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Venture Capital and
Angel Investing for All

Individuals and institutions interested in industry and peer-driven venture capital and startup companies can invest with just $1,000.

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Who Should Invest?

Institutional Investors

For institutional investors looking to partner with vetted and diligenced startups from experts, this fund was created to benefit you.

Individual Investors

Diversify your investment portfolio at approachable minimums. Accredited investors can participate in industry and peer-driven venture capital.

A Special Partnership with Institutional Investors 

Insider $10,000

  • Private demo day invitation
  • First access to recorded workshop pitches
  • Two complimentary tickets to Pitchathon and Shadow Summit 2021
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VIP $50,000

  • Quarterly group calls with founders and  venture partners
  • Shadow Ventures Pitchathon 2021 sponsorship
  • 4 complimentary tickets to each above event

Strategic Partner $100,000

  • Includes branding opportunities
  • Live Shadow led workshop access
  • Speaking engagements at demo day
  • Speaking and sponsorship opportunity at Summit 2021 & Pitchathon 2021
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Investing in the Portfolio – Self-directed IRAs

Investing in venture with a qualified retirement account is a smart and easy strategy. We make it simple through our partnership with Infrashares, which powers our investment portal. 

Long Term Investing

Retirement savings are long term. Most investors won’t touch retirement accounts for years making IRAs the ideal vehicle for venture investing.

Available Funds

Many people have substantially more money in retirement accounts than in liquid cash. This makes diversifying your portfolio easier.

Tax Advantages

Self-Directed IRAs have the same tax advantages as traditional qualified retirement accounts.

Other Investment Mediums

Why Invest?

Independent of Markets

Venture capital has high-risk, high-returns and is unrelated to public markets. This makes it attractive to diversify portfolios.

Backed by Institutions

On average, institutional investors (like wealth managers and family offices) allocate 5-15% of their portfolio to venture.

Portfolio Diversity

No putting all your eggs in one basket. With a portfolio of five startups, investors have significant diversification.

Industry Experts

Startups are vetted by industry experts and Shadow Ventures, giving our portfolio an unfair advantage.

Investing FAQs

What is the investment minimum and maximum?

Our investment minimum for all portfolio funds is $1,000 and the maximum is $500k.

How are the portfolio companies sourced?

Our portfolio is sourced through a partnership with Shadow Ventures’ startup incubator program, research, marketing initiatives, and referrals by industry contacts. We carefully review 20 – 35 companies to select the final five startups.

Why would startup founders choose you as investors?

We offer flexible terms, don’t take board seats or ownership in the companies, and offer connections and resources of our community to scale growth.

I'm not an accredited investor. Can I still invest?

No, you must be accredited as defined by the SEC to invest.

What regulations does the SEC place on individual investing?

The SEC guidelines are always evolving. Find the most up to date guidelines for investing on the SEC website here.

How do I invest?

To invest in the fund click the link below which will direct you to the investment portal powered through our partnership with Infrashares.

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Are there fees associated with investing and if so what are they?

We have a 20% management fee that covers the cost of initial startup selection including vetting and diligence to determine valuations, ongoing entity costs (filings, taxes, legal), and the hands-on work of running the overall program to promote and support each startup’s growth. Typically, fees are 2% per year over 10 years for a regular venture fund which would equate to 20%.

What are the expected returns?

Our projected returns are 2x, but as with any investment actual returns could be higher or lower. Payouts are divided into initial capital return (including the management fee), and profits which are split 80%/20% with Shadow.

For example, if the portfolio returns 2x, the payout for a $1,000 investment will be as follows:

Initial Capital Return: $1,000
Profit Split: $800
Total Return: $1,800

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