Welcome to Sproutups

Build a Diversified StartUps Portfolio

Invest as little as $10 into a startup or get up to $100,000 for your startup (learn more). Watch 1 minute 45 second video below:

Anyone can invest as little as $10 in a SproutUps’ startup.  As much as $100,000 is available to any and all startups who meet SproutUps following requirements:

  • Valuations below SproutUp’s maximum valuation threshold.
  • Qualifications for listing on government regulated platform.

We specialize in assisting startups to raise capital through their initial founder’s and seed rounds.  It’s the critical capital that is needed by a startup to develop their products and services and to become an operating business.  The founder’s and seed rounds to invest in are the rounds for which the valuation or share price of a startup is at its lowest and potential for share price appreciation is at its highest.

SproutUps is an investing community. We educate our members as to how to invest as little as $10 into startups as well as how to start a company and then raise capital for their startup. SproutUps is a member of the Social Investing Communities Network (SICN).  For more information see About us

As of December 31, 2017, ten bucks invested into the seed rounds of Airbnb (2009), Uber (2010) and Snapchat (2012) was valued for $2 million, $1.25 million and $160,000 respectively.  Ten dollars invested in WhatsApp in 2009 was valued for $730,000 when it was acquired by Facebook in 2014.

Welcome to Sproutups

SproutUps identifies opportunities to invest as little as $10 into a startup. Startups have access to up to $100,000 … (read more)

SproutUps identifies opportunities to invest as little as $10 into a startup.  Startups have access to up to $100,000 provided that the startup qualifies for listing on a government approved and regulated funding platform.  We specialize in in finding and funding the seed and founder’s rounds for startups.

SproutUps is an investing community.  We educate our members how to invest in startups and also on how to start and raise capital for their startup.

We are a member of the Social Investing Communities Network (SICN).  The other investing communities who are SICN members:

  • Dynasty Wealth- Specializes in finding startups that have the potential to multiply by 100 to 1,000 times in value within 5 years from when they are identified. 
  • Appsfunder- Specializes in finding smart phone apps for its members to fund. More than one million new apps are projected to be developed and hit app stores from 2017 to 2020.
  • Trophy Investing- Excels at finding exceptional startup companies that have “trophy case” potential.  For a startup to be added to its portfolio, its share price must have the potential to reach multiples within five years or less.

SproutUps is a key strategic member of the SICN.  Our base of both investors and prospective startup companies is projected to be significantly larger than the other members of SICN for the following reasons:

  • Mass appeal. Due to our specializing in finding $10 investment opportunities SproutUps appeals to the mass market and especially to the millennial generation.  Many of the startups identified by the members of the SICN and especially the digital and app company startups have products and services which cater to masses and the millennial demographic. These types of startups are very interested to include millennials as shareholders since they will enhance the viral spreading of the startup’s products and services via social media.  It’s for this reason that SproutUps is invited by all of the members of SICN to participate in exceptional opportunities which they identify.
  • Funding policy. SproutUps’ policy to assist any and every startup that qualifies for listing on a government regulated funding platform to raise up to $100,000 enables it to attract an exponentially greater number of startups than the other members of the SICN.  Additionally, all of the members of the SICN will be interested to add SproutUps’ startups which get traction to their portfolios.

SproutUps liberal funding policy increases the risk for its investor members.   However, the policy also increases the rewards since investments that are made at seed or founder’s round valuations have exponentially higher upside potential than investments made in later rounds.  UBER is a great example.  Assuming that one had invested $10 into UBER’s October 2010 founder’s round the value of their investment was $134,500 on December 31, 2017.  The value of $10 invested in UBER’s series D round in June 2014 was most recently $82.

Value of $10 invested in UBER’s offerings on December 31, 2017
Date Round Value of $10 on 12/31/17
Oct 2010 Founder’s $134,500
Feb 2011 Series A $11,152
Nov 2011 Series B $1,968
Aug 2013 Series C $191
Jun 2014 Series D $82

SproutUps having SICN members who can quickly provide funding for a startup’s later stage rounds substantially reduces the risks for both its investor and startup members.  It’s because the biggest risk for a startup is its ability to timely raise its next round of capital after it has gained traction from its founder’s or seed round funding.

View 1 minute, 45 second video below:

SEED Investing is SproutUps Specialty

SproutUps Better Than The Lottery

SEED Investing is SproutUps Specialty

SproutUps Better Than The Lottery

FIND OUT ABOUT APPS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE 100x and 1000x RETURNS

The number of new apps in the app store will grow by approximately two million from the end of 2016 through 2020. The opportunities to invest into apps that create dynasty wealth will be abundant.

As of June 1, 2017, a hundred bucks invested into the seed rounds of Airbnb (2009), Uber (2010) and Snapchat (2012) was valued for $2 million, $1.25 million and $240,000 respectively.

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SproutUps specialty is to identify apps and other digital investing opportunities for its members which have the potential to multiply in value 100x – 1000x.

Videos Covering Current Startup Opportunities

 Video below: “BCHI, another Baby with Billion Dollar Potential” (7 min, 5 sec)

 The next billion dollar app is Jinglz. 5 Million Digital Advertisers (5 min):

StartEngine’s new Secondary Market is a boon for shareholders of 1.4 million new apps due by 2020 (5 min):

“$1.00 Share Offering (minimum $100)”

“$1.00 Share Offering (minimum $100)”

“$5.00 Share Offering (minimum $500)”

 Video below: “BCHI, another Baby with Billion Dollar Potential” (7 min, 5 sec)

“$1.00 Share Offering (minimum $100)”

 The next billion dollar app is Jinglz. 5 Million Digital Advertisers (5 min):

“$1.00 Share Offering (minimum $100)”

StartEngine’s new Secondary Market is a boon for shareholders of 1.4 million new apps due by 2020 (5 min):

“$5.00 Share Offering (minimum $500)”

RISK AS LITTLE AS $10.00

TO MAKE $100,000

“Financial sector pioneer and visionary analyst Michael Markowski talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his career, the significance of crowdfunding and why he believes the world’s stock markets are entering the best five-year period ever.”

Opportunist Magazine

December 8, 2015

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