Why Use In3 Services?
Frequently Asked Questions
"As an investor, why might I use In3 to help me locate
private investment opportunities?"
Top Five Benefits of becoming an In3 Registered Investor:
1. Make money while making a difference -- In3 only
works with ventures that have sustainability at their core. These companies
strive to balance their concern for the environment, social equity,
and strong financial performance. Some people call this the "triple
bottom line." Shorthand is "people, planet, and profit" -- because
sustainable must also mean prosperous, while remaining within the limits
By parntering with In3, "prosperous" and "profitable"
take on a new dimension, new meaning. For more on this, refer to the
article in our newsroom entitled "Working
Towards a Sustainable Economy: The 'Triple Bottom Line' Path to Competitive
2. Learn about the latest developments, investment trends, and
innovative "best practices" in sustainable development and strategic
We highlight ground-breaking technologies, processes, and business
models. 3BL companies operate out of different assumptions than their
mainstream counterparts. In this "business not as usual" mindset, investors
and their venture partners find sustainable competitive advantage. How?
Through products and services that lead -- rather than lag behind --
their industry. Such leadership reveals powerful trends, where the capacity
to move quickly, get ahead, and stay ahead becomes woven into the company
It is nearly impossible to teach "flat-line" established companies
how to put aside all their inherent limitations to originate breakthroughs.
That's why history shows entrepreneurial activities are the key to meaningful
change. The challenge of integrating the often conflicting demands of
people, planet and profit has prompted noteworthy innovation. Each of
our pre-screened ventures gives you a glimpse of what's in store for
this exciting field of sustainable commercial endeavor -- with some
impressive track records and evidence of accomplishment to drive further
3. Save time and energy. Because all In3 ventures
are carefully selected and tested, it saves you the time and energy
of finding qualified projects. We only work with the "cream of the crop"
-- entrepreneurs that have paid their dues and done their homework.
We filter through dozens of less qualified business plans and proposals
so you don't have to.
4. No pressure. We are "third party" neutrals. As consultants,
we are not wedded to any particular venture, and our fees are based
on service and results. There's never any pressure to consummate a deal.
Therefore we can help you find the opportunities that are best suited
to your investment priorities, with no pre-determined agenda about any
Our singular interest is that you make a wise decision that will stand
the test of time, allowing us to continue a strong working collaboration
(and, hopefully, bring us referrals).
5. Access to potential investor partners. In3 registered
investors have access to a broad community of like-minded investors
focused on complementary technologies, products, and services, enabling
you to work together as you identify and qualify investment opportunities.
"What size investments are available?"
Investments typically range from $100,000 up to $20M. Angels or corporations
seeking smaller investments may want to focus on either
"In what stage(s) are these ventures?"
Very few (less than 10%) are seed stage startups; most are in at least
their second round of finance. All are privately-held; that is, prior
to any public offering.
"How do I gain access to the In3 venture portfolio?"
When your application is accepted,
you will be provided a login ID and password (or you can request one
of your own choosing, if you prefer), giving you access to a private
and confidential venture "portfolio" for the sole use of registered
investors. This is where you will find investment opportunities to match
your investment preferences.
"What due diligence has already been performed on these ventures?"
Each venture has performed some due diligence,
based on the 109 questions
from Bear Stearns. In addition, where practical, In3 compiles
independent market, team and technology verification for the ventures
featured on this website. Contact us for
details. Investors are encouraged to obtain due diligence information
directly from the venture as well as conducting their own evaluations.
"How can I find out more? What are some possible next steps?"
If you register for access to our listed
ventures, you may also want to ask about other opportunities not listed
due to confidentiality or other reasons. Indicate your areas of interest
and our staff will attempt to match your situation with current situations.
For example, you may wish to learn about pending deals rather than "shop"
to sort out all the possibilities.