Crowdfunding has traditionally stopped at national borders. In cooperation with EIT Health – a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU – Aescuvest is introducing a digital funding model that addresses start-ups and investors from all over Europe. Aescuvest.eu is the platform of choice dedicated to fostering and funding innovations in an end-to-end digital process and allows companies to promote campaigns and EU citizens to invest across borders. The platform gives both retail and institutional investors access to best-in-class companies in the core health sectors of biotechnology, medical technology, and digital health.

Who can invest on Aescuvest.eu?
Investors potentially include all EU citizens, Business Angels and VCs. Some offerings may be limited to certain EU countries initially.

What is the minimum investment amount and is there a limit for retail investors?
The minimum investment is €1,000 in the initial phase until December 31, 2019 when the threshold is lowered to €500. There is no limit for investments, as all instruments intermediated on Aescuvest.eu are MiFIDcompliant financial instruments.

Why do we need your banking details?
We need to know your bank account in order to be able to return your investment if a campaign fails to meet the funding threshold, or to send pay-outs to you.
Secondly, to meet the EU’s money laundering provisions we are obliged to only accept investments transferred from verified bank accounts.

Why do you need a securities account?
You invest in Securities with an ISIN via Aescuvest.eu. Similar to Securities that you trade via your broker, the notes issued via the platform must be kept in a securities account which could be a credit institution or financial service institution.

What costs are incurred for registration or investments?
Investing via Aescuvest.eu is free of charge. In case of a successful Exit, the platform retains a carried Interest from the returns, subject to a minimum Yield of 10% (IRR) per annum.

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