Investor Application Unaccredited Investor Application Accredited Investor Application
At SME, we find investors well-vetted startups. All startups undergo a four-step review.
In order to apply, all startups must meet our minimum requirements that scalable ventures need, like having a co-founder, being a c-corporation, and having a thorough business plan with a financial forecast that projects profitability by year 2.
Afterwards, startups undergo a standard broker dealer review, which ensures the company’s legitimacy, and feasibility to offer it’s stock to potential investors.
We then identify an independent analyst, with expertise in the startup’s industry, to review the company’s application. The analyst will provide all investors with a rigorous analysis of the business, examining the venture’s strengths and weaknesses in several categories.
Finally, all startup entrepreneurs must undergo a business pitch interview that is webcast in real-time to all interested investors. Webcast pitch sessions will have a panel of seasoned startup investors, who will ask the entrepreneurs the tough questions for answers investors need to know.
At SME, we understand the need for investors to make smart investment decisions. Which is why we have all startups undergo a 4 – step review process. However, the analysis doesn’t end there. After funding, all investors will have access to our proprietary business analytics platform that will allow you to monitor your startup investments progress towards reaching its milestones. You will be able to monitor your startup’s activity in real time, no guessing games, and no runarounds, just the facts.
Sign up today, and get access to the private beta version of our enterprise site, and learn how you can partially recover your invested funds, if the startup doesn’t perform to your expectations.
- Well-vetted Deal Flow – Get access to well-vetted startups that have captured real opportunities to provide you with a return on your investment
- Industry Best Investor Protections – Invest with confidence and hold your startup accountable for performance with the option to partially recover your investment if they do not achieve their milestones
- Real-time Business Analytics – Monitor your startup investments with our proprietary real-time business analytics software, and learn how successful ventures operate
- Exclusivity – At the premium level, get access to the deals first and invest as a preferred stock holder
- Built in Trust – SME’s platform is anchored by an escrow agent that will hold your funds in a safe escrow account
Unaccredited Investor Application
Please click the link below to apply.
01 About SME
Smart Money Entrepreneurs is a broker/dealer-based equity crowdfunding platform for startup entrepreneurs seeking a revolutionary and new source of funding. Startups will be able to raise seed capital online from a large number of accredited and unaccredited investors. Investors who want to fund strong startups will be able to purchase equity shares in early stage companies, or provide corporate debt.Learn More
02 How Does it Work
We make equity crowdfunding simple and safe. Entrepreneurs have a 4 step process to get listed. Investors and Independent analyst must have a background check to validate their participation. Service providers are selected so startups have reliable and quality services at their disposal. All of these parts combine to create SME’s vibrant and successful crowdfunding platform.Learn More
03 Entrepreneurship Education
Watch a preview of our recent successful entrepreneurship event, How To Get Funding From A Shark! The event provided entrepreneurs with practical advice on how to get funding, from real investors and successful CEOs. The event also featured celebrity investor Daymond John, from the hit ABC TV show Shark Tank! The full video will be released in by the end of January 2013.Learn More