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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 startups, seeking capital gains on our equity investments and ordinary income from our debt investments. We are pioneering a new type of investment fund, Access Fund, which provides an opportunity for all to invest in a venture capital fund.
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We invest in seed and early-stage startup companies that have potential for capital gains on our equity investments and ordinary income from debt and debt-like investments. The stages we invest in are seed and series A.
The companies we invest in are generally technology or technology-enabled, in what we believe to be high-growth markets.
Any individual in the United States that is at least 18 years old can invest in Zell Capital, regardless of net worth.
Investors can create an investment account as an individual, a joint account or as an entity.
An Access Fund is an investment company registered under the 1940 Investment Company Act, as amended. The purpose of an Access Fund is to open up private market fund investment opportunities to all investors, not just accredited investors.
Zell Capital has created likely the first Access Fund, with an investment strategy focused on early stage venture capital. This is likely the first fund that all investors can participate in, that provides access to this asset class.
The initial minimum investment into Zell Capital is $1,000 and any subsequent investment minimum is $240. Traditionally, investors in venture capital allocate only a small portion of their investment portfolio to this type of asset.
The Company has no present intention to offer liquidity to shareholders other than in the form of distributions from investments. To the extent the Company decides to conduct a subsequent offering, the Company may offer to repurchase a portion of its Shares on a limited basis from shareholders. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will decide to offer to repurchase Shares in the near term, if at all.
Zell Capital will primarily invest in seed and early-growth stage companies, also known as venture capital. Returns will be generated when we sell our shares in the startup in the future. A typical holding period of our investment into each startup will be at least seven years.
Secondarily, we will invest through debt and debt-like instruments into seed and early-growth stage companies. We expect these investments to generate ordinary income which will be distributed to investors based on our requirements as a Regulated Investment Company (RIC).
Zell Capital is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. As a publicly registered fund we are required to file regular updates with the SEC and provide certain information, including disclosures about our investment activities and risks related to our offering.
Access to all filings will be conveniently available to our investors and can also be found here: SEC Filings
Zell Capital is an internally managed fund. This means the fund directly employs the management team and incurs all expenses related to the operations of the fund. There is no external advisor relationship and no defined management fee or carried interest that you would normally find in a venture capital fund. Instead, management will create an annual budget that will be presented to the board of trustees.
The fee and expense table in the “Fees and Expenses” section of the prospectus assumes that sales and digital marketing expenses will remain consistent through year 10; however, the Company expects that such expenses will decrease significantly following the offering period, which we expect to end following year two. The Company will use a digital marketing strategy to advertise to investors and will have expenses related to those strategies that will be in effect during the offering period. Once the offering period is complete, expenses related to the digital marketing strategy will decrease and, thus, actual expenses for years three, five and ten will not reflect those expenses. Therefore, the Company expects that actual expenses as a percentage of assets will be substantially lower than those reflected in years three, five and ten in the example. If the digital marketing strategy is not successful following a 12-month time period beginning with the commencement of the offering, the Company will pursue a more traditional marketing strategy using a broker-dealer and incur expenses associated with such traditional marketing strategy.
Zell Capital works with investment advisors and their clients to create a simple onboarding and account management experience. Advisors can direct their clients to create an account through our website, or the Zell Capital and US Bank team will work with Advisors to create accounts in bulk for clients.
Zell Capital offers a new opportunity to investment advisors, where all clients qualify to make an investment in a venture capital fund. We desire to work with advisors to help understand the risks related to this type of investment. Please submit the form at the top of this page to set up a call with our founder, Will Zell.