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General Investor Membership Terms

Suitability & Background

Vegan Launch’s General Investor Member program is designed for both “Accredited” and “Non-Accredited” individuals and entities. Accredited individuals typically have annual earned income of $200,000 or more OR $1 million or more in net worth (see full definition).

Vegan Launch Investor Members gain privileged access to early stage vegan investments offers which are characterized as high risk. Each investment has a high likelihood of losing 100% of its monetary value. Investor Members are urged to only invest amounts for which total loss is an acceptable outcome. Additional risk factors are detailed under Private Placement Investment Risks below.

Most early stage vegan investment offers today have minimum investment commitments of $25,000 or more, making them unsuitable for the vast majority of investors, including the vast majority of accredited investors. Vegan Launch provides increased access to early stage vegan investments by creating special legal agreements with entrepreneurs and fund managers to divide these high minimums into smaller amounts for our members.  

Vegan Launch investment projects typically have a minimum investment commitment of approximately $1000.00. To help manage risk through diversification and have the most satisfying membership experience, we recommend that Investor Members be prepared to invest in up to 5 deals per year, for a total minimum allocation of approximately $5000.00 per year. 

In some cases, accredited investors may have access to additional investment options compared to non-accredited investors. 

International Participation

Vegan Launch provides access to global investment opportunities in the vegan economy for a global Investor Member community. Given differing financial regulations in each country, the ability for Investor Members to participate in each offer may vary. We are continuously working to address these issues as efficiently as possible.

General Investor Membership Fees

Vegan Launch is not an investment broker. By charging Investor Membership fees, Vegan Launch can provide privileged access to early stage vegan investment offers on a non-commission basis. Investor Membership fees allow Vegan Launch to cover vital, common costs, including:

  1. Legal compliance fees for each offer 
  2. Strategic business design and development of vegan entrepreneur projects
  3. Sourcing the most comprehensive selection of vegan investment offers 
  4. Raising technical assistance grants to supplement investor funding of vegan companies
  5. Building relationships with other vegan-friendly angel investors and venture capital firms
  6. Providing training to entrepreneurs and investors
  7. Growing our financial technology platform and investor member base
  8. General operations

Membership Cycle

For members who sign up during the 18 month introductory offer, the first membership cycle will be 18 months long, and 12 months long for renewed memberships. For all other members joining under our regular terms, the membership cycle will be 12 months. 

Private Placement Investment Risks

INVESTMENTS IN PRIVATE PLACEMENTS ARE HIGHLY SPECULATIVE AND INVOLVE A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. INTERESTS SHOULD NOT BE PURCHASED BY ANY PERSON WHO CANNOT AFFORD THE LOSS OF ITS ENTIRE INVESTMENT. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE RISKS DESCRIBED BELOW, AS WELL AS SPECIFIC RISKS IN THE OFFERING MATERIALS, WHEN EVALUATING WHETHER TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT. THE RISKS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE NOT THE ONLY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INVESTMENT. YOU SHOULD ALSO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LEGAL, TAX AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS ABOUT AN INVESTMENT IN THE INTERESTS. IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING RISKS ACTUALLY OCCUR, THE FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION COULD BE MATERIALLY AND ADVERSELY AFFECTED AND YOU COULD LOSE ALL OR PART OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

Limited Transferability. Investments in Private Placements are illiquid investments. Investors may not be able to liquidate their interest in an Issuer. Because of a variety of restrictions upon the transferability of the issuance, including restrictions imposed by federal securities laws, an Investor may be required to retain their investment indefinitely. As a result of the foregoing factors, prospective investors must understand that there currently is not, and may never be, a market of any kind for the purchase and sale of the interests.

Investments are Generally Risky and Offer No Guarantee of Success. All investments generally bear the risk of partial or complete loss of capital. There is no guarantee that an investment will be profitable.

Limited Operating History. The Issuers on this platform may have a limited operating histories. As such, any projections, forecasts, and/or extrapolations are hypothetical and subject to change. Any investment in the Issuers is, by definition, a high-risk investment. Prospective investors should understand that they may lose their entire investment.

Changes in Capital Markets and the Economy. Each Issuer is materially affected by conditions in the global capital markets and the economy generally. Concerns over inflation, energy costs, geopolitical issues, the availability and cost of credit may contribute to increased volatility and diminished expectations for the economy the markets or this investment going forward. These factors, among others not listed, may contribute to increased likelihood of Issuer failure and loss of investment. In addition, small and new businesses may be particularly susceptible to such factors.

Forward-Looking Statements. Issuer material may contain forward-looking statements. When used in the material, including but not limited to words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “will be,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects” and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements regarding future events and/or the future financial performance of a Issuer are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or the actual future results of the Issuer to differ materially from such forward- looking statements. Certain of these risks include changes in the markets in which the Issuer operates, technological advances, changes in applicable regulations and new entries into the market. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regard as a representation by the Issuer or any other person that the objective and plans of the Issuer will be achieved.

Dilution Risks. The Issuer may be required to raise additional capital. Future issuance of additional securities could dilute the ownership stakes of the Issuer’s then-existing owners; and there can be no assurance that the effects of such dilution will not be substantial. Additionally, any new class units that might hereafter be issued by the Issuer may negatively impact the Issuer’s then-existing owners.

Tax Risks. The tax matters relating to any Issuers and the transactions described herein are complex and are subject to varying interpretations. Moreover, the effect of existing income tax laws and possible changes in such laws will vary with the particular circumstances of each investor. Each prospective investor should consult with and rely on his or her own advisors with respect to the possible tax consequences, including risks and advantages (federal, state and local) of an investment, and, in that regard, each such prospective investor should not rely in any way on any tax information herein contained.

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE SET OF RISKS. INVESTORS MUST CAREFULLY REVIEW EACH ISSUER’S OFFERING MATERIALS FOR A MORE COMPLETE SET OF RISK FACTORS SPECIFIC TO THE INVESTMENT.

Additional Information: 

For further information, please contact us via email at info@veganlaunch.com.
Upon registration, a PDF copy of these General Investor Membership Terms terms will be emailed to you for your records.

Updated April 29, 2019

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