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The promise of Equity-Based Crowdfunding

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What if the fastest growing companies of the last decade would have crowdfunded their growth?

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The promise of Equity-Based Crowdfunding

  1. 1. The promise of Equity-BasedCrowdfunding<br />Whatif the fastestgrowing companies of the last decade would have crowdfundedtheirgrowth?<br />
  2. 2. Facebook<br />Facebook is the world’slargestsocialnetwork, with over 500 million users.<br />Ifyouwould have invested $20 in Facebookduringtheir Series A investment round in September 2005, your investment would have been worthtoday $240,000! <br />Peter Thiel invested in September 2005 500K for a 10% stake. Today’svaluation of Facebook at $60 billionwouldbringhim $6 billion.<br />
  3. 3. Microsoft<br />Microsoft is a veteran software company, best knownforitsMicrosoft Windows<br />operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.<br />Ifyouwould have invested $20 in Microsoft duringtheir IPO on March 13, 1986 your investment would have been worthtoday $7200! <br />
  4. 4. Twitter<br />Twitterallows users to post text updates via SMS, instant messaging, email, <br />Twitter’s website andthird party applications. Users have theirown profile <br />page that displays theirlatest updates.<br />Ifyouwould have invested $20 in Twitter in their Series A investment roundwheretheyraised$5 millionon a $20 million pre-money valuation in July, 2007 your investment would have been worthtoday $2,960!<br />
  5. 5. LinkedIn<br />With over 100 million users representing over 200 countriesaround the world, <br />LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site thatallows members <br />tocreate business contacts, search for jobs, andfindpotentialclients.<br />Ifyouwould have invested $20 in LinkedIn in November, 2003 duringtheirSeries A financing of $4.7 million your investment would have been worthtoday $6,810!<br />Sequoia Capital, which led a $4.7 million investment in 2003, now owns 17.8% of the company. That stake was worth about $1.6 billion.<br />
  6. 6. Best part yet…<br />You can now invest in tomorrows fast growing companies using Symbid , check out the world’s first equity-based crowdfunding platform!<br />W: http://www.symbid.com<br />T: http://www.twitter.com/Symbid<br />@: info@symbid.com<br />

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