Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) are means of offering investors units or tokens as digital assets and a store of value creating a cryptocurrency. The most well-known cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.
Since 2013, ICOs are often used by startup companies to fund the development of new company branded tokens as cryptocurrencies.
The capital raised can be used for working capital, software development, hiring or other business uses. The pre-created token can be easily sold and traded on all cryptocurrency exchanges if there is demand for them.
$21 Billion+ Raised From 1,072 ICO's in 2018
ICO's have become a proven option to raise funds but with many other benefits to the company, customers, stakeholders, and investors.
In 2017, over $6 B was raised from 453 ICO's.
ICO's have become a tool that could
The ICO Market Transition to Quality Companies
As technologies are introduced there is often a market evolution for what become priority applications, market acceptance and weeding out the bad actors. This was the case with the Internet and the "Dot-Com" run up in the early 2000s. Remember Pets.com?
The ICO and cryptocurrencies market has gone through that evolution quickly. What makes a good ICO? The same things that make a company a good investment option. This includes the team, traction, market acceptance, defensible position, patents, and other criteria. Our partners could be discovering life-saving cures.
The regulatory requirements and compliance needed now helps give confidence to investors and also a clearer process for companies to follow.
This is an opportunity for accredited investors to learn about this next generation of opportunities with top life sciences companies.