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  • Q

    Who are the registered users of NIN.VC?

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    In order to be a registered user or “SIGN UP” for NIN.VC you must be an accredited investor.

  • Q

    How do I know if I am an accredited investor?

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    An individual with an income of more than $200,000 per year, or a joint income of $300,000, in each of the last two years and expect to reasonably maintain the same level of income OR have a net worth exceeding $1 million, either individually or jointly with his or her spouse, excluding the primary residence, qualifies as an accredited investor.

    Please click the link below for an SEC defined explanation:
    https://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm

  • Q

    Does JOBS Act impact NIN.VC?

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    The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012 enables crowdfunding for all Americans. The Fund is offering its membership interests pursuant to Rule 506(c) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933. The offering is being made via general solicitation and general advertising, which is permitted by Rule 506(c) as contemplated by Title II of the JOBS Act.

    Please click the link below for a more detailed explanation:
    https://www.sec.gov/spotlight/jobs-act.shtml

  • Q

    When I invest in NIN.VC, what am I investing in?

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    Investing in NIN.VC means investing in a venture capital fund.

  • Q

    What is a Venture Capital fund?

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    Venture Capital Fund is an investment fund that manages money from investors seeking private equity stakes in startup and small and medium-size enterprises with strong growth potential. These investments are generally characterized as high-risk/high-return opportunities.

    Please click the link below for more general questions on Venture Capital by NVCA :
    https://www.nvca.org/index.php?Itemid=147

    Other suggested reading for Venture Capital:

     
     

    Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship
    Author: Josh Lerner, Ann Leamon, and Felda Hardymon

    Click here to order your own copy

     

  • Q

    How can I get more information on NIN.VC?

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     Please click here to download our Information Packet and learn more about us. 

  • Q

    What are the different ways of investing in NIN.VC and how does the investment process work?

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    Invest with Digital Currency

    NIN Ventures has teamed up with SnapCard to let Digital Currency owners (E.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin) attain liquidity via SnapCard in return for an investment in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. There are four major reasons why one should invest their digital currency: Instability (Eg. Bitcoin has declined almost 80% in value since its peak just over a year ago and still remains volatile), there are many vendors that accept digital currencies and various places where one can spend but NIN Ventures is a unique opportunity to invest and attain liquidity in the form of investment vs. spending it in addition to tapping into the venture capital asset class with return on investment.

    Click the image below for the Digital Currency Introduction Packet:

    Invest with Defined Benefit Plan

    Defined Benefit Plan is a retirement plan that can invest in a wide range of securities and investment products, including venture funds. Some of the advantage of investing from a defined benefit plans are: all contributions made to the plan and subsequently invested are a top-line tax deduction to the business, whether the business structure is a sole-proprietorship, an LLC, an LLP, a P.C., a C-corp., or an S-corp. The investment growth is tax-deferred under the umbrella of the Defined Benefit Plan. The contributions might be significantly greater than that of a 401(k) Profit Sharing plan to help increase the retirement savings account for the business owner.

    Click the image below for the Defined Benefit Plan Introduction Packet:


    Invest with Self-Directed IRA

    "Self-Directed" is a descriptive term that is used to describe how some IRA providers administer the assets they hold. With a self-directed IRA, the client controls what their IRA invests in. Self-directed IRAs allow investors to hold alternative assets within their tax-deferred retirement plan, such as private placements in venture capital. Like any IRA investment, a self-directed IRA has built-in tax-deferred growth, and thus an individual will not pay capital gains tax on the growth of the investment. The return will flow back to the self-directed IRA, and will not be taxable to the account holder. A self-directed IRA allows for true diversification that is otherwise not achievable in a standard IRA portfolio.


    Click the image below for the Self-Directed IRA Introduction Packet:


     

  • Q

    How does the NIN.VC investment process work?

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    One has to be an "accredited investor" to be a member of NIN.VC.

    1. An Accredited investor goes to www.nin.vc
    2. It is strongly encouraged to review our introduction videos.
    3. If interested, click on the lion head logo to "SIGN UP".
    4. Sign up is as simple as providing first, last name and email.  Set up a password and acknowledge accredited investor status.
    5. Once the accredited investor signs up, they get access to NIN.VC's marketing materials and gets invited to fundraising events.
    6. Users can chat, videoconference, and even schedule meetings to visit us at our office. 
    7. Once the user decides to make an investment, they click on the "INVEST WITH US" button.
    8. The investor will need to accept the Risk and Disclosure statement that explains Venture Capital investing and the risks associated with it.
    9. The investor will need to verify accreditation, by providing a certification and/or by providing income, investments, employment, and other relevant information. 
    10. The investor will need to specify the amount they want to invest (minimum $100,000) and provide bank details i.e. routing number, account number, type of the account, etc.
     
    The investor can LOG IN any time and view quarterly reports on the status of the fund, board minutes, and also stay updated on any other investor events.