Frequently Asked Questions
Why did we create Metaprise?
We are driven to make the global startup network diverse, inclusive, and equitable. We believe, therefore, that it takes an open network to make opportunities accessible to all startups, investors, corporate innovators, and industry professionals.
Who are Metaprise Members?
Metaprise Members are professionals that represent the global startup network including founders, accelerator and incubator operators, investors, corporate innovators, and mentors. They join Metaprise to connect to pursue opportunities and to source and promote startups.
Why does Metaprise use member sponsorship to grow the network?
We believe that this curation will create the best experience for startups and professional members. We are confident that our members will strike the right balance when extending invitations to their connections. Sponsor names will be automatically included in each member’s profile as their reference.
How do I invite my startup community connections from my connections on LinkedIn?
Some of your LinkedIn connections provide their email address in “Contact Info” on their profile page.
How do Members contribute to our mission to make opportunity accessible to every innovator?
We believe that Metaprise Members are as committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable network as we are. Therefore we encourage members to contribute by consciously including innovators from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Who should I sponsor to become a Metaprise Member?
The experience for all startups and members will continuously improve as Members sponsor their professional connections to join Metaprise including startup founders, investors, corporate innovators, mentors, and industry professionals.
Metaprise is for startups, not small businesses. What’s the difference?
There are two key ways. First, startup founders create a startup profile that is designed to make it quick and easy for investors and business prospects to search for, learn about, connect with, and engage Startup teams. Think of it as a permanent, virtual demo day event that runs 24 hours a day / 365 days a year (only without the open bar and snacks ;-). Second, Members on Metaprise are there for the express purpose of sourcing startups. Startup team members can therefore search for and request to connect with any other Member on Metaprise that may help them accelerate their startup either through mentoring investment, or business opportunities.
Why is it important to complete and update member and startup profiles?
Each profile field is used as a filter for the Member and Startup search engines to make it faster and easier to find and make the right connections. Startup profiles are a particularly important marketing resource for startups. When done thoughtfully and completely, it will give investors and business prospects a great first impression making them more likely to connect.
How is Metaprise different from LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a fantastic network for employees in any industry to promote themselves to advance their careers and for salespeople and recruiters to find them. Unlike LinkedIn, Metaprise is purpose-built for innovators and investors to connect with startups and vice versa to pursue the unique opportunities that are available at every stage of a startup’s lifecycle.
I already have a profile on one or more websites. Why should I create one on Metaprise?
If you are active in the startup industry then it is very likely that you are part of one or more networks aka “ecosystems” that collected your profile. The problem is that there are tens of thousands of these around the world making it virtually impossible for those profiles to be found and connections to be made. Metaprise is an open network that enables an industry standard for member and startup profiles that can be accessed quickly and easily by any other member around the world.
Is Metaprise secure?
Metaprise has multiple layers of security built in to protect member information and the interaction between members including secure endpoints, access control restrictions, data encryption in motion and at rest, and penetration tested multiple times per year.
Who owns my profile information on Metaprise?
Members own their information. To continuously increase the value of the platform to all members, Metaprise will analyze content stored and transactions generated on the platform to continuously improve the experience, develop new services and facilitate the exchange of value between our Members and Startups. For details on our terms of service visit https://metaprise.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/