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Are You Ready to Become an Angel Investor?

Are YOU Ready to Invest? Yes! No! Not Sure DO YOU SUPPORT STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS? No! Not Sure Yes! Bill Gates, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs: ARE YOU A RISK TAKER? they helped shape the world we live in today. No! Not Sure Yes! Livin' life on the edge! DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE CHANGEMAKERS AND INNOVATORS THAT WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS? Investing in startups can be very risky. It could lead to: illiquidity, lack of dividend and loss of investment. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF STARTUP INVESTING? No! Yes! No! Yes! But it can also lead to positive returns. U.S. Angel Investors experience an average 260% return in 2.5 years. Not to mention the benefit of adding jobs, fulfilling dreams and making a difference in the world. CAN YOU HANDLE THESE RISKS? No! Yes! DO YOU HAVE DISPOSABLE INCOME OR SAVINGS TO INVEST INTO RISKY ASSETS? Sweet! No! Yes! Lucky You! See what kinds of startups are out there on investment platforms such as Return on Change. RoC works with companies in CleanTech, EdTech, Tech, and Social Enterprises. Life DO THESE BUSINESSES APPEAL TO YOU? NOT NOW! No! Yes! As cool as it sounds, startup investing is not for everyone. Maybe a few years from now you'll change your mind. Until then, stay apprised of the latest industry updates as well as other useful information and tips at: returnonchange.com/blog INVEST! DID YOU KNOW? TRADITIONAL INVESTMENT EXPECTATIONS: • More than half of angel investments do not break even • 3 out of 4 startups fail "Only a select few of my investments will succeed." Some things to consider before making a smart investment decision: A STARTUP MUST HAVE: YOU SHOULD BE CONFIDENT ABOUT: • Legal document of incorporation • Name and bios of team • The team members' relevant experience • Their ability to execute the business plan • How they plan on using your money • The valuation of the company • The growth potential of the industry and company • Current capital structure • Business plan • Financial statements OTHER QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER: • Can the company become a leader in the market? • Can the company generate revenues and eventually profits from their business plan? • Can the company scale up quickly and will they need further financing rounds in the future to do so? • Have they clearly explained their exit strategy for • Long term goals of the company by the way... We understand that there might be language contained here that might be unfamiliar to you. If so we'd love to hear from you. their investors? Sources: Wall Street Journal; Kauffman Foundation Return on Change Return on Change is an online crowdinvesting platform connecting startups with investors. Visit them at returnonchange.com or follow them @RoCSpeaks

Are You Ready to Become an Angel Investor?

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