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NetCapital

Buy and sell shares of startups in our equity crowdfunding marketplace

NetCapital

Buy and sell shares of startups in our equity crowdfunding marketplace

NetCapital brings together startups looking for capital and investors looking for deals. For startups, we significantly reduce the cost of raising capital by helping entrepreneurs get SEC compliant crowdfunding done right. For first-time investors, we make it easy to start exploring opportunities, and for experienced investors we expose new deals using insight from social business graphs and advanced filters. Most importantly, NetCapital helps startups and investors communicate directly with each other, reducing friction for everyone.

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As a startup founder myself I'd be quite weary selling equity in my company to _random_ people. Is it possible for startups to screen who receive shares in their company?
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@marckohlbrugge Hey Marc, thanks for your note. We have been gathering feedback from people like you who are excited about what we are doing, but also want to be careful about investment partners. As a result, we are exploring the idea of allowing startups to create private deal rooms, where their offering is only open to those who you invite.
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Startups need capital, people outside the U.S. have capital, so why restrict new users to people with zip codes? I can easily give a false ZIP code.
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@ianmayman Good point. My guess would be that every country has different laws regarding this kind of stuff which becomes complicated very quickly. In that case starting with one market (the U.S.) is probably a good idea. Once that works, they can roll it out to more countries.

I'm totally with you though, being based in the Netherlands. Many services like these take quite a while to become available abroad.
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@ianmayman Ian - We are not necessarily restricting access based on zip codes, but it is important information for us to keep compliant. The regulatory environment is changing and we must help each startup and investor in the U.S. follow the rules as they are defined by the SEC.

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