Is this page meant to provide investment, legal, and/or tax advice?
No, this page is for information purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. This presentation should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and there can be no assurance that an investment strategy will be successful or that the historical performance of an investment, portfolio or asset class will have a direct correlation with its future performance. The investment strategy and themes discussed herein may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial situation.
Is this supposed to be a prediction of future performance?
Generally, nothing contained herein is intended to predict the performance of any investment. However, any discussions contained within this report regarding the market or market conditions represent the view of either the source cited or SeedInvest. Further, there can be no assurance that actual outcomes will match the assumptions or that actual returns will match any expected returns.
To the extent information in this report contains projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, targets or expectations regarding market conditions or the strategies described herein, there is no assurance that such events or targets will be achieved. In addition, the information in this report, including statements concerning financial market trends, is based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons, all of which may cause it to be significantly different from that shown here.
The information contained herein is as of December 31, 2017 unless otherwise indicated, is subject to change, and SeedInvest assumes no obligation to update the information herein.
Is the risk profile of the Cambridge Associates US VC Index similar to companies on SeedInvest?
The risk/return profile of the Cambridge Associates US Venture Capital Index (the “Index”) is materially different from that of any one early-stage company. The Index is not used or selected by SeedInvest as an appropriate benchmark to compare relative performance of any SeedInvest product or service, but rather is included herein solely because it is a well-known and widely-recognized index. Investments cannot be made directly in an index.
How are these returns calculated?
The performance data included herein includes all companies that successfully completed a fundraising round on the SeedInvest platform and raised at least $100,000 (for deals prior to 2016) or $250,000 (for deals in 2016 or later). Performance may have been lower if all companies were included. Returns presented herein are unrealized returns generated by SeedInvest investors, and not by SeedInvest itself. Actual realized return of these unrealized investments may differ materially from the returns indicated herein. The actual realized returns on such unrealized investments will depend on, among other factors, future operating results, the value of the assets, and market conditions at the time of disposition, any related transaction costs, and the timing and manner of sale, all of which may differ from the assumptions on which the valuations used in the prior performance data contained herein are based.
Returns are based on valuations of each company determined by SeedInvest by comparing the initial valuation of the company at closing of its funding on SeedInvest with the valuation of such company as of its most recent funding round, calculated pursuant to SeedInvest’s established methodology. Additional information about such methodology is available upon request. SeedInvest calculated valuations using data provided by the companies or gathered from public sources and believed to be reliable; however, SeedInvest has not independently verified such information.
Anything else I should know?
Equity crowdfunding investments in private placements, and start-up investments in particular, are speculative and involve a high degree of risk and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in start-ups. Investors may receive illiquid and/or restricted stock that may be subject to holding period requirements and/or liquidity concerns. Investments in startups are highly illiquid and those investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 5-7 years) should not invest. Please refer to a detailed discussion of the risks of startup investing on our website at https://www.seedinvest.com/academy/startup-investing-risks