FundersClub Launches "Venture Points" to Recognize Members, Incentivize Positive Actions for Startup Investors and Founders

The idea for Venture Points is based on the success FundersClub experienced by deeply engaging some of its more active members.

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

FundersClub (http://www.fundersclub.com), the world’s first online venture capital firm, has launched “FundersClub Venture Points”, a program designed to encourage knowledge sharing and value creation across its network of investors and entrepreneurs. The program works like this: FundersClub members accumulate points and achievement badges for taking actions that support the well-being and growth of the community. Members with Venture Points are showcased on a Leaderboard on the company’s website.

“The FundersClub Venture Points Program is meant to convert the potential energy of our network into a powerful wave of kinetic energy,” said Alex Mittal, co-founder and CEO of FundersClub. “We do this by incenting, acknowledging and rewarding our members for taking specific actions that create value for the entire community.”

The idea for Venture Points is based on the success FundersClub experienced by deeply engaging some of its more active members. Although the community doesn’t directly promote competition among its members, there is an implied challenge by nature of the transparency the program enables. FundersClub Venture Points is designed to show, for the first time, investors’ value-add based on the following point structure:

  • Connectors: Members will receive points when they refer companies to FundersClub, helping the community source deals.
  • Value-Add: Members will receive points when they provide value-add to portfolio companies (e.g. through introductions).
  • Ambassadors: Members will receive points when they actively refer other accredited investors to join the investor community.

“The FundersClub network consists of over 7,300 members, 35% of whom are C-Level executives, directors, VPs, Presidents and above. These individuals possess a wealth of professional business knowledge and access that spans a broad cross-section of industries. FundersClub Venture Points is a natural way to amplify this asset,” added Mittal.

About FundersClub
FundersClub is the world’s first online venture capital firm, making it easy for elite startups and accredited investors to connect. The FundersClub network of 7,300+ accredited investors get access to pre-screened, high-growth-potential startups, once only presented to an exclusive group of Silicon Valley insiders. In return, investors help companies succeed through capital and value-added support, from early-stage to successful exit or IPO.

Alex Mittal and Boris Silver launched FundersClub in July 2012 with one goal in mind – to change the way the world fundraises and invests. Together they had founded five companies, raised more than $20 million in funding and invested as angels in other startups. For FundersClub, the pair raised capital through their own platform and from other top investors including Y Combinator, First Round Capital, Spark Capital, Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, and Tim Draper. All FundersClub members with access to investment opportunities have been certified as accredited investors. To learn more about FundersClub visit http://www.fundersclub.com. For further details on how the platform works visit: http://www.fundersclub.com/site/howitworks.


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