Our Company Just Went Public!
Just over a year ago, I wrote an article titled “How the Rich Get Richer” here in the pages of Wealth Daily.
At the time, I was in the final stages of planning a first-of-its-kind investing service, and I had the perfect opportunity to give you all a taste of exactly how profitable those investments would be.
So, on October 25 of last year, I gave every single Wealth Daily reader the opportunity of a lifetime.
And for the few hundred of you who took me up on my offer, this past Wednesday was your victory day!
Where the Smart Money Invests
You see, the opportunity I gave you was one to invest in a corner of the market that’s typically off-limits to 99% of the world — the private markets.
Up until just a few years ago, you had to be worth at least $1,000,000 cash and/or make at least $200,000 a year just to qualify to invest in a private company.
I’m not kidding at all. There was actually a law that said you couldn’t get rich using this market unless you were already rich to start — like an exclusive club with a dress code to keep the riffraff out.
And even if you were that wealthy or pulled in that much a year, you still had to be able to find the investments in order to invest in them. If you ask any venture capitalist, deal sourcing (finding investments) is the hardest part of the job.
So these investments, the ones that had the potential to mint multimillionaires and billionaires, were pretty much off-limits to all but the 1% of the 1%.
And those exclusive private investments were how the rich kept getting richer and richer while the rest of us wondered how to pay bills.
But now, thanks to congress finally helping the little guy, that market is open to anyone. It no longer matters how much you make or how much you’re worth. Everyone over the age of 18 can now invest in the private markets, and sometimes, you can get in on an investment with as little as just $100.
Of course, when you see how much you can make from these kinds of private companies when they go public, you’ll certainly want to put in far more...
Making Home Runs Look Like Pop Flies
I say that because the gains that private investors make compared to the ones public investors can take home are just plain phenomenal.
I’m talking about the difference between a few hundred percent and a few hundred thousand percent here — not exactly chump change.
Take Airbnb for example. The stock hasn’t even listed on the public markets yet, so regular investors haven’t even had the chance to make a measly 1% off of it.
But the literal second it starts trading publicly, the investors who helped fund it while it was private will be looking at a gain of between 800,000% and 1,000,000%!
Even the low end of that range would turn every $1,000 they invested into over $8,000,000...
But if the company lists at a higher valuation, they’ll be looking at gains that would turn every $1,000 into $10 MILLION!!
That’s BEFORE the stock even has a chance to run up in the open market.
What about companies where public investors have done pretty well? I mean, Amazon shareholders who bought at the IPO are looking pretty smart right now.
They’re up an astonishing 159,000% on their initial buy! That means every $1,000 they put in back in 1997 is now worth a cool $1.591 million — not a bad little trade right there.
But then you consider how much Amazon’s private investors took home...
A 13,999,990% PROFIT!!
That’s nearly fourteen million percent. Think about that!
You didn’t even have to invest a thousand bucks to become a millionaire on that one. If you’d have invested just $100 into Amazon as a private company, your Benjamin would be worth over $14 MILLION.
If you’d had the foresight to put in $1,000, you’d be looking at a $140 million fortune.
And if you’d taken a moderate risk and invested $10,000, you’d be a billionaire... off one investment.
That’s what I was talking about when I wrote that article last year. This is how the rich keep getting richer.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos aren’t calling up their broker for hot stock tips. They’re not buying ETFs and hoping they gain a few percent a year.
They’re investing in private companies and making billions because they know that the stock market isn’t where the real money is made; it's made on the private market.
I want to give you your invitation today. But before I get to that, let’s get back to that opportunity I gave you last October...
Revolutionizing Healing Through Cannabis
Last year, a friend introduced me to a private company that was looking to raise money to grow its business. The company was involved in the cannabis industry, but it wasn't your “typical” cannabis company.
The idea was that cannabis has healing properties (that’s the idea that’s gotten it approved for medical uses in many states). The problem was that in order to get those benefits into the hands of the whole country, it would have to be federally approved.
And it’s very difficult to get approval from the federal government to even start a cannabis research project, let alone take it to completion and have the results approved.
So the founders of this company set about finding a better way to study the healing properties of cannabis and guide treatments to market.
The opportunity was to invest in the company before it went public. We would get our shares for $0.50 each, and we would also get a warrant to purchase an additional share for $0.75.
A warrant is kind of like an option except that you only pay for it when you exercise it. So we got one share and paid $0.50 for it, and as a "bonus," we got these free options to buy more shares in the future at a set price.
I took a look at the information my friend sent over and went through the terms of the investment. Then I got on the phone to talk with the founder and CEO to get a better read on the team behind the idea.
I liked what I saw and what I heard, so I shared the opportunity with you here in Wealth Daily. A few hundred of you took me up on the offer and made a pre-IPO investment in the company.
The company was called Juva Life and it raised $19 million overall in the funding round, which helped it become a fully integrated cannabis company. That means it has operations from growing through processing all the way down to the retail level.
And the money that business is bringing in has opened the doors for the founders and management team to pursue their true goal: breaking into the life sciences industry.
Now that Juva has a steady stream of revenue coming in from its cannabis operations, it can reinvest those funds back into the life science unit — the real value driver of the business.
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A Well-Received Entrance
One of the things that I liked about Juva’s funding round when I recommended it last year was that the company wasn’t trying to get a sky-high valuation.
A lot of these private companies think they can trick investors into paying way more than the company’s worth or trick them into paying now what the company will be worth once it’s mature.
But Juva wasn’t like that. The team over there understood that all it would be doing was shooting itself and the investors in the foot with a strategy like that.
So it came out with a reasonable valuation that still left room for growth. Remember, we invested in the last round before the IPO and got our shares for $0.50 each.
This past week, when the company listed its shares for public trading under the ticker symbol JUVA on the Canadian Stock Exchange, it followed the same course.
It didn’t try to max out its valuation. It didn’t get greedy and try to take all the gains for itself. It put shares out on the market at a reasonable valuation that still had room for growth.
And the reception was warm to say the least.
Shares listed at $0.80 and almost immediately popped up to $0.90. They’re holding pretty steady around there right now, but word still hasn’t gotten out that the company is public.
They’re worth at least $1, probably more like $1.60, and if the management team is successful in its goals, I can see shares getting up to $5 or more before the company gets bought by a bigger operation.
But either way, those of you who took my advice and invested when the company was still private are looking at almost double your money in just a day. Any more stock gains are just icing on an already moist, delicious cake.
So, to those of you who took my advice: Congratulations! You’re successful venture capitalists!
And to those of you who decided not to listen to me, there’s still a shot for you to profit from an investment in Juva Life. You’ll just have to do it the old-fashioned way and buy the stock on the market.
It trades over the counter (OTC) in the U.S. under the ticker JUVAF and on the CNQ exchange in Canada under the symbol JUVA.
But also, despair not. I have plenty more opportunities for you to invest in private companies and celebrate your own successful IPO exit in the near future.
And the next one was just released...
Bringing Main Street to Wall Street
Remember at the beginning of this article I mentioned that back when I shared the opportunity to make a pre-IPO investment in Juva, I was in the final stages of setting up a new investing service?
Well, this is the part where I tell you some about it... because I launched it earlier this year and we’re already building a solid portfolio of private companies.
It’s called Main Street Ventures because we’re venture capitalists from Main Street, not Wall Street. But Wall Street is where I learned my chops and earned my stripes as they say.
I got my start analyzing investments and trades at one of the biggest financial firms in the world: Morgan Stanley.
I learned a lot while I was there, but the most valuable thing I took with me when I left was the network I built.
I’m talking about billionaire investors, serial entrepreneurs, Fortune 100 CEOs, hedge fund managers, private equity investors, and multimillionaire venture capitalists.
It was that network that introduced me to Juva. So, technically, it was that network that led those investors who took my advice to nearly double their money this past Wednesday when their company went public.
And it’s that network that helps me find other top-notch private investments with the best potential to create a successful exit for me and my investors.
And today, in celebration of their first successful IPO, I want to open the doors and offer anyone who’s interested a chance to become a member and participate in more private investments like Juva.
I’ve put together a presentation that details the kinds of opportunities that are out there and explains how you can get started and join the thousands of other investors who are already profiting from my advice.
I’ve also put all the same information into a detailed report that you can read if you prefer.
And if you decide to join me and the thousands of other investors in our community, you’ll get access to not one, but two private investments immediately.
And you’ll have me as your guide and my network as your divining rod to point you to the sweetest deals and help you avoid the traps and pitfalls.
Nothing Lasts Forever
But I only have a limited number of spots available, and these investments are limited. Once the companies get the funding they need, they don’t take on new investors at the same price ever again.
So, if you want to join us and have a shot at investing in these companies, you’ll need to act quickly.
Last week, I had four open investments for you, but this week I only have two. That’s because the others filled up and aren’t taking on new investors anymore.
I can’t say how fast these two will fill up, but judging from history, it’ll be pretty quickly too. So take a few minutes out of your time today (or take a few minutes this weekend) and hear what I have to say.
If you decide to join us, you can start investing in the private markets immediately. You don’t even have to wait for the stock market to open again. Money never sleeps and neither do private investments.
To your wealth,
After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter, and co-authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He also contributes regularly to Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.
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