Are you starting a new business?

Be sure to review our Startup FAQs

How is a money making idea germinated?
  1. Identifying a solution to an existing common problem.
  2. Identifying a simpler and much lower cost solution than the solution which now exists for a common problem.
  3. Filling a need that is shared by many.
How to determine if idea for startup can be commercialized?
  1. How much would someone (YOU) be willing to pay for the solution?
  2. Determine the cost to provide the solution.
  3. If cost to provide solution is lower than price willing to pay go to next question.
How is a startup financed?
  1. Self-financing to prove out product or concept.
  2. Friends and family investors.
  3. Angel investor(s) or incubator.
What is the initial amount that is raised for the founder’s round of a startup?
Generally $50,000 to $100,000.
What percentage of the company should first investor(s) receive?
Generally between 10% and 20%.
If you have additional questions please send email to FAQ@TrophyInvesting.com.
Could I have made $2 million, $1.25 million and $240K from investing $100 in Airbnb, UBER and Snapchat?

No. Since the ban prohibiting the public from investing small amounts in startups was not lifted until May 2016, no one could have invested $100 into these companies when they were startups. Additionally, Trophy Investing was founded after the opportunities to invest in these companies were available.

Are you investing? Be sure to review

Trophy Investing Investor FAQs

Can one invest in the startups that are identified by Trophy Investing without having to pay a membership fee?

Yes.   However, you might not be able to participate in many opportunities since most of them will be over subscribed.   Bronze and silver members each get access to a minimum number of startup and early stage opportunities per year.

Do I give my money to Trophy Investing to invest for me?
No. Trophy Investing is not an investment firm. Trophy Investing identifies startups for you to invest in and notifies you by text and email alert when the offering of the startup is on a government regulated online funding platform. Upon receiving the alert you go to the platform to invest in the startup which Trophy Investing has identified.
Since I have never invested before how do I decide what to invest in?
Trophy Investing’s team screens all of the startups before it sends you an alert to consider to invest in any one company.
Do I have to invest in every company that Trophy Investing sends me an alert.
No. If you do not like the company or the industry that it is you can choose to not invest.
What is the difference between a startup and an early stage company?
A startup is similar to a newborn infant. A company in an early stage is equivalent to a one to two year old baby.  The risk of death for a newborn infant is higher than the risk for a two year old.  It’s the same when it comes comparing startups with early stage companies.  The older a company becomes the better its chances of survival.
What is a seed round financing?
A seed round financing is normally the first round that an investor can invest in after the founder’s round has been completed.
Can I invest in a founder’s round?
Not generally. The capital for a founder’s round is generally provided to the startup by the individual(s) who came up with the idea and their close relatives.
What is the success rate of a startup becoming a successful company?
Approximately 20%. It’s why you want to diversify and invest into many instead of just one or a few.
How do I know which platform to go to for making my investments?
When Trophy Investing sends you the text and email alerts they will include a link to the platform that the startup is listed on.
How do I keep track of my investments that Trophy Investing identifies?
The platforms that you utilize to make your investments keep a record of the investments that you make for you.
Am I provided ongoing information and updates on any startup that I invest in?
Trophy Investing follows and provides reports on the startups that it identifies. The startups which are identified by Trophy Investing also are required to provide financial updates to their investors.
Why are most of the videos on the Trophy Investing website produced by Dynasty Wealth?

Dynasty Wealth (DW) is one of Trophy Investing’s research partners. DW introduces some of the companies that it finds to Trophy Investing. The startup investing philosophy for both Trophy Investing and Dynasty Wealth was formulated by Michael Markowski. For more information about him go to www.michaelmarkowski.net.

Could I have made $2 million, $1.25 million and $240K from investing $100 in Airbnb, UBER and Snapchat?

No.  Since the ban prohibiting the public from investing small amounts in startups was not lifted until May 2016, no one could have invested $100 into these companies when they were startups.  Additionally, Trophy Investing was founded after the opportunities to invest in these companies were available.

Statements made by Trophy Investing pertaining to returns made from investing in Airbnb, UBER and Snapchat are not indicative of a TRACK RECORD. They are examples for educational purposes only.

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