OBIG investor members are bookselling alumni or friends of bookselling alumni who are open minded to investing in companies started or influenced by other OBIG members. Companies in the OBIG network offer unique investment opportunities because they are:
Started by a Book-Person or Highly Recommended by a Book-Person
Companies in the OBIG network were either founded by book-people or honorary book-people (meaning they came highly recommended by a book-person). Most have a similar foundation of skills and mind set derived from their common experience which sets them up for success.
Scrutinized by Multiple OBIG Members with not only Questions, but Suggestions
Entrepreneur members often must explain their business plan and vision to multiple members, many who ask very tough questions and make many suggestions. Every member is free to ask any questions and make any suggestions. Entrepreneur members usually have agreed to the major tenets of the E-book, Funding Your Startup, written by OBIG’s founder Todd McWhirter.
Provide Opportunities for Members to Offer Their Own Expertise
Unlike traditional investing, the OBIG network is designed so that members can lend their own expertise to the entrepreneur members for either pay or equity as a consulting member. See the Consulting Member section for more detail.
An Exceptional Track Record of Long Term Success
Over the past 15 years, many startups in the OBIG network have rewarded investor members exceptional returns. Of course, past performance is not a guarantee for future performance, but the track record has been exciting. OBIG investor members that diversify their investing dollars into at least 10 startups create better odds for themselves. Check out OBIG Investor Testimonies, possibly from names you already know.
Interested in hearing more? Then sign up by filling out the Investor Member Survey and Waiver. The survey helps other OBIG entrepreneur members to better understand your needs and level of interest. There is no obligation to invest and there is no guarantee that every member will hear about every deal available, but the more you participate the better chances of getting involved. We also invite you to read the E-book, The Everyday Startup Investor, also written by Todd McWhirter. Or feel free to email us directly if you have questions.