The invent network is not a crowd funding platform.
Usually our investors will become a trusted advisor to the company - the relationship between the investors and founders, and the skills and contacts that the investors bring, are as important as the money itself.
This 'relational' dimension is not easily achieved in the crowd funding environment. It is for this reason that we believe the online crowd funding model is not appropiate where investors are making a significant investment into the investee company.
However, we do believe in the intelligent use of technology. There are two key components to the technology we use.