Round 1 Applications
Now Being Accepted.
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Finding money in unexpected places
The economy might be in a recovery mode, but small business lending still hasn’t returned to pre-recession levels. Last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that the number of small business loans was at three-quarters of its 2008 peak.
Applications for The Guppy Tank Funding Event Due September 8th
Time is running out to apply for The Guppy Tank, an event based capital provider offering up to $500,000 to as many as 10 innovative Colorado businesses.
Shark Tank Podcast
Darrin Ginsberg, Founder of the Guppy Tank, Interviewed on Shark Tank Podcast
Darrin Ginsberg, Founder of The Guppy Tank, speaks with Ken Rutkowski about Funding Small Businesses and the Upcoming Guppy Tank Event in Denver Sept 12, 2013.
The Guppy Tank Radio Interview on Business Rockstars Radio Station KFWB
Darrin Ginsberg, Founder of The Guppy Tank, speaks with Ken Rutkowski about Funding Small Businesses and the Upcoming Guppy Tank Event in Denver Sept 12, 2013.
Denver Business Journal
Take a swim in The Guppy Tank
The Guppy Tank, a less-intimidating and more realistic version of the ABC television show “The Shark Tank,” is bringing its angel investors to Denver for a one-day funding event Sept. 12 at Galvanize, a co-working space for local entrepreneurs.
Built in Denver
The Guppy Tank: A Way To Swim Around VC Funding
Picture this: Your company has a proven business model, consistent recurring revenue, and an obvious path to growth. You’re making money, but need a cash infusion to get to the next level.
The Guppy Tank Will Offer $500,000 to Colorado Entrepreneurs During One-Day Funding Event
Up to 10 enterprising business owners could receive equity investment funds, loans or a combination of both during a one-day funding event September 12 at Galvanize, a co-working space for local entrepreneurs in Denver.
Responding to Recent Demand, The Guppy Tank Extends Its Application Deadline for Its Second Event, Guppy Tank Los Angeles Until April 14th
The Guppy Tank is a group of local angel investors and lenders who have come together to help spur the ailing economy and create growth by finding and funding Southern California’s newest innovators.
The Guppy Tank Announces its 2nd Event, Guppy Tank Los Angeles, by Offering $500,000 or more to Southern California Entrepreneurs
The Guppy Tank is a group of local angel investors and lenders who have come together to help spur the ailing economy and create growth by ﬁnding and funding Southern California’s newest innovators.
Guppy Tank Investors Award its 3rd and final funding from the First Guppy Tank Event
Freshi Films, LLC (dba Freshi Media) was chosen as the final winner of funding from a ﬁeld of Southern California based candidates who competed to win funding from a group of angel investors known...
Guppy Tank Investors Award "First" Funds to Advantage Payment Processing of San Diego
Advantage Payment Processing was chosen from a field of SoCal based candidates competing to win funding from a group of angel investors known as the Guppy Tank.
Big News with Bruce Keiffer
Live Radio Interview With Darrin Ginsberg
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing
Want to get an angel investor to pony up money for your startup? Better be ready with a snappy pitch that can beat the competition.
Shark Tank Junior Comes to Newport Beach
As many of you know I am a huge fan of the hit ABC TV show, Shark Tank. I have auditioned for the show, reviewed all 40+ episodes and 170+ participants, and have interviewed many of them. On Oct. 25 we will have our OWN version right here in Newport Beach.
Fox 5 News
Local Investors to Fund Best Business Idea
Click the link below to watch The Guppy Tank news segment.
A "Less Carnivorous, User-Friendly" Version of the Shark Tank comes to Southern California
For entrepreneurs looking for funding, connections, mentorship or partners, The Guppy Tank may be the opportunity they have been seeking.
The Guppy Tank℠ Investors Jump Start Southern California Economy by Offering $500,000 or more to Entrepreneurs much like ABC’s The Shark Tank...But without the Drama
Comprised of a group of angel investors who have come together to help spur the ailing economy and create growth by finding and funding Southern California’s newest innovators.
What is the Guppy Tank?
The Guppy Tank ("Program") is an effort by Super G Funding, LLC dba Bizcash ("Sponsors") to help jump start the economy and to spur growth of local businesses in local communities. BizCash and The Guppy Tank will be providing Business Loans and may also provide Equity Investments to eligible small businesses.
What is the program offering?
The Guppy Tank has designated $500,000.00 ("Funding Pool") that may be available, subject to the parties entering into a definitive agreement to up to ten (10) small business owners ("Funding Recipient(s)"), each Funding Recipient to receive an amount as agreed to by the parties ("Funding"), selected in accordance with the Program Rules. Any such proposal or offer, if made, will be subject to execution of definitive agreements containing conditions, including, but not limited to, those referenced in the Program Rules.
To be considered as a potential Funding Recipient, small businesses must submit an Application. The purpose of the Funding is to enable a small business to execute a business plan that will result in expansion and growth of the small business, including for example, a new location, equipment, product or distribution channel.
If you are chosen for Round 2 of the application process, you will be notified by e-mail that you have been selected and may be required to provide additional information including but not limited to full financial statements, and other private data. If after reviewing this information, you may be invited to a local event or asked to make a presentation in person or by video conference to the Guppies. Said presentations are typically 15-30 minutes and will be scheduled by The Guppy Tank.
In addition to the Funding, The Guppy Tank shall offer Funding Recipients the opportunity to meet with its Guppies providing the funding, and will work with each Funding Recipient to help give advice for growing the Funding Recipient's business.
Who is eligible?
A small business that meets the following requirements ("You, Your, you, your or small business") may apply for the Funding through its owner or representative. To be eligible a small business must:
- be a for-profit only organization with its primary location in the specified area for each event;
- have been actively engaged in its current business activity for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the start of the Program;
- have a valid employer identification number or taxpayer identification number;
- not be owned by an employee of Sponsors or a company wholly owned by a Sponsor or Sponsor's parent company (an "affiliate"); and
- produce evidence of the foregoing upon request.
How do I apply?
If you believe your small business is eligible and wish to apply for Funding, you must do the following:
- Download our PDF application and follow the instructions on page one;
- read and agree to the Program Rules with the intent to be bound by its terms even if you are later found to be ineligible;
- complete the PDF Application and email your Application; and
- be deemed eligible by the Sponsors.
Any information you provide to Sponsors may be posted on the Program Website.
All Application information and any additional information you provide will be used by the Sponsors and may also be disclosed to the public (including by posting on the Program Website) in connection with the Program and may not be held in confidence. Do not include any confidential, proprietary, competitive or trade secret information you wish to keep confidential. Content will not be kept confidential even if you designate it as confidential in your Application.
Sponsors in their sole discretion retain the right to determine eligibility of the Funding Recipients and reserve the right to disqualify an Application at any time for any reason. All decisions by Sponsors are final, binding and conclusive.
The Funding Recipients and Documentation
If you have submitted an Application, it will be reviewed by Sponsors or their representatives. The Sponsors shall then on a case by case basis determine if they are willing to allow you to make a presentation to the Guppies. You may thereafter be offered Funding in the sole discretion of the Sponsors. If you are offered Funding, you will be provided a Funding Agreement, which will contain affidavits of eligibility and compliance with these Program Rules, among other things (as described below in Funding Agreement Terms), will be delivered and must be agreed to and signed by the potential Funding Recipient and returned to Sponsors (or their designee) within ten (10) business days as a condition to receiving the Funding.
Disclaimer of Warranties you Expressly Understand and Agree that:
NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR TO ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PROGRAM, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, MISREPRESENTATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, OR OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, PROFITS, INVESTMENTS, USE OF MONEY, OR USE OF FACILITIES; INTERRUPTION IN USE OR AVAILABILITY OF DATA; STOPPAGE OF OTHER WORK OR IMPAIRMENT OF OTHER ASSETS; OR LABOR CLAIMS), EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SPONSOR’s TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO A MAXIMUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsors, its employees, members, directors, managers, officers or agents from and against any loss, liability, damage, penalty or expense (including attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and cost of defense) they may suffer or incur as a result of (i) any failure by you or any employee, agent or you of you to comply with the terms of this Agreement; (ii) any warranty or representation made by you being false or misleading; (iii) any representation or warranty made by you or any employee or agent of You to any third person other than as specifically authorized by this Agreement, (iv) negligence of you or your subcontractors, agents or employees, or (v) any alleged or actual violations by you or your subcontractors, employees or agents of any card association rules, governmental laws, regulations or rules.
Sponsors reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Program (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Sponsors shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Program.
THE PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL AND OTHER ERRORS AND LIMITATIONS AND IS PROVIDED "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. SPONSORS DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) AS IT RELATES TO THE PROGRAM. THE ENTIRE RISK AS IT RELATES TO THE PROGRAM IS ASSUMED BY APPLICANT.
Release: You release the Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, service providers, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Program, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, the Program, including, but not limited to, any suspension, modification or cancellation of the Program, content received or posted, and/or acceptance or use of the Funding, including liability for personal injury, death, damages or loss.
Governing Law and Disputes
Except where prohibited, you agree that all issues and questions concerning these Program Rules and the Program shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
You and each Sponsor each waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with the Program (including any activity related thereto). Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Program shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE PROGRAM OR THE USE BY THE SPONSORS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT AS PERMITTED HEREUNDER.
Nature of Relationship
Nothing in these Program Rules or any other agreement with you shall be deemed to create an employment or agency relationship with Sponsors. You agree that it shall not look to Sponsors for any compensation or other benefits, except as specifically set forth in the Program Rules. You acknowledge and agrees that the relationship between you and Sponsors and any of their designees is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that your decision to provide your content to the Sponsors for the purposes of this Program does not place either Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of your content.
Submission of your Application to participate in the Program constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to the Program Rules as well as Sponsors' decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Program. Receipt of the Funding is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
These Program Rules create no liability or obligation on the part of the Sponsor or you. No party will have any obligation to consummate the transactions contemplated by these Program Rules unless and until definitive agreements concerning the proposed transaction are executed by all parties and the conditions set forth in the definitive agreement are satisfied.
If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions not so declared shall nevertheless continue in full force and effect, but shall be construed in a manner so as to effectuate the intent of this Agreement as a whole, notwithstanding such stricken provision or provisions. No provision of this Agreement shall be construed against any party merely because that party or counsel drafted or revised the provision in question. All parties have been advised and have had an opportunity to consult with legal counsel of their choosing regarding the force and effect of the terms set forth herein. This Agreement shall be deemed to be jointly prepared by the parties and therefore any ambiguity or uncertainty shall be interpreted accordingly. No term or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed waived and no breach excused, unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the party claimed to have waived or consented. Any consent by any party to, or waiver of, a breach by the other party, whether express or implied, shall not constitute a consent to, waiver of, or excuse for any different or subsequent breach. You may not assign this Agreement without the written consent of Sponsors. Sponsors may assign this Agreement in its sole discretion without the written consent of you. The section headings contained in this Agreement are for convenient reference only, and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. This Agreement, including all schedules, exhibits and attachments thereto, sets forth the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter contained herein, and supersedes all prior agreements, promises, covenants, arrangements, communications, representations or warranties, whether oral or written, by any officer, partner, employee or representative of any party hereto. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure only to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer or shall be deemed to confer upon any persons or entities not parties to this Agreement, any rights or remedies under or by reason of this Agreement.
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In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature. Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
Communications from the Site
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the user’s wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Other Corporate Entities. We share much of our data, including personal information about you, with our joint ventures that are committed to serving you throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other users. Our subsidiaries and joint ventures follow privacy practices no less protective of all users than our practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
In the event the Guppy Tank goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Site at the point where we ask for information. Users who no longer wish to receive communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or emailing us. Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the Guppy Tank, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing'.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. This can usually be done by emailing our Customer Support or contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Notification of Changes
Super G Funding, LLC.