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Getting started

While there are many benefits to investing through us, our investors frequently tell us that the following features contribute to the many reasons why they use us to invest:

 

Invest with specialists
We are the largest global online investment community of professional investors all investing in financial innovation and technology.

 

Invest in the top deals
Take a look at our previous deals – you Invest in the same deals top FinTech Angel investors and venture capitalists are investing in without the huge minimum amounts of a traditional venture capital fund.

 

Invest with protections
Receive professional-grade protections through our unique pooled investment structure – so your investments can grow in a tax-efficient structure.

 

Full-service Investment
We’re not just introducers. Our team handles all documentation, admin and payment for both investors and deals.

 

No returns, no fees
Other than third party payment processing fees, you get to Invest in the top deals without paying any fees until the investment succeeds.

 

Ongoing investor relations
Investors and businesses can easily keep-in-touch online throughout the investment lifecycle and store / download all documentation in one place.

 

Cross border
Our community is truly global, with active investors and entrepreneurs from 112 countries who all share the belief that the future of finance will look different from the past.

 

Multi-currency
Easily deposit, invest and raise investment in your local or preferred currency integrated with the top 25 currencies and 35 alternative currencies like Bitcoin and Ether.

 

Invest Securely
We use bank-grade security procedures including secure socket layers, two factor authentication and are registered with our Monetary Authority to run a securities business and transfer funds in secure, dedicated client money accounts.

Raising finance with a token sale through BnkToTheFuture

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO), more accurately known as a ‘token sale’, is a way of selling digital tokens to fund the development of a product. Usually products/projects are blockchain-based technologies, but this model is increasingly being used for non-blockchain based technologies too.

 

Each project creates a new cryptocurrency in the form of a token, which are then pre-sold as products to raise funds for project development.

A token is a digital asset that is sold during an ICO / token sale campaign, usually in exchange for other popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH), or sometimes directly for fiat currency. 

 

Unlike a cryptocurrency, tokens usually do not have their own blockchain, but rather are hosted on another blockchain such as Ethereum.

Tokens themselves do not necessarily give legal rights or equity directly to the product/company that originally issued them – tokens are not equal, equivalent or similar to an issue of shares in any shape or form like traditionally structured company.

 

Tokens can also have other functions that are particularly unique to the product that issued them. 

A pre-sale is a phase before a token sale / ICO where the token issuer can make a bespoke offering of their tokens to strategic purchasers, often on more favourable terms such as with further or larger discounts. 

The Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) is an instrument of agreement for purchasing favourable pre-sale terms in token sales before they launch their ICO / public token sale. The SAFT is the default agreement for token investments on BnkToTheFuture. 

 

While the SAFT has been extensively reviewed by multiple legal teams, we strongly recommend you consult with your own legal, investment, tax, accounting and other advisors to determine the potential benefits, burdens, risks, and other consequences of such a transaction.

Once the ICO/token sale is complete and the token is ready for launch, the issuer will aim to list their token on a cryptocurrency exchange where the token shall trade on a secondary market whose value is derived by the supply and demand for that token. If demand is high, the token price goes up and profit may be achieved, if low, the token price goes down. If your token is sold at a price above the pre-sale discount price on the SAFT a profit may be achieved when you sell your token. You will have to sell your tokens externally and independently on a cryptocurrency exchange. 

BNK TO THE FUTURE (Company Number CO-296093) Incorporated and registered in Cayman Islands under the Companies Law 2013. BNK TO THE FUTURE is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA Licence No. 1189274).

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In August 2012 BnkToTheFuture.com also had the public pages of our website approved as a financial promotion by an FCA authorised firm. During the course of our application and in order to receive the financial promotion approval we were required to have all information on the public pages of our website legally verified,  we went through a rigorous, detailed verification and due diligence process before we received our financial promotions approval for the public pages of our website. The financial promotion approval for the public pages of our website was approved by a top 20 audit & accountancy firm Crowe Clark Whitehill. 


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General investor FAQ

We are unable to find a buyer for you as there is no liquid secondary market for private equity shares as stated upon every pitch and upon investing.

You wont be able to message other BF investors on our platform to find a buyer – as this protects users and BF from spam.

As warned upon investing it is very hard to sell your shares until a liquidity event such as an IPO or acquisition occurs.

 

Should you find an investor externally to our platform and they qualify to invest we will do our best to assist with the share transfer (minus a 5% fee for completing the legal work) but we do not provide a marketplace for you to advertise your shares or to sell your shares.

 

If you wish to sell your shares – you will have to find your own buyer and finalise any payments yourself. The investor will have to register on the BF platform. We will then complete a transfer when any fees are paid.

When investing in a pitch – you will have to meet the minimum investment amount with one payment method. Any funds on your BF account balance can also be used as part payment towards this investment and this option will be made available to you upon investing. 


Once you have made at least the minimum investment, you can top up that investment with any amount using any payment method presented to you.

If you are a qualifying investor and choose to invest in or back a pitch from the investor page; the funds will leave your account and will be held in escrow completely independent from our company funds. 

 

Your monies will only to be invested if the pitch reaches at least its minimum funding goal. 

If the pitch does not reach the minimum funding goal, your monies will be returned to you via the payment method you used. 

 

Bitcoin investments

Bitcoin investments will be made available for you to re-invest or withdraw as Bitcoin and your balance can be viewed in the financials section of your account. 

 

Altcoin Investments

Altcoin investments will be converted to Bitcoin at the live market exchange rate upon investing and made available for you to re-invest or withdraw as Bitcoin and your balance can be viewed in the financials section of your account. 

 

Card Investments

Card investments such as Visa and Mastercard will be returned directly to the card you made the investment with. 

 

Bank Transfer Investments

Bank wire investments will be made available for you to re-invest or withdraw in the pitch currency we received the funds in (E.g. USD, EUR, GBP) in the and your balance can be viewed financials section of your account. There is a fee for withdrawing fiat, but you are able to re-invest with no additional fee. 

Any other questions?

Please contact our support team anytime.

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