Frequently Asked Questions2023-05-09T19:43:06+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be an accredited investor to invest?2023-03-31T06:09:12+00:00

Yes. Our offerings are available to accredited and international investors only.

Do all Cebron Group investors invest on the same terms?2023-03-03T21:09:19+00:00

Cebron Group investors are bound by the terms of the limited partnership agreement or similar agreement that governs their investment opportunities. While Cebron Group may occasionally enter into Side Letters with certain investors, providing them with additional or different rights, these agreements do not negatively impact other investors. For instance, Cebron Group may offer preferential terms, such as fee discounts or early access to deal flow, to investors with whom Cebron Group has a strategic relationship or who invest a certain amount. Cebron Group may also accommodate the legal requirements of investors in specific jurisdictions through Side Letters.

In general, Cebron Group is not required to notify other investors when entering into Side Letters or to disclose or offer the same rights or terms to other investors. However, in rare instances, investors may be admitted to a Cebron Group investment vehicle at a later stage without having to pay the usual late admittance fees. This may occur when Cebron Group funds an investment commitment, either fully or partially, not previously taken up by Cebron Group’s investor base (in addition to Cebron Group’s own investment amount), and later transfers such interest directly to a new Cebron Group investor.

What kind of updates will I receive about my portfolio companies?2023-03-03T21:08:44+00:00

Investors will receive quarterly reports containing updates on the progress of their portfolio companies and estimated metrics. In addition, they will receive a monthly digest of news featuring their portfolio companies and other timely updates related to their investments, as appropriate.

To access quarterly updates and other documents, investors can log in and visit the “My Portfolio” page in the top right corner of the platform.

What kind of documentation will I receive after I invest?2023-03-03T21:08:14+00:00

After the investment round by Cebron Group has concluded, you will receive the executed articles of partnership from our finance team as documentation. For your convenience, there is a video available that explains how this process works the first time you make an investment on Cebron Group.

Do you share portfolio company financials?2023-03-03T21:07:52+00:00

Cebron Group strives to balance investors’ requests for sensitive and confidential information regarding portfolio companies they have invested in or are considering investing in with the confidentiality that portfolio companies and their boards require.

Which currencies do you accept?2023-03-03T21:07:27+00:00

All investments are made in US Dollars.

Can residents of any country invest with Cebron Group?2023-03-03T21:07:06+00:00

Most countries’ residents can invest with Cebron Group, except for those in Cuba, Iran, Lebanon, North Korea, Syria, Russia, and the Crimea region of Ukraine, who are excluded from our list.

Can I speak with someone from Investor Relations?2023-03-03T21:06:42+00:00

Yes, please contact us to schedule a call with an Investor Relations representative at a time convenient for you.

Why am I required to provide KYC?2023-03-03T21:06:22+00:00

Providing KYC (Know Your Customer) information is mandatory to ensure that Cebron Group operates in full compliance with the highly regulated environment in which we function. We constantly review our processes to ensure we have robust procedures in place that meet regulatory demands. While we do not comment on the completeness and appropriateness of other companies’ KYC protocols, we want investors to understand that our protocols are intended to comply with regulatory standards, safeguarding both Cebron Group and its investors.

Why is accreditation a requirement?2023-03-03T21:05:54+00:00

Accreditation is mandatory due to the high-risk nature of investing in early-stage, privately-held companies. Different countries have specific criteria that individuals must meet to participate in such investments. Cebron Group adheres to regulations governing accreditation, which typically address two key questions:

  • What is the minimum income and/or net worth required for investors to participate in these investments?
  • What documentation do investors need to provide to verify that they meet these criteria?
What is an accredited investor?2023-03-03T21:05:21+00:00

An accredited investor, in the context of a natural person, includes anyone who:

Earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, OR has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence)

On the income test, the person must satisfy the thresholds for the three years consistently either alone or with a spouse, and cannot, for example, satisfy one year based on individual income and the next two years based on joint income with a spouse. The only exception is if a person is married within this period, in which case the person may satisfy the threshold on the basis of joint income for the years during which the person was married and on the basis of individual income for the other years.

In addition, entities such as banks, partnerships, corporations, nonprofits and trusts may be accredited investors. Of the entities that would be considered accredited investors and depending on your circumstances, the following may be relevant to you:

Any trust, with total assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to specifically purchase the subject securities, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person, or any entity in which all of the equity owners are accredited investors.

In this context, a sophisticated person means the person must have, or the company or private fund offering the securities reasonably believes that this person has, sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to evaluate the merits and risks of the prospective investment.

I am an international investor living outside the US, can I invest?2023-03-03T21:04:40+00:00

Yes. An investment in Cebron Group’s funds is available to international investors. To invest you must be a non-US Person as defined below.

Regulation S defines a U.S. Person as:

(i) Any natural person resident in the United States (as defined below);

(ii) Any partnership or corporation organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States;

(iii) Any estate of which any executor or administrator is a US Person;

(iv) Any trust of which any trustee is a US Person;

(v) Any agency or branch of a foreign entity located in the United States;

(vi) Any non-discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary for the benefit or account of a US Person;

(vii) Any discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary organized, incorporated, or (if an individual) resident of the United States; and

(viii) Any partnership or corporation if (i) organized or incorporated under the laws of any foreign jurisdiction and (ii) formed by a US Person principally for the purpose of investing in securities not registered under the Securities Act, unless it is organized or incorporated, and owned, by accredited investors (as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act) who are not natural persons, estates or trusts.

Pursuant to Regulation S “United States” means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any State of the United States, and the District of Columbia.

How do I get started as an investor?2023-03-03T21:03:44+00:00

To begin investing, you can initiate the entire account creation and investment process online through the Cebron Group website. The platform will prompt you to provide or verify any necessary information and complete required acknowledgments electronically.

What is a Private Investment?2023-03-03T21:03:19+00:00

A private investment refers to an investment in equity securities that are not publicly traded and lack liquidity. These investments are typically held for extended periods, until the company either goes public or is acquired by a financial or strategic buyer. Due to their private nature, these investments cannot be easily sold or liquidated for cash.

What is a K-1?2023-03-03T21:02:54+00:00

As a partner in the LLC that invests in tech companies, you will receive a K-1. A K-1 is a tax form used by partnerships to provide investors with detailed information on their share of a partnership’s taxable income. Partnerships are generally not subject to federal or state income tax, but instead issue a K-1 to each investor to report his or her share of the partnership’s income, gains, losses, deductions and credits. The K-1s are provided to investors on an annual basis so that each investor can include K-1 amounts on his or her tax return.

What are the risks of investing in tech start-ups?2023-03-03T21:02:31+00:00

Investing in tech start-ups carries significant risks. Cebron Group may offer investment opportunities in early-stage companies that have yet to generate revenue. Valuations are often determined arbitrarily, relying on the management’s projections rather than tangible assets, book value, revenue or income. As private entities, shares in these companies may be illiquid, meaning they cannot be easily sold. Therefore, investors must be prepared to withstand the possibility of a complete loss of their investment.

Why invest in tech startups2023-03-03T21:02:05+00:00

Investing in tech startups can be a rewarding experience for investors, as they have the potential to get involved with exciting new technologies and innovative ideas that could change the world. For many investors, investing in startups is not just about making a financial return, but also about supporting companies and entrepreneurs who are working to make a positive impact on society.

In addition, investing in startups can provide opportunities for investors to learn about new technologies and industries that they may not have been exposed to otherwise. This can lead to valuable insights and knowledge that can be applied to other areas of their life and work.

Investing in startups can be an important part of a balanced investment portfolio. As startups are not correlated with traditional stocks or bonds, they can offer a diversification opportunity that can help investors to manage risk and achieve their financial goals.

Cebron Group’s worldwide equity funding platform provides accredited investors with privileged access to take part in potential private startup funding rounds, together with leading venture capitalists, on equal terms. The minimum investment amount starts at $10,000.

How to invest with Cebron Group2023-03-03T21:01:03+00:00

Investing with Cebron Group is a straightforward and streamlined process that provides access to a range of promising startup investment opportunities. As a disruptor in the venture capital asset class, Cebron Group offers an equity crowdfunding model that allows investors to directly invest in pre-negotiated investment opportunities.

Our platform provides members with complete discretion to select companies to add to their portfolio, based on their investment goals and risk tolerance. With access to a range of carefully curated investment opportunities, investors can build a diversified portfolio of promising startups.

To get started, simply create a Cebron Group account and complete the necessary accreditation and KYC materials. Once you have been onboarded, you will have access to full deal materials for startups currently on the platform. From there, you can select specific investment opportunities and reserve an allocation through the “Invest Now” button. Our commitment to transparency means that investors have access to all relevant information needed to make informed investment decisions.

Investors who choose to participate in a specific investment opportunity will receive subscription documents and wiring details to complete the investment. Post-investment, investors receive regular updates about portfolio performance through email notifications and a personalized account dashboard. Join Cebron Group today to access unique investment opportunities and become part of a vibrant community of tech and investment enthusiasts.

We believe that equity crowdfunding has the power to democratize the investment process and provide individual investors with access to unique opportunities that were once only available to a select few. Our platform is designed to make the investment process as simple and transparent as possible, with a focus on building strong relationships with our investors and portfolio companies. Join us and become part of a dynamic community of investors who are passionate about supporting innovation and driving positive change.

How we are different ?2023-03-03T21:00:22+00:00

Cebron Group is different from most equity crowdfunding platforms in the market today. What differentiates us is rather than being a deal machine that puts numerous opportunities on a platform, the Cebron Group investment opportunities are either formed by our team or carefully curated by people in our network. We are not a volume machine.

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