I-Bankers Direct has announced the launch of a web-based crowdfunding platform designed to transform the process of investing in private and public growth-stage companies for accredited investors. The platform, ibankersdirect.com, allows individuals to invest as little as $5,000 directly in selected small-cap growth businesses, pairing accredited investors with a growing list of emerging companies with investment capital needs.
The site will offer 24/7 access to documents, management conference calls, company slide decks, video presentations and other decision-making support, individual investors now have the ability to evaluate and invest in promising business opportunities, based on their own schedule and from any Internet-connected device.
“It was clear to us that there are many high-net-worth individual investors in the marketplace who have both the ability and the desire to invest in small, dynamic companies,” said I-Bankers Direct President and co-founder John Kallassy. “What they lacked is access to a reliable source of deals. We also know from experience how challenging it can be for small, growing businesses to raise capital. I-Bankers Direct was created to address these needs.”
I-Bankers Direct strives to set itself apart from other entrants in the crowdfunding field by focusing on transactions which appeal both to individual and institutional investors at the same time, thus transforming the capital-raising landscape for early-stage businesses. I-Bankers Direct has assembled an experienced team of investment professionals, software innovators and ecommerce experts committed to transforming the capital-raising landscape for growth-stage businesses.
CEO & co-founder Mike McCrory explains:
“We’ve harnessed the power of the Internet—and leveraged the experience our team has gained helping companies access billions of dollars in capital over the past eighteen years. Our platform, recently capitalized with $1.5 million of institutional and private investment, provides accredited individual investors, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity investors with 24/7 access to investments previously unavailable to them. It’s a win for everyone.”