SECTION 1 - YOUR USE OF CONTENT
You agree that you are solely responsible for all investment decisions. Although the Site may provide data, information or content relating to investment and/or the opportunity to buy securities in TTSA, you should not construe any such content as tax, legal, financial, or investment advice. You represent that any decision to invest is based solely on your consideration of the risks involving the purchase of TTSA securities or those of a third party (i.e. your personal financial advisor) and is made at your own risk, which may include the risk of complete loss of your principal. You agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for conducting legal, accounting or due diligence review on TTSA. You are advised to consult with a licensed legal professional and investment advisor for any legal, tax, insurance, or investment advice.
WE ADVISE YOU TO READ THEOFFERING CIRCULARBEFORE INVESTING.
SECTION 2 - HOW TO INVEST
SECTION 3 - INVESTMENT FAQs
What is equity crowdfunding?
In March 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released final Regulation A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act, paving the way for companies like TTSA to raise capital from both accredited and unaccredited investors.
What are the risks of early-stage investing?
Because Reg A+ allows early stage investing by non-accredited investors, the SEC put limits in place to protect the general public from investing more than they can afford to lose in early-stage companies. However, investing in start-up and early-stage companies is risky due to the nature of these types of entities and the long horizon of the investment type. Please review the Offering Circularfor a complete discussion of the risks before investing.
Is there a minimum investment?
The minimum investment for TTSA’s Reg. A+ Offering is $200 per investor.
Can I invest if I’m not an accredited investor?
Yes! You can invest without being an accredited investor, but you do have a limit of no more than ten percent (10%) of the greater of your annual income or net worth. Different rules apply to accredited investors and non-natural persons. Before making any representation that your investment does not exceed applicable thresholds, we encourage you to review Rule 251(d)(2)(i)(C) of Regulation A. For general information on investing, we encourage you to refer to www.investor.govor consult your financial advisor.
How are securities delivered to me?
After an investment is successfully executed, you will receive a letter from our transfer agent, Computershare, including an account statement documenting your securities and instructions for accessing your online portfolio. All of your contracts will be hosted on Computershare at your portfolio screen.
Will my investment have voting rights?
The securities do not come with voting rights.
How long until I see a return?
We are a privately held company, and our shares are not traded on a public stock exchange. As a result, the shares cannot be easily traded or sold. As an investor in a private company, you typically receive a return on your investment under the following two scenarios:
- The company gets acquired by another company.
- The company goes public (undergoes an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, NYSE, or another exchange).
In those instances, you receive your pro-rata share of the distributions that occur. You should read about the risks of the investment in the Offering Circular.
What are the tax implications of an equity crowdfunding investment?
We cannot give tax advice, and we encourage you to talk with your accountant or tax advisor before making an investment.
What happens to my share of ownership if the company issues new shares in future financing rounds?
As is the case with any equity financing round, companies will naturally be diluting the equity ownership of existing investors. That means your proportion of ownership will be reduced. See the Offering Circular for more details on dilution.
How do I know if the team members are who they claim to be?
The identities of the founding team members are all verified through CrowdCheck. Each investor, however, is ultimately responsible for conducting due diligence independently and should only make investments which fall in their comfort zone.
How is the valuation determined?
See the Offering Circular for more details on our valuation method.
When do companies receive investments?
In order to protect investors, the company is required to reach a minimum funding target to have a successful fundraise. Therefore, investments are not finalized until the company raises enough money to meet its funding target and completes all other closing conditions (together, the "closing conditions"). The subscription proceeds are held securely in an independent escrow account. Once all the closing conditions have been met, the money is released to the company and investors will receive the applicable securities. If all the closing condition are not met, subscription amounts are returned to investors by the escrow agent.
What updates should I expect after investing?
Visit tothestarsacademy.com for the latest developments. We will issue an annual report once a year with financial statements and a discussion of our business, no later than 3 months after the end of our fiscal year.
What happens if a business fails?
As with any investment, there is an inherent risk that the company may fail. If that is the case, and there is a liquidation event, shareholders will receive a pro rata share. However, in many cases, there are no assets left to distribute, and the entirety of the investment may be lost.
What happens if the company doesn’t reach its goal?
If a company does not reach their minimum funding goal, all funds will be returned to the investors.
Do I have direct access to the founder?
No. We don't hand out their email addresses or phone numbers, but please feel free to share your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECTION 4 - GENERAL GUIDELINES
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SECTION 5 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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SECTION 6 - YOUR PRIVACY
SECTION 7 - OUR LIABILITY
The Site is accessed and used at your own risk. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all details on the Site are current and contain no inaccuracies or errors, no guarantees are made that the Site’s content will be error free, accurate and current at all times. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. TTSA neither represents, warrants, covenants, guarantees, nor promises any specific results from your use of the Site.
TTSA assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, texts, images, video, or audio from the Site.
SECTION 8 - JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, nations other than those of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.
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SECTION 9 - NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
SECTION 10 - MISCELLANEOUS
Except as expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to the Terms. TTSA shall have the right to assign its rights or delegate any of its responsibilities under these Terms to an affiliate or in connection with a merger, consolidation or reorganization of TTSA for the sale of substantially all of its assets. These Terms contain the entire understanding between you and TTSA relating to the Site. These Terms supersede any other Terms or agreement regarding the Site prior to the Effective Date shown first above.