CFG is here to facilitate investments in excellent startups around the world. To make things easier and simpler for investors, we offer clear and focused information, extensive, carefully selected deal flow, and direct access to startup investments. All that is given to investors for free. Completely free, since we do not take any part of the investment, no brokerage fee from investors nor from the startups, and no carry either.
CFG is a great option for angels and individual investors that are confident in taking their own investment decisions and want the advantages of connecting directly with startup founders. We are also a great fit for angel investor groups, micro VCs and other professional investors, and welcome them to partner with us. However, our broad selection and clarity in presenting information, and the informative guides we provide (again, for free) make CFG a great place for even novice investors to explore.
There are various platforms that offer startup investment opportunities, but CFG’s unique model holds many important advantages for investors:
When working with US investors or US startups, we do not charge a brokerage fee nor a carry on your investment. Instead, we receive a fixed advisory fee from the startups for the service of investor outreach.
When working with non-US startups and connecting them to non-US investors, we collect a standard success/finders fee from the startup.
We present information on our startups in the clearest way possible, highlighting the key factors and metrics. You can browse startups on our Pitch Summaries page and get a quick idea of which ones are of potential interest, then go to their full Pitch Summaries (listings) and get the most important info in a clear and short format. That will allow you to decide quickly, within minutes, whether you want to spend more of your time learning about the startup, or not.
We have spent a lot of time and energy refining and standardizing the way we present startups so that you don’t waste your time unnecessarily trying to understand whether or not a startup is worth exploring for a potential investment. We don’t drown our site visitors and investors in endless verbiage about each startup, as many other platforms do.
We offer investors direct access to many of the startups on CFG, by making a personal email introduction between the investor and one of the startup’s leading team members or founders. This is a great way to connect with the startup, learn about it and about the team, and start a relationship with them. This level of access is particularly valuable for investors that want to be involved with the startup beyond the money they invest, such as by providing advice and connecting with their network.
CFG is a sector agnostic platform for startups from around the world. In addition to the startups that raise funds directly on CFG, we also host listings from startups that are raising funds in real-time on other platforms, as well as listings for other platforms. We do that to widen the selection investors can find on CFG and increase their potential deal flow (note that if you invest in a startup that is presented on CFG but is raising funds on another platform, the fees and costs of that other platform will apply.)
Some of the startups we work with are not listed on the platform, and we introduce them to relevant investors in our network in private communications.
After you find startups you are interested in on CFG, it is now up to you to go deeper, learn more about the startup, decide if you are interested in investing, and complete your due diligence by going through their documentation, etc. We recommend that you diversify your portfolio to reduce your risk and that you always consult a professional investment advisor that knows your personal financial situation. Please be sure to read the disclaimer at the footer of our website.
Each country has its own definition of accredited investors, but most startups on CFG rely on the US definition. A natural US person is considered an accredited investor when having a yearly income above $200k (or $300K together with a spouse), or a net worth above $1M (jointly with a spouse, excluding the value of one’s primary residence), but some additional regulations apply. Please see the US SEC’s definitions here. You are welcome to read our article on the topic to learn more. Please be aware that to complete an investment as an accredited investor the startup will most likely need you to provide proof of your accreditation level. That can be easily done by providing a letter from your CPA, or online through the use of third-party service providers, for a small fee.
To receive full access to the startup investment opportunities on CFG, you are welcome to join our investor community. We speak to every investor upon joining, to learn about your interests and experience. We want to learn about you so that we can give the best service, by presenting you with investment opportunities relevant to your needs. The call is also an opportunity to set expectations and see that we are a good fit for each other.
The CFG investor community is made of accredited investors from around the world, interested in investing in innovative startups, and often offering added value through their experience and network.
Getting started is easy – just contact us, and schedule a 20-minute call with our team. After the call we will update your registration on the site, to give you full access to CrowdFunding.Guide, and we will also join you into the relevant mailing lists so that we can send you information about opportunities relevant to you. We welcome you to join us for the best investments and the promotion of worldwide innovation.
You are also welcome to sign up to receive investment opportunities by email. Finally, you can browse through the presenting startups on our Pitch Summaries page.