Frequently asked questions
CGC has an expansive network of partners who value our participation and invite us to be included in the deals we can offer to our members. Many of the top VCs continue to recognize the importance of diversity on the cap table and work closely with CGC to help their portfolio companies diversify their ownership base. In addition, our members commit to the overall success of the network and refer opportunities to CGC helping us secure allocations on behalf of our members and representing our community.
CGC does not make recommendations on which deals to invest in. We do, however, provide members with information that is made available to us by the companies and our co-investors. Additionally, we will have focus groups to independently review our recent deal flow. We would be happy to connect any members who express interest in sharing perspectives on any given deal.
You will hear about 1-5 investments per quarter. We care about quality investments and pass on many deals that come our way.
Investing in venture capital is inherently risky and a certain degree of general financial sophistication is required and advised. CGC does provide information and different educational opportunities to help prepare new individuals for what they might experience in the space. There is no minimum or yearly commitment to investing in any given opportunity, so anyone is welcome to join and learn more about the asset class without any immediate pressure to invest.
CGC charges no membership fees. We do not have traditional fund management fees. However, we do have members cover minimal closing costs per SPVs.
There is no minimum investment required per year, and especially for those who are new to venture capital, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the asset class. As general guidance, over a longer period of time, CGC expects that active investor members invest $10k or more per year across one or more CGC investment opportunities.
For an individual to be an accredited investor, a person must have an annual income exceeding $200k ($300k for joint income) for the last 2 years, with the expectation of earning the same or a higher income in the current year. A person is also considered an accredited investor if they have a net worth exceeding $1M, either individually or jointly with their spouse. There are other requirements for entities, which we’re happy to discuss. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be a member of CGC you are required to complete the membership application and be an “Accredited Investor”. This allows members to participate in our deals. Diversity (POCs, women etc.) is a requirement.
If you have any questions and suggestions, shoot us a note and we’ll get back to you soon.