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Many startups fail, though some make it big and provide meaningful returns to investors. Over the last 30 years, early-stage venture capital returned 22.65% compared to 9.93% for the S&P 500.
Through SeedInvest Auto Invest, every investor can now easily incorporate diversified exposure to the venture capital asset class into their traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds.
Historically, building a larger portfolio of early-stage startup investments has been correlated with an increased likelihood of generating higher returns. This is because individual startups have high failure rates. In fact, according to a recent Angel Resource Institute Study, 10% of startups have historically accounted for 85% of angel investor returns.
So if you want to add venture capital to your investment portfolio, one of the most important things you can do is diversify. With SeedInvest Auto Invest you can easily build a portfolio of up to 25 highly vetted, early-stage startups.
The SeedInvest team is comprised of former investment professionals who helped manage billions of dollars in private investment funds. We conduct multi-tiered, independent due diligence on every opportunity before potentially allowing it to list on our platform. In fact, since inception we at SeedInvest have looked at over 10,000 startup prospects seeking to list on SeedInvest and have historically accepted only ~1%.
SeedInvest’s selection criteria does not suggest higher quality investment opportunities nor does it imply that investors will generate positive returns in investment opportunities on SeedInvest. Learn more about due diligence in the SeedInvest Academy and our vetting process in our FAQs.
- Once your investment account is completely set up and funded, your Auto Invest membership will automatically start.
- When a startup becomes eligible for accepting Auto Invest investments on SeedInvest, you will automatically invest in that company based on your settings.
- You will automatically be notified of each investment and will have until your investment is closed to cancel it if you wish to do so.
If the startup is unsuccessful in raising sufficient funds, your investment will be canceled and your funds promptly returned to your funding account.
The goal of Auto Invest is to give investors an easy way to diversify their portfolio. If you would like to invest in a specific industry or startup, you can easily do so via the regular investment process.
A custodial account will be set up for you at New Direction IRA, Inc. (“New Direction”) during the onboarding process. (Your account with New Direction will not be an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and hence will not affect your regular IRA contribution limits.) This account will hold your dedicated funds for you. Any investment made through your Auto Invest account will be funded directly from your New Direction account.
You can change the amount allocated to your account at any time and as often as you’d like via your Auto Invest Management page. Changing your allocation will not affect any investments which have already been made. Please note: there may be regulatory restrictions regarding how much you can invest into startups based on your financial situation.
We are working with several different payment processors to enable as many investors as possible to participate in Auto Invest. Depending on the payment processor, it will usually take 5-10 business days for your funds to show up in your Auto Invest account.
There are no fees or ongoing costs associated with creating or maintaining an Auto Invest account. However, note that those enrolled in Auto Invest are subject to SeedInvest's standard transaction processing fees (2% non-refundable processing fee, up to US $300, per investment) at the time each investment is made.
You're free to cancel an investment at any time before your investment closes. Just let our team know and we’ll handle the rest.
You're in control. You can pause or restart SeedInvest Auto Invest at any time through your Auto Invest Management page.
New Direction IRA Inc. (“New Direction”) is being used to create custodial trust accounts on your behalf to manage your SeedInvest Auto Invest assets. Your account with New Direction will not be an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and hence will not affect your regular IRA contribution limits. For more information about New Direction, click here.
In accordance with regulatory rules and restrictions, you will automatically be matched with startups that you are legally allowed to invest in. View all current and previously funded opportunities.
Startups must have not opted out from participating in the Auto Invest program prior to launching their round; and raise at least $250K if conducting their raise under Regulation D and/or Regulation CF, or $2M if conducting their raise under Regulation A+.
Per deal allocations cannot be changed when investing through Auto Invest. If you would like to invest a specific amount into a specific company, you can do so by investing via the normal investment process (subject to deal-specific investment minimums).
If there is a company you really like and you want to invest more than your Auto Invest check size, you can simply double down by going to the company's profile and invest through the regular investment process.