Things to know before investing.

Smart investors always do their research. And while STAX tries to minimise risk, we can’t eliminate it entirely. Here are some things to look out for.
Go beyond instinct

Helpful tips for investors.

No investment is guaranteed, but there are things you can do to alleviate the risks.

Think long-term

While you will soon be able to trade your IPO shares on STAX Exchange (coming 2021), it’s helpful to think of crowd investing as a long-term strategy. You’re banking on these companies becoming successful a few years down the track. Not tomorrow afternoon.

Diversify your equity

Like any other investment, it’s useful to spread your equity across multiple companies, asset classes, and even currencies. That way, if a particular company doesn’t pay off, you haven’t lost everything in one swoop. It’s the old eggs-in-one-basket scenario.

Review the terms

Each capital raise comes with certain deal terms, and you should read these extra carefully. They’ll include any rights associated with the securities (including voting rights). It also pays to keep in mind that, with each new cap raise, your shares can get diluted.

Research thoroughly

Every company on STAX goes through a careful screening process, but you should still do your own research. Check out each campaign’s risk disclosure and browse the discussion forums to learn from others.

Study the documents

Before you invest, make sure to read the Offer Statement or Prospectus carefully, and only invest what you can afford to lose. Check out our Financial Services Guide for more information.

The Golden Rule

At the end of the day, you should only invest in companies you truly believe in, not just the ones that promise good returns. Research thoroughly, choose carefully, and invest responsibly.

Measure twice,
invest once.

Like anything in life, investing on STAX comes with risks. We find it’s best to deal with these up-front. While we carefully screen every company on STAX, we can’t actually guarantee their success. Nor do we give any investment advice or take responsibility for losses.

The usual questions.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our investment and capital raise consultants. They'll steer you on the right path.
How do I make an investment?

To start investing on STAX, you’ll first need to sign up as a member (don’t worry, it doesn’t take long). When you’re ready to start investing, check out our mix of equity crowdfunding (CSF) and IPO campaigns. Once you’ve found a company you like, you can flip through the Offer Document or Prospectus, learn about the risks, and make an investment online. Unlike other platforms, STAX lets you invest in either FIAT currency (Aussie dollars) or digital currencies (like USDT).

What happens to my money?

When you buy equity in a company (either through CSF or IPO) you’ll receive a tokenised share that’s managed on the blockchain (coming 2021). This is your stake in the company.

Am I eligible to invest?

Anyone over 18 years old can invest with STAX. When you’re creating your account, just remember to use your own name. We can’t accept joint investments (yet). Before you invest for the first time, you may have to pass a quick KYC check so we know who you are (this is a legal requirement).

When do I see a return?

Equity Crowdfunding is a long-term commitment. You’re banking on your chosen company becoming successful a few years down the track. Not tomorrow afternoon.

If you’ve invested in a CSF opportunity, you will need to wait for the company to go public (and sell your shares on the stock exchange) or wait for a buy-out (where another company may acquire your shares). In some circumstances, you may also be able to sell your shares privately (back to the company itself or to another investor), but only if both parties agree.

If you’ve backed an IPO, you’ll be able to sell your shares when the company lists. This can be done on STAX Exchange (coming 2021).

Ready to start investing?

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