Startup Fund Investing For All
Zell Capital is an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, that seeks to maximize our portfolio’s long term total return by investing in early stage startup companies by seeking capital gains on our equity investment and ordinary income from debt investment.
We are in our Initial Offering Period where investors can create an account through our website and make an investment. Before investing, you should read the prospectus, including the discussion of the material risks to ensure you are comfortable with the risks associated with investing in our fund.
Initial offering price per Share1
Net Asset Value (NAV) as of 8/31/21
The NAV is updated once per month.  Initial offering price for 18 months or until the fund has raised $25 Million. After the initial offering period, the shares will be sold at NAV and to the extent NAV per share or valuation of underlying holding changes above the initial offering price, the offering price will be adjusted. Learn more about this section being updated and the NAV vs offering price per share by visiting the Investor FAQ here.
A new type of fund for venture capital investing
We are pioneering a new type of investment fund called Access Funds, which are designed to open private markets, such as venture capital, to all investors through a professionally managed fund strategy. Before investing, please read our prospectus, specifically the risk disclosures, and speak to your financial advisor.
Help Build Great Startups
We invest in early stage startups, when they are in their earliest days. Together with our fund’s investor community, we will do everything we can to help the teams we invest in succeed.
Low Minimum Investment
Investing in startups comes with a high degree of risks, and investors typically put a very small amount of their portfolio into a strategy such as this. We make startup fund investing accessible with a $1,000 minimum investment.
Venture Capital Fund Investing For All
Traditionally, only accredited investors and institutions can invest in venture capital funds. No longer! Zell Capital gives all investors access to a venture capital focused fund if it fits in their investor objectives and risk tolerance.
Investors Own Shares in Our Fund Which Owns Early Equity
Owning early equity in companies that experience significant growth is a common source for wealth creation. Zell Capital provides investors with passive ownership in a portfolio of startups through a professionally managed strategy.
How To Invest In Zell Capital
Follow these steps to create an account and invest in Zell Capital’s first Access Fund, focused on early-stage startup investments.
Engage with Us
Zell Capital offers benefits for both investors and startup companies. Learn more about how to work with us.
How to Invest
Determine If This Is Suitable For You
This fund invests in startups which come with a high degree of risk. Make sure to take time to understand our investment objective, our strategy and the risks outlined in our prospectus before investing in our fund. Most important, talk to your financial advisor before you invest.
Create Investor Account
Investing in Zell Capital is a completely digital experience. Click on the “Get Started” below button where you will go through the process to create your Zell Capital investor account. Investor accounts are managed on a site sponsored and maintained by our partner, US Bank.
Join Our Community
Once you have invested you will receive information about how you can participate in our investor community. Your participation is voluntary and subject to our Community Guidelines. Our goal is to allow you the opportunity to provide feedback seeking to create value for potential investments, and the startups in our investment portfolio.
Meet Our Leaders.
Our team consists of leaders with experience in startup investing and managing funds registered under the
Investment Company Act of 1940.
Since 2007, experience starting and building diverse types of companies, including three technology startups.
Since 1996, experience in corporate finance, venture capital fund management and startup formation.
Since 1996, experience in financial services industry, including ten years in operational risk management.
Since 2007, experience providing general counsel and compliance support to registered and private funds.
Our Board of Trustees is comprised of a majority of independent trustees who protect the interests of our shareholders and ensure governance best practices are in place.
Lindsay Karas Stencel
Since 2009, experience in venture capital. Former Partner, NCT Ventures
R. Jeffrey Young
Since 1996, experience in fund administration. Former President, Huntington Asset Services
Zell Capital is an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. We engage leading firms who specialize in registered funds.