27 July 2012 11:19

MicroVentures launches unique venture capital-themed Facebook game

Micro Ventures Home

MicroVentures Launches First-Ever Facebook Game with a Venture Capital Theme, Allows Players to Back Real Startups, Compete Against Friends

MicroVentures, is the leading equity crowdfunding platform, connecting investors with early stage investment opportunities. Guided by veteran market expertise and with a successful track record of raising millions for more than a dozen companies, MicroVentures conducts due diligence and risk management services before selecting equity investment opportunities on behalf of its community of more than 4,000 investors.  The Company have announced the launch of MicroVentures Investor Challenge - a Facebook game in which real startups like AirBnB, Etsy, and Pinterest compete for a player's virtual investment.

In Investor Challenge, real startups face off in six weekly rounds and players are in the role of venture capitalist, with $1,000,000 "microbucks" to invest in favorites like Foursquare and Taskrabbit. The startup that commands the most total investment from players advances to the next round where it faces off against a new opponent. At the end of the tournament, one startup emerges victorious, and one investor, too.

"We wanted to turn the current buzz about startups into a fun online investing experience," said MicroVentures Founder and CEO Bill Clark. "The passage of the federal JOBS Act means there's a brand new category of early stage investment opportunities becoming available and this is an entertaining way to get exposure to the space."

The game is risk free - there's no real money involved - but players can win $250 in real cash each week for picking winning companies. In September a MacBook Air ill be awarded to the overall winner. A new tournament is tentatively slated to begin shortly thereafter.

The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act passed in March 2012. Once implemented, MicroVentures will be among the first companies to take advantage of its new provisions.

MicroVentures partnered with gamification company Zobee to develop Investor Challenge.

Post comment

Related debate

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 Year
20 May
 
Normal 0 21 false false false DA X-NONE X-NONE ..
30
19 May
 
Du undrer mig at flere ikke er begyndt at bekymrer sig for situationen i Grækenland. Hvad enten man ..
25
23 May
ZEAL
Zealand Pharma havde i sammenhæng med deres Q1 resultat et web-cast, hvor ledelsen kommenterede på s..
23
21 May
 
”Verdensøkonomiens nuværende vigtigste sektor må være Kinas boligmarked. Der står 50 mio. lejlighede..
21
19 May
 
Hej alle,   Herunder er alle finanshusenes vurderinger og anbefalinger af C20 selskaber + de 'Large ..
20
19 May
GEN
Mon ikke vi nærmer os de 600 efter JNJ´s præsentation i morgen - der vil komme fokus på Daratumumab ..
20
18 May
VELO
Jeg har desværre ikke tid til en længere udredning, og heller ikke til en lang dialog, men jeg er ik..
17
22 May
VWS
BHE Renewables LLC, der er ejet af Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy og som for nyligt best..
15
18 May
BIOPOR
  Huj hej hvor det går. Endelig sker der noget med kursen. Og selskabet står også med nogle ret inte..
15
19 May
FING-B
Skulle der virkelig kun rød dag til for at du kom ud a hulen igen og startede din skræmmekampagne ig..
14

Notification of Transactions of Directors

22/05/2015 15:32:07
Intermediate Capital Group plc (the "Company") 22 May 2015 Notification of Transactions of Directors In accordance with the UK Financial Services Aut..

Holding(s) in Company

22/05/2015 13:38:48
For filings with the FSA include the annex   For filings with issuer..

Form 8.3 - Greene King plc

22/05/2015 10:49:20
FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE ..

Most read news

  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 1 week
1
FLSmidth to supply largest cement plant in South East Asia
2
PR Newswire - Service Test Notice 5
3
PR Newswire - Service Test Notice 1
4
PR Newswire - Service Test Notice 3
5
PR Newswire - Service Test Notice 4

Buy and sell signals

  • Trend
  • Moneymachine

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2015   Disclaimer and Terms of Use
Quote information is delivered by Interactive Data.
Data is delayed 15-20 minutes according to the distribution agreements set by the different exchanges.
 
24 May 2015 08:01:51
(UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20150519.1 - EUROWEB2 - 2015-05-24 09:01:51 - 2015-05-24 08:01:51 - 1000 - Website: OKAY