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New high-yield Envestio project – Spare parts wholesale company financing – part 2

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By launching the project “Spare parts wholesale company financing-part 2″, Envestio continues to expand the successful cooperation with European wholesalers. Company Marton Fox SP.Z.O.O. specializes in the wholesale supply of spare parts for heavy machinery, mainly used in the agricultural sector of Poland.

This loan is fully secured by mixed collateral and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of Marton Fox SP.Z.O.O. (Poland).

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in spare parts wholesale sector, financing of working capital increase of a Polish company MARTONFOX specializing in sale of spare parts for heavy machinery used for the agricultural works.
  • Secured debt, 18,5% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The MARTONFOX company (//martonfox.pl) specializes in the wholesale supply of spare parts for heavy machinery, mainly used in the agricultural sector. The average monthly turnover of the company is about one million euros. The latest financial results of the company confirm the correctness of the chosen business strategy in this economic segment. The company is actively developing and expanding its customer base, representatives of which have already fully appreciated the wide range of parts and the high level of service offered by the MARTONFOX company.

The company currently operates its own well-equipped warehouse of 1200 m2, located at Pulawska 34/5, 05-500, Piaseczno, Poland and served by seven employees. The above-mentioned warehouse area is sufficient to constantly maintain the availability of spare parts for the most popular vehicle models by customers that arrive at the MARTONFOX warehouse from China, Poland, Czech Republic, and France. Thus, the company ensures itself with an important competitive advantage: the ability to fulfil most of the orders within the shortest time possible. Well-organized cooperation with global courier service providers contributes to this. Partnership agreements are concluded only with enterprises that provide high-quality and efficient logistics services.

The necessity to attract an additional investment is explained by the objective situation and trends of the agricultural market. The need to replace spare parts for agricultural machinery or other heavy special equipment usually arises in the season of its intensive use. Consequently, the owner of the equipment usually does not have the opportunity to wait several weeks for the delivery of the ordered part. Everything necessary must be instantly available, otherwise the supplier company will lose buyers who will be forced to turn to another seller. According to a customer survey conducted by MARTONFOX, no more than 10% of them are ready to wait for the delivery of ordered parts. Accordingly, MARTONFOX needs additional funds to expand its product range and storage space.

Furthermore, there is another issue that the attracted investment funds would help to resolve. A feature of the agricultural production market is a long cycle of work until the gain of profit. As a result, many buyers do not have the opportunity to immediately pay for the necessary expensive spare parts, in connection with which requests are received for instalments or deferred payment until the moment when the produced agricultural products are sold. In this regard, the scheme for the sale of spare parts for agricultural machinery, which includes instalments or deferred payment, is very common in the market. The ability to provide instalments or deferred payments will become an important additional competitive advantage for MARTONFOX. Indeed, in order to ensure this a certain increase in the volume of free working capital is required.

MARTONFOX is looking to attract an amount of up to EUR 1,2 million in several lots.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 23.11.2019 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.12.2019 – EUR 15.21
  • 23.01.2020 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.02.2020 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.03.2020 – EUR 14.7
  • 23.04.2020 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.05.2020 – EUR 15.21
  • 23.06.2020 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.07.2020 – EUR 15.21
  • 23.08.2020 – EUR 15.71
  • 23.09.2020 – EUR 1015.71

Total expected return: EUR 1 170.30

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Wisefund crowdlending platform overview

Wisefund is a platform where individual lenders meet businesses looking for loans, bringing business lending to more affordable level while providing opportunities to individuals letting their free funds bring stable and above the average annular returns. Each project listed (and coming up to be listed) is thoroughly checked, with very comprehensive due diligence done to ensure each borrower is a guaranteed high return opportunity for investors.

Wisefund has established a cooperation with Nord Capital Markets where the latter provides services of business analysis of the businesses willing to raise capital on the Wisefund platform. Nord Capital Markets – a stock company founded in 2009 – is a privately held company focusing on global financial markets and financial analysis.

Nord Capital Markets has over 10 years of experience in analyzing global and local companies in respect to their creditworthiness. In assessing the financial stability of companies, Nord Capital Markets utilizes classical financial analysis toolkit – analysis of the borrowers’ financial statements and projections. At the same time firm’s analysts take into account local peculiarities and economic realities when assessing the creditworthiness of the companies.

If you invest for the first time at Wisefund don’t forget that you can get  a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first 180 days.

Who can invest at Wisefund?

Any person can be a lender on Wisefund as long as one meets the following criteria:
a) be over 18
b) have valid passport or ID card
c) has a bank account in financial institution registered and licenced in a country of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
d) are a resident of a country from the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

How it works?

First, register as a lender with Wisefund. Second, verify your identity. Once that’s done, transfer funds into your Wisefund lender account. Once these steps are completed, you’ll be able to loan to available opportunities immediately.

It’s quite simple to lend on Wisefund:
Search our ‘Open projects’ and choose the businesses to which you’d be willing to lend (based on interest rate, minimal investment, loan term and/or project description), then simply select an amount to lend and you’re done. You’ll receive interest payments as per schedule, and the principal will be repaid with the last interest payment accrued.
The funds will be transferred from your Wisefund lender account to the Wisefund account of the borrower. When the loan is issued to the borrower, you’ll hold a loan contract. This entitles you to monthly repayments at the interest rate that accompanied the loan request.

Wisefund don’t charge lenders any fees. Wisefund earns commissions from borrowers for each successfully funded loan.

What happens if a loan does not meet its target?

As soon as it opens for loan requests, each lending opportunity has its target sum and timespan detailed on the Loan details of each loan (funding target term may be extended with the approval of the borrower and current active investors) to get fully funded. In cases when the open loan request doesn’t reach its target by the funding deadline, Wisefund credits the Lender’s account with the invested principal, and no interest is paid. Interest is paid only for fully funded Loan opportunities.

The buy-back guarantee

Borrowers who have defaulted will be pursued with debt collection. But for the safety of our investors, we’ve entered into an agreement with a third party investor who guarantees to buy out any loan that is late for more than 60 days at the rate of remaining principal, and will pursue debt recovery actions themselves. The investor bears no responsibility on defaulted loans which are covered by the buy-back guarantee. The borrower will have to meet all the costs, as investors aren’t liable for any additional expenses. Currently all loan opportunities listed are covered by the buy-back guarantee.

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BitOfProperty peer-to-peer crowdinvesting platform overview

BitOfProperty is a blockchain based real estate crowdinvestment platform,making property investing affordable and increasing liquidity of the investments. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has a subsidiary inEstonia.

BitOfProperty is on a mission to bring real estate investing closer to people. Due to typically high minimuminvestments, many people are unable to personally invest in real estate as an asset class. Additionally,real-estate can often take more personal involvement through the cycle of renting out a property.BitOfPropety’s goal is to provide everyone the ability to invest in real estate.

If you invest for the first time at BitOfProperty don’t forget that you can get € 10 signup bonus to make your first investment, more details HERE.

All assets available on BitOfProperty are carefully screened and evaluated internally prior to listing on the platform. During the evaluation, the team of BitOfProperty will assess properties from a technical, financial and also legal point of view. When the criterias are met and support the property to be listed, the investment term period is set and the property is made available on the platform.

Investing

In order to make investments on BitOfProperty platform you need to verify your profile and add funds to your account. If your verification has been approved by the platform, you can go and explore properties listed and start making investments.

All properties are available for browsing on the Properties page. Clicking on a specific property will take you to an individual property page where you can find more detailed information, such as pictures and description, monthly distributions, capital allocation and all other supporting documents for the investment opportunity. BitOfProperty wants to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

If you decide to invest in a property, make sure you have verified your profile. After successful verification, follow these steps:

1) Top up your Wallet using a wire transfer with at least the amount you would like to invest. Instructions for adding funds can be found in the Wallet page.

2) Invest either in an ongoing crowdfunding campaign or buy available shares the investors are selling from other properties.

There is no minimum investment amount set, as this may vary depending on the lowest share prices available on the market. Also, there is no cap on the maximum investment amount this is dependent on the maximum amount of shares available on the platform.

Before making an investment, you need to transfer money to your account on the platform. Once the money is on your platform account, you can choose a property to invest in. For the crowdfunding deals, the amount invested will be reserved at first and when the total investment amount is reached, the amount will be transferred to SPVs bank account by BitOfProperty and the property acquisition will be carried out. For the over-the-counter marketplace deals, where you buy shares from other investors, you would have to fill out a Buy Order. Before that, make sure you have sufficient funds in your Wallet. Once a matching sell order has been found, BitOfProperty will contact you directly to complete the transaction.

If the investment amount of the campaign is not reached, the money is sent back to your wallet and you can use it to invest in other investment opportunities or transfer it back to your personal bank account.

When you make an investment, your share will be calculated by dividing the amount you invested with total investment amount of the deal. Both monthly rental income and capital gain will be distributed according to the share you own in the property. Rental income will be distributed every month, whereas, capital gain will be distributed in the end of the investment term. If you sell your share within the investment period, you will receive capital appreciation on your share earlier, assuming that you were able to sell the share with a profit.

Investment term for the opportunities is usually between 3-5 years. The investment term can be shorter or longer, depending on the situation of the real estate market.

Fees

There are no transaction fees for the investors.

Investors are only charged with the Management Fee of 10% from the rental income. In case there is a vacancy period with no rental income, the Management Fee will not be charged.

 

 

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Monethera peer-to-peer crowdinvesting platform overview

Monethera, based in Tallinn, Estonia, started as a private investment fund in 2017, and as of now has become one of the leading platforms in the industry of “Finance 2.0”, which offers investors from all over the world high-level investment opportunities via crowdinvesting marketplace.

With Monethera it is very easy to become an investor. All you need is to register on the website and choose one or several investment projects online. Monethera platform makes it easy and comfortable to start investing in high- tech, energy, real estate or other projects with help of background information, situational analysis, development prospects, market overview, repayment schedules and other important data attached to each project by the Monethera team.

If you invest for the first time at Monethera don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first 90 days, more details HERE.

With start of the Age of Information and growing power of crowd-investing online marketplaces such as Monethera, investing has become easy and painless. You don’t have to be a professional in financial sphere or have a significant amount of money to make profitable investments in various projects. To diversify your investment portfolio, you’ll need as much as 100 EUR as a minimum investment.

Who is eligible to invest?

Private investors can use platform and start investing without any verification, but in order to withdraw profits they have to provide documents and undergo verification process.

Monethera is more focused on European projects, that is why all the investment accounts are offered in EUR only. Payment in other currencies will undergo conversion to EUR at our bank’s rate. Please note that investors can only make payments from their own private bank accounts.

Investing

Investing at Monethera is very simple: create an account, choose one of the selected investment opportunities and the amount of money you want to invest. The entire investment process takes place online and requires just a few minutes of your time. According to established schedule, you will be receiving fixed interest payments. The minimum investment is just 1 EUR per project.

At Monethera you can create diversified investment portfolio without having to invest large amount of money. All you need is as little as 1 EUR invested in a single project to start your investment journey. Later on you will be able to reinvest your income from successful investments in other projects to make your portfolio more diversified.

The minimum funding deposit is 100 EUR.

Investors who use platforms with shared IBANs (like Transferwise and some others) must send Monethera a payment proof in order of being identified.

As of now, credit cards as a mean of adding funds to investment account are not supported by Monethera. It is also not possible to use Western Union, crypto-currency or other ways of money transfer. Monethera doesn’t accept any third party funds. All funds must come from the bank accounts of registered investors.

How does the buyback guarantee work?

The buyback guarantee means that any Monethera participant can reclaim invested money from any of his or her invested projects and instantly receive it. Cost of performing a buyback is shown in the project description.
It should be noted that in some cases the cost of buyback makes a considerable percentage of the invested assets.
All interest payments transferred to participant’s investment account prior to buyback operation remain in possession of the investor.

 

 

 

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Crowdestate real estate crowdfunding marketplace overview

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Crowdestate is a real estate crowdfunding marketplace offering high-quality, pre-vetted real estate investments. Their close relationships with different local real estate developers and brokerage companies give them access to a large number of off-market real estate investments. Only the best investments surviving the due diligence process are published for investing.

While all relevant information required for making proficient investment decisions are attached to each investment, all investment decisions are made by the investors based on their personal investment preferences and risk tolerance. Extensive background information, business plans, and financial models combined with a low 100 euro minimum investment are making real estate investing quick and easy.

Online marketplace and underlying technology provide access to the real estate investments regardless of your location or time zone.

At the same time, Crowdestate is a perfect partner for real estate entrepreneurs having a bright investment idea but lacking etiher capital or liquidity. Crowdestate is their professional funding partner, consolidating hundreds or thousands of smaller investment orders into a single lump sum.

How it works and who can invest?

You should be a registered user to gain access to the investment opportunities. Before investing, you are expected to provide Crowdestate with necessary information and confirmations required by the law.

As a registered user, you can open one or several investments accounts (for instance, one for your personal holdings and the other for your investment company). All your transactions (investments, distributions, payments etc) will be reflected on your investment account.
You should have sufficient free funds on your investment account to start investing. Funds can be added to your investment account through wire transfer, please always use investment account’s unique reference number to ensure smooth transactions.
Please review investment opportunity before making any investment decisions. Crowdestate’s investment opportunities are of different length, risk profile and return expectations. Please consider the suitability of any investment opportunity to your personal risk tolerance and investment horizon. If the available opportunity does not match with your preferences, please do not invest in it. We are regularly adding new real estate investment opportunities and in time you will find a suitable one.
If you have found a suitable real estate opportunity, please start investing by entering your investment amount and concluding the necessary agreement. At the moment of signing the agreement, Crowdestate will make the reservation in your investment amount on your investment account.
In case the funding campaign is successful (the investment opportunity gets funded before the deadline of the funding campaign), Crowdestate will proceed to concluding the investment transaction. During the settlement process, your investment amount will be debited from your investment account and transferred to the Sponsor.
In case the funding campaign fails (the investment opportunity falls short of full funding before the stated deadline), your investment agreement and the reservation on your investment account are automatically cancelled.
Investors from all countries are welcomed in Crowdestate loans except US citizens (due to the regulations the US government has set).

Investment minimum and maximum amount

The minimum amount of any single investment is usually EUR 100,00 (one hundred euros), and investments can be made with 100 euro intervals (i.e 100, 200, 500, 1000 euros etc).

Any new investment opportunity opens with a 24 hour prebooking period. This is a period where one investor can make one investment order within the preferred maximum investment amounts. The final investment amount will be determined by the number of prebooking investors. It will remain between 100€ and your submitted maximum investment amount.

Different types of capital and their meaning

Equity is the capital placed in the company by its owners. The owners are paid the last, after all liabilities have been paid.

Mezzanine is a hybrid capital (subordinated loan or preferred equity) that lies between equity and secured loan. It has a lower risk than equity – mezzanine financing is repaid before equity, but after all bank obligations have been fulfilled. In addition to the usual interest, bonuses that depend on the profitability of the project may be added to the mezzanine capital.

Unsecured loan is a layer of capital between equity and secured loans. They are riskier than secured loans, but also more profitable. Unsecured loans are repaid to the owner of the capital after all secured debts have been repaid.

Secured loan is the safest and thus the least profitable type of capital. The loan is secured against a collateral, which is usually a mortgage on the assets of the company or some other type of collateral. Secured loans are always repaid in the first priority.

Different types of real estate investment and their meaning

Rental – Investments to projects with available cash flow.

Development – Investments to property development projects (the construction and sale of buildings).

Speculative – Risky early-stage investments to a property where the main parameters of the development project are known, but they can change significantly during the implementation of the project (e.g. the development process of the detailed plan and its duration as well as building rights).

Various asset classes and their meaning

Working capital is a capital needed for financing the running operations of a company.

Investment is a capital placed in the development of a company, in particular in its main assets.

Bridge financing is a temporary short-term financing, usually later replaced by a long-term and more stable financing solution.

M&A is financing mergers and takeovers of businesses.

 

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Envestio peer-to-peer crowdinvesting platform overview

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If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

 

Started as a private investment fund, now Envestio is a modern crowdinvesting platform, which offers new ways of making investments in traditional and innovative investment projects. Envestio offers investors premium level investment opportunities, which were carefully chosen from many applications and thoroughly studied by Envestio analytical team. Entrepreneurs from different industries can apply for structured financing at Envestio platform and quickly receive it from the pool of registered private investors. Envestio takes care of the transparent full-cycled fundraising process, and ensures honest and unbiased information exchange between all participants of every investment project.
In the Age of Internet crowdfunding concept swiftly became popular as an alternative way of finding necessary financing for different projects. Unlike the traditional bank financing, crowdfunding is highly decentralized concept, where many investors are participating in each project with investments of small or moderate size. Crowdfunding is being used to finance project of different size and nature, such as commercial ventures, cultural and charity events, scientific research, development of new products, etc. In many cases, people, contributing to a crowdfunding project are not expecting a monetary return, especially in case of funding cultural or charity project, or the return is clearly symbolic, like “thank you” booklet or CD.

Since its establishment in 2014, Envestio has been investing funds in three industries: real estate, energy, cryptomining. A new step into other business area was made in the end of 2017. As of April 28, 2018 an innovative business of cryptocurrency mining constitutes the biggest portion of Envestio’s historical portfolio with 42% of total funds invested, followed by energy sector with 27%, and real estate projects with 27%. 3% were invested in other industries.
As of April 30, 2018 Envestio has successfully conducted and exited 20 investment projects, by fully receiving back principal and interest from our cooperation partners. The total sum of provided capital exceeds EUR 6,3M, while accumulated income from interest exceeds EUR 1,7M level.

What type of investments can be made?

– Crowdinvesting
Crowdinvesting is somewhat more specific than ordinary crowdfunding as it is related to funding business ventures, newly established or already existing companies with a straightforward purpose of earning interest on invested funds. Certain number of investors join a pool to complete the announced need of a project or company for specific type of funding. Profits or revenues are distributed to them according to previously approved schedule and proportionally to the share invested by each investor. Most crowdinvesting platforms allow their participants to start investing from very fairly small amounts, such as 50 or 100 EUR. Ordinary people received a great alternative to traditional bank deposits, which are noticeably less flexible and profitable than investments made through crowdfunding platforms.
– Bridge investing
Bridge financing is an interim financing option used by companies and other entities to solidify their short-term position until a long-term financing option can be arranged. Bridge financing normally comes from an investment bank or venture capital firm in the form of a loan or equity investment. This type of financing only occurs when a company’s runway is shorter than its future financing options, and it needs to remain solvent in order to obtain such long-term financing.

Who is eligible to invest?

All adults may become investors at Envestio. With the minimum investment amount of only 100 EUR, the idea behind Envestio is that everyone should be able to participate in different innovative and traditional investment projects.
It is free to register at Envestio and start investing using the platform.
Investors do not pay any fees for their investment at Envestio either. Therefore, the entire payment is used for the investment with no deductions.
In some specific cases there are one-off fees, associated with international bank transfers.

In what currencies can investments be made?

Investment accounts of Envestio participants are maintained in EUR, and money payouts to Envestio participants are done in EUR as well. Currently there is no blockchain/token technology used behind Envestio operations. Envestio does not convert invested funds into any kind of crypto-currency.
At the moment, Envestio is not accepting credit cards as a mean of adding funds to Envestio investment account. This possibility is still being analyzed in order to comply with AML legislation and be economically viable for Envestio business. Also, it is not possible to add funds by Western Union, crypto-currency, or any kind of electronic money transfer. Envestio portal accepts only safe bank transfers, done by Envestio participants from their private bank accounts.

Investing

You do not need much capital to invest successfully, you can also create your own diversified investment portfolio at Envestio step by step. Indeed, you can start with small investments from 100 EUR in single project and expand your portfolio over time, you can reinvest profits from successful investments in new projects, etc. As a result, your portfolio will become broadly diversified over time.
Investing at Envestio is straightforward: You choose one of the premium investment opportunities in which you want to invest and decide how much money to invest. The entire investment process takes place online and requires just a few minutes of your time. In return for your investment, you will receive fixed interest payments according to established schedule. The minimum investment is just 100 EUR.
Envestio has already pre-analysed all investment opportunities offered on the platform. In fact, only very small % of companies applying for a financing round on Envestio are accepted and presented further to Envestio participants.
Investments done through Envestio are not just interesting and high-profitable; those are also a way of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. Many company founders, discoverers, and visionaries often had troubles to find people among traditional investors, who shared their vision and recognized opportunities and potential of their business ideas.
Investors at Envestio are different from that. They share the ideas and see in reality that small things can eventually morph in something big and successful. Envestio participants help new ideas and economic progress, they support innovation and creation of jobs, making a positive contribution to society while earning high profits. It is the best example of win-win situation.
Envestio business model includes cooperation with investment project owners in the field of providing bridge financing/temporary equity replacement for their business projects. Funds, gathered via Envestio portal, constitute a certain share of total financing that is attracted to specific project, besides traditional funding from banks etc. Respectively, the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for these projects is much lower than interest rate, payable to Envestio participants.
Making investments in premium investment projects at Envestio offers great opportunities, but these investments still are risky as any other. In the worst case, the entire investment, including principal and interest amount may be lost. At the same time, Envestio participants are under no obligation to continue funding the problematic project.
Envestio participants can minimize the risk by diversifying their investment portfolio. Professional investors often follow this strategy because it causes the risk to be distributed among several investments. In this way, successful investments with high return can balance out other less successful investments.
Envestio currently is offering investment projects with yearly interest rate from 12% up to 22%, depending on length and risk category of the project.
Financing of cryptomining hardware industry is considered most risky investment with the highest return, while real estate industry has the lowest risk category and moderate interest rates.
All interest payments already transferred to the Envestio participant’s investment account according to the project’s schedule remain in possession of the investor. Interest that is accrued, but not yet received, is written-off at the moment of confirming the buyback.

How does the buyback guarantee work?

Envestio buyback guarantee means that any Envestio participant at any moment can sell an investment from his or her investment portfolio back to Envestio and instantly receive invested money back his or her investment account. Since the funds, gathered via Envestio portal, constitute a certain share of total financing that is attracted to specific project, besides traditional funding from banks, Envestio is sufficiently capitalized to execute any buyback immediately.
Cost of performing buyback is calculated and shown to Envestio participant in Envestio personal area.
Please note that in some cases cost of buyback can account to substantial percentage of invested amount.

Upcoming platform improvements and new planned events

– Soon the webpage will be available in 6 languages, including Spanish, Italian, Estonian, and Russian besides already existing German and English
– Auto-invest function will be added within June-July 2018
– Secondary market for investments is going to be introduced after auto-invest is in place
– Mobile app for iOS and Android will appear within 1-1,5 months (July-August 2018)
– Around 10 new investment projects are being prepared for presentation at the platform

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