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  • NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) has been on the forefront when it comes to being disruptive or investing in disruptive technologies. A disruptive technology is an innovation that changes an existing industry and also helps create a new market and value network, displacing an earlier technology or a way of doing business. At NIN.VC, we believe every sector at some point is up for disruption and as the consumer behavior patterns are changing, the ad tech industry is back on the radar. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Gurbaksh Chahal has joined NIN Ventures to be on the Advisory Board.

    Mr. Gurbaksh Chahal is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Gravity4, the world's first high frequency marketing cloud that dramatically boosts digital marketing ROI across web and mobile (or personal devices) through display, search, email, video, social, TV, and apps. Mr. Chahal is a die-hard Internet entrepreneur. At the age of 16, in January 1999, he started his first company, ClickAgents, one of the first ad networks focused around performance-based advertising and eighteen months later sold it for $40 million to ValueClick. In January 2004, he launched his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in behavioral targeting, which was later acquired by Yahoo! for $300 million in cash.

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    “We stand at the brink of time when personal devices are changing and taking over the world. It’s an exciting time as we see digital programmatic advertising grow and become a dominant player across all sectors. It’s time for the world to reinvent personalized marketing,” said Mr. Chahal.

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    “We welcome Mr. Chahal to our Advisory Board. We have great faith in Mr. Chahal and his contribution to the Ad Tech industry and believe his addition will strengthen our position in identifying key technologies in the space,” said Nin Desai, CEO of NIN Ventures.

    About NIN Ventures:

    NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) is a unique and first of its kind crowdfunded technology venture capital fund for accredited investors who can invest in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund with a minimum amount of $100,000 using multiple investment options like self-directed IRAs, Defined benefit plan, digital currencies (E.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin), or a regular checking / savings account. NIN Ventures invests in early / growth stage 3D printing, the 4th industrial revolution, cloud computing, virtual reality, financial services, education software, and other disruptive technology companies.

    For media inquiries please contact: press@nin.vc

  • In January 2015, NIN Ventures teamed up with SnapCard to let Bitcoin owners invest in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. Given the popularity of that initiative and the momentum behind other digital currencies, we have now opened doors for Litecoin and Dogecoin owners to invest in NIN.VC.

    “Litecoin and Dogecoin are some of the largest markets that we can explore. We knew the founders of the alternative currencies fairly well and decided to add them to the platform. Over all we're digital currency agnostic,” said Michael Dunworth, CEO of SnapCard.

    “We at NIN Ventures understand the significance of these digital currency advances and will now be accepting Litecoin and Dogecoin, in addition to Bitcoin, through our partnership with SnapCard. There are many vendors that accept digital currencies and various places to spend but NIN Ventures is a unique opportunity for them to invest,” said Nin Desai, CEO of NIN Ventures.

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    To invest in NIN Ventures using Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Dogecoin via SnapCard, one must first sign up on http://www.nin.vc and verify accreditation. The next step is to complete the subscription documents, then select payment with SnapCard and the type of currency one would like to use i.e. Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Dogecoin. Given the daily fluctuations in digital currency pricing, the settlement price will be based on the day of the initial / final close. 

    Join us for an investor webinar hosted by Ms. Nin Desai (CEO, NIN Ventures) and Mr. Michael Dunworth (CEO, SnapCard) on May 27th at 1:00 PM CST via https://join.me/698-599-636 to learn more about NIN Ventures, the fund, and how to invest in the fund using various digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin via SnapCard.

    Click the image below for a digital currency introduction packet:

    About SnapCard

    SnapCard offers a suite of products and services that are designed to make it easy for the average consumer or business to use Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative digital currencies. Founded in 2013, SnapCard is focused to help bring liquidity to the digital currency community. SnapCard is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Australia, and Canada.

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  • Our goal at NIN Ventures is to invest in disruptive technologies. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that, Dr. Sunil Patel, has joined NIN Ventures to be on our Advisory Board and also as a Venture Partner. Dr. Patel will be responsible for spear heading 3D Printing investments at NIN Ventures.

    Dr. Patel is a multi-organ transplant surgeon at the University at Buffalo. His research interest includes tissue engineering and 3D printable materials. Dr. Patel has been a practicing physician for over 20 years. He studied medicine at University of Pune, trained at Mayo Clinic, Lehigh Valley Hospital / Penn State, and completed his fellowship from University of Pittsburgh.

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  • Bitcoin is emerging as a new form of alternative payment and a global currency. NIN Ventures understands the significance of this change and has teamed up with SnapCard to let Bitcoin owners tap into venture capital. We allow Bitcoin owners attain liquidity via SnapCard in return for investment in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. “By offering multiple alternatives, we are committed to making it easier for our investors to tap into venture capital. There are many vendors that accept Bitcoin and various places where Bitcoin owners can spend but NIN Ventures is a unique opportunity for them to invest,” said Nin Desai, CEO of NIN Ventures. 

    "NIN Ventures is a trailblazer in its field and our aim at SNAPCARD is to make it easier for owners to use digital currencies, so the partnership just made sense. We believe Bitcoin can add great value to the investing process. Opening up new doors and industries for consumers to use Bitcoin is something we focus on, so we're excited to bring this to the community," said Michael Dunworth, CEO of SnapCard.

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    To invest in NIN Ventures using SnapCard, one must first sign up on www.nin.vc and verify accreditation. The next step is to complete the subscription documents, and select payment with SnapCard. Given the daily fluctuations in Bitcoin pricing, the settlement price will be based on the day of the initial / final close. 

    Join us for an investor webinar with Nin Desai (CEO, NIN Ventures) and Michael Dunworth, CEO, SnapCard) on February 11th at 1pm CT via https://join.me/117-552-719 to learn more about NIN Ventures, the fund, how to invest in the fund using SnapCard, and the investment process. 

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    About SnapCard

    SnapCard offers a suite of products and services which are designed to make it easy for the average consumer or business to use Bitcoin and alternative digital currencies. Founded in 2013, SnapCard is focused to help bring liquidity to the digital currency community. SnapCard is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Australia, and Canada.

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  • NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) is rolling out two new alternatives for investing in their NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. First is investment using a defined benefit plan and second is investment from a self directed IRA. This new initiatives will truly make venture capital available to all asset classes. “We are committed to making it easier to invest in venture capital,” said Nin Desai, CEO of NIN Ventures.

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    A Defined Benefit Plan is a retirement plan that can invest in a wide range of securities and investment products including venture funds. All contributions made to this plan and subsequently are top line tax deduction for the business whether it is a sole proprietorship, an LLC, an LLP, a P.C., a C Corp. or an S. Corp. The investment growth is also tax deferred under the umbrella of the Defined Benefit Plan. For this purpose NIN Ventures is working closely with Robin S. Weingast & Associates (or RSW). RSW would help establish this plan using a separate account with a new plan tax id number and RSW would also prepare the legal plan trust documents. RSW will calculate the maximum contribution that could be made to the plan and then the client would invest directly in NIN Ventures as the plan’s investment. Join us for an Investor Webinar on June 25th at 1:00 PM CST via https://join.me/335-147-337 to learn more about NIN Ventures, the fund, how to invest in the fund with a defined benefit plan, and the investment process.

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    ‘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 is invested in. Self-directed IRAs allow investors to hold ‘alternative’ assets within their tax deferred retirement plan; assets like private placement in a venture capital fund. Like any IRA investment a self-directed IRA has built in tax deferred growth and thus an individual will not pay capital gain 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 not otherwise achievable in a standard IRA portfolio. In order to facilitate this NIN Ventures has teamed up with The Enturst Group, which will help set up an IRA with the Entrust Group and direct that investment into NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. Join us for the NIN Ventures Investor Webinar on July 16th at 1:00 PM CST via https://join.me/145-454-905 to learn more about NIN Ventures, the fund, how to invest in the fund with a self directed IRA, and the investment process.

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  • Crowdfunder, an online platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors, featured NIN Ventures as a top trending deal in May 2014. "According to the 2013 Global Confidence Survey by Deloitte and NVCA, early stage technology venture capital in the US is the best investment opportunity currently. Traditionally this asset class has been limited to institutions and wealthy individuals who can invest a minimum of $5 million," said CEO of NIN Ventures, Nin Desai.

    NIN Ventures is allowing accredited investors to participate in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund for the first time ever, via Crowdfunder, with as little as $100k in investment. With their rapidly growing network and unique strategy, Crowdfunder is an ideal fit for a technology-focused fund like NIN Ventures. This will work to drive awareness and investment, drawing NIN Ventures closer to its goal of making Venture Capital more widely available to investors. Sign up at www.nin.vc, or visit us on Crowdfunder to make an investment. 

    Click the image below to view our recent Investor Call with NIN Ventures and Crowdfunder:

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  • NIN Ventures and Crowdentials, the leading investor verification, Regulation D, and equity crowdfunding compliance software provider, announced a partnership. The partnership comes in response to recent legislative changes which requires issuers to verify the accreditation status of their investors if the offering is made via general solicitation and general advertising permitted by the JOBS Act and Rule 506(c) under Regulation D of the US Securities Act.

    "We plan to make the accreditation process simple and confidential for our investors so they do not have to worry about disclosing their income, asset, and other personal documents to everyone," said Nin Desai, CEO of NIN Ventures.

    The Crowdentials Investor Verification tools allows for quick and easy verification of an investor's accreditation status in a seamless, cost-effective way while maintaining investor security. The company's first to market solution uses the principles-based verification preferred by investors and promoted by the Angel Capital Association.    

    Click the image below to read the official press release from Crowdentials:

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  • On January 15th, 2014, NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) held its inaugural Open House at its office in downtown Chicago. The NIN.VC team was delighted to welcome and speak with colleagues in venture capital, current and potential investors, and founding teams from the local tech startup scene. The highly informative event will continue on the road in San Francisco, New York, and Boston.

    Sign up on www.nin.vc to register for the NIN Ventures Roadshow Meetings!

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  • NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC), an early stage Venture Capital firm, sponsored the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Group of Chicago’s “Pre-Holiday Bash!” on November 21st. The event was at Bentley Gold Coast and featured several panelists who discussed the question “Is it the Car or the Driver?” from the Private Equity and Venture Capital perspective.

    Nin Desai (CEO, NIN Ventures), who led the discussion, was joined by co-panelists Matt Moog (Founder and CEO, Wavetable Labs) and Mark Koulogeorge (Managing Partner, MK Capital). The panelists shared their unique experiences in the technology, venture capital, and private equity space. They went on to debate the importance of management (the driver) versus the significance of core business ideas (the car) from a stage and sector perspective.

    The event was well attended by members of both the Private Equity and Venture Capital sectors in Chicago, as well as several area CEOs and other executives.

     Click the image below to watch a recap of the NIN Ventures Pre-Holiday Bash:


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  • NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) became the first Venture Capital fund to be seen on a billboard on Octover 28th, 2013. NIN.VC is also the first of its kind offering made via the general solicitation and general advertising rule, permitted by the JOBS Act and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D of the US Securities Act.

    NIN.VC will invest in early/growth stage financial services technology, education software, Internet and idgital media, mobile communication, cloud computing, 3D printing, and other path breaking technology companies within the United States.

    NIN.VC is a unique web-based opportunity for "accredited investors" to invest in a venture capital fund with a minimum amount of $100,000. NIN.VC will function as a traditional venture capital fund with the only difference that it will be marketed, raised, managed, and reported online via www.nin.vc.


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  • NIN Ventures (Or NIN.VC) is the first of its kind technology Venture Capital fund to be raised via World Wide Web. The launch event was at the Arlington Racetrack on September 28th, 2013.

    The topic at the event was “Betting on Horses versus Betting on Companies”, and the discussion centered on comparing and contrasting these practices. Several attendees betted successfully throughout the day, and enjoyed the complimentary refreshments provided by NIN.VC

    Click the image below to watch a recap of the NIN Ventures Launch Event:

     
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  • NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) is a first of its kind technology venture capital fund to be raised via world wide web. NIN.VC will invest in early / growth stage financial services technology, education software, Internet and digital media, mobile communication, cloud computing, 3D printing, and other path breaking technology companies within the United States. 

    NIN.VC is a unique web based opportunity for “accredited investors” to invest in a venture capital fund with a “minimum amount of $100,000”. NIN.VC will function as a traditional venture capital fund with the only difference that it will be marketed, raised, managed, and reported online via www.nin.vc.

    Our website, NIN.VC, will go live today and this will make NIN.VC one of the first offerings to be made via general solicitation and general advertising, permitted by the JOBS Act and Rule 506(c) under Regulation D of the US Securities Act.

    Ms. Nin Desai, CEO, is an experienced fund manager and a technology geek. With Private Equity (Alpha Capital Partners) and Investment Banking (Pacific Crest Securities) background, her experience spans all facets of deal sourcing; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate finance including public offerings and private placements. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has a technical diploma in E-commerce by IBM, holds Series 7 and 63 licenses from NASD, and is an B.B.A and M.B.A in Finance/International Business from Loyola University of Chicago. She recently attended a leadership program in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School.

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