Ownership, ROI & follow-up

  • Can my percentage ownership be diluted? If yes, when and how?

    Yes. Any investment made through truCrowd may be subject to dilution in the future. Dilution occurs when a company issues more shares. Dilution affects every existing shareholder who does not buy any of the new shares being issued. As a result, an existing shareholder's proportionate shareholding of ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:04
  • Will I get dividends?

    Dividends are payments made by a business to its shareholders from the company's profits. Most of the companies offering equity on our platform are startups or early stage companies who will rarely pay dividends to their investors in the first years. This means you are unlikely to see a return on yo ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:04
  • Can I resell my investment?

    Yes. However, investments in crowdfunding assets should be viewed as a long-term and illiquid investment. Conforming to current stipulations, you must hold any purchased shares for a minimum of nine months from the acquisition date. Liquidity is the ease with which you can sell your securities afte ...

    Sep 04, 2019 20:26
  • What will be my return on investment?

    There is no definitive answer to how long it takes to receive a return and you may never earn any return. You may end up holding a company's securities for a long time, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. When investing through truCrowd, under Reg. CF you receive a security/securities in th ...

    Aug 22, 2019 19:07
  • How long until I see a return?

    There is no definitive answer to how long it takes to receive a return. You may end up holding shares in a company for a long time, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. All products/markets mature differently and through wise investing you can predict what investments offer the fastest and highe ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:02
  • Are there other benefits of investing in startups?

    Yes. And the most important are: A chance to fund the next big thing (see Google, Facebook, Twitter, Oculus etc.). A way to support someone you know who is following his/her dream to create a business that will bring innovation and new jobs. The opportunity to bring your expertise and kno ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:02
  • What updates will the startups I invest in send after the campaign closes?

    The entrepreneur will post a Post Issuance Communication Plan that should detail the who, what and when about the communication. If you do not agree with communication plan, we advise you not to invest or to ask the entrepreneur to amend it. After issuance the plan cannot be changed. ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:02
  • Will I receive an annual report from the company I invested in?

    Yes. You will receive an annual report in addition to everything the entrepreneur promised to send to you in in their periodical reports. ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:02
  • How can I help the startups I invest in?

    There are a variety of ways to support the start-up you invested in: Become the brand’s ambassador by advertising the company, its products and services. Online and offline. Offer product feedback Bring your specific knowledge and expertise if the entrepreneur wishes help Some entrepreneurs may su ...

    Jan 04, 2016 23:01
  • Can I interact with the Entrepreneur post-investment?

    Possibly. Once an offering ends successfully, your investment portfolio is updated on truCrowd and you may be able to interact with the entrepreneur and the other investors through the Offering’s Communication Channel if the entrepreneur chooses to have an ongoing relationship with truCrowd. In addi ...

    Sep 04, 2019 18:02

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