Options trading platform for a new generation of traders

Gatsby is offering securities through the use of an Offering Statement that has been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission under Tier II of Regulation A. A copy of the Final Offering Circular that forms a part of the Offering Statement may be obtained both here and below. This profile may contain forward-looking statements and information relating to, among other things, the company, its business plan and strategy, and its industry. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events based on information currently available and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as they are meant for illustrative purposes and they do not represent guarantees of future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements, all of which cannot be made. Moreover, no person nor any other person or entity assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of forward-looking statements, and is under no duty to update any such statements to conform them to actual results.

Company Highlights

  • Raised $3M+ to date from leading investors including Barclays, Techstars, Rosecliff Ventures, SWS Ventures, Irish Angels and Plug & Play Ventures
  • Since launching in December 2019, the app has crossed over 100,000 options contracts ($30M+ of trades) with an average growth rate of over 10% / week
  • Acquired over 7,000 accounts since launch with an average funded account balance of over $1,100
  • Average customer acquisition cost of $23.49 / account
  • Team includes 2 founders with former exits, founder of, former Goldman Sachs MD, former Amazon, and Instinet Senior Management

Fundraise Highlights

  • Total Amount Raised: US $4,788,470
  • Total Investors: 2350
  • Total Round Size: US $5,000,000
  • Raise Description:  Series A
  • Minimum Investment:  US $999 per investor
  • Security Type:  Preferred Equity
  • Pre-Money valuation :  US $25,000,000

We believe the options markets are exploding, with record volumes in 2018, 2019, and 2020, but traditional platforms leave younger investors behind. Gatsby is democratizing the options markets with a simple, social, and gamified options trading app.

We believe options are a powerful tool, and are perfect for many traders who want risk and and want to make money when stock prices fall. With a small account, investors can dial up the risk and trade on or against public companies and ETFs. Despite this, young traders are turning to other assets like crypto, penny stocks and sports betting, all the while skipping over a potentially more time-tested and regulated security in options.

Gatsby helps new traders bridge the language gap and start trading options like the pros, eliminating unnecessary jargon and adding a social layer to help find inspiration from friends and the community, helping both new and experienced traders utilize the options markets in a new way.

We believe the options markets are exploding, with record-setting years in 2018, 2019, and already in 2020, but younger investors have been left behind.

It's been more than a decade since OptionsXpress, OptionsHouse and ThinkorSwim were acquired, and more than 10 years since anyone has done anything new and innovative in options. Gatsby is the next word in options trading, cutting the jargon and reimagining what an options trading platform looks like in 2020.

Since the close of our last round, Gatsby has completed a clearing broker integration, been granted our Broker Dealer license from FINRA, launched to the public, acquired over 7000 accounts and is executing over 100,000 options contracts (with some days exceeding 3000 contracts).

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The Team

Founders and Officers

Former founder of (Acquired 2018) and former CTO of BLUE Technologies. Graduated from Northeastern University in 2011.

Ryan Belanger-Saleh


Former founder of (Acquired 2018) and former CTO of BLUE Technologies. Graduated from Northeastern University in 2011.

Davis Gaynes


Former senior executive at Instinet and board member at Reuters America. Heads up brokerage operations, business development, risk and compliance at Gatsby.

Davis Gaynes


Former senior executive at Instinet and board member at Reuters America. Heads up brokerage operations, business development, risk and compliance at Gatsby.

Co-founder of Has launched award-winning apps with 1M+ active users. Formerly led digital product at NBCUniversal. Graduated from Trinity College in 2010.

Jeff Myers


Co-founder of Has launched award-winning apps with 1M+ active users. Formerly led digital product at NBCUniversal. Graduated from Trinity College in 2010.

Key Team Members

Jeffrey Kleiss

CTO (Formerly at Amazon)

Peter Quinn

COO (Founder of

Term Sheet

Fundraising Description

  • Round type:
    Series A

  • Round size:
    US $5,000,000

  • Raised to date:
    US $4,788,470

  • Minimum investment:
    US $999

  • Target Minimum:
    US $1,000,000
  • Key Terms

  • Security Type:
    Preferred Equity

  • Share price:
    US $0.92

  • Pre-Money valuation:
    US $25,000,000

  • Option pool:

  • Is participating?:

  • Liquidation preference:
  • Additional Terms

  • Custody of Shares

    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.

  • Closing Conditions

    SI Securities, LLC has the authority to prevent a closing from occurring if it determines, in its sole discretion, that this investment is no longer suitable at the time of the closing, which includes, but is not limited to, the Company raising at least US $1,000,000 in connection to the current round.

  • Use of Proceeds

    Investor Perks

    All investors will receive:

    • Quarterly shareholder updates
    • Early access to product betas

    * Reservation Bonus: Investors that reserve shares and convert those shares by 11:59pm ET on Friday, December 11th will receive a bump up to the next perk tier. For example, a reservation of $1000 - $4999 that converts to an investment by the deadline will earn Investor Perks for the $5000 - $14,999 tier. 

    For those who invest $5,000:

    • $100 of trading credit in your Gatsby account

    • Participation in annual investor call with management team

    For those who invest $15,000:

    • $500 of trading credit in your Gatsby account

    • Participation in annual investor call with management team
    • Gatsby swag (t-shirt, hat, or sweatshirt)

    For those who invest $30,000:

    • $1000 of trading credit in your Gatsby account

    • Participation in annual investor call with management team
    • Gatsby swag (t-shirt, hat, or sweatshirt)
    • Lunch with Gatsby CEOs

    For those who invest $100,000

    • $1000 of trading credit in your Gatsby account

    • Participation in annual investor call with management team
    • Gatsby swag (t-shirt, hat, or sweatshirt)
    • Private tour of the Gatsby headquarters in New York

    For those who invest $200,000

    • $1000 of trading credit in your Gatsby account

    • Participation in annual investor call with management team
    • Gatsby swag (t-shirt, hat, or sweatshirt)
    • Private dinner with Gatsby management team in New York

    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.

    Prior Rounds

    The graph below illustrates the valuation cap or the pre-money valuation of Gatsby's prior rounds by year.

    This chart does not represent guarantees of future valuation growth and/or declines.


  • Round Size
    US $2,000,000
  • Closed Date
    Jul 1, 2019
  • Security Type
    Convertible Note
  • Valuation Cap
    US $6,000,000
  • Pre-Seed

  • Round Size
    US $375,000
  • Closed Date
    Dec 1, 2018
  • Security Type
    Convertible Note
  • Valuation Cap
    US $3,000,000
  • Seed

  • Round Size
    US $770,000
  • Closed Date
    Mar 31, 2020
  • Security Type
    Preferred Equity
  • Pre-Money valuation
    US $10,000,000
  • Market Landscape

    Options contract volume is exploding, with multiple record-breaking months in the first two quarters of 2020. Much of this is driven by increased volatility in the markets. Below are some statistics for total US equity options contracts cleared by the OCC by year:

    2019 - 4,978,280,534 ($1,560,641,164,604 of premiums)

    2018 - 5,243,464,189

    2017 - 4,328,749,330

    Feb 27th, 2020 was an all time record for options volume, as investors deal with an anticipated market correction.

    The traditional brokerages all have options solutions (E-trade, Robinhood, Schwab), but we believe they are built for different users -- "prosumer" options traders. Often they are expensive, have long approval processes, and have complicated user interfaces.

    They also expose users to uncapped risk and treat options trading as a privilege for only their most sophisticated customers. By focusing on risk mitigation, social features and a jargon free user experience, Gatsby enables a new generation of traders to start leveraging options in a safe way.

    The companies that we are often bidding against for ad placements are more often companies like Coinbase than a traditional brokerage.

    Risks and Disclosures

    We have a limited operating history upon which you can evaluate our performance, and have not yet generated revenues or profits. Accordingly, our prospects must be considered in light of the risks that any new company encounters. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on February 8, 2018, and we have not yet generated revenue or profits. The likelihood of our creation of a viable business must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications, and delays frequently encountered in connection with the growth of a business, operation in a competitive industry, and the continued development of our technology and platform. We anticipate that our operating expenses will increase in the near future, and there is no assurance that we will generate revenue or become profitable in the near future. You should consider our business, operations and prospects in light of the risks, expenses and challenges faced as an emerging growth company.

    The auditor included a “going concern” note in its audit report. We may not have enough funds to sustain the business until it becomes profitable. Even if we raise funds through this offering, we may not accurately anticipate how quickly we may use the funds and whether these funds are sufficient to bring the business to profitability.

    Extensive regulation of our industry results in ongoing exposure to significant costs and penalties, enhanced oversight and restrictions and limitations on our ability to conduct and grow our business. The financial services industry, including our business, is subject to extensive regulation by governmental and self-regulatory organizations in the jurisdictions in which we operate. These regulators have broad powers to promulgate and interpret laws, rules and regulations that often serve to restrict or limit our business. The requirements imposed by these regulators are designed to safeguard the integrity of the financial markets and to protect public investors generally rather than the interests of our stockholders, and we could become subject to increased governmental and public scrutiny in the future in response to global conditions and events. The SEC, FINRA, and other authorities extensively regulate the U.S. financial services industry, including most of our operations in the United States.

    Most aspects of our business, and in particular our wholly-owned subsidiary Gatsby Securities, LLC, a FINRA-licensed broker-dealer, are subject to laws, rules and regulations that cover all aspects of our business, including manner of operation, system integrity, antimoney laundering and financial crimes, handling of material non-public information, safeguarding data, capital requirements, reporting, record retention, market access, licensing of employees and the conduct of officers, employees and other associated persons. See “The Company’s Business — Regulation,” for a further description of the laws, rules and regulations that materially impact our business. There can be no assurance that we and/or our directors, officers and employees (including those of our subsidiary, as applicable) will be able to fully comply with these laws, rules and regulations. Any failure to comply with such legal and regulatory requirements could subject us to increased costs, fines, penalties or other sanctions, including suspensions of, or prohibitions on, certain of our activities, revocations of our subsidiary’s licenses or registrations, such as its membership in FINRA and registration as a broker-dealer, or suspension of personnel.

    Gatsby Securities, LLC, our subsidiary, is subject to regulations under FINRA regarding changes in control of their ownership or organizational structure. These regulations generally provide that prior regulatory approval must be obtained in connection with any transaction resulting in a change in control or organizational structure of the subsidiary, such as changes in direct and indirect ownership or changes in the composition of the board of directors or similar body or the appointment of new officers, and, may include similar changes that occur at the Company or any of its stockholders that may be deemed to hold a controlling interest as defined by the applicable regulatory body. As a result of these regulations, our future efforts to sell shares or raise additional capital, or to make changes to our organizational structure, may be delayed or prohibited in circumstances in which such a transaction would give rise to a change in control or organizational structure as defined by the applicable regulatory body.

    Our ability to operate our trading platform or offer our solutions in a particular jurisdiction is dependent on continued registration or authorization in that jurisdiction (or the maintenance of a valid exemption from such registration or authorization). In addition, regulatory approval may be required to expand certain of our operations and activities, and we may not be able to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals on a timely or cost-effective basis, or at all. Even if regulatory approvals are obtained, they may limit or impose restrictions on our operations and activities, and we may not be able to continue to comply with the terms of such approvals.

    We incur significant costs, and will continue to devote significant financial and operational resources, to develop, implement and maintain policies, systems and processes to comply with our evolving legal and regulatory requirements. Future laws, rules and regulations, or adverse changes to, or more stringent enforcement of, existing laws, rules and regulations, could increase these costs and expose us to significant liabilities.

    Our regulators generally require strict compliance with their laws, rules and regulations, and may investigate and enforce compliance and punish non-compliance. Many of our regulators, as well as other governmental authorities, are empowered to bring enforcement actions and to conduct administrative proceedings, examinations, inspections and investigations, which may result in increased compliance costs, penalties, fines, enhanced oversight, increased financial and capital requirements, additional restrictions or limitations, censure, suspension or other sanction, such as disgorgement, restitution or the revocation of regulatory approvals. The risks associated with such actions may be difficult to assess or quantify.

    In the normal course of our business, we have been, and continue to be from time to time, a party to various regulatory proceedings related to compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, including audits, examinations and investigations of our operations and activities. Legal and regulatory actions, from subpoenas and other requests for information to potential criminal investigations, may divert management’s attention, cause us to incur significant expenses, including fees for legal representation and costs for remediation efforts, and result in fines, penalties or other sanctions. We may also be required to change or cease aspects of our operations or activities if a legal or regulatory authority determines that we have failed to comply with any laws, rules or regulations applicable to our business and/or otherwise determines to prohibit any of our operations or activities or revoke any of our approvals. In addition, regardless of the outcome, such actions may result in substantial costs and negative publicity, which may damage our reputation and impair our ability to attract and retain clients.

    Firms in the financial services industry have experienced increased scrutiny in recent years, and penalties, fines and other sanctions sought by governmental and regulatory authorities, including the SEC, the CFTC, the Department of Justice, state securities administrators and state attorneys general in the United States. This trend toward a heightened regulatory oversight and enforcement environment is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, and may create uncertainty and may increase our exposure to scrutiny of our operations and activities, significant penalties and liability and negative publicity.

    Our reliance on our computer systems and software could expose us to great financial harm if any of our computer systems or software were subject to any material disruption or corruption. We rely significantly on our computer systems and software to receive and properly process internal and external data and utilize such data to generate orders and other messages. A disruption or corruption of the proper functioning of our computer systems or software could cause us to make erroneous trades, which could result in material losses. We cannot guarantee that our efforts to maintain competitive computer systems and software will be successful. Our computer systems and software may fail or be subject to bugs or other errors, resulting in service interruptions or other unintended consequences. If any of these risks materialize, they could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

    Our reliance on our computer systems and software could expose us to great financial harm if any of our computer systems or software were subject to any material disruption or corruption. We rely significantly on our computer systems and software to receive and properly process internal and external data and utilize such data to generate orders and other messages. A disruption or corruption of the proper functioning of our computer systems or software could cause us to make erroneous trades, which could result in material losses. We cannot guarantee that our efforts to maintain competitive computer systems and software will be successful. Our computer systems and software may fail or be subject to bugs or other errors, resulting in service interruptions or other unintended consequences. If any of these risks materialize, they could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

    We also rely on certain third-party software, third-party computer systems and third-party service providers, including clearing systems, exchange systems, alternate trading systems, order routing systems, internet service providers, communications facilities and other facilities. Any interruption in these third-party services or software, deterioration in their performance, or other improper operation could interfere with our trading activities, cause losses due to erroneous or delayed responses, or otherwise be disruptive to our business. If our arrangements with any third party are terminated, we may not be able to find an alternative source of software or systems support on a timely basis or on commercially reasonable terms. This could also have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

    Our products may not gain market acceptance among our target customer demographic. Gatsby is focused on bringing new options traders to the options trading market, specifically targeting traders of cryptocurrency. A critical element in our commercialization strategy is to persuade this demographic to use our platform and engage in options trading. This demographic may be unwilling to change from the platforms they are currently using, or the types of trading they are engaging in currently. A number of factors may limit the market acceptance of our platform, including the following:

    • timing of market entry relative to competitive products;
    • extent of marketing efforts by us versus other companies – new or established; and
    • unfavorable publicity concerning our products or similar products.

    Our inability to successfully commercialize our platform will have a material adverse effect on the value of your investment.

    We operate in a highly competitive industry that is dominated by several very large, well-capitalized market leaders and is constantly evolving. New entrants to the market, existing competitor actions, or other changes in market dynamics could adversely impact us. The level of competition in the brokerage industry is high, with multiple exceptionally large, well-capitalized competitors holding a majority share of the market, such as Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade. Specifically, in the commission-free mobile platform brokerage market, platforms such as Robinhood and Webull are significant players, holding a majority of the market. Many of the companies in the brokerage industry have longer operating histories, larger customer bases, significantly greater financial, technological, sales, marketing, and other resources than we do. Further, such companies will be able to respond more quickly than we can to new or changing opportunities, technologies, standards, or client requirements, more quickly develop new products or devote greater resources to the promotion and sale of their products and services than we can. Likewise, their greater capabilities in these areas may enable them to better withstand periodic downturns in the industry and compete more effectively on the basis of price and production. In addition, new companies may enter the markets in which we compete, further increasing competition in the video brokerage industry. If we are unable to effectively compete against current companies and/or new entrants in this space, or business will suffer.

    Our company does not currently hold any patents on its products or technology. As of the date of this Offering, the Company has not been issued any patents. There is no guarantee that the Company will ever be issued patents on its products or technology. If we are unable to secure patents for our products and technology, other companies with greater resources may copy our technology and/or products, or improve upon them, putting us at a disadvantage to our competitors.

    We expect to raise additional capital through equity and/or debt offerings to support our working capital requirements and operating losses. In order to fund future growth and development, the Company will likely need to raise additional funds in the future by offering shares of its Common or Preferred Stock and/or other classes of equity, or debt that convert into shares of common or Preferred Stock, any of which offerings would dilute the ownership percentage of investors in this offering. See “Dilution.” Furthermore, if the Company raises capital through debt, the holders of our debt would have priority over holders of common and Preferred Stock and the Company may be required to accept terms that restrict its ability to incur more debt. We cannot assure you that the necessary funds will be available on a timely basis, on favorable terms, or at all, or that such funds if raised, would be sufficient. The level and timing of future expenditure will depend on a number of factors, many of which are outside our control. If we are not able to obtain additional capital on acceptable terms, or at all, we may be forced to curtail or abandon our growth plans, which could adversely impact the Company, its business, development, financial condition, operating results or prospects.

    We are and may continue to be significantly impacted by the worldwide economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has spread to many countries, including the United States, and was declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have intensified and the U.S., Europe and Asia have implemented severe travel restrictions and social distancing. The impacts of the outbreak are unknown and rapidly evolving. A widespread health crisis has adversely affected and could continue to affect the global economy, resulting in an economic downturn that could negatively impact the value of the Company’s shares and investor demand for shares generally.

    The continued spread of COVID-19 has also led to severe disruption and volatility in the global capital markets, which could increase our cost of capital and adversely affect our ability to access the capital markets in the future. It is possible that the continued spread of COVID-19 could cause a further economic slowdown or recession or cause other unpredictable events, each of which could adversely affect our business, results of operations or financial condition.

    The extent to which COVID-19 affects our financial results will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and the actions to contain the outbreak or treat its impact, among others. Moreover, the COVID-19 outbreak has had and may continue to have indeterminable adverse effects on general commercial activity and the world economy, and our business and results of operations could be adversely affected to the extent that COVID-19 or any other pandemic harms the global economy generally.

    On April 24, 2020, we entered into a Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) in the amount of $106,210 with Radius Bank, a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The loan will mature 2 years from the date it was issued (April 24, 2020) and will accrue interest at a rate of 1% per year. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 authorized the Company to apply for forgiveness of the funds utilized over the course of 24 weeks so long as the full-time equivalent staffing level remains the same (or increases) and that at least 60% of the funds are utilized to pay payroll costs. The Company subsequently applied for loan forgiveness, and has received a preliminary opinion from Radius Bank that the Company is eligible for loan forgiveness in the amount of $86,573.28 on July 8, 2020. However, the Company has not yet been granted forgiveness of this amount, and the forgiveness will not granted until a final determination is made that the Company utilized the funds in accordance with defined loan forgiveness guidance issued by the government. As such, it is possible that the Company may have to repay the entire balance of this loan.

    The Company is controlled by its officers and directors. The Company’s officers and directors as a group currently hold 78.49% of the Company’s Common Stock and 21.19% of the Company’s Series Seed Preferred Stock, representing the majority of the Company’s voting stock, and will continue to hold the majority of the Company’s voting stock at the conclusion of this Offering. Investors in this offering will not have the ability to control a vote by the stockholders or the board of directors.

    Certain data and information in the offering circular were obtained from third-party sources and were not independently verified by the Company. The offering circular contains certain data and information that the Company obtained from various sources including industry information from government publications and publicly available third-party publications. The company has not independently verified the data and information contained in such third-party publications and reports and the Company did not commission any such third party for collecting or providing the data used in the offering circular. Data and information contained in such third-party publications and reports may be collected using third-party methodologies, which may differ from the data collection methods the Company would have used. In addition, these industry publications and reports generally indicate that the information contained therein is believed to be reliable, but do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of such information. Further, none of these sources are incorporated by reference into the offering circular.

    ViewTrade Securities, Inc. and Gatsby Securities, LLC are not involved or participating in this offering. Securities on the Gatsby app are offered through ViewTrade Securities Inc. Gatsby Digital, Inc. is not a registered broker-dealer. Options involve a high degree of risk and are not suitable for all investors. This is not a recommendation or solicitation by ViewTrade Securities, Inc. or Gatsby Securities, LLC to invest in any security or investment. References to 'commission free' or 'free' trading refer to $0 commissions charged on self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities through the Gatsby app. SEC & FINRA fees may apply. Please refer to our fee schedule for a complete listing of relevant charges at

    *Please refer to Offering Circular for full list of Risk Factors

    General Risks and Disclosures

    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 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 \u2014 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 entrepreneuror 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 nothave the benefit of such professional investors.

    Gatsby's Offering Circular

    The offering circular is the legal document filed with the SEC for a Regulation A offering and provides facts that an investor needs to make an informed investment decision. The offering circular includes an overview of company and company's business, historical financials and capitalization, and key risk factors.

    Download Gatsby's  Offering Circular here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    About Reg A Offerings
    What does it mean that the SEC has qualified this offering?

    "The SEC has qualified this offering" means the SEC has permitted Gatsby to offer for sale the securities described in the Offering Circular to investors such as you. The SEC is not judging the merits, accuracy, or completeness of the offering and information in the Offering Circular.

    Making an Investment in Gatsby
    How does investing work?

    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 Gatsby. Once Gatsby accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Gatsby in exchange for your securities. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Gatsby.

    What is the difference between preferred equity and a convertible note?

    Preferred equity is usually issued to outside investors and carries rights and conditions that are different from that of common stock. For example, preferred equity may include rights that prevent or minimize the effects of dilution or grants special privileges in situations when the company is sold.

    A convertible note is a unique form of debt that converts into equity, usually in conjunction with a future financing round. The investor effectively loans money to a startup with the expectation that they will receive equity in the company in the future at a discounted price per share when the company raises its next round of financing.

    To learn more about startup investment types check out “How to Choose a Startup Investment” in our academy.

    What will I need to complete my investment?

    To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

    1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
    2. Employment and employer information
    3. Net worth and income information
    4. Social Security Number or passport
    5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

    What if I change my mind about investing?

    Until a closing occurs, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason. 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 portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.

    After My Investment
    How can I sell my securities in the future?

    Currently there is no market or liquidity for these securities. Right now Gatsby does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Gatsby 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 Gatsby either lists their securities on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.

    How do I keep track of this investment?

    You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement.

    Other General Questions
    What is this page about?

    This is Gatsby'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. You will also find a copy of the Gatsby's Offering Circular, which has been qualified by the SEC. The Offering Circular includes important details about Gatsby's fundraise that you should review before investing.

    What are the risks of this investment?

    This investment is highly speculative and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to risk the entire investment amount. In addition to these risks, you should carefully consider the specific information and risks disclosed in Gatsby’s profile and Offering Circular.