February 3, 2015

How to Invest in NIN.VC?


NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) is a first-of-its-kind technology venture capital fund to be raised via World Wide Web. NIN.VC will invest in early / growth stage financial services, education software,  internet and digital media, mobile communication, cloud computing, 3D printing, and other path breaking companies. The fund will invest $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 in early / growth stage companies as a part of a syndicate or lead. 
STEP 1: Log on to www.nin.vc and watch our introduction videos. 

STEP 2: To (1) SIGN UP, enter your first and last name, email address, and acknowledge that you are an accredited investor. Once you are signed in, you will get access to marketing materials and events. The (2) MARKETING MATERIALS page includes our Private Placement Memorandum and Investor Presentation to help you learn more about our fund. You will also get access to our (3) EVENTS and you would able to (4) SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS with our investment team for one-on-one meetings. After carefully reading the marketing materials, click the (5) INVEST WITH US button to start your investment process.




STEP 3: The INVEST WITH US button will direct you to our RISK & DISCLOSURE statement. An investor must accept the RISK & DISCLOSURE statement that explains Venture Capital investing and the risks associated with it prior to proceeding. After carefully reading the Risk and Disclosure statement, click the “I agree” to begin your Accreditation process.

STEP 4: Select the appropriate Accreditation form for (1) INDIVIDUAL OR (2) ENTITY. Complete the form and upload satisfactory supporting documents (in PDF format).


STEP 5: Please download, read, complete, sign and then upload the SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT and W9. Proceed to the online payment process.

STEP 6:  There are multiple ways of investing in NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. A. Checking/Savings account B. Defined Benefit Plan C. Self-Directed IRA D. Pay with SnapCard (Bitcoin).
Fill out banking information and payment amount (minimum $100,000).

A Defined Benefit Plan is a retirement plan that can invest in a wide range of securities and investment products including venture funds. All contributions made to this plan and subsequently are top line tax deduction for the business whether it is a sole proprietorship, an LLC, an LLP, a P.C., a C Corp. or an S. Corp. The investment growth is also tax deferred under the umbrella of the Defined Benefit Plan. For this purpose NIN Ventures is working closely with Robin S. Weingast & Associates (or RSW). RSW would help establish this plan using a separate account with a new plan tax id number and RSW would also prepare the legal plan trust documents. RSW will calculate the maximum contribution that could be made to the plan and then the client would invest directly in NIN Ventures as the plan’s investment.

To invest in NIN Ventures using your Defined Benefit Plan, you must first sign up to invest in NIN Ventures by visiting www.nin.vc and verify that you are an accredited investor. Next, establish a Defined Benefit Plan with Robin S. Weingast & Associates. Once the plan is established and the contribution is calculated, you can complete the subscription to the NIN Ventures Private Placement and process your payment online at www. nin.vc

‘Self-directed’ is a descriptive term that is used to describe how some IRA providers administer the assets they hold. With a self-directed IRA the client controls what their IRA is invested in. Self-directed IRAs allow investors to hold ‘alternative’ assets within their tax deferred retirement plan; assets like private placement in a venture capital fund. Like any IRA investment a self-directed IRA has built in tax deferred growth and thus an individual will not pay capital gain tax on the growth of the investment. The return will flow back to the self-directed IRA and will not be taxable to the account holder. A self-directed IRA allows for true diversification that is not otherwise achievable in a standard IRA portfolio. In order to facilitate this NIN Ventures has teamed up with The Entrust Group, which will help set up an IRA with the Entrust Group and direct that investment into NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund. 

To invest in NIN Ventures using your IRA account, you must first sign up on www.nin.vc, begin your investment process, and verify that you are an accredited investor. Then, set up a self-directed account with The Entrust Group. After setting up and funding your self-directed IRA Account, you will be able to direct Entrust to invest in NIN Ventures. Once the investment is made, NIN Ventures will report quarterly activity to The Entrust Group, and Entrust will then update the IRA and that change in value will be reflected on your Entrust IRA statement.

Bitcoin is emerging as a new form of alternative payment and a global currency. NIN Ventures understands the significance of this change and has teamed up with SnapCard to let Bitcoin owners tap into venture capital. We allow Bitcoin owners attain liquidity via SnapCard in return for investment in the NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund.

To invest in NIN Ventures using SnapCard, you must first sign up on www.nin.vc and verify that you are an accredited investor. The next step is to complete the subscription documents, then finally select payment using SnapCard. Given the daily fluctuations in Bitcoin pricing, the settlement price will be based on the day of the initial/final close.

Note: At the moment, NIN Ventures Technology (QP) Fund is only open to accredited US investors and entities. Dates for both initial/final close will be notified to investors in advance. The initial close will be when the fund reaches $$10 million and final close at $25 million.

STEP 7: Once you have completed the subscription process and your documents and payment are verified, you will gain access to our Fund Performance Reports.