WEALTH CREATION FOR ACCREDITED INVESTORS
…with an appetite for risk and an eye for the unusual. CanopyVentures is a unique investment vehicle designed to provide non-correlated, above market-rate returns for long-term investors. For more information contact us to schedule an introductory call.
Please note, due to SEC regulations we are unable to accept investment from unaccredited investors at this time.
How do I invest?
Schedule an introductory call to say hello. We personally vet every investor to make sure the fund is a good fit for your investment goals, and that you’re a good fit for us. This is a long-term relationship and it’s critical we’re all on the same page.
What type of investments do you make?
We make early stage investments in startup companies. These are high risk, high reward investments. We expect 60-80% of our investments to fail. The remaining 20-40% that are successful provide the basis for our projected returns to you, the investor. Because of this model everyone needs to understand that failure is part of the equation and can’t be avoided.
What does “Accredited Investor” mean?
“Accredited Investor” is a term used by the US SEC to indicate an investor with the wherewithal to make risky investments. Generally the criteria is at least $1 million in net worth excluding your primary residence, or at least $200,000 in annual income. You can review the specific guidelines on the SEC website.
I’m from overseas. Can I invest with you?
Yes, we regularly work with international investors. Our legal team can help you complete the necessary paperwork to be in full compliance with US securities and tax laws.
When will I get my money back?
In a few years. CanopyVentures invests in multi-year opportunities meaning we’re expecting to wait at least 2-3 years before getting any money back. In fact, early stage investing is likely to take 5-7 years to generate substantial returns. Further, our securities are illiquid and generally cannot be sold except in very unusual cases. Be prepared to invest and hold for the long-term.
What sort of returns can I expect?
VC funds strive to provide returns north of 18-20% IRR over a 5-7 year period. We aim to surpass those levels by targeting frontier markets with above average growth rates and below average competition.
We absolutely will review your LinkedIn profile, website, and any other publicly available information about you, your co-founders, and company.
How much should I invest?
CanopyVentures is an alternative investment. The general consensus is to place no more than 10% of your portfolio in alternative investments. How much of that 10% you allocate to Canopy is a personal decision. We want to emphasize that our funds are high risk, high reward. In other words, don’t bet the farm!