Investing in exciting early-stage businesses on Equitise is easy, transparent and fun. We launch new equity crowdfunds, wholesale offers and IPOs (click for more on each type of offer) on the platform every month so here are a few tips to get you started on your journey.
How to register your interest
New offers are featured on the website and if you’re a subscriber/follower, are featured in our fortnightly newsletter and on our social media channels. When you see an offer you like, register your interest. Only those companies who receive enough interest from 'the crowd' will go on to raise capital, so make sure you signup. You'll also get exclusive early access when the offer does go live.
How to invest
When the company opens for investment, head to the offer page to access all the important information relating to the offer and to invest. Investing is free and can be completed in a few minutes.
1. Click invest on the offer you wish to back
2. Create an account
3. Verify Your identity. This should be very quick if you have your choice of identification handy (ie passport, drives license)
4. Invest using either direct debit or debit card
For an equity crowdfund, Australian retail investors can invest anything from the minimum amount (usually around $250) up to $10,000 per company per year. Wholesale investors and New Zealand retail investors are not limited in their investment. For an IPO offer there is no limit for both retail and wholesale investors.
When is an offer successful?
Once the minimum funding target is hit an offer is successful and you officially become a shareholder. If it doesn't reach the target your investment is returned in full. You can find out more on the minimum and maximum funding targets here. If you like a business, ensure you invest early to give that business the best shot at succeeding.
What type of investor am I and what can I invest in?
A retail investor is an Australian or New Zealand resident over 18 years old and is eligible to invest in retail equity crowdfunds and IPOs. The definition of a wholesale investor varies between countries. In Australia, it's anyone who has earned over $250,000 for the past two years or has more than $2.5 million in net assets. They can invest more than $10,000 in retail offers as well as in exclusive wholesale offers. In New Zealand, there are a number of qualifications such as sufficient financial knowledge or certain asset requirements. You can update your investor status within your dashboard.