Investing in startups is risky. It is important for you to familiarise yourself with our process and become comfortable with risk prior to investing.
We suggest reading the “Investors” section of our website to better understand our investment process and to get yourself registered with Jumpstart.
The requirement is one year based on Section 12J regulations. If funding is not completed, we will return your investment.
The private market is very illiquid so you should be prepared to hold your investment for a longer period of time. The average exit for a startup is 7 years from inception and can often be longer.
There is currently no market for selling your investment on the secondary market. You should plan on holding your investment until the company has an exit.
If there is an emergency and you need to liquidate your investment please notify us and we will do everything we can to see if there is another buyer available but we can’t guarantee that you will be able to exit.
The Jumpstart platform offers investors a gateway to investment opportunities in pre-vetted early stage startups and also secondary investment opportunities.
Traditionally these investments have required a larger capital commitment. Not anymore. Now you can access private investment opportunities, sometimes for as little as R10 000.
Jumpstart is an investment platform that helps startups and small businesses raise capital online.
We currently raise capital through online syndication and crowdfunding. Once you apply we will discuss what option may be right for you.
Our investors are always looking for great opportunities. If you have a company with a unique idea, then we are interested in learning more.
The sweet spot for our platform is companies or startups that need R150 000 to R1 000 000 in capital.
It typically takes us 8 weeks from the time of your application submission to final approval and the actual funding date.
Once fully funded, you should expect to receive your funds within 2 weeks.
Our due diligence Team will analyse the business information and funding request from your application and prepare the funding report that goes to the Jumpstart Investment Committee.
Jumpstart looks for businesses that have a unique idea or a new spin on an old technology. We review the team, traction, market size and other factors to determine if the company will be a good fit for our platform.
Additionally, we believe in accountability to the business (or concept), which is one reason we seek to identify firms whose founders already have invested their own capital in their business.