened the doors to this huge opportunity. Nothing of this magnitude has happened to the world of investing since May 17th, 1792.
On this date, The Buttonwood Agreement was signed into law.
This is the document that created what we now know as the stock market. The creation of the stock market and the impact it has had on the world is immeasurable. So much wealth has been built on the back of this document.
In our times, there is another such document — something that will change the course of financial history. A document that has created a system for wealth building on par with the stock market.
We have probably all heard of the JOBS Act, but there is another document called the Jobs and Investors Confidence Act of 2018. This is where we find the pre-IPO loophole.
So, what is it?
Well, this document made it possible for every day, non-accredited individuals to jump in and invest in pre-IPO companies. With this, anyone could become an angel investor.
The Pre-IPO Loophole
So how did things used to be? Before the JOBS Act, why couldn’t just anyone invest in pre-IPO companies?
Well, you had to be an accredited investor. Basically, you had to have $2 million of net worth. Most people looking to invest don’t have that kind of money.
Back then, if you weren’t incredibly wealthy and accredited, you had to wait for companies to have an Initial Public Offering (IPO) before you could invest.
You could see a company like Facebook, back in the day, and know that it will be huge. But, if you weren’t accredited, you just couldn’t do anything about it.
Before its IPO, there was no chance for you to invest.
Those lucky angel investors who were able to invest in a pre-IPO Facebook are now fabulously wealthy.
Wealth Creation Pre-IPO Vs. Post-IPO
There is no doubt that investors have made thousands, millions, or even billions investing in companies after they go public.
But, did you know that the majority of the wealth that is created investing in companies is created well before an IPO happens?
A good year playing the stock market could get you 8%, maybe 12% returns. Those are post-IPO returns.
On the other hand, pre-IPO investments can yield 100% or 1,000%. That is because these investments are incredibly risky, but with great risk comes great reward.
The system is the same when you invest in a pre-IPO company, it’s the same as buying stocks. You buy stock in the company for maybe $1 or $4 per stock, hoping that someday the stock will be worth $200, post-IPO.
The earlier you get in — the higher your returns.
Stock Tools vs Pre-IPO Tools
Investors are always weighing risk and reward.
For those investing in the stock market, there are many platforms available to navigate these risks. Huge companies like Morning Star, Reuters, and Bloomberg show investors analyses of companies and help them to make smarter decisions.
The Stock Market is a 200-year-old industry, there has been plenty of time for such platforms to pop up.
The Pre-IPO market, however, is still young. Normal investors have only been legally allowed to invest for a couple of years. As you would expect, there aren’t as many resources out there for new angel investors.
Our platform, StartupCamp, is leading the industry in connecting investors with high-potential pre-IPO companies.
We are one of the first platforms to do something like this in the pre-IPO market.
StartupCamp focuses on finding fast-growth and high-potential pre-IPO companies.
As I said, the returns on these investments are huge, but so is the risk. This is why investors can benefit from a platform like this, we weigh the risks with extensive due diligence and connect our members with good opportunities.
The purpose of the company is to conduct rigorous due diligence to weed out problem startups and find unicorns. All members of the platform get access to these deals.
Alongside me–serial founder and entrepreneur, I have the co-founder of Raging Bull and long-time angel investor Jeff Bishop, and founder of the $7 billion company XPO Logistics and serial entrepreneur Allan Marshall.
How Investors Benefit From These Platforms
If you had invested $1,000 in Spotify as an angel investor (pre-IPO) you could have made around $1,600,000.
You might be thinking, “I had $1,000 back then, I should have invested!”
The problem is, you literally could not have invested at that time. It was illegal. Unless you were one of a select group of affluent angel investors, you were unable to invest in Spotify. The loophole didn’t exist yet.
Today, there are companies with the same potential as Spotify, Airbnb, and Uber. Just as these companies came out of the shadows of the last great recession, so will new companies ride the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
What makes what we’re doing so unique is that we are actual investors in the companies we promote. Members of our service don’t need to invest, but they have the opportunity to invest alongside us, much like an investment club.
Those who are just taking their first steps into the angel investing world will find it incredibly difficult. Over 90% of all startups fail! Coming in with little experience and trying to select a winner is very unlikely.
That is why investors can learn from and utilize such platforms. Co-investing with experts and learning from them along the way.
How Real Pre-IPO Deals Are Made
As a member of StartupCamp, you can watch and take part in live pitch rooms, just like what you see on Shark Tank.
My team and I grill the founders to test the stability and scalability of the pre-IPO company.
You can see, live, the kinds of questions we ask, and how we decide whether to invest or not.
We agree to an investment of $25,000 up to over $150,000 into the company. Our members will then have a chance to invest, in many companies, for as little as $100.
This way, you can see that the guys you are co-investing with really know their stuff and put their money where their mouths are.
The startup companies aren’t public, they aren’t out there all over the news. These deals are private opportunities for StartupCamp members.
Difference Between Regular Stocks and Pre-IPO Stocks
With pre-IPO companies, you still buy equity in the company, just like on the stock market.
The first big difference is the growth potential. The younger the company is, the higher your chances of return.
Next, investors in these companies can customize their investment. Our team negotiates with founders, changes the terms, makes suggestions, and only invests if the deal is to our liking.
Finally, investors in pre-IPO companies actually offer value.
Unlike in the stock market or VC firms, angel investors try to work with the business and improve its chance of success. Angel investors offer for more than funding, they offer guidance.
Breaking Down a Real Investment Opportunity
Now here’s the fun part.
I will show you the step-by-step process of investing in a pre-IPO company.
The company I’m talking about is an AI-powered meeting software. It links into your Zoom, Slack, Google Hangouts, or other online meeting and listens to the conversation.
The software takes a transcript of the meeting, produces action items and follow-up tasks that instantly integrate into your scheduling software, and creates an efficiency report for the meeting.
With this report, you can see who is talking more than others, who delivered important information, and how you could make the meeting more efficient to save time and money.
How did we find this company? From my network.
I knew a guy with a software company that was doing some interesting things. He reached out to me about this new SaaS thing he was working on. He had finished bootstrapping and was ready to scale but didn’t like some of the deals venture capitalists were offering, so he decided to raise funding through our platform.
We set up a meeting, and the founder came and gave us his pitch.
We decided if we liked the vision, the terms, and went over some problems we found in our due diligence.
We did everything we could to make sure the company will benefit us financially and ensured transparency for our members. Only once we knew the deal was right and decided to invest our own money, did we present the opportunity to our members.
From there, Boardroom members got a chance to meet the founder in a Deal Reveal. We explained everything — the potential and the risks — and then gave members a private link to a platform that we partner with to invest.
Any member that likes the deal can invest $100, $250, $1,000 — whatever they want.
Here’s the important part, they get in at the same level as we do. Members get the same price per share and the same return potential. No kickers.
The great thing here is that the hundreds or thousands of people who invest in a startup like this go beyond investment and become supporters of the product. They buy the software, bring it to their businesses, recommend it to friends and family, and bring in more customers.
It’s a win, win, win for everyone involved.
At the very least, grab a seat in my masterclass training and see this opportunity laid out for you step-by-step.