Our team has extensive experience in startup investing, and you can count on us to help you achieve your financial goals with this process.
At CrowdfundNC.com, we are proud to help people take their first steps into investing. We understand that the world of investing can be intimidating to newcomers, both for the financial stakes involved and the confusing terminology. In our experience, one type of investing that many people are especially confused about and intimidated by is startup investing. In this article, we’ll go over more about what startups are and what investing in them actually involves in order to give you the accurate information you need to make the best decision for your needs.
First, let’s define what a startup is. While not everyone uses this term to mean the exact same thing, the traditional and most widely used definition of a startup is a newly established private company (i.e. one that’s been established no more than 10 years ago at the absolute earliest) that is designed to scale very quickly. Most businesses grow slowly, gradually hiring new staff and opening new locations as their profits and savings grow. A local restaurant, for example, may be able to open a second location after several years. A startup team, in contrast, will keep its operation small only as long as its members have to while they refine their initial idea and will then seek additional funding from investors in order to expand.
In startup investing, you are essentially buying a piece of the company with your investment, giving the company the initial funding it needs to get off the ground in exchange for a share in the ownership (also known as equity) and the rights to a share of the future profits. By agreeing to this exchange, you are forming a partnership with the startup company, and you will share in its successes and failures–if the company turns a profit, you’ll receive a cut proportionate to your share of its equity, while if the company fails, you’ll lose out on your investment.
Our team understands that taking on that level of risk can be too much for some people, but you can count on us to help you maximize your ability to turn a profit from your investments, including those in startup companies. Even more importantly, we have the right expertise to help you achieve the highest possible profit, and we can advise you on the best strategies to accomplish this goal. When it comes to startup investing, for instance, we can help you determine the best time to sell your stock and liquidate your assets in order to get the best return. If you have questions about startup investing or could use some advice on the matter, simply give us a call.
Our team is proud to serve the Raleigh, North Carolina community, and we want to help you achieve your financial goals. If you are considering startup investing, we encourage you to reach out to our team today to discuss the matter with one of our experts and to find out more about what we can do to help you.