If you’re looking for startups to invest in, here’s Benzinga’s list of the top startup investments for October 2022.
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Founded in 2015, Rentberry digitizes the rental real estate market. Submitting and verifying physical documents can be taxing. Rentberry capitalizes on the remote trend to digitize the entire process, from submitting personal identity documents to e-signing rental contracts and sending and resolving maintenance requests. It also provides interactive 360° virtual tours of rental properties, allowing interested parties to assess potential rentals from the comfort of their homes.
Rentberry has raised $13.4 million so far from prominent venture capitalists and institutions. Retail investors can participate in the start-up’s latest crowdfunding round, with a minimum investment of $300.
Rentberry’s Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC, member FINRA /SIPC.This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view RentBerry’s offering circular and risks associated with this offering.
Powered by UCLA-trained neuroscientists, TruBrain designs food products that improve cognitive function and mental output. It currently has three products listed on its website — nutritious drinks, capsules and Clockwise, all under $70. The platform has earned $17 million in lifetime sales and has been profitable since 2019.
The primary goal of TruBrain’s food products is to improve mental endurance and creativity while addressing procrastination and anxiety problems. Certain items also help in restorative REM sleep. TruBrain is in the process of launching its first wrist wearable device, which is designed to simulate attention and improve focus. The start-up is currently valued at $24.3 million.
TruBrain’s Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC, member FINRA /SIPC.This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view TruBrain’s offering circular and risks associated with this offering.
Choosing Startups to Invest In
With the increasing popularity of equity crowdfunding, there are now thousands of startup investment opportunities available. While there are several great opportunities available, there are also many that have too much risk for the potential reward.
An individual investor should conduct thorough due diligence on a startup or small business before making an investment decision. Some things to consider include:
What stage is the company in? Are they already operating and generating revenue, or just in the idea stage? It’s important to remember that early stage startups may offer the greatest potential return, but are also the highest risk.
Has the company raised money previously? Funding from a notable angel investor or venture capital firm in a series A round may indicate that the company is a promising startup.
What regulation is the company using for its crowdfunding campaign? While many great companies start off raising capital through Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), these offerings don’t have to be qualified by the SEC or follow the same disclosure and reporting requirements as many Regulation A offerings. This is also the case with Regulation D offerings, which require you to be an accredited investor by meeting certain net worth, income or securities licensing requirements.Startup investing has the potential to produce high returns, but is also one of the riskier types of investments available. Be sure to check Benzinga’s Startup Crowdfunding Hub for resources, guides and reviews to give yourself the best chance of success on your path to becoming a venture capitalist.
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