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What We Invest In
Early Stage Rounds: From Pre-Seed to Round A
Benefit from highest valuation growth upside potential as well as the opportunity to get into great companies on best terms before the big VC sharks jump in.
U.S.-Based Companies with International Roots
More than half of U.S. tech "unicorns" were built by immigrants. We believe that internationally founded startups possess better value on investment on comparable tech and company stage.
Emerging Markets Tech Scaling Globally
We work closely with untapped emerging markets startup ecosystems and focus on helping international startups scale their market presence in U.S. through our custom accelerator program.
Why Co-Invest with Liqvest?
Lower Risks
Lead investor does all the work: from selecting the right startups and conducting thorough due diligence and founders observation over time to negotiating preferable investment terms. We review more than 2000 startups annually while only around 15 startups become our portfolio companies.
Access to Deals
Successful startups are selective about their investors. Founders favor established venture capital funds as their shareholders rather than multiple investors with small checks. We're offering part of our investment slot in compelling deals to retail investors with checks starting from $20K.
Professional Management
Managing a portfolio of 10 startups takes up to 25% of private investor's time monthly. Lead investor does all the work and takes responsibility for follow-on support on investment through monitoring company strategic activities and providing value-add support for their further development.


How does venture investment work?
Investing in startups is more about a story than about money. Of course, venture capital is a financial niche where a larger upside is possible in comparison with traditional investment instruments. But, in addition to the possibility of non-linear capital growth, you get the opportunity to influence the future, creating it together with the founders of the companies - directly interacting with project teams that can change the world and become billion-dollar corporations.

Venture investors earn profit through the growth in the capitalization of the investment object (growth in the value of startup shares). The return on investment occurs when the entire company is sold. Less commonly, with MBOs, IPOs, and the resale of shares to other investors.
What are the conditions for co-investment?
The investment horizon for early-stage startups is 3-4 years. Most syndicators charge an entry commission (setup fee or management fee) up to 10% and a success commission (carry, paid out of the investor's profit) up to 20%. The minimum check ranges from $ 20,000 to $ 50,000.
What is KYC Procedure?
Each syndicator performs the KYC (Know Your Customer or Know Your Client) procedure before processing the transaction documents. This is an industry standard that ensures that an investment manager knows his clients, their expectations of risks, investment knowledge, and the sources of funds for compliance with AML regulation.

KYC protects not only managers but also investors since the manager's awareness do not allow him to evade responsibility in case of failure to fulfill his promises to the client or inconsistency of expectations. Managers have the right to refuse an investor's participation in syndicates if the data is not provided, is not fully provided, or is in doubt.

What tax liabilities arise?
Income tax and/or capital gains tax (or other taxes) are assessed in the investor's country of residence in accordance with local legislation. The obligation to pay taxes in your home jurisdiction arises at the time of exiting the asset (startup) or in the case of the sale of shares to the fund, subject to the availability of profit from the transaction, upon receipt of funds by the investor.
As a rule, syndicators raise money to structures (funds, SPVs, etc.) registered in jurisdictions that do not impose taxes on income.

How will I influence the performance of portfolio companies?
Co-investors do not directly influence the syndicator's investment decisions and the management of portfolio companies. However, this does not exclude interaction with startup founders, especially in cases where the investor can benefit the company through his knowledge, experience, and connections. The venture investor makes a profit through the growth of the startup's capitalization (growth in the value of shares). Therefore, any actions and proposals of the investor that can affect such growth are considered by the syndicator as necessary.

At least once a quarter, the Liqvest syndicator provides investors with interim reports on the activities of portfolio companies and reports on critical and most important events.

How can I get out of the investment if necessary?
As a rule, the co-investor gets the opportunity to exit the startup and fixes the profit from the deal at the moment the syndicator exits the startup. If the co-investor independently finds a buyer for his share in the invested startup, Liqvest, together with the syndicator, provides full support in the negotiation process and the transfer of rights to the new co-investor.
About Us
Liqvest is part of Starta.

Starta is a venture capital ecosystem to find, foster, and fund early-stage talent in tech.

We are on a path to become the biggest institutional player in the venture capital industry, whose strategy revolves entirely around early stage startups.

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