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Profit! Only ideaPledge allows a vast array of startup phase Projects to share profits with their supporters. ideaPledge allows Investors to share in 1% to 50% of a Project’s profit, depending on the choice of the Creator. In addition, every Project has standardized terms, meaning that Investors who are interested in multiple projects will not have to research the terms of many different investments. Every Project posted on ideaPledge will have the same terms. Please see our Securities Disclaimers for details.

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The Sophisticated Investor Membership is the elevated investor membership, allowing you to pledge to invest up to $10,000 in Creator Projects per year. The minimum investment for any creator project is $100, unless the Creator has chosen to create a higher minimum investment. Projects you can view will be pre-sorted based on your membership level.

As with all of the ideaPledge Investor Memberships, making Pledges is 100% risk free, because Investor Members can use iP Dollars to make Pledges, a virtual currency on the ideaPledge Platform.

Once your friend’s Project reaches the Pledge Goal, the Creator will provide you with all required securities disclosures and will ask you to fulfill your Pledge.

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The Non-Accredited Investor Membership is the entry-level investor membership, allowing you to pledge to invest up to $2,000 in Creator Projects per year. The minimum investment for any creator project is $100, unless the Creator has chosen to create a higher minimum investment. Projects you can view will be pre-sorted based on your membership level.

As with all of the ideaPledge Investor Memberships, making Pledges is 100% risk free, because Investor Members can use iP Dollars to make Pledges, a virtual currency on the ideaPledge Platform.

Once your friend’s Project reaches the Pledge Goal, the Creator will provide you with all required securities disclosures and will ask you to fulfill your Pledge.

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Investors can Pledge as little as $100.00. Creators can choose to increase this minimum if desired through the Project Page.

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The maximum allowed Project Goal is $20 million dollars, which is set by certain Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules.

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Regarding prior offering data, ideaPledge.com is a privately held company and does not publish information about its members’ transactions. Moreover, the offerings are by definition private transactions that are protected by non-disclosure agreements, which are part of the Terms of membership in ideaPledge.com.

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The Accredited Investor Membership is the highest investor membership, allowing you to pledge to invest up to $100,000 in Creator Projects per year. The minimum investment for any creator project is $100, unless the Creator has chosen to create a higher minimum investment.

As with all of the ideaPledge Investor Memberships, making Pledges is 100% risk free, because Investor Members can use iP Dollars to make Pledges, a virtual currency on the ideaPledge Platform.

Once your friend’s Project reaches the Pledge Goal, the Creator will provide you with all required securities disclosures and will ask you to fulfill your Pledge.

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  • ideaPledgeAdmin says:

    In order to get qualified as an accredited investor and reserve shares, Users simply need to register as an investor here: https://ideapledge.com/registerinvestor/ This investor questionnaire allows the User to qualify to reserve shares at the accredited investor level if they meet the proper criteria. When it is time to purchase shares in an offering, additional documentation may be required, depending on the type of Offering invested in by the User.

  • Mike says:

    Thank you, it is the same as requirement to invest in a P/E fund. I assume of one was to desire investing at that level a simple submission of necessary documents is all that is required.

  • Mike says:

    What are the criteria to be an accredited investor?

    • ideaPledgeAdmin says:

      The term “accredited investor” is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as:

      – a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
      – an employee benefit plan, within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million;
      – a charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million;
      – a director, executive officer, or general partner of the company selling the securities;
      – a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors;
      – a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person’s spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase, or has assets under management of $1 million or above, excluding the value of the individual’s primary residence;[11][12]
      – a natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year;[13] or
      – a trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.

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    Reg A+ and Reg D are two regulations issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for the regulation of private securities offerings which are exempt from registration. You can read about each of them here:

    www.sec.gov/smallbusiness/exemptofferings/rega

    https://www.sec.gov/fast-answers/answers-regd

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