Acropolis Games was envisioned as a place for people of all interested to meet and play games. It has evolved into something far greater! Acropolis was always meant to be a safe and inclusive environment where people could gather and feel included. The community has really embraced this concept and has made Acropolis their own.
Ever since Acropolis opened in May 2015 the various communities have shown continued growth and that promises to continue with an improved location in downtown Adrian. We believe that our increased visibility in the community will lead to more foot traffic and thus more immersion into our community.
Current Fundraise Summary
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Who are your target customers?
Our target customer base is typically males between the ages of 12 and 70. But in reality we want to target anyone above the age of 8 that is interested in pop culture, games, comics, collectibles or other hobby products or events. We want to build an inclusive community that focuses on people gathering together in a safe location that is clean and well lit.
Do you have current customers?
Our current customer base is predominantly male, around 95% accounting for 99% of our sales. Our typical order value is between $25 and $50. Our Facebook page is replete with customer reviews.
What is your current customer pipeline?
Our customer base is our customer pipeline. We advertise locally and on Facebook and we currently do not have any major contracts.
What market(s) are you in?
Acropolis Games operates in the retail game industry; Acropolis Games is a niche business with a focus on the gathering aspect of the gaming hobby. We feel this is an advantage that we have over online only retailers who provide no play space or individualized guidance that we provide.
Who are your competitors?
Acropolis Games has many competitors, most of which are not local to the Adrian area. We have only one local competitor, located in downtown Adrian that sells only comics and does not have a space for people to gather.
We have several stores that compete with us in the region including several in Ann Arbor and Toledo that have similar business models.
We are alone in Lenawee County as far as a game store that is open more than eighty hours per week, and that provides ample selection and play space.
Our greatest weakness compared to our competitors is that our inventory is typically lower than our competitors. This we feel can also be a strength from a business perspective, as we operate only on a cash basis, meaning we do not purchase any of our inventory on credit, all of our product is paid in full. We feel that this allows us to keep a fair amount of inventory in stock as well as not panic if things do not sell super fast.
Our largest strengths we believe to be our friendly and welcoming atmosphere as well as our clean gaming environment that is very well lit. Many game stores are dank and have a less than welcoming atmosphere.
What is your competitive advantage?
Our largest advantage in our market is the communities that we have built over the last two plus years. We have established a strong customer base and have built our business to survive in our physical market. We have yet untapped potential in the online market that will only augment our bottom line.
In addition to the strong communities that we already have, we are constantly adding to them as well as offering strong customer service. Finally, Acropolis Games is the only retail tabletop store in the county and has survived competitors in the past.
How do you sell your product or service?
Our store currently operates nearly 100% in person, this is a very old school method and we will be increasing our online presence over the next several months, but we in essence are selling our atmosphere. Over 90% of our customer base are people that will come into the store to hang out, build models, talk, play games and the like. Very rarely does someone come in and buy something and never come back. We do have some customers who stop in, buy their products, and leave. But for the most part we have customers that want to be in the store for more than a quick pick up.
How do you market your product or service?
Our marketing strategy has been nearly 100% online for the last year or so. We tried radio advertising and found that it just did not produce the in-store visits that we wanted. We advertise events and products through Facebook from time to time, as well as being part of the Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce and the Lenawee County Business directory founded in late 2017. As with all aspects of our business, we are looking for alternatives and ways to improve our marketing.
Provide us with some background on your products and services.
Our current product range includes Comic Books, miniatures games, model kits, board games, card game collectibles and hobby supplies including paint and glue for miniatures. We provide weekly subscriptions to Comic Books and we host weekly, monthly and yearly events including learn-to-play sessions or demos, leagues, tournaments, and instructional seminar type events. We also host quarterly overnight tournaments called pre-releases for Magic the Gathering, a collectible card game.
We sell our products at MSRP and provide the product at the time of purchase via pre-orders or subscriptions. We also have two rewards programs referred to as ‘punch cards’ which, once the requisite number of punches are acquired by the customer, the punch card may be redeemed for a percentage off of purchases. We also do random sales on products and offer discounts at times when a customer demos a game and wants to purchase it.
What is your product development timeline?
Our main product is our environment, as stated elsewhere. We do sell many products and host many events but our store atmosphere is our greatest asset. We anticipate our new location having a revitalized feel that is more open and more well lit than our current location. We also anticipate greater exposure to the Adrian area due to a more centralized location in downtown Adrian.
Once our new location has the requisite construction completed we feel that the layout, openness and size of the storefront will increase the feel of the atmosphere. Currently, when we host multiple events at one time (this happens almost every Saturday), our store can get very crowded. In our new space we will be able to host several events at once without feeling too congested.
Our plans are tied directly to our new space which we have designed to fit our needs from the ground up. The new storefront will be truly unique, well lit and inviting.
What is your production process?
We have nearly a dozen distributors that ship new product to our store on a weekly basis. Nearly all of our distributors can have product to us within one to two business days. This quick turnaround allows us to have the products that our customers desire often quicker than they could get it online.
Most of our product is produced overseas and shipped to the US and then distributed to us. Most of the time our distributors are timely and in-stock with the products that we need.
Provide detail on your hiring plans
Over the next 5 years we would like to have opened a second location in another city in Michigan, possibly Jackson, Mt. Pleasant, Hillsdale, Traverse City, Tecumseh, Lansing, Monroe and/or Toledo, Bowling Green or Sylvania, Ohio. These locations would require several employees for each location.
For our Adrian location, we would like to add 4 to 6 employees over the next 5 years, we anticipate needing at least 2 more employees within the next 2 years when we move to our new location, to help with the increased traffic.
All employees are by default cashiers and employees will be expected to be experienced in at least one specific game or niche within our business. These employees will serve as de facto heads of their given departments.
What is the composition of your current team?
Currently my wife, Sara, and I serve as the owners and operators of the business and we have two paid employees, Jesus and Jake, who head up our board game and card game departments, respectively. We also have a ‘comic book guy’ who does the comic book ordering for us and acts as a cashier in the store, although he is not paid.
All employees are responsible for cleaning and operating the cash register as well as other tasks that may arise.
Timothy D Roberts II
Tim Roberts is the founder of Acropolis Games, but more importantly he is a member of the Acropolis community. Tim is a gamer, businessman, football coach, and aspiring community leader. Tim has been blessed to be the steward of something as powerful as Acropolis Games!
Tim has been operating Acropolis Games as his full-time employment since its founding in April 2015.
Christopher D. Miller
Chris Miller is the head of Downtown & Economic Development in Adrian Michigan. He is a tremendous asset in the world of investment crowdfunding. Additional Chris has provided Acropolis Games with untold networking opportunities and access to professionals and ideas that we would not have otherwise had.
Shawn Preissle serves as a Business Consultant for the MI-SBDC Greater Washtenaw Region and in the Division of Economic & Community Development at Washtenaw Community College. Shawn has provided our business with untold invaluable advice and suggestions over the last year or so. Additionally Shawn has provided Acropolis with financial analysis and projections that we have incorporated into our business plan and practices.
Additionally Shawn is always a call away to ask questions ranging from the simple to the complex. Shawn has proven to be a invaluable asset to our company.
Lauri Knox is the owner of Knox Accounting in Adrian Michigan. She and her team have served as the accountants for Acropolis Games and Acropolis Management LLC for over two years. They provide the utmost service as well as providing management suggestions and alternatives for our business. Lauri and her team are very professional and accessible should we have any questions.
Blake Conklin is my direct service rep to GTS distribution who is one of our largest distributors for board games, card games, supplies and the like. Blake has been my rep since we began in 2015 and has always available at all hours. I am able to text orders to him at any time of day! Blake has provided us with a level of service above and beyond what he is required. Blake also provides us with insights into what product we should and should not order; this can be a crucial piece of information.
Rickey was our sales rep from Games Workshop, perhaps one of our largest suppliers, for almost two years. Rickey has since been promoted within Games Workshop and we will be receiving another sales rep to replace him. We thought it was worth citing his impact on our business. Rickey was always available and did a great job of getting us the product that we need when we needed it.
Luke is our sales rep from Alliance Game Distributors. He also has been our rep since we opened our account with them. Luke is very professional and willing to help whenever we need it.
About Acropolis Games LLC
|Entity||Acropolis Games LLC|
|Location Type||Retail Space|
|Comments||We currently house our retail space in a building that we lease space in. We pay $900 month to month rent on this space. We also have an affiliated entity which owns a building in downtown Adrian, for which our mortgage payment is $450 per month.|
Risks & Disclosures
No assurances of sufficient financing; Additional capital may be required
Although the Company believes the proceeds of this Offering, along with other planned financings, will provide adequate funding to develop and successfully support its business plans, there can be no assurances that such funds will be adequate. If the Company's cash requirements exceed current expectations, the Company may need to raise additional equity or debt capital, beyond what is being sought with current efforts. There can be no assurance that adequate additional financing on acceptable terms will be available when needed. The unavailability of sufficient financing when needed would have a material adverse effect on the Company and could require the Company to terminate its operations. The Company is in the process of securing additional financing through a bank lender to provide necessary capital for planned capital expenditures not covered under the Offering. If the Company is unable to close the additional financing on the terms and the timeline that is currently anticipated, the Company's financial and operational results may be adversely affected, and if the Company is left without sufficient capital, Investors could lose all, or a significant portion of, their investment.
Competition from other businesses
The Company will compete in a competitive market with several established businesses, including other gaming retail outlets, comic book stores, online retailers and many others. The Company expects competition to increase in the future. If and when the Company expands the scope of its product and service offerings, it may compete with a greater number of companies across a wider range of products and services. Many of the Company's current competitors and potential new competitors may have longer operating histories, greater name recognition, larger client bases and significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources than the Company. These advantages may allow them to respond more quickly to new or emerging technologies, changes in laws or regulations, and changes in client and/or user requirements. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to compete successfully in its chosen markets and competitive pressures may materially and adversely affect the Company's business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. Any significant success of the Company's competitors can damage relationships with its customers and service providers, diminish the Company's market share, and present significant obstacles to the further development of the Company.
Existing and potential litigation
Although management is unaware of any threatened or pending litigation against the Company or management, there can be no assurance that future claims will not be asserted and that, even if without merit, the cost to defend against such claims would not be significant, thus having a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. The Company has never filed any lawsuit against any other person or entity, or been the subject of a lawsuit.
The Company is obligated to indemnify its management
Executive officers and managers of the Company owe certain duties to the Company they serve in connection with the use of its assets. Executive officers and managers are fiduciaries, and as such are under obligations of trust and confidence to the Company and owners to act in good faith and for the interest of the Company and its owners, with due care and diligence. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company is obligated to indemnify officers of the Company for actions or omissions to act by such officers of the Company on behalf of the Company that are authorized under the organizational documents of the Company. In addition, an officer may be entitled to advancement of expenses they may incur associated with or in defense of charges, claims or legal action arising from such person’s position as an officer or manager of the Company, which could result in a decrease in the assets available for investors in certain circumstances. The assets of the Company will be available to satisfy these indemnification obligations. Such obligations will survive dissolution of the Company. There are very limited circumstances under which the management of the Company can be held liable to the Company. Accordingly, it may be very difficult for the Company or any investor to pursue any form of action against the management of the Company.
Employees or related third parties may engage in misconduct or other improper activities
The Company is exposed to the risk that employee fraud or other misconduct could occur. Misconduct by employees could include misappropriation of trade secrets or other intellectual property or proprietary information of the Company or other persons or entities and failing to disclose unauthorized activities. It is not always possible to deter or detect employee misconduct, and the precautions taken to prevent and detect this activity may not be effective in controlling unknown or unmanaged risks or losses. The misconduct of one or more of the Company's employees or key third party partners may have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, results of operations, prospects, and financial condition.
Reliance on third parties for product inputs
The Company will rely on various third parties to provide its product inputs and other goods and services. These third parties may become unable to or refuse to continue to provide these goods and services on commercially reasonable terms consistent with the Company’s business practices, or otherwise discontinue a service important for the Company to continue to operate under normal conditions. If the Company fails to replace these goods and services in a timely manner or on commercially reasonable terms, the operating results and financial condition of the Company could be harmed. In addition, the Company exercises limited control over third-party vendors, which increases vulnerability to problems with goods and services those vendors provide. If the goods and services of the third parties were to fail to perform as expected, it could subject the Company to potential liability, adversely affect renewal rates, and have an adverse effect on the Company's financial condition and results of operations.
No audited financial statements
The Company has not yet sought to have its financial information audited by an independent certified public accountant and there is no assurance that it will do so in the future. All financial information provided in the Offering Materials has been prepared by the Company's management team and has not been reviewed or compiled by an independent accounting firm.
Unpredictability of future revenues; Potential fluctuation in operating results
Because the Company has limited operating history, the ability to forecast revenues is limited. The Company's future financial performance and operating results may vary significantly from projected amounts and fluctuate substantially from quarter to quarter due to a number of factors, many of which are likely to be outside of the Company's control. These factors, each of which could adversely affect results of operations and future valuation, include:
• demand for the Company's products and services;
• introduction or enhancement of products and services by the Company and its competitors;
• actual capital expenditures required to bring the Company's products and services to market;
• market acceptance of new products and services of the Company and its competitors;
• price reductions by the Company or its competitors or changes in how products and services are priced;
• the Company's ability to attract, train and retain qualified personnel;
• the amount and timing of operating costs and capital expenditures related to the development and expansion of the Company's business, operations and infrastructure;
• unexpected costs and delays relating to the expansion of operations;
• change in federal or state laws and regulations;
• timing and number of strategic relationships that are established;
• loss of key business partners; and
• fluctuations in general economic conditions.
The projections of the Company's future operating costs are based upon assumptions as to future events and conditions, which the Company believes to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable. The Company's assumptions may prove to be incomplete or incorrect, and unanticipated events and circumstances may occur. Due to these uncertainties and the other risks outlined herein, the actual results of the Company's future operations can be expected to be different from those projected, and such differences may have a material adverse effect on the Company's prospects, business or financial condition. Any projections that were prepared or provided by the Company were not prepared with a view toward public disclosure or complying with the published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the Securities Exchange Commission regarding projected financial information. Under no circumstances should such information be construed to represent or predict that the Company is likely to achieve any particular results.
Limited operating history
The Company was founded in April 2015, is an early stage company with limited operating history upon which to evaluate its business and has generated limited revenues to date. Although management of the Company currently anticipates that its business strategy will be successful, the Company may not be able to achieve the revenue growth in the coming years necessary to maintain and grow profitability. The Company's prospects also must be considered in light of the risks and difficulties frequently encountered by early stage companies in today's business environment. The Company may not be successful in addressing these risks, and the business strategy may not be successful.
Need to establish new and maintain existing customer relationships
The market for the Company's products and services is rapidly evolving. The Company is unable to predict whether its products and services will continue to satisfy new and existing customer demands or if they will be supplanted by new products and services. To date, the Company has developed limited customer relationships. The Company's efforts to market and sell its services could be significantly affected by competitive and technological developments. If this occurs and if the Company is unable to adapt quickly enough to the change, it may fail to develop additional customer relationships, and maintain those relationships, and its business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
Need to maintain existing, and develop new products and services
The success of the Company is dependent upon the Company's ability to maintain a certain level of quality in, and enhance existing products and services as well as to develop and introduce in a timely manner new products and services that incorporate technological advances, keep pace with evolving industry standards, and respond to changing customer requirements. If the Company is unable to develop and introduce new products and services or enhancements in a timely manner in response to changing market conditions or customer requirements, while maintaining a certain level of quality in its existing products and services, the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations would be materially adversely affected.
Reliance on key management employees and future personnel
The success of the Company is dependent on the efforts of a limited number of key people. The Company has not made plans to purchase key person life insurance. The loss of key personnel could have a serious adverse effect on the Company's prospects, business, operating results, and financial condition. To fulfill its operating plans, the Company's future success also depends on its ability to identify, attract, hire, train, retain and motivate additional personnel to fulfill various roles within the Company. The failure to attract and retain the necessary personnel could materially and adversely affect the Company's business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.
Limited ability to protect intellectual property rights
The Company has not applied for, and has no plans to apply for, intellectual property protection through trademarks or patents. Failure to adequately protect its intellectual property from current competitors or new entrants to the market could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, operating results, and financial condition. Additionally, the Company may become subject to third-party claims that it infringed upon their proprietary rights or trademarks. Such claims, whether or not meritorious, may result in the expenditure of significant financial and managerial resources, injunctions against the Company or the payment of damages by the Company.
Control of the Company
The managers, officers and/or directors comprising the Company’s management team will have sole management authority over the business of the Company, regardless of the opposition of Investors to pursue an alternate course of action. Investors will not become members of the Company and shall have no voting, dividend, minority ownership rights, or other rights or status as a member of the Company as a result of his, her or its investment. Investors will have no right to vote with respect to the management or to participate in any decision regarding management of the Company’s business.
Investments in property requiring substantial construction carry significant risks
Because the new location for the Company requires substantial construction and renovation efforts, there are additional risks relating to the nature of such construction efforts. Construction risks include, but are not limited to, the timeliness of the project’s completion, the integrity of appraisal values, and the length of the ultimate construction process. If construction work is not completed (due to contractor abandonment, unsatisfactory work performance, or various other factors) and all available financing has already been expended, then in the event of a default the Company may in some instances borrow significant additional funds to complete the construction work. Any such investment could potentially require that it be repaid by the Company prior to the Investors being paid back on their investment; in such event, the ability of the Investors to realize on their investment would be materially adversely affected. Default risk also exists where it takes the developer longer than anticipated to complete the renovations. Investments involving properties with such significant rehabilitation business plans have an increased risk of failure.
Failure to maintain current lease agreement
The Company is currently paying month-to-month on its current operating location as its lease contract has expired. The Company will continue this arrangement until such time as its new location is move-in ready. Should the owner of the building choose to no longer offer the month-to-month contracts to the Company prior to the Company being ready to move in to its new location, the Company will need to find a suitable replacement location with a reasonable lease cost. Failure to find a suitable replacement location in this situation may have an adverse material affect on the Company's operational and financial performance.
The RSAs will be treated as debt for federal income tax purposes
The Company intends to treat RSAs as debt for federal tax purposes. No clear guidance exists that definitively provides that an RSA is either debt or equity for federal tax purposes; and thus, a risk exists that the Internal Revenue Service could successfully assert that RSAs should be treated as equity instead of debt. Such a determination is dependent upon all attendant facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance and holding of an RSA, including, but not limited to the following:
• the presence or absence of an unconditional promise to pay a sum certain at a fixed maturity date;
• the right to enforce payment of principal and interest;
• the status of the contribution in relation to regular corporate creditors (whether or not subordinate to general creditors);
• the intent of the parties, especially as to non-tax purposes
• the names given to the certificates evidencing the indebtedness;
• the source of payments;
• participation in management flowing as a result;
• thin or adequate capitalization;
• identity of interest between creditor and stockholder;
• source of interest payments;
• the ability of the entity to obtain loans from outside lending institutions;
• the extent to which the advance was used to acquire capital assets or to meet current operating expenses; and
• the failure of the debtor to repay on the due date or to seek a postponement, as well as the actual payment of the interest.
If the IRS were to prevail that RSAs should be treated as equity for tax purposes, each holder would be considered to be a member of the Company and, because the Company is taxed as a partnership, interest payments received by a holder would be recharacterized as distributions from a partnership, which could impact the tax treatment of the holder. Because a partnership generally is not a taxable entity, it will incur no federal income tax liability. Rather, each holder would be required to take into account in computing its federal income tax liability its allocable share of income, gains, losses, deductions, and credits of the Company, regardless of whether cash distributions are made.
Investors will recognize interest income on the RSAs each year even if no payments are actually received
Holders of an RSA, regardless of whether the holder reports income under the cash or accrual method of accounting, will be required to recognize interest income from an RSA each year under the original issue discount ("OID") rules contained in the Code, even if no payments are made with respect to the RSAs (so called "phantom income"). Because both the amount of each payment and the timing of the payments to holders of the RSAs are contingent on the Company's ability to generate revenue, a fixed payment schedule cannot be established. Consequently, the Company is required to use the "noncontingent bond method" contained in the Treasury Regulations to determine annual interest and principal payments to the holders of RSAs.
In general, under the noncontingent bond method the Company must first determine the yield at which a debt instrument with terms and conditions similar to an RSA could be issued by the Company (the "comparable yield") and prepare a projected payment schedule for the RSA which reasonably reflects the relative expected timing and amounts of the payments to be received by a holder of an RSA. Accruals of interest are then attributed to each day included in the projected payment schedule. If no payments are made during the year, the amount of interest reported to the holder would be equal to the amounts accrued as interest based on the project payment schedule. If payments are made during the year, the actual interest reported with respect to the RSA is determined by adjusting the amounts derived from the projected payment schedule for any differences between the actual payments made and the projected payment schedule. A positive adjustment occurs when the actual amount paid exceeds the projected amount, while a negative adjustment occurs when the actual amount paid is less than the projected amount.
All adjustments are netted for the tax year. A net positive adjustment is treated as additional interest for the year. A net negative adjustment first reduces the interest accrued on the RSA for the current year, then is treated as an ordinary loss to the extent of interest previously accrued on the RSA, and any excess adjustment is carried forward to future years. If any net negative adjustment remains at the time of a sale or retirement of the RSA, it is treated as a reduction in the proceeds received. A risk exists that the IRS could dispute these determinations which could impact the amount, character and timing of the payments reported by the Company to the holder of an RSA.
No analysis has been done of potential state or local tax consequences
Prospective investors should consider potential state and local tax consequences of an investment in the RSAs and they are urged to consult their own tax advisor to determine the state and local income tax consequences of investing in the RSAs. The Offering Materials make no attempt to summarize the state and local tax consequences to potential investors.
Gain or loss on disposition of the RSAs
If an RSA is sold, the selling holder will recognize gain or loss equal to the difference between the amount realized from the sale and the selling holder's adjusted basis in the RSA. The adjusted basis generally will equal the cost of the RSA paid by the seller, increased by any OID on the RSA included in the seller's income and reduced (but not below zero) by any payments on the RSA. Because the RSAs are characterized as contingent payment debt instruments under the Code and Treasury Regulations, any gain recognized upon a sale, exchange, retirement, or other disposition of an RSA will generally be treated as interest income and any loss will be ordinary to the extent of prior interest income inclusion.
Backup withholding with respect to the RSAs
Under certain circumstances, interest paid on an RSA may be subject to "backup withholding" of federal income tax. Backup withholding does not apply to corporations and certain other exempt recipients which may be required to establish their exempt status. Backup withholding generally applies if, among other circumstances, a non-exempt holder fails to furnish his or her correct social security number or other taxpayer identification number. Special backup withholding rules may apply when payment is made through one or more financial institutions or by a custodian, nominee, broker or other agent of the shareholder. If applicable, holders should contact their brokers to ensure that the appropriate procedures are followed which will prevent the imposition of backup withholding.
General tax considerations
Prospective purchasers of the RSAs are urged to consult their tax advisors concerning the federal, state, local and foreign income tax consequences of acquiring, owning, and disposing of, the RSAs as well as the application of state, local and foreign income and other tax laws. Any federal tax discussion contained in these Offering Materials, including any attachments, was written in connection with the offering of the RSAs by the Company, and is not intended or written to be used, by anyone for the purpose of avoiding federal tax penalties that may be imposed by the federal government. Nothing in these Offering Materials shall be deemed tax or legal advice by the Company or its members.
The tax-related information herein summarizes certain material U.S. federal income tax aspects of the purchase and ownership of the RSAs. This summary is based upon the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), the regulations thereunder, published administrative rulings, and judicial decisions in effect on the date of the Offering Materials. No assurance can be given that future legislative or administrative changes or court decisions will not significantly modify the statements expressed in these Offering Materials. Any such changes may or may not be retroactive with respect to transactions completed prior to the effective dates of such changes.
The tax-related information herein is a general discussion of U.S. federal income tax consequences of investing in RSAs by individuals and does not purport to deal with all federal income tax consequences applicable thereto or the federal income tax consequences applicable to all categories of investors, some of which may be subject to special rules (e.g., investors who do not reside in or citizens of the U.S.). This discussion is not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning. Any federal tax discussion contained in these Offering Materials, including any attachments, was written in connection with the offering of RSAs by the Company, and is not intended or written to be used, by anyone for the purpose of avoiding federal tax penalties that may be imposed by the federal government. Prospective investors are urged to consult their own tax advisors, lawyers, or accountants with specific reference to their own tax situations.
An investment in the RSAs is speculative and involves a high degree of risk
An investment in the Company should not be made by persons unable to bear the risk of loss of their entire investment or by persons who may have a need for liquidity from their investment. In making an investment decision, you must rely on your examination of the Company and the terms of the Offering, including the merits and the risks involved. Like all investments, an investment in the Company involves the risk of the loss of capital, and the RSAs should not be purchased by anyone who cannot afford the loss of his, her or its entire investment. Investors must be prepared to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time and be able to withstand a total loss of their investment. Investors are encouraged to consult their own investment or tax advisors, accountants, legal counsel, or other advisors to determine whether an investment in the RSAs is appropriate.
The Company will have the right to refuse any subscription in its sole discretion
The Company will have the right to refuse any subscription in its sole discretion and for any reason (or no reason), including the Company’s belief that an Investor does not meet the applicable suitability requirements or that exemptions from the registration requirements of any applicable jurisdiction are not available with respect to the issuance of the RSAs to any Investor under this Offering. The Company may make or cause to be made such further inquiry and obtain such additional information as it deems appropriate with regard to the suitability of Investors. The Company reserves the right to modify the suitability standards with respect to certain Investors in order to comply with any applicable state or local laws, rules, regulations or otherwise.
The information presented in the Offering Materials was prepared by the Company and is being furnished solely for your use in connection with the Offering
The Offering Materials (together with any amendments or supplements and any other information that may be furnished by the Company) includes or may include certain forward-looking statements, estimates, and projections with respect to the Company's anticipated future performance. Examples of forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's future sales, purchase orders, financial results, operating results, acquisitions, business and monetization strategies, projected costs, revenues, products, competitive positions and plans and objectives of management for future operations. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "would," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements, estimates, and projections are not guarantees of future performance and reflect various assumptions of the Company's management that may or may not prove correct and involve various risks and uncertainties over which the Company may have no influence or control. No independent party has verified or confirmed the reasonableness of the assumptions that form the basis of the forecasts. These and many other factors could affect the Company's future financial and operating results, and could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations based on forward-looking statements made in the Offering Materials or elsewhere by the Company (or on its behalf). The likelihood of the Company's success must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications, and delays frequently encountered in connection with growing an early stage business. There can be no assurance that the Company will generate any particular level of revenue or will be able to continue to operate profitably. The Placement Agent expressly disclaims any representation or warranty regarding involvement in or responsibility for any forward looking statements contained in the Offering Materials.
Only the Offering Materials may be relied upon in connection with this Offering
Only the information expressly set forth in the Offering Materials or contained in documents furnished by the Company upon request may be relied upon in connection with this Offering. No person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representations other than those contained in the Offering Materials and, if given or made, such information or representations must not be relied upon. Access to the Offering Materials at this time does not imply that information therein is correct as of any time subsequent to this date.
The Offering Materials do not purport to be all-inclusive
The Offering Materials provided to investors do not purport to be all-inclusive or contain all of the information that you may desire in investigating the Company. You must rely on your own examination of the Company and the terms of the Offering, including the merits and risks involved in making an investment in the RSAs. Prior to making an investment decision, you should consult your own counsel, accountants, and other advisors and carefully review and consider all of the Offering Materials provided and the other information that you acquire. You should not construe any statements made in the Offering Materials provided as investment, tax or legal advice.
The Company reserves the right to reject some or all of any prospective investment
The offer of the RSAs by the Company is subject to prior sale and certain other conditions. The Company reserves the right, in the Company's sole discretion and for any reason, to withdraw, cancel, or modify the Offering and to accept or reject some or all of any prospective investment. The Company will have no liability to any prospective purchaser in the event that the Company takes any of these actions.
The terms, conditions and restrictions of the RSAs are fully set forth in the Offering Materials
The terms, conditions and restrictions of the RSAs are fully set forth in the Revenue Sharing Agreement, which you will be required to execute if you decide to invest, the form of which has been provided to you in the Offering Materials section for this Offering on the Company Offering Profile. You should not invest unless you have completely and thoroughly reviewed the provisions of the Revenue Sharing Agreement. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, or other provisions of the Revenue Sharing Agreement are inconsistent with or contrary to the information provided in the Offering Materials, that agreement will control. Any additional information or representations given or made by the Company in connection with the Offering, whether oral or written, are qualified in their entirety by the information set forth in the Offering Materials, including, but not limited to, the risks of investment.
No solicitation in any state or other jurisdiction in which such solicitation is not authorized
The Offering Materials do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized. Except as otherwise indicated, the offering materials speak as of the date the Offering was initiated. Neither access to the Offering Materials nor any sale of the RSAs shall, under any circumstances, create an implication that there has been no change in the Company's affairs from the date the Offering was initiated.
Each investment is subject to the terms and conditions of the Investor Registration Agreement
Each investor's subscription for and purchase of the RSAS is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Investor Registration Agreement entered into between the Placement Agent and such Investor, including, without limitation, the investment limits established by the Placement Agent for such Investor, the Placement Agent's rights to terminate the offering or any Investor's registration with the Placement Agent.
The Company will be available to you to answer questions and furnish additional information
The Company will make available to you, upon request, copies of material agreements and other documents relating to the Company and will afford you the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company concerning its business and financial condition. The Company will also provide you an opportunity to meet with representatives of the Company to obtain other additional information.
There is no market for the RSAs and no such market is expected to develop
The RSAs are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale and may not be transferred or resold by any Investor in the RSAs during the one-year period beginning when the RSAs were issued, unless the RSAs are transferred (i) to the Company; (ii) to an Accredited Investor as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act; (iii) as part of an offering registered with the SEC; or (iv) to a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, to a trust controlled by the Investor, to a trust created for the benefit of a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, or in connection with the death or divorce of the Investor or other similar circumstance. The term “member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent” includes a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of the Investor, and includes adoptive relationships. The term “spousal equivalent” means a cohabitant occupying a relationship generally equivalent to that of a spouse. Investors may be required to bear the financial risks of the investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time. Persons who desire liquidity from this investment should not invest.
Investors will be subject to certain suitability requirements
The RSAs will not be sold to an Investor until such Investor delivers an executed representation, as contained in the Qualified Investor Questionnaire and Subscription Agreement, that he, she or it is a Qualified Investor and meets certain standards. Persons who are not Qualified Investors are not permitted to invest. The fact that a person is a Qualified Investor represents the minimum suitability requirement for an Investor, and compliance with such standards does not necessarily indicate that this would be a suitable investment for such person.
The RSAs have not been registered under the Securities Act
The RSAs offered by the Company have not been registered under the Securities Act, nor any applicable state securities laws, in reliance on the exemption from registration in Securities Act Section 4(a)(6) and in accordance with Section 4A and Regulation Crowdfunding (§ 227.100 et seq.). The investment contemplated by the RSAs has not been recommended, approved, or disapproved by the SEC, or any state securities commission, or other regulatory authority, nor have any of these authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of this Offering or the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the Offering Materials. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Securities to be offered to investors
The offering materials being accessed by you (the "Offering Materials") on the Company's profile page (located at https://localstake.com/businesses/acropolis-games-llc) (the "Company Offering Profile") relate to the offer and sale of revenue sharing agreements (collectively, the "RSAs") in Acropolis Games LLC, a limited liability company organized in Michigan (the "Company"). The Company is seeking to raise up to $105,000 (the "Offering Amount") from potential investors (each, an "Investor" and collectively, the "Investors") through the offer and sale of the RSAs. The RSAs entitle investors to their pro rata share of up to 7.0% (the "Revenue Share Percentage") of the gross revenue collected by the Company each calendar month, commencing with the first full calendar month immediately following the closing (the “Closing”) of the Offering applicable to the Investor’s subscription, as defined in the Revenue Sharing Agreement, until such time as the investor has received payments totaling in the aggregate 1.35 times such investor’s original investment amount (the "Maximum Revenue Share Amount"). The Revenue Share Percentage will vary between 5.0% and 7.0% over time according to the schedule provided in Exhibit A of the Revenue Sharing Agreement.
Closing procedures for the Offering
The Offering shall be available to potential investors until the final Closing of the sale and purchase of the RSAs (the "Final Closing"), which will occur upon the earlier of (i) the date the Company has closed on the purchase and sale of RSAs for the entire Offering Amount, (ii) 12 months from the date the Offering was initiated, or (iii) the Company terminates the Offering in its sole and absolute discretion (the “Termination Date"). The RSAs are offered by the Company on a best efforts basis as specified herein.
There is no aggregate minimum amount of RSAs that must be sold in the Offering, and each individual investment transaction will be closed on an investor-by-investor basis upon the Company’s acceptance of an Subscriber’s subscription for the RSAs by its execution of such Subscriber’s Qualified Investor Questionnaire and Subscription Agreement, and counterpart signature page to the Revenue Sharing Agreement (collectively, the "Subscription Documents") together with a form of payment as specified on the Localstake Marketplace. There is no provision for the escrow of any part of the proceeds from the sale of the RSAs prior to the termination of the Offering, and unless a Subscriber cancels their investment commitment in the RSAs within forty-eight (48) hours after the Company’s acceptance of such Subscriber’s Subscription Documents by its execution thereof, there will be no refunds of amounts tendered unless the subscription is rejected by the Company. The Company will immediately use the net proceeds of this Offering as such funds are raised.
The Company's acceptance of investments and cancellations
The Company reserves the right to accept a Subscriber’s subscription for RSAs at any time prior to the expiration or termination of the Offering and may reject subscription documents based upon the Company’s review thereof for any reason or for no reason. Subscribers may cancel their investment commitment in the RSAs for any reason up to forty-eight (48) hours after the Company’s acceptance of such Subscriber’s Subscription Documents by its execution thereof. If a Subscriber has not canceled his, her or its investment commitment in the RSAs prior to such deadline, the Subscriber's subscription for the RSAs shall be irrevocable by the Subscriber, and, if the Subscriber has chosen to transfer their investment funds electronically, these funds will be transferred from their linked bank account as specified on the Company Offering Profile to a deposit account in the name of the Company.
Subscribing for an investment and transferring funds
Investors interested in subscribing for the RSAs will be required to complete and return to the Company the Subscription Documents, as described herein. Payment of the investment amount is preferred via electronic ACH transfer, but may also be made by check or domestic wire. Instructions for each method of payment will be provided upon investment via the Company Offering Profile.
Securities laws being utilized and investor qualifications
This Offering is made in reliance upon an exemption from registration under the federal Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") as set forth in Section 4(a)(6) and in accordance with Section 4A and Regulation Crowdfunding (§ 227.100 et seq.). Regulation Crowdfunding sets forth certain statutory investment limitations for purchasers of securities offered pursuant thereto. The RSAs will be offered and sold only to persons whose investment in the RSAs, together with any other investments made in any Regulation Crowdfunding offering during the 12-month period preceding the date of such transaction, does not exceed: (i) the greater of $2,200 or 5 percent of the lesser of the investor’s annual income or net worth if either the investor’s annual income or net worth is less than $107,000; or (ii) 10 percent of the lesser of the investor’s annual income or net worth, not to exceed an amount sold of $107,000, if both the investor’s annual income and net worth are equal to or more than $107,000 ((i) and (ii) collectively referred to as the "Qualified Investors"). The minimum investment that will be accepted by the Company from a Qualified Investor is $50.
Fees for placement agent services
As compensation for Localstake Marketplace LLC’s services in connection with the Offering, Localstake Marketplace LLC shall be entitled to receive a placement fee paid by the Company (the "Placement Fee"). Below is a breakdown of the Gross Proceeds, estimated Placement Fee and Net Proceeds for the Offering.
- Gross Proceeds: $105,000
- Estimated Placement Fee: $5,250
- Net Proceeds: $99,750
Use of proceeds in the Offering
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this Offering for location buildout, as explained in further detail on the Funding tab of the Company Offering Profile.
Material changes to the Offering
Should a material change be made by the Company to the Offering Materials, including, but not limited to a change to the Termination Date or the Offering Amount, the Company will provide to all Investors who have made investment commitments notice of the material change. If the Investor does not reconfirm his or her investment commitment within five (5) business days of receipt of such notice, the Investor’s investment commitment will be cancelled and the Investor will receive a notification verifying that the investment commitment was cancelled, the reason for the cancellation and the refund amount that the Investor should expect to receive. The Escrow Agent will initiate a return of the Investor’s funds deposited in the Escrow Account to such Investor within ten (10) business days.
Ongoing reporting requirements
In addition to the Information Rights provided to investors under the RSAs, the Company will file a report electronically with the SEC annually and post the report on its website, no later than 120 days after the end of each fiscal year covered by the report. Once posted, the annual report may be found on the Company’s website at: http://www.acropolisgames.net/investor_reports
The Company must continue to comply with the ongoing reporting requirements until:
1. the Company is required to file reports under Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act;
2. the Company has filed at least one annual report pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding and has fewer than 300 holders of record and has total assets that do not exceed $10,000,000;
3. the Company has filed at least three annual reports pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding;
4. the Company or another party repurchases all of the RSAs issued in this Offering, including payment in full of the RSAs; or
5. the Company liquidates or dissolves its business in accordance with state law.
Conflicts of interest
The Company is subject to various conflicts of interest arising out of its relationship with an affiliated entity, Acropolis Management LLC, the owner of the building in which the Company intends to become a tenant. The Company and Acropolis Management LLC are under common ownership, with the sole owner of the Company acting as the manager of both entities. Because the Company and Acropolis Management LLC are under common ownership, these conflicts will not be resolved through arms-length negotiations but through the exercise of the manager's judgment and the Company's investment objectives and policies.
Disputes may be resolved only through mandatory binding arbitration
The RSAs provide that any claims or disputes between the Investor and the Company and its affiliates and agents (including the Placement Agent) must be resolved by confidential mandatory binding arbitration before a private dispute resolution service and forum provider. Investors will not have a right to litigate claims through a trial, and will be required to knowingly and voluntarily waive their rights to litigate any claims in a court.
Investors are reliant on the Administrative Agent for servicing and collections
The Investors will not be able to pursue collection against the Company themselves. If the Administrative Agent were to become subject to a bankruptcy or similar proceeding or were to otherwise become unable to perform its duties under the RSAs, enforcement of Investors’ rights could be uncertain, recovery of funds due on the RSAs may be substantially delayed, and any funds recovered may be substantially less than the amounts due or to become due on the RSAs. There is no provision in the RSAs for a party to replace the Administrative Agent.
Restrictions on transferability
The RSAs offered by the Company have not been registered under the Securities Act, nor any applicable state securities laws, in reliance on the exemption from registration in Securities Act Section 4(a)(6) and in accordance with Section 4A and Regulation Crowdfunding (§ 227.100 et seq.). As a result, the RSAs are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale and may not be transferred or resold by any Investor in the RSAs during the one-year period beginning when the RSAs were issued, unless the RSAs are transferred (i) to the Company; (ii) to an Accredited Investor as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act; (iii) as part of an offering registered with the SEC; or (iv) to a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, to a trust controlled by the Investor, to a trust created for the benefit of a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, or in connection with the death or divorce of the Investor or other similar circumstance. The term “member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent” includes a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of the Investor, and includes adoptive relationships. The term “spousal equivalent” means a cohabitant occupying a relationship generally equivalent to that of a spouse. In addition, there is no market for the RSAs being offered and the Company does not expect that any market will be developed in the foreseeable future.
No market; Lack of liquidity
There currently is no public or other trading market for the RSAs being offered or any other securities of the Company and there can be no assurance that any market may ever exist for the RSAs being offered or any other securities of the Company. If a public market does develop, factors such as competitors' announcements about performance, failure to meet securities analysts' expectations, changes in laws, government regulatory action, and market conditions for the industry in which the Company operates in general could harm the price of the Company's publicly traded securities. The Company has no obligation to register the RSAs being offered or any other securities under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Investors should be prepared to hold their RSAs for an indefinite period.
Investors may not receive a return of their investment amounts and there is no guarantee of return
Investors will be entitled to receive a return on their investment only through the RSAs and the monthly revenue share payments thereunder. The only source of funds for the repayment of the Investors' investment amounts and a return on such investment amounts is the Company's operations. The return to Investors and the future value of the investment will depend on a number of factors which cannot be predicted at this time and which may be beyond the control of the Company. These include the general, local, and industry-related economic conditions. In the event that the Company does not generate sufficient revenues from operations, the Investors may not receive any return at all and may lose a substantial portion (or possibly all) of their investment amounts. Neither the Company nor the Placement Agent makes any representations or warranties with respect to any return on an investment in the Company. There can be no assurance that an Investor will receive any return on an investment in the Company or realize any profits on such Investor's investment in the Company.
Investors will not become members of the Company
Investors will not become members of the Company and shall have no rights to share in the Company’s net assets (other than pursuant to their RSAs), cash flow, or net income, and shall have no voting or dividend rights, as a result of his, her or its investment. Investors shall only be entitled to their pro rata share of collected gross revenue of the Company, up to the Maximum Revenue Share Amount. The only return on the investment is the monthly revenue share payments set forth in the RSAs.
The obligations of the Company under the RSAs will be unsecured obligations
The Company's obligations under the RSAs will be unsecured obligations. Therefore, upon the occurrence of an event of default under the RSAs, an Investor will have no recourse against the assets of the Company and rights that the Investor may have under the RSAs will be subordinate and inferior to the Company's other creditors at such time, if any.
The Company anticipates borrowing additional debt senior to the RSAs
While the rights of the RSAs being offered would not be materially limited, diluted or qualified by the rights of any other class of security issued by the Company, the Company’s management anticipates authorizing the issuance of additional debt financing, which may effect its ability to service the obligations under the RSAs.
Acropolis Management LLC, an affiliated entity under common ownership with the Company, has secured a letter of intent from County National Bank (the "Senior Lender") for $150,000 (a "Senior Loan"). Any Senior Loan documents will likely contain various representations, covenants (affirmative and negative) and other provisions. Such restrictions, while relatively common in today's real estate financing market, increase the risks of an investment in the Company. If the Company or the affiliated entity fails to satisfy the covenants, the Senior Lender may declare the Senior Loan in default, in which case, Investors could lose their entire investment in the Company.
In addition, if the Company’s gross proceeds from this Offering and the Senior Loan do not cover the estimated project costs for the location buildout, completion of the project may be delayed indefinitely, jeopardizing the Company’s ability to repay investor obligations under the RSAs.
Target Closing Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. See offering materials for full details.
Express interest to follow progress and access details.
Expressing Interest FAQ
Expressing interest covers a few different functions. First, it acts as your indication to the business that you have a potential interest in considering an investment. It is also the means by which you are able to access additional materials from the business. The reason you must express interest to view this information is so that the business can keep track of who has accessed their sometimes confidential information. Lastly, expressing interest allows you to keep in touch and stay updated on the progress of the business as they work through their fundraise.
An expression of interest is non-binding. Providing a dollar amount of interest to the business is exclusively a way for them to get a better understanding of whether there is sufficient aggregate interest from investors to support their fundraise goals. If you do not provide a dollar amount to the business, this is fine, but they may decide to cancel their fundraise if they do not have a clear enough picture as to whether there is enough interest to meet their goals.
Yes. Interest can be cancelled at any time, and after cancelling the business will have no means by which to contact you. If you cancel your interest, you can always express interest again if you change your mind.
Yes. The business will be able to contact you through Localstake Marketplace platform messaging. They will not receive any other personal contact information (i.e. email address, phone number, etc.).
When you express interest in a business, they will receive a notification that you are interested. On their investor management interface, they will see your name, state of residence, occupation, and amount of investment.
Once you've indicated interest, you can commit to invest.
Committing to Invest FAQ
Committing to invest should constitute a binding commitment on the part of the investor that you are going to follow through on investing the amount you have provided to the business. You should only commit to invest once you are sure that you want to invest in the opportunity.
Note that you are not guaranteed a spot in the fundraise until the business has approved your investment. Once you have committed, you can continue on to complete your investment and submit it to the business for approval.
A commitment shoud be treated as binding. If you do not plan to move forward with an investment, you should not commit to doing so. However, you are not irrevocably committed to investing until 3 days after the business has approved your investment and countersigned your investment documents.
You can commit to invest at any time. Commitments help show traction in the fundraise to other investors, so the earlier you are ready to make your commitment, the better. This will help the business in its efforts to attract additional investors to their fundraise.
The business owners are the only people that will have this information. No other investors will know that you committed to invest, only that someone committed to invest. The aggregate amount of commitments is shared with other interested investors.
No. You will still need to provide an electronic signature on the investment documents and select a method to transfer your funds. You will need to wait to complete these steps until
Once you have committed to invest, you will review and sign the investment documents.
Signing Documents FAQ
When you make an investment in a business, you enter into legally binding contract that outlines your rights as an investor. The specific documents you sign will vary based upon the type of security you are investing in (i.e. debt or equity). Every investment will include an investor questionnaire document that will be pre-populated with information from your investment account that provides proof of your eligibility to invest in the offering. These documents act as your proof of investment and provide all of the details about your investment and your role as an investor. You should read these documents carefully before investing.
Your investment documents will be pre-populated with information from your investment account to help identify you, including your SSN which the business needs in order to produce tax documents for your investment. There will also be information about your personal financial situation on the documents to help provide proof of your eligibility to invest in the offering.
In order to sign the documents, you will use our proprietary e-signature tool. You will have the opportunity to review each document that you will be signing and then select a signature or create your own to be added to the documents.
Yes, once the business has accepted your investment and countersigned your investment documents, a copy of your signed agreement will be stored on your Investment Portfolio page on Localstake Marketplace.
We can help you complete an investment for the following investor types: self-directed IRA, joint with spouse, entities, and trusts. Contact us if you would like to make an investment of a type other than as an individual.
Once you have reviewed and signed investment documents, you will choose how you would like to transfer funds.
Transferring Funds FAQ
The business owner will then receive your proposed investment and accept and countersign it.
The business will wait to accept your investment until their funding target has been reached.
For most fundraises, there are three options to choose from when transferring invesment funds.
- 1. Electronic Transfer - transfer your funds by electronic ACH transfer. You will need to connect a personal bank account in order to use this transfer method.
- 2. Wire Transfer - call your bank and give them instructions on where you would like your investment funds to be sent. With a wire transfer, you will receive instructions on where to transfer the funds after the business accepts your investment.
- 3. Check - When selecting to make your investment by check, you will receive instructions on where to mail your check after the business accepts your investment.
Fund transfers do not occur until the business has accepted your investment and the funding target has been reached.
Fund transfers do not occur until the business has accepted your investment and the funding target has been reached.
If you transfer your funds via electronic transfer, the funds will be transferred from your bank account as soon as the business reaches their fundraise target and accepts your investment. You will receive a notice two business days prior to the electronic transfer occurring. If you transfer funds via check or wire, you will need to complete the fund transfer outside of the Localstake Marketplace platform.
Your funds will be held in an escrow account at a bank until the business reaches their fundraise target. Consult the offering materials for more details on the escrow arrangement. If the business does not reach their funding goal, the funds will be returned to you by the escrow agent.
If you would like to change something about your investment, such as the information on your investment documents, or to decrease the amount of your investment, please contact us. If you only wish to increase the amount of your investment, you can make a second investment by clicking the 'Invest Again' button.
Investors may cancel an investment commitment until 48 hours prior to the deadline identified in the offering materials. Localstake Marketplace will notify investors when the target offering amount has been met. If the issuer reaches the target offering amount prior to the deadline identified in the offering materials, it may close the offering early if it provides notice about the new offering deadline at least five business days prior to such new offering deadline (absent a material change that would require an extension of the offering and reconfirmation of the investment commitment).
If an investor does not cancel an investment commitment before the 48-hour period prior to the offering deadline, the funds will be released to the issuer upon closing of the offering and the investor will receive securities in exchange for his or her investment.
If an investor does not reconfirm his or her investment commitment after a material change is made to the offering, the investor’s investment commitment will be cancelled and the committed funds will be returned.
Businesses send payments to investors over the Localstake Marketplace platform
If the business you invest in reaches their funding goal, they will be making payments to you over the Localstake Marketplace platform. If you use electronic transfer for your investment, these payments will be made back to the bank account you linked for your electronic transfer. If you do not set up an electronic transfer for your initial investment, you may do so on your bank account page once you log in.
If the business you invest in does not reach their funding goal, your investment funds will be returned to you. The escrow agent for the fundraise will return the funds to you typically via check or ACH.