A 2013 UBS report, Investment Strategy Guide, recommends that 7 to 11% of any given investment portfolio be allocated to new alternative investments, which includes buying equity in early stage companies (note that only accredited investors may participate in private offerings).
Startup investing involves high risk. However, investing early in startups has the potential of yielding high returns as seen below.
- $1,000 in Facebook in 2005 = $624,500 today
- $1,000 in Airbnb in 2009 = $589,667 today
- $1,000 in Dropbox in 2008 = $391,500 today
RockThePost does believe that openly fundraising in the
world could significantly help startups gain access to capital in an economic environment in which investors are more readily looking for high-return investments.
General solicitation will potentially increase the number of transactions happening between investors and startups. RockThePost expects these changes to drive the U.S. economy as small businesses have created almost 65% of the net new jobs for the past 17 years.
Launched in 2011 and located in the SoHo neighborhood of
New York City
is an online investment platform that connects high quality startups with accredited investors. By democratizing access to startup capital for entrepreneurs and bringing startup investment opportunities to a new investor demographic, RockThePost aims to be the go-to destination for both startups and investors.
RockThePost | CEO154 Grand Street
New York, NY