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Mara Invest Fund

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Strategy: All private market strategies

Geography: Global

Fund Life: 10 years

Investment Period: 4 years

Minimum commitment: £25,000

SPV closing deadline: x

Summary

Mara is pioneering the retailisation / democratisation trend, by going further than other platforms to deliver individual access for private funds. Our low cost SPVs are a great way for private funds to effectively lower their minimum ticket from millions to thousands, whilst retaining the investor relationship and outsourcing all the regulatory and administrative headache to us. Mara was established by industry insiders from the private funds industry that were frustrated at their own lack of access, yet determined to disrupt the industry for the better. Mara is supported from influential private market professionals that share our vision and enthusiasm to deliver our outsourced private wealth solution to funds. 

Highlights

We are private markets through and through:  our team has spent most of their careers in the private funds world, as fund investors, investor relations, fund accounting, and fund management professionals. We get the intricacies of private fund structures and the regulatory environment surrounding individual investor access and will take away the onboarding burden for you. 

Regulated solution: Mara has sufficient regulatory cover to operate in a compliant manner to deliver SPV solutions for you.

Keep the investor relationships without the administrative headache: we take care of investor qualification; KYC/AML checks; onboarding; cash management; and ongoing reporting, so you can onboard small ticket individual investors with ease.

Making your fund more accessible: use our SPV solution to bring in junior/mid level employees, portfolio company executives, friends, family, service providers, and many more. 

Team

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Sasha Batica
CEO, Co-founder

Rauf Rehman
COO, Co-founder

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Mike Birch
Chairman

You can see the full biographies of each partner as well as the full Mara team in the following link

Key Terms

Key Fund Terms (your fund details here)

Legal Name: x

Jurisdiction and Fund Structure: x

Style: x

Management Fee: x

Carried Interest (profit share/performance fee to the fund manager): x

GP Commitment: x

Fund Term / Life: x

Mara SPV / Feeder Terms

Legal entity:  UK Nominee Ltd, also referred to as a "Bare Trust"

One off entry fee and establishment expenses:  investors pay 0.5% of committed capital

All in ongoing fees and expenses: annual fee of 0.3% based on committed capital

Tax Status:  Tax Transparent- no tax at the entity level but you will be charged local tax based on your jurisdiction

Capital Call / funding schedule:  provide the following as a % of your commitment as per the following schedule

  • x 2023: x% of your commitment

  • x 2024: x% of your commitment

  • x 2025: x% of your commitment

Track record - case studies

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Strategy: Secondaries

Domicile: Jersey

Ticket sizes: $25-75k

Investor type: Sophisticated / Hight net Worth

Summary: helped investors from Mara's network invest in the fund

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Strategy: Growth Debt

Domicile: Luxembourg

Ticket sizes: €50k-€1m

Investor type: Elective Professional

Summary: helped a syndicate of Middle-East and US investors invest in the fund

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Strategy: Venture

Domicile: Luxembourg

Ticket sizes: $5-250k

Investor type: Elective Professional

Summary: helped investors from Conny's network, employees and Mara's network invest in the fund.

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Strategy: Venture

Domicile: Luxembourg

Ticket sizes: €5-250k

Investor type: Elective Professional

Summary: helped investors from Notion's portfolio companies and service providers invest in the fund

Fund Documentation

Below you will find Mara Invest Fund's pitchbook, Private Placement Memorandum (PPM), Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA). Please read through these and one you are done, click on the link below to generate the application form for our SPV.

Provide us with documentation for KYC

We utilise SumSub, a certified KYC provider to help process your documentation to verify your identity and pass AML checks. You can upload your documents via their portal, which is accessible by scanning the below QR code or by clicking this link:

You can mix and match how you upload documents and your progress will be saved. For example, you can scan the above QR code on your phone to take a picture of your ID and click the above link on your computer to upload your proof of address.

Required Documents

Individual Investors

  • Passport / ID and Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, mortgage statement, dated within 3 months)

Corporate investment entities

  • If an investor is investing through an entity, all UBOs of the entity above 25% will need to provide the above ID documents in the manner described. The investor will also need to provide the following company documents:

    • Certificate of incorporation or equivalent

    • Latest annual account, (if available)

    • Recent Articles of Association or equivalent

    • Directors’ register (if not mentioned in the evidence of registration)

    • Signed authorised signatory list (including signature specimen and powers)

    • Current shareholder register for the investor and each company in the structure

    • Structure diagram

    • Signed UBO declaration with the explanation of the source of fund.

Should you face any difficulties with uploading the documents onto SumSub, feel free to share them to client.services@marainvest.com instead

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Sign up and invest now

Click one of the following forms if you are investing in your own name or via a personal investment vehicle or on behalf of a corporate

Any questions

Our client services team is on hand to answer any questions, get in touch at sasha.batica@marainvest.com

or book a time to chat with us

  • What happens to my money after I subscribe to a fund?
    Investments into private funds are not like an investment into a stock, crypto asset or mutual fund, where your money is invested at day 1. Money is typically taken from investors by private fund managers when an investment is needed to be made via a process called a "capital call", in which a notification is sent to the investor requesting the required funding within a specific period. The minimum commitment is not taken from our investors at day 1, but rather taken over the investment period of the private fund, typically 4 years. Because we are acting on behalf of a large number of investors for the fund manager, we make this process easier by taking % of your capital at day 1 as a form of deposit, which sits in the feeder vehicle's bank account until it is required by the fund manager. We then request the remaining capital from you in subsequent periods.
  • How secure is my personal information on your platform?
    We take privacy very seriously and ensure that all data is encrypted and stored on secure servers. We will not sell your data on to any third parties. More information can be found on our "Privacy Policy" which will be shown to you for your review and acknowledgement during the quick onboarding process we ask you to complete before using our platform.
  • Who can make an investment on the platform?
    Our platform can be used by individual investors that meet the "Sophisticated Investor", "Hight Net Worth Investor" and Professional Investor classifications. As part of your registration process to our platform, we will give you a questionnaire to complete to verify which of these classifications you meet. The questionnaire has a number of questions that should take 5 minutes to complete, so please bear with us - we are obliged to give you this as per our own regulatory responsibilities. It is also essential for the Fund's own regulatory responsibilities that you meet these classifications.
  • How can I track the performance of my investments?
    Portfolios are updated every 3 months by fund managers, which is less frequent than investments in the listed equities sector which typically provides frequent market pricing. The Mara team will email you when we receive reporting information from the fund manager, which will include a personal account statement laying out your investment and the remaining amount of commitment left to fund.
  • What if I have any questions about the platform or its products?
    If you get stuck on any part of subscription process for private funds, please email us on client.services@marainvest.com to arrange a time to speak so that we can help you.
  • Is Mara regulated?
    Mara Invest Limited is an Appointed Representative of Talbot Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 489839). The regulatory permissions granted to us by Talbot means that we are authorised to arrange deals and market to Qualified Investors: "Sophisticated"; "High Net Worth"; and "Professional".
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