By joining the BankRoll Women Bridge Club, you will be supporting early stage women-owned and operated companies. It’s free to join, and you can quickly make a difference for women entrepreneurs.
Under new equity crowdfunding laws and through our strategic partnership with funding platform BankRoll, women-owned companies can raise up to $50 million in new capital, online, from anyone in the general public through an equity crowdfunding campaign. This new method of raising capital is a game changer for startups and early-stage entrepreneurs. It also gives anyone in the general public the chance to invest in young companies, which was never allowed before.
But using these new laws costs money, more than most start-ups and early stage companies can afford. This is where the BankRoll Women Bridge Club comes in. By providing loans or other forms of bridge financing to women-owned businesses, the Bridge Club will allow these companies to potentially raise millions in new capital.
With this new capital, the women-owned companies have a better chance at success, can create new jobs, and will give investors (including Bridge Club members) the possibility of a better return on their investment.
Bridge Club members will have the opportunity to get a “first look” at women-owned or operated companies who wish to use BankRoll Women and our strategic partner BankRoll to raise money using the new equity crowdfunding laws. Bridge Club members have an opportunity to directly invest in or assist with the bridge financing of, these companies. The funds loaned or invested by Bridge Club members may only be used by the company for the costs (accounting, legal, compliance, marketing) of the equity crowdfunding offering to raise far more capital.
As each deal is presented to the Bridge Club, you will receive an e-mail with all the details. A typical deal might involve a women-owned company that needs to raise $5M to expand operations, and is planning to hold a Regulation A+ Mini-IPO online at BankRoll to do so. The company comes to the BankRoll Women Bridge Club to raise $250,000 in bridge financing to hire attorneys, accountants, compliance personnel, a broker-dealer and a marketing firm to do all the things needed to launch the online equity crowdfunding campaign.
As a Bridge Club Member, you could choose to loan, or otherwise invest, in the $250,000 bridge financing. A typical deal might include you being paid back, with interest, from the funding the company raises in the equity crowdfunding campaign, plus you receiving some equity in the company.
You decide which companies you want to help. Every deal will be different, and you get to pick and choose those companies you feel have the best chance of success.
Simply fill out the form below. You must certify to us by submitting the application that you meet the qualifications of an “accredited investor” to join. For most people, that means that your individual net worth, or joint net worth with your spouse, exceeds $1 million, excluding the value of your primary residence, or your income exceeded $200,000 in each of the two most recent years and you have a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year (or $300,000 if you file joint tax returns).
In addition to these “first look” opportunities, all members of the BankRoll Women Bridge Club receive an invitation to attend all BankRoll Women public events. Bridge Club members may also opt in to be listed as a Bridge Club Member on our site.
The is no cost to join the Bridge Club. For members who do not participate in any bridge financing or investment of the companies seeking funding for one year after joining, there is a $995 annual fee to remain and Bridge Club member.
We are here to help. You can submit questions and comments in the form below, or send us an e-mail to info@BankRollWomen.com.