Assure Syndicates, a new division of Assure, was built to provide innovative, industry-unique matchmaking services for the benefit of both venture investors and entrepreneurial founders. Assure is the pioneering leader in providing comprehensive structuring and administrative management services to the private investment ecosystem and Assure Syndicates’ mission is to connect the right investors with the right businesses.

Assure Syndicates is a one-of-a-kind hybrid that aligns with fellow investors while advocating for the founder. We provide fundraising guidance to founders, then commit our own capital to the deal. In contrast to conventional finders, who hold their hands out to collect finder’s fees from cash-strapped entrepreneurs or wary investors, Assure Syndicates charges no brokerage or management fees. Instead, we align our interests with both investors and founders by co-investing alongside the lead investor and participating in the carry.

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For venture investors, the value of Assure Syndicates doesn’t stop with our commitment of capital. We work with these investors to help them identify investment leads and deals in their sweet spot, based on a careful analysis of their investment goals and philosophies. Bringing in the best lead investors makes the Assure Syndicates contribution even more valuable to other investors in the deal. We bring capital to the table from angels, SPV operators, CEOs/HNIs and family offices, providing the final layer of our value-add investing service. Providing these investors with access to deploy their capital alongside properly aligned institutional investors without charging management fees is unprecedented. Our unique value proposition is based on our desire to make the investment ecosystem work better for all stakeholders.

 

SEED ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $150,000

  • Round Size: $1.5 million - $5 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 10%

 

SERIES A / SERIES B ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $250,000

  • Round Size: $5 million - $15 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 15%

 

HELPING INDIVIDUALS GAIN ACCESS

Assure Syndicates provides access for individual investors and family offices to co-investment opportunities alongside institutional venture capital firms. You get to choose the deals and the check size (as low as $10,000) without being required to pay management fees.

 

TAILORED DEALS

As you express the types of opportunities you are interested in, Assure Syndicates shows you potential deals tailored to your expertise, choice of industry, stage or other specific investment preferences.

Assure Syndicates never charge founders any fees; like management fees, finder fees, or advisory shares. Our mission is to invest in high quality companies and keep investing through future financing rounds. We work with founders to help them identify investors who are looking for companies like theirs, based on analysis of the investors’ goals and approach. We help founders improve their presentations to these curated investors. Finally, if founders need assistance with an SPV to pool smaller investors, Assure Syndicates helps with that also. Founders that work with Assure Syndicates will be asked to carve out a small allocation for their own syndicate SPV and agree to allow Assure Syndicates to invest larger amounts of capital as the company grows. Providing this level of value to entrepreneurs without charging management fees is unprecedented. Our unique value proposition is based on our desire to make the investment ecosystem work better for all stakeholders.

 

SEED ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $150,000

  • Round Size: $1.5 million - $5 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 10%

 

SERIES A / SERIES B ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $250,000

  • Round Size: $5 million - $15 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 15%

 

ADDING VALUE TO FOUNDERS

In concert with your own fundraising efforts, Assure Syndicates helps founders connect with the right investors. When we make an introduction for you, it is because the VC we have identified invests in your round/stage/industry and has expressed interest. This approach helps you save time and energy and increases your chances for fundraising success.

 

SPVs SHOW INTENTIONAL FUND RAISING

When founders allocate a certain amount of their fundraising for value-add individuals or syndicates, this demonstrates a thoughtful process. Assure Syndicates connects these “angels” and helps founders bring in the right individuals or syndicates.

Assure Syndicates typically begins a relationship with founders before they have decided to raise their first outside capital or add additional capital and we want to assist these founders with meetings with VC funds, syndicators, and family offices that are sourcing deals like theirs. Assure Syndicates does not charge any fees or request any shares, we want to invest from our own syndicate into great companies that are also supported by other great investors and firms. Assure Syndicates fosters relationships with funds and other institutional investors to complete the cycle of mentoring, facilitating introductions and investing. Our unique value proposition is based on our desire to make the investment ecosystem work better for all stakeholders.

 

SEED ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $150,000

  • Round Size: $1.5 million - $5 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 10%

 

SERIES A / SERIES B ROUNDS

  • Allocation: $250,000

  • Round Size: $5 million - $15 million

  • Management fees: None

  • Carry for Angels: 15%

 

ADDING VALUE TO YOUR FUND

By meeting with an Assure Syndicates team member, you will spend a highly focused 20 minutes reviewing your fund’s thesis. As a result, you receive access to a team member who provides qualified, customized deal flow to your thesis in an efficient opt-in format.

 

WHY ASSURE SYNDICATES IS DIFFERENT

Assure Syndicates is aligned with your goals, seeking companies with the ability to achieve a successful exit. AS invests alongside you on the same terms as the lead investor, so we are more closely aligned with you than even the venture scout model allows.

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