About the professional co-investor
Who is the professional co-investor?
Professional investors are Business Angels and Venture Capitals. They provide capital to early stage, high potential, high risk, growth startup companies and own equity in the companies they invest in.
Using MyMicroInvest Professional Investors have access to the wisdom of the crowd to improve their selection, analysis and investment process.
Conditions for professional investors to use MMi are:
1. Let the crowd co-invests from 20% to 50% of the total start-up investment need;
2. Let the crowd invest under the same investment economic condition in terms of costs and revenues.
MyMicroInvest is now working with INVENTURES, a venture capital firm that invests in companies (seed, early stage and growth) that focus on start-ups and SME’s active in solving society problems. Other co-investors will join later on.
What is the professional investor investment strategy?
MyMicroInvest works with INVENTURES, a venture capital firm that invests in companies (seed, early stage and growth) that focus on start-ups and SME’s active in solving society problems.
The Inventures investment focus on start-ups & SME’s active in solving society problems.
Examples of society problems: obesity, energy, environment, recycling, transport, water, mobile money, divorces, education, access to internet, security, immigration, ageing of population, economic crisis.
Why INVENTURES has such strategy?
- It is in line with their vision (« improve our world by empowering entrepreneurship»);
- It represents a huge and stable market need;
- It is a coherent investment process with crowdfunding (possibility to really test the concepts); and
- Their team has a strong background in this field.
What are the professional investor investment criteria’s?
All companies financed by Inventures must fit with the Inventures’ investment strategy and must answer to the following main criteria's:
1. Team: Talented people willing to succeed, at least one member having an angle with respect to the targeted market;
2. Market: market size and potential, barriers to entry, competition;
3. Solution: answers to a specific market problem and need;
4. Business model: profitable, scalable and sustainable;
5. Crowdable start-up: the project has succeeded the “VOTE” step and the investment committee to decide what portion must be funded through the crowd;
6. Exitable start-up: the business must have an identified exit strategy and a timing of 6 years must be considered as reasonable (except for seed);
7. Geography: 500km around Brussels;
8. Style: Growth (as opposed to value, restructuring, distressed, buy out, etc…); and
9. Co-investment with crowd for early stage and growth opportunities.