Brightspark Online – How It Works

Brightspark is working with Canadian Accredited Investors to create specific Venture Capital Funds to invest in the best early stage Canadian companies.

Brightspark applies its proven focus of selecting the best technology startups in Canada with a strong focus on great teams, great markets and great returns for investors.

Accredited investors become equity holders in Brightspark-managed venture funds – which then fund specific private companies. Investors receive information on potential company investments including access to the Brightspark “private area” website.

The result is that investors get unprecedented access to the opportunities they want and the ability to build their own diversified portfolio.

Brightspark management team works with entrepreneurs post-investment to develop and grow companies into commercial and financial successes.

For more information, email us at info@brightspark.com or click on the “private area” button on the top of this page.

Details:

- Investments are made in specific venture funds. Investment sizes start at $10k with typical investments $25k-$100k.

- There is no cost to join the Brightspark Private Area, but it is available only for Canadian Accredited Investors.

- Investors can view highlights of opportunities in the Private Area for their own due diligence information purposes.

- Investors become Limited Partners of specific Brightspark VC funds which invest in the individual companies. Investors will need to confirm that they are Canadian Accredited Investors. Brightspark VC Funds are standard Canadian VC funds, and investment gains are usually treated as capital gains for tax purposes.

Background:

Brightspark is part of a world-wide focus on creating a new venture capital strategy for providing adequate and efficient capital to fast growing companies by combining the best of traditional VC discipline with a high level of interest for great investments by accredited investors.

Individual and non-institutional investors are less interested in making large commitments to traditional 10 year VC funds. Angel investors are looking to diversify their investments by including “curated deals” managed by professional investors in their portfolios. Investors want the organization, deal sourcing and management capability of a traditional venture fund without the large up-front commitment, together with the ability to pick and choose those investments that interest them.

Brightspark offers Canadian Accredited Investors the services and management of a traditional Venture Capital organization together with the flexibility and choice of angel investing. We source, diligence and curate the investments to be presented to investors, who then are able to choose only those companies that interest them and make individual investments starting as low as $10k.

By only admitting select accredited investors and forming individual limited partnerships for each investment, Brightspark protects companies from the difficulty of handling a large number of small, inexperienced private investors.

Brightspark curates each deal for which money is to be raised, and invests its own management funds at the same terms as other investors. Curation includes pre-negotiating term sheets, full due diligence of deals, ongoing representation, monitoring and reporting of companies after the investment. Brightspark pre-negotiates shareholders agreements which include investor rights such as pre-emptive rights for its investors.

Brightspark is very selective in choosing its portfolio companies. We constantly monitor the startup community in Canada, and our stellar reputation lets us find and select the best teams and opportunities. We are focused on quality and not quantity with a singular focus on the best possible returns for our investors.

For more information, email us at info@brightspark.com or click on the “private area” button on the top of this page. If you are ready to start using the Brightspark Online service, click the “Register Now” button below.