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Demo Day Vehicles

We’re Calling them DDVs — The world’s fastest checkout flow to invest in startups; now integrated into Demo Days on Stonks 🚀

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Live Checkout, Integrated.

It’s now possible for investors to fund and close their investments on Stonks in less than 3 minutes.

Instantaneous Plaid ACH or next-day Wires. Mobile Enabled. LIVE, on Demo Days.

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The Best Investor UX

Funds first, Documents Later.

Investors sign and send funds instantly. Why? If an investor has already sent the money, they’re much more likely to follow-through.

Click to Sign

We’ve built the smoothest investing experience online. Investors will be able click to sign an investment in minutes, not weeks.

Send Funds

Investments can be funded right from Stonks — LIVE on a demo day or asynchronously through a link. Wire transfers and Plaid ACH funding supported.

KYC & Accreditation

Know-Your-Customer and Accreditation are handled on platform. Investors can complete these steps after committing to invest and will only have to do them once.

We handle all the Legal

We’ll handle all of the legal and paperwork inlcuding: vehicle, bank account, and document creation, 506c accreditation and all domestic and international tax filings.

We hold the money in a segregated DDV bank account until the investor completes KYC and accreditation verification (defaulting to 506c). If the investor fails KYC or accreditation, these funds are returned. Stonks is an Exempt Reporting Advisor with the SEC.
One Vehicle, Combined Network

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Founders can now use their DDVs to raise funds from their private network too. This reduces complexity and fees, and gets all your individual investors in one place regardless of where they came from.

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Investors invited specifically by a founder pay 0% carry fees. Investors who come in through a Demo Day, and discover the deal from the event, typically pay some carry.

FAQs

  • How much does a DDV cost?
    Demo Day Vehicles are a flat $6k to cover incorporation, management, and excution costs associated with creating the investment entity. There will be no ongoing management fees, and Stonks will only take carry on long-term value of investors sourced directly through the demo day - not from your existing investor network.
  • Do all investors need to be accredited?
    Yes - in order to comply with Rule 506, all investors in a Demo Day Vehicle will need to be accredited. Any investor sourced through your existing investor network will be able to self-select their accreditation status, while any investor that comes through a demo day will need to be proven accredited through 506(c) standards.
  • Is this an SPV or RUV?
    Well - it’s both. Traditional SPVs come with high management fees and carry that takes away from the long-term value for investors. While RUVs do not have the same cost and carry structure, both RUVs and SPVs cost an average of $8-10k just to setup. Demo Day Vehicles save founders an average of $3k in setup fees and only receive carry from investors that are sourced through a live demo day. Any investors in your existing network can participate with 0% carry.