Chisos invests in a way that traditional VC and banks don't. Our Convertible Income Share Agreement de-risks early stage investments, enabling us to fund startups that may be too early for other investors.
At Chisos, we can invest pre-traction. Pre-seed. With confidence. How? With our investment approach, the Convertible Income Share Agreement, or CISA.
The CISA blends an Income Share Agreement (ISA) with a Standard Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE). These two elements interact, adjusting dynamically to fit a startup founder's lifestyle and business growth.
With this flexible financing, founders get access to the entrepreneur capital needed to grow, without sacrificing excessive ownership or racking up credit card debt.
83% of entrepreneurs are failed by existing funding options. With our unique approach to investing, Chisos steps into this gap.
The CISA provides access to capital, without founders needing to sacrifice excessive ownership or ask friends for money. And with our online application, you don't need a warm intro to be considered.
By inventing a smarter financing method, Chisos is achieving first-of-its-kind social impact. Our portfolio includes more than 70% underrepresented founders, and more than 50% impact businesses. Many are working toward UN Sustainable Development Goals. One is a B-Corp. And Chisos is Diversity in VC certified, reflecting our commitment to DE&I.
Interested in the details of how the Convertible Income Share Agreement works? Check out our open-sourced term sheet.