The information contained on this page has been compiled, as of its date of publication, with considerable care to ensure investors are informed. The purpose of this page is to provide you with general information about qualified investors residing in Australia.
The information provided should not be considered as investment or other advice or a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold a particular investment. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to the accuracy or completeness of the information.
OurCrowd’s platform is currently set up to accept members with a “Qualified”, “Accredited”, “Sophisticated”, or “Professional” accreditation status in their country of residence. What are the criteria, and what actions are required on your part? We have a general answer for you below. Please note: for specific questions about the qualifications of your investor status, contact OurCrowd.
Why must I be accredited or be a qualified investor?
Early stage, privately-held companies are high-risk investments, and therefore many countries require individuals to meet certain financial criteria before being allowed to participate in these investments.
What are the overall criteria of qualification/accreditation?
OurCrowd follows the rules of your country of residence – the one in which you pay taxes. These rules vary country by country, but many address the following two questions:
- What are the criteria to qualify as a Qualified/Accredited investor, e.g., what is the minimum level of income and/or net worth, and the knowledge and experience investors need to meet in order to participate in certain types of investments?
- What proof do investors have to give in order to proof they meet these criteria?
🇦🇺 Criteria of qualification for investors residing in Australia:
In Australia, to be a sophisticated investor, one must have:
- Net assets of at least A$2.5 million; or
- A gross income of A$250,000 for each of the last two financial years.
Alternatively, the offer may be made to a company or a trust controlled by a person who meets the above requirements.
In Australia, to be a professional investor, one must:
- Hold an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL); or
- Have or control gross assets of at least A$10m or more.
🇦🇺 Paperwork for investors residing in Australia:
Sophisticated investors are subject to a current certificate from a qualified accountant certifying they have a prescribed net asset or gross income level. To show that you are a professional investor you need an AFSL number or proof of assets.
For more information: If you have any questions about the accreditation process, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance.