About a month ago, I was extended an invitation to participate in a venture capital conference. However, the organizers didn’t want me to present, as is often the case when I get these invitations.
They wanted me there because I’m a potential investor in the VC funds that were being presented at the conference. I was there to be pitched, kind of like an investor on Shark Tank.
The conference was yesterday, and it was very interesting to say the least. I heard from six new VC funds seeking investors.
They ran the gamut from U.S.-based funds investing in space startups to seed-stage funds investing in B2B companies in Southeast Asia.
I got the invitation because I’m what’s known as an accredited investor.
Tickets to the Big Show
Accredited investors meet one or both of the following criteria: $1 million or more in net worth and $200,000 in annual income for the past two years.
I became accredited when I became a partial owner of my family’s farm. When Grandmom passed away, she left the farm to my dad, my sister, and me.
So no matter how much cash I have in the bank or how much I made last year, the property makes me accredited.
And because I’m an accredited investor, I have a lot more investment opportunities than most people.
That’s because there are certain types of investments that ONLY accredited investors can access. Hedge funds are one type. Venture capital funds like the ones that were presenting yesterday are another.
And up until very recently, that included any investment in any private company as well.
But thanks to legislation included in the JOBS Act several years ago, those private investments that used to be off-limits are now open to everyone.
Because the market’s been closed for so long, though, most people have no idea they’re eligible to invest in the next Amazon.com BEFORE it goes public.
So most of these opportunities are going completely unnoticed by the people who can really benefit the most from them.
There are a million places to find information and analysis about public stocks and the stock market. But there’s not a lot of information out there about private investments.
And that’s something that’s always been true about this market. Even we accredited investors need to source our own deals. That means we’ve got to find our own investments.
Because there’s not a Yahoo Finance for private companies. And these private companies don’t usually go around calling random people asking for money.
Typically, founders only call the people they already know. So if they don’t know you, you’re probably not getting a call to help fund the next Google.
And there’s certainly not a newsletter helping key you in to the best opportunities with the biggest potential for profit. Or at least, again, up until recently there wasn’t.
My Work, Your Reward
You see, I’ve been accredited for several years now. And I’ve built up quite a network of investors, founders, and entrepreneurs over those years.
But when I first gained access to this market, it was pretty hard for me to find any deals, let alone great ones. I just didn’t know enough players in it.
So I spent A LOT of time meeting people all over the world. I really dove in headfirst. I made it my job to become one of the best-known investors out there.
I worked directly with other successful investors to learn how they spotted the best deals (and spotted trouble before it happened). I made friends with VCs, angels, and seed investors from all around the globe.
Now my desk is figuratively littered with potential investments. So I get to sort through them and only take the very best of the best.
And as I watched this market open to retail investors too, I realized there was a gap that desperately needed filling: the information gap.
Not only that, but the network gap as well. I mean, how on Earth were retail investors supposed to find these opportunities if it’s even hard for accredited ones?
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And then once they’d found them, how do you identify those with the most potential?
But that’s something I’ve been doing my whole career: valuing companies. I’ve also made part of my living combing through SEC documents (much like those filed when private companies want to raise money).
So I decided that my new job would be to share my network with the investors here at Wealth Daily and our sister publications.
I decided that I would bridge that information gap and help sort out the potential winners from the certain failures.
And the result was a first-of-its-kind newsletter called, Main Street Ventures…
Bringing Wall Street to Main Street
Main Street Ventures’ aim is to bring the kind of research my clients on Wall Street paid tens of thousands each year for to people like you. And to do it for a much more reasonable price.
So far, I think we’re doing a pretty great job of it. We’ve been around just under a year and we’ve already helped our investors identify a dozen new venture investments.
We’re collecting interest of 17% a year on a loan we gave to help a farming company get going. And we’ll have the option to convert that debt into equity in the near future.
We’ve got another investment in an agricultural technology company that’s up a good 600% in just a few short months. And one of our newest investments (from just last month) is already showing a 40% gain.
Plus, we’ve already watched one of our companies go public through an IPO.
It’s been a pretty exciting year, to say the least. And this next year is lining up to be even more exciting.
And by that, I mean more profitable.
We’re stacking the model portfolio with some really incredible opportunities. And I’ve got hopes we’ll see several more exits via IPOs in this hot market.
I want you to come along for the ride. Because I didn’t start this service to read my own updates.
I started it to help YOU identify the best venture investments available in the private market.
I started it so that YOU could make those phenomenal, life-changing profits that ONLY come from investing in companies BEFORE everyone else can.
I want to help you change your life. And I want to start doing it today.
So before you start the celebration this weekend, click this link and join me and the thousands of others who’ve already made the leap into “the most profitable market on the planet.”
And next Fourth of July, the fireworks in your portfolio might be even more spectacular than the ones lighting up the sky.
I hope you take advantage of this incredible opportunity and that I see your name on my list when I send out our next venture investment after the holiday.
But that’s a decision you’ll have to make…
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; the founder of Future Giants, a nano cap investing service; the editor of Alpha Profit Machine, an algorithmic trading service designed specifically for retail investors; and authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He is also the managing editor of Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.
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P.S. If you are accredited and you’re interested in learning more about the VC funds I met with yesterday, take a look at this pitch deck from what I found to be the most impressive candidate.