- Vetted by the Pentagon and approved to finance national security projects as a Department of Defense Trusted Capital Provider (the only non-dilutive funding option in the DOD's Trusted Capital Marketplace)
- Secured capital facility with Coventure ($1B+ AUM institutional credit fund), providing leverage for up to $1B in invoice purchases annually (based on $100M facility turning 10+ times per year)
- Portfolio yields of 40%+, and the ‘loan tape’ is performing with 0% dilution, 0% default
- Double bottom line business model - 50% of profits are reinvested in non-profits serving the Veteran and Military Family communities (while we are pre-profit, we have already begun reinvesting into these communities)
- $2.7T market, with a 13% average projected growth rate across Defense, Intelligence, Space, and Cyber & IT over the next five years
- Total Amount Raised: US $1,076,799
- Total Round Size: US $3,000,000
- Seed :
- Minimum Investment: US $1,000 per investor
- : Crowd Note
- US $18,000,000 :
- Side by Side Offering
ENDEAVOUR works with National Defense, Intelligence Community, Cybersecurity and Space government contractors, providing non-dilutive financing to help smooth cash flows and ensure execution on our Nation’s most vital challenges.
We do this via AR funding – buying Accounts Receivable to allow small-to-medium sized contractors to accelerate their collection cash flow ahead of the traditionally slow government payment cycle.
THE CHALLENGE: Space and Defense entrepreneurs lack access to traditional financing. Mainstream VCs are turned off by the government customer, and traditional banks typically refuse to issue long term loans against short term contracts that can be cancelled at any time without penalty. Additionally, traditional bank financing is often unavailable due to the highly technical (and often classified) nature of work, predominantly early IP assets, and Government-derived revenue.
THE SOLUTION: Endeavour’s Balance Sheet-as-a-Service. We buy issued, verified invoices that are tied to government contracts, providing much needed cash flow support to growing businesses and government customer-focused entrepreneurs, while taking credit (in the form of Accounts Receivable) from the best creditor out there, the US Federal Government.
Additionally, we are committed to giving back 50% of our net profits to charities that serve the Veteran and Military Family communities; taking care of those who take care of us.
We are currently one of approximately 50 entities (and the ONLY provider of non-dilutive capital) to be approved as a DoD Trusted Capital Partner, and as such, have been cleared to finance critical National Security programs.
All investors will be required to be a US National, as well as give permission to share information with the Department of Defense, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and Sustainment as necessary.
A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. Investments made through the SeedInvest platform are offered via Regulation CF and subject to investment limitations further described in the Form C and/or subscription documents. Investments made outside of the SeedInvest platform are offered via Regulation D and requires one to be a verified accredited investor in order to be eligible to invest.
US $776,799 (under Reg CF only)
Investors who invest less than $50,000 will have their securities held in trust with a Custodian that will serve as a single shareholder of record. These investors will be subject to the Custodian’s Account Agreement, including the electronic delivery of all required information.
Early Bird Investor Perks: All investors who invest by Friday, November 19, will get entered into a raffle for the opportunity to attend a rocket launch. One investor and a friend of their choice will be selected in a random drawing to win a group viewing of a Launch from Vandenberg SFB (public viewing options) inclusive of travel to California, winery visit, food, and lodging
Tier 1: Investors who invest $5,000 - $9,999 will receive a custom Endeavour Space Force K-Bar Knife
Tier 2: Investors who invest $10,000 - $19,999 will receive an invitation to Beers & Berets - craft brewery get together in Southern California with Daniel Elkins (Reserve Duty Green Beret and founder of Special Operations Association of America) + Tier 1 perks
Tier 3: Investors who invest $50,000 or more will receive an invitation to attend a group viewing of a Launch from Vandenberg SFB (public viewing options) inclusive of a transportation to launch, winery visit and food + Tier 2 perks.
SPECIAL CLIENT PERK:
Any Endeavour investor who is also a client, will get automatic enrollment into our "Escape Velocity" preferred partner program with guaranteed pricing and advance rates for the life of the business relationship.
It is advised that you consult a tax professional to fully understand any potential tax implications of receiving investor perks before making an investment.
Please note that due to share price calculations, some final investment amounts may be rounded down to the nearest whole share - these will still qualify for the designated perk tier. Additionally, investors must complete the online process and receive an initial email confirmation by the deadline stated above in order to be eligible for perks.
The US National Defense & Space market is vast and expanding rapidly. While traditional large Aerospace & Defense companies immediately jump to mind, the truth is the market includes more than 212,000 prime and subcontractors of all sizes, and the US government purposefully allocates certain percentage of contracts for “set-asides” – Small Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Women-owned, and Minority owned businesses in order to keep the innovation ecosystem alive.
National Defense & Space Contracting spending surged to $2.7 trillion in FY21, and the 5-year CAGR is currently projected at 13.3%. In addition, the classified annex is currently estimated at (conservatively) 10x the publicly available data. Defense Systems, IT, and Satellites offer biggest opportunities.
With the rise of a globally ambitious China and the resurgence of a newly emboldened Russia, a new era of Great Power Conflict is upon us – Cold War 2.0. But unlike the previous Cold War, the strategies will be varied and complex. Gone are the days of marching missiles through Red Square in a show of power. This conflict will be fought across a variety of realms – traditional, tactical special ops, cyber, and space.
- The US Defense budget is projected to grow at a 10% CAGR for the next 5 years, resulting in a $781B market
- Cybersecurity currently represents $974B across 27,185 active contracts, and growing 7.5% CAGR. USAF Cyber budget alone is up 72.2% YoY
Space industry is growing at a 10.6% CAGR, and is expected to reach $1.1T in 2040
The most innovative of firms, always technical, sometimes dealing with classified projects are almost always under-served when it comes to traditional lending. 150,000 companies will be joining the more than 200,000 prime and subcontractors already servicing this space.
We’re here to help them.
Investor information may be subject to periodic audits by the Department of Defense and other governmental agencies. Investors in the Company acknowledge that the Company and its owners are subject to periodic audits by the Department of Defense and other governmental agencies (the “Governmental Audits”). In order to comply with the Governmental Audits, the Company may be required to share certain information provided by the Investor. Investor further acknowledges that based upon such Governmental Audits, the Company has the right, in its discretion, to terminate this Crowd Note with respect to any Investor and to return Investor’s capital and accrued interest in satisfaction of all rights and obligations under this Crowd Note.
The development and commercialization of the Company’s products and services are highly competitive. It faces competition with respect to any products and services that it may seek to develop or commercialize in the future. Its competitors include major companies worldwide. The balance sheet lending market is an emerging industry where new competitors are entering the market frequently. Many of the Company’s competitors have significantly greater financial, technical and human resources and may have superior expertise in research and development and marketing approved services and thus may be better equipped than the Company to develop and commercialize services. These competitors also compete with the Company in recruiting and retaining qualified personnel and acquiring technologies. Smaller or early stage companies may also prove to be significant competitors, particularly through collaborative arrangements with large and established companies. Accordingly, the Company’s competitors may commercialize products more rapidly or effectively than the Company is able to, which would adversely affect its competitive position, the likelihood that its services will achieve initial market acceptance and its ability to generate meaningful additional revenues from its products and services.
The Company’s expenses will significantly increase as they seek to execute their current business model. Although the Company estimates that it has enough runway until end of year, they will be ramping up cash burn to promote revenue growth, re-initiate payroll, further develop R&D, and fund other Company operations after the raise. Doing so could require significant effort and expense or may not be feasible.
The Company projects aggressive growth in 2022. If these assumptions are wrong and the projections regarding market penetration are too aggressive, then the financial forecast may overstate the Company's overall viability. In addition, the forward-looking statements are only predictions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has adversely impacted global commercial activity and contributed to significant declines and volatility in financial markets. The coronavirus pandemic and government responses are creating disruption in global supply chains and adversely impacting many industries. The outbreak could have a continued material adverse impact on economic and market conditions and trigger a period of global economic slowdown. The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate material adverse impact of the novel coronavirus. Nevertheless, the novel coronavirus presents material uncertainty and risk with respect to the Funds, their performance, and their financial results.
The Company is a balance sheet lender, utilizing an external debt facility to originate loans directly to small businesses and businesses with Government Grants. The underlying loans are unsecured and may experience principal loss in the event of shortfalls in repayment by the small businesses. The Company is required to make monthly interest payments to the debt provider who has recourse in the event of a default by the Company.
Governmental regulation and associated legal uncertainties may adversely affect the Company’s business. Many of the services that the Company offers are regulated by federal and state governments, and its ability to provide these services is and will continue to be affected by government regulations. The implementation of unfavorable regulations or unfavorable interpretations of existing regulations by courts or regulatory bodies could require the Company to incur significant compliance costs, cause the development of the affected markets to become impractical and otherwise have a material adverse effect on the business, results of operations and financial condition. In addition, its business strategy involves expansion into regions around the world, many of which have different legislation, regulatory environments, tax laws and levels of political stability. Compliance with foreign legal, regulatory or tax requirements will place demands on the Company’s time and resources, and it may nonetheless experience unforeseen and potentially adverse legal, regulatory or tax consequences.
The Company’s Board does not hold regular meetings or keep meeting minutes from its board meetings. Though the Company is a Delaware Limited Liability Company and Delaware does not legally require its entities to record and retain meeting minutes, the practice of keeping board minutes is critical to maintaining good corporate governance. Minutes of meetings provide a record of corporate actions, including director and officer appointments and board consents for issuances, and can be helpful in the event of an audit or lawsuit. These recordkeeping practices can also help to reduce the risk of potential liability due to failure to observe corporate formalities, and the failure to do so could negatively impact certain processes, including but not limited to the due diligence process with potential investors or acquirers. There is no guarantee that the Company’s board will begin holding regular meetings or keeping board meeting minutes.
Not all of the founders or key employees are currently working full time for the Company. As a result, certain of the Company's employees, officers, directors or consultants may not devote all of their time to the business, and may from time to time serve as employees, officers, directors, and consultants of other companies. These other companies may have interests in conflict with the Company.
The Company does not have an employment contract in place with James Parker or Christopher Lay. Employment agreements typically provide protections to the Company in the event of the employee’s departure, specifically addressing who is entitled to any intellectual property created or developed by those employees in the course of their employment and covering topics such as non-competition and non-solicitation. As a result, if James or Christopher were to leave the Company, the Company might not have any ability to prevent their direct competition, or have any legal right to intellectual property created during their employment. There is no guarantee that an employment agreement will be entered into.
The Company has not filed a Form D for its prior offerings. The SEC rules require a Form D to be filed by companies within 15 days after the first sale of securities in the offering relying on Regulation D. Failing to register with the SEC or get an exemption may lead to fines, the right of investors to get their investments back, and even criminal charges. There is a risk that a late penalty could apply.
The reviewing CPA has included a “going concern” note in the reviewed financials. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has a net operating loss of $307,729, and liquid assets in cash of only $25,257 as of December 31, 2020. The Company’s situation raises a substantial doubt on whether the entity can continue as a going concern in the next twelve months.
The Company has conducted Related Party Transactions. The Company has formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Endeavour Capital Partners SPV I LLC which is jointly held between Endeavour Capital Partners LLC and COVENTURE - ENDEAVOUR CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES GP, LLC.
The Company has a $50MM loan service agreement established with CoVenture; and a $250,000 Subordinated Note established with Alternative Capital Investments.
Start-up investing is risky. Investing in startups is very risky, highly speculative, and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to lose their entire investment. Unlike an investment in a mature business where there is a track record of revenue and income, the success of a startup or early-stage venture often relies on the development of a new product or service that may or may not find a market. Before investing, you should carefully consider the specific risks and disclosures related to both this offering type and the company which can be found in this company profile and the documents in the data room below.
Your shares are not easily transferable. You should not plan on being able to readily transfer and/or resell your security. Currently there is no market or liquidity for theseshares and the company does not have any plans to list these shares on an exchange or other secondary market. At some point the company may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a "liquidation event" occurs. A "liquidation event" is when the company either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.
The Company may not pay dividends for the foreseeable future. Unless otherwise specified in the offering documents and subject to state law, you are not entitled to receive any dividends on your interest in the Company. Accordingly, any potential investor who anticipates the need for current dividends or income from an investment should not purchase any of the securities offered on the Site.
Valuation and capitalization. Unlike listed companies that are valued publicly through market-driven stock prices, the valuation of private companies, especially startups, is difficult to assess and you may risk overpaying for your investment. In addition, there may be additional classes of equity with rights that are superior to the class of equity being sold.
You may only receive limited disclosure. While the company must disclose certain information, since the company is at an early-stage they may only be able to provide limited information about its business plan and operations because it does not have fully developed operations or a long history. The company may also only be obligated to file information periodically regarding its business, including financial statements. A publicly listed company, in contrast, is required to file annual and quarterly reports and promptly disclose certain events through continuing disclosure that you can use to evaluate the status of your investment.
Investment in personnel. An early-stage investment is also an investment in the entrepreneur or management of the company. Being able to execute on the business plan is often an important factor in whether the business is viable and successful. You should be aware that a portion of your investment may fund the compensation of the company's employees, including its management. You should carefully review any disclosure regarding the company's use of proceeds.
Possibility of fraud. In light of the relative ease with which early-stage companies can raise funds, it may be the case that certain opportunities turn out to be money-losing fraudulent schemes. As with other investments, there is no guarantee that investments will be immune from fraud.
Lack of professional guidance. Many successful companies partially attribute their early success to the guidance of professional early-stage investors (e.g., angel investors and venture capital firms). These investors often negotiate for seats on the company's board of directors and play an important role through their resources, contacts and experience in assisting early-stage companies in executing on their business plans. An early-stage company may not have the benefit of such professional investors.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. This Side by Side offering is raising under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.
The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered.
Before making any investment decision, it is highly recommended that prospective investors review the Form C filed with the SEC (included in the company's profile) before making any investment decision.
Rule 506(c) under Regulation D is a type of offering with no limits on how much a company may raise. The company may generally solicit their offering, but the company must verify each investor’s status as an accredited investor prior to closing and accepting funds. To learn more about Rule 506(c) under Regulation D and other offering types check out our blog and academy.
Title III of the JOBS Act outlines Reg CF, a type of offering allowing private companies to raise up to $5 million from all Americans. Prior capital raising options limited private companies to raising money only from accredited investors, historically the wealthiest ~2% of Americans. Like a Kickstarter campaign, Reg CF allows companies to raise funds online from their early adopters and the crowd. However, instead of providing investors a reward such as a t-shirt or a card, investors receive securities, typically equity, in the startups they back. To learn more about Reg CF and other offering types check out our blog and academy.
When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by ENDEAVOUR. Once ENDEAVOUR accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to ENDEAVOUR in exchange for your securities. At that point, you will be a proud owner in ENDEAVOUR.
To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:
- Personal information such as your current address and phone number
- Employment and employer information
- Net worth and income information
- Your accredited investor status
- Social Security Number or passport
- ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement) or debit card information, unless paying via a Wire transfer.
Non-accredited investors are limited in the amount that he or she may invest in a Reg CF offering during any rolling 12-month period:
- If either the annual income or the net worth of the investor is less than $107,000, the investor is limited to the greater of $2,200 or 5% of the greater of his or her annual income or net worth.
- If the annual income and net worth of the investor are both greater than $107,000, the investor is limited to 10% of the greater of his or her annual income or net worth, to a maximum of $107,000.
Separately, ENDEAVOUR has set a minimum investment amount of US $1,000.
Accredited investors do not have any investment limits.
You are a partial owner of the company, you do own securities after all! But more importantly, companies which have raised money via Regulation CF must file information with the SEC and post it on their websites on an annual basis. Receiving regular company updates is important to keep shareholders educated and informed about the progress of the company and their investment. This annual report includes information similar to a company’s initial Reg CF filing and key information that a company will want to share with its investors to foster a dynamic and healthy relationship.
In certain circumstances a company may terminate its ongoing reporting requirement if:
- The company becomes a fully-reporting registrant with the SEC
- The company has filed at least one annual report, but has no more than 300 shareholders of record
- The company has filed at least three annual reports, and has no more than $10 million in assets
- The company or another party purchases or repurchases all the securities sold in reliance on Section 4(a)(6)
- The company ceases to do business
However, regardless of whether a company has terminated its ongoing reporting requirement per SEC rules, SeedInvest works with all companies on its platform to ensure that investors are provided quarterly updates. These quarterly reports will include information such as: (i) quarterly net sales, (ii) quarterly change in cash and cash on hand, (iii) material updates on the business, (iv) fundraising updates (any plans for next round, current round status, etc.), and (v) any notable press and news.
Currently there is no market or liquidity for these securities. Right now ENDEAVOUR does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point ENDEAVOUR may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when ENDEAVOUR either lists their securities on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.
You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement. If invested under Regulation CF you may also receive periodic updates from the company about their business, in addition to monthly account statements.
This is ENDEAVOUR's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity. If the company runs a side by side offering that includes an offering under Regulation CF, you may also find a copy of the ENDEAVOUR's Form C. The Form C includes important details about ENDEAVOUR's fundraise that you should review before investing.
For offerings made under Regulation CF, you may cancel your investment at any time up to 48 hours prior to the offering end date or an earlier date set by the company. You will be sent a notification at least five business days prior to a closing that is set to occur earlier than the original stated end date giving you an opportunity to cancel your investment if you have not already done so. Once a closing occurs, and if you have not canceled your investment, you will receive an email notifying you that your securities have been issued. If you have already funded your investment, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, you may go to your account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.
If you invest under any other offering type, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason until a closing occurs. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your securities have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please go to your account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.