NexusCrowd has launched its Canadian online investment platform, which allows accredited investors to co-invest alongside venture capital and private equity firms in deals that have reached at least 50 percent of their funding target. It also announced its first transaction, which NexusCrowd said creates the opportunity to participate in the development of Galleria Centre, a $100 million retail mall located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The deal partner is Terracap Investments, a Toronto-based commercial real estate developer.
NexusCrowd Launches Online Investment Platform with $100 Million Real Estate Development Project
Platform Provides Unprecedented Access to Private Equity Investments
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 9, 2015) – NexusCrowd Inc. today announced the launch of the first investment platform in Canada that provides accredited investors with exclusive access to co-invest alongside institutional investors in deals that have reached at least 50% of their funding target. It also provides private equity institutions with a “frictionless” way to access additional capital. With its initial deal, NexusCrowd is providing accredited investors with the opportunity to participate in the development of a $100 million retail mall in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“Investing alongside venture capital and private equity firms was previously restricted to institutional investors or ultra-high net worth individuals,” said Hitesh Rathod, co-founder and CEO of NexusCrowd. “We don’t believe that access to investment opportunities should be limited by your connections or your ability to write prohibitively large cheques. That’s why we’ve worked with some of Canada’s leading venture capitalists to build an investment platform that offers accredited investors unique access to private investment opportunities.”
NexusCrowd has established partnerships in the real estate development, technology, energy infrastructure and advanced material sectors, and is considering partnerships in several other sectors.
“Crowdfunding models are an increasingly important source of capital for start-ups,” said Andrew Haughian, Partner at Pangaea Ventures Ltd. “Unfortunately this can often be a major burden in terms of time and resources for entrepreneurs and for this reason we are delighted to have partnered with the team at NexusCrowd. This will provide our portfolio companies with a streamlined investment process that leverages the work that has already been done by institutional investors.”
Exclusive access to invest alongside institutional partners
Minimum investment size of $10,000 (up to 25x lower than the industry average)
Broad selection of sectors and securities that fit a variety of investor risk/return goals
Investment terms that are typically reserved for institutional investors
Professional investment management and reporting
How it Works:
1. Accredited investors sign up for free, at nexuscrowd.com, with no obligation to invest.
2. Gain access to investment opportunities on the platform that match investment goals.
3. Select and invest in the opportunity of the investor’s choice.
4. Monitor progress of investments through the platform’s easy-to-use, investment dashboard.
About the Initial Real Estate Transaction
NexusCrowd’s first investment opportunity will enable investors to participate in the development of Galleria Centre, a $100 million retail mall located on a 5.7 acre site in Mississauga, Ontario (GTA). The institutional partner, Terracap Investments, has over 30 years of commercial real estate development experience across North America and expects to finish construction of the project by the end of 2017. The 238,000 square foot two-story mall will be anchored by a tier 1 global bank and a large supermarket.
Terracap Investments’ CEO, Larry Krauss, is a highly successful real estate developer, entrepreneur and technology investor. He is also co-founder and Chairman of NexusCrowd. “The key to private investing is access to the best investment opportunities and partnering with experts,” said Krauss. “NexusCrowd has established investment partnerships with several private equity and venture capital firms across multiple sectors. Individual investors will benefit from the broad selection of investment opportunities and investing alongside experienced institutional investors.”
About NexusCrowd Inc.
NexusCrowd is the first investment platform in Canada that provides accredited investors with exclusive access to co-invest alongside institutional investors in deals that have reached at least 50% of the funding target.
NexusCrowd is led by a team with expertise in financial services, technology and institutional finance. It’s the only investment platform in Canada with an exempt market dealer license that uniquely partners with institutions on equity and debt investments. Combined with proprietary investment and fundraising technology, NexusCrowd provides a simple, transparent process for accredited investors, and a frictionless way for venture capital and private equity partners to raise new capital. For further information, visit www.nexuscrowd.com.
This communication is not an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, securities. Offers to sell, or the solicitations of offers to buy, any security can only be made through official offering documents that contain important information about risks, fees and expenses. Investors should conduct their own due diligence and should consult with a financial advisor, lawyer, accountant, and any other professional that can assist with understanding and assessing the risks associated with any investment opportunity.
NexusCrowd Inc. is a registered Exempt Market Dealer in the Province of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. NexusCrowd Inc. operates an online investment platform intended for Canadian investors who qualify under available exemptions pursuant to Canadian National Instrument 45-106. All offerings presented on the site are considered to be highly speculative and, as such, are suitable only for purchasers who are prepared to risk the loss of their entire investment.
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