ONLINE VENTURE EXCHANGE LISTINGS:
How do I sign up (as an entrepreneur)?
Go to www.FundingPost.com. Click Entrepreneur, then click Sign Up.
(There is also an Entrepreneur link on the top of the left navigation.)
How long is the online listing for?
3 months, then monthly after that.
How much is it?
$100 for the first 3 months, then $33 per month after that for as long as you wish to use the service. You may cancel this service at any time. However, if you list for 6 months when you sign up, we give you $49 off the second 3 months (6 mo. cost $150). There are no hidden fees.
How does it work?
Basically, you sign up, list your company profile (description, video, business model, market size, etc.) with your contact information. Investors then log in and view the company summaries. They can then contact you directly through the system.
Who can see my company profile on FundingPost?
Only Venture Capital Firms, Corporate Venture Funds and Accredited Angel Investors. We do Not allow Brokers, Investment banks, Service Providers, or even other entrepreneurs to read the company summaries. Our Investor Section is for Real Investors only.
What is a Feature Listing?
You may choose to have your company featured for 1 month on the Investor Welcome page and a summary of your profile e-mailed to the 7,500+ Investors in our network. The average Featured company has over 5x the number of investors reading their profile. There is an additional cost of $300 to be a featured company on FundingPost.
Do you take stock?
No - we don't take stock or a percentage of anything you raise through our network. We are not a Broker-Dealer. We only charge the listing fees.
How many listings are up there at one time?
About 500-700 are active at any given time. Investors can search via several criteria (industry, stage, location, keyword, geographic preference, etc.) so your company won't get lost in the shuffle.
How many Investors do you have?
Over 7,500 and new Investors sign up all the time. We currently represent over $107.69 Billion in angel and venture capital.
What else do I get?
As a member you get access to tons of free content. This includes videos of our venture events, investor conference call audio, books, investor interviews, guides to setting up business materials, and information on Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors and exactly how to reach them! Typically you will get a few hundred dollars worth of content every month for your $33 membership fee.
I am an Investor - How do I view the deals?
Qualified Investors can sign up here. Not everyone who signs up gets an account. We screen these very carefully! Only accredited investors get an account.
Do investors use this service?
Yes. We get anywhere from 30-50 introductions going through our system every month from Investors to Entrepreneurs.
How long has FundingPost been around?
We have been connecting companies and Investors for Over 12 years! We are the Biggest and the Oldest Venture exchange on the net. We set up our service to be straight forward and easy to use. From the feedback we get, it seems to be working!
Has anybody been Funded?
Yes!! FundingPost is directly responsible for Millions and Millions of dollars in Capital Raised! Read some Success Stories here. But we don't really gauge that - We gauge only Investor Introductions - We are not a Broker-Dealer, we only make the introductions. Negotiating & closing the deal is up to you, we have no part in it.
Do you Guarantee Funding?
No!! FundingPost only shows your company to investors. We cannot guarantee they will want to invest in what you are doing. Raising capital is not easy, and the odds are stacked against you. You can run a software company in the heart of Silicon Valley and funding is still not guaranteed.
How can I cancel the service?
If you are no longer interested in being a member, you may cancel at any time. The best ways to cancel are either calling us toll free at 800-461-5509, or you can log into your account and Cancel the service through the Manage Account section. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are your events and how can I sign up to attend?
Go to this URL: http://www.FundingPost.com/event Our national event schedule is posted here. We currently do events in NY, PA, FL, DC, MA, WA, TX, NC, VA, MD & CA. More states are coming soon! Our events always sell out at least a week early, so if you want to attend one, be sure to sign up ASAP.
How can I pay for an event?
After you sign up on the Website, you may pay securely online with a credit card, or you may send a check payable to:
Second Venture Corporation
7365 Main Street, Suite 324
Stratford, CT 06614
Be sure to put in a note your name and which event you are attending.
Who normally attends these events?
Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Entrepreneurs, Press, Analysts, and Service Providers.
What are your events like?
Each event is different, some are general networking events over breakfast, some are larger shows at a cocktail party. We also have workshops which are smaller classroom-type events. At all of our events, you get a chance to learn from and network with Investors.
Are you going to mail me a ticket?
No. Thats so 1990's. If you purchased a ticket for an event, you check in at the door the day of the event. Bring Photo ID. We'll have you on our list.
What should I wear?
Business attire - Dress to Impress. Suit and tie for men, formal business-wear for ladies.
What should I bring to hand out?
Bring Business cards! Entrepreneurs may also want to bring a few executive summaries to hand out. No need to bring full business plans. As a bonus, FundingPost hands out entrepreneur quarter-page summaries to all attending investors (just in case you don't get a chance to meet every one).
What if I missed an event?
We sell downloadable versions of some FundingPost events. To view the selection click on: http://www.fundingpost.com/products/listitem.asp
How many people can I bring with me under my ticket?
Just ONE person per ticket. One ticket does NOT cover your entire company. Unfortunately our event space is limited and we need to keep an accurate count of how many people will be attending. If a second person wishes to attend, a second ticket must be purchased.
What is the Refund Policy?
Up to 14 days before the event, FundingPost will issue a refund for the ticket price paid. Up to 5 days before the event a 50% refund will be granted. No refunds will be made available after this date. A substitute attendee may be sent. There are No Refunds or Credits for No-Shows.
Do you have PowerPoint Pitching spots available?
No - However, we do have Elevator Pitching spots available that you give after taking our evelator pitch review workshop (no one pitches without us hearing it first!). Each event is different, though we usually have 15 spots available. To view the schedule click on: http://www.fundingpost.com/pitching.asp
Please feel free to contact us with additional questions at: info@FundingPost.com or call us at 800-461-5509.
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"FundingPost allows the venture community to review many interesting deals in a short period of time. The consistent format allows VCs to quickly evaluate companies raising capital based on the criteria that's most important to them."- Deepak Kamra, Canaan Partners
"I know that I've invested in at least one deal associated with FundingPost events, and it's a great networking opportunity with the founders and the VCs that are there. I'm looking forward to this one!"- John Filla, Angel Investor, Houston Angel Network
"I just invested in a mobile company I met through FundingPost - Thanks!"- Jay Goldberg, Hudson Ventures
"Empire Angels has invested in two companies we met through FundingPost. This is a great forum for entrepreneurs to meet investors and we look forward to continued participation!"- Graham Gullans, Empire Angels
"FundingPost has provided Investors a great way to read company summaries from across the country, and entrepreneurs the opportunity to get in front of a lot of Venture Funds they wouldn't normally have access to."- Richard Irving, Pond Venture Partners
"I see CEO's get their PhDs in best practices for how-to-get-funded techniques. This is accomplished through FundingPost's well orchestrated and accomplished conferences - great for learning from and networking with the money sources."- Jeanne M. Sullivan, StarVest Partners
"As a result of the conference we attended in Miami, Caerus made one of its first Investments in a Florida-based company whose CEO we met because of the impressive network FundingPost has constructed. "- Zachary A. Cherry, Caerus Ventures LLC
"I am happy to be a member of FundingPost.com. We always find good prospects, and the interface is efficient and easy to use. Thanks for putting this together."- George Petracek, Atrium Capital