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- ModeratorJanuary 28, 2023 at 4:02 am
- MemberApril 22, 2023 at 7:26 am
- MemberJanuary 28, 2023 at 11:37 am
Certainly the total investment will determine your position in the leaderboard (and therefore should be listed), but I would think it would also be helpful to list the new investment, too (i.e., add a column to the table) so we can see how they’re progressing towards their goal of $20-50 M.
- ModeratorJanuary 29, 2023 at 10:30 am
- MemberJanuary 29, 2023 at 11:00 am
I am planning on investing 10k or more once I can see people’s total investment and rank. I would also would like to see the total amount raised in the current campaign added to it.
- MemberJanuary 29, 2023 at 11:34 am
- MemberJanuary 29, 2023 at 5:01 pm
The Leaderboard now shows the total investment (new investments only) and the total number of investors (on a sidebar to the right of the table). A footnote below the table indicates that they will be adding a column that shows the investors’ previous investments (if any), which factor into the rankings. The investments currently shown are the new investments ONLY. It appears that the current rankings are based only on the new investments. I’m sure it is their intent to update the rankings to reflect the total investment, not just the new investment (as this is one of the “rules of the game”).
So far: 74 investors and $824,985.00 of new investment. Not a bad start…
- ModeratorJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:16 am
- MemberJanuary 31, 2023 at 3:50 pm
I predict that the number of investors per week will follow a shallow U shaped path, as seems to be common in Kickstarter campaigns and event registrations, with a sharp spike at the end as the deadline approaches. Furthermore I predict under 1000 extra investments at day 45 and that one-third of action (either by number of investors or dollars) will be in the final 15 days.
I also predict that it will take me until mid-March to gather $10k.
It is entertaining to check the board a couple of times per day. I would love to see 2000 hit by March.
- MemberJanuary 31, 2023 at 4:26 pm
Anyone who invests over 200k gets a hand built Aptera! This seems like such a great marketing idea from many angles but maybe reality dictates they can’t do this.
- ModeratorFebruary 1, 2023 at 5:14 am
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 7:06 am
Looks like they’ve stalled, it’s been $1.2M for a couple of days.
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 7:20 am
I believe some of us are waiting for APTERA to post combined investment tallies of all who just made new investments…at least that is what I’m doing.
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 10:06 am
98 investors 1.22 million.
From what I gather They need 25 million by March 27th or they miss their matching grant again from the republic of California.
Missing the grant deadline is what killed aptera the first time.
98 of 40000 invested.
In advertising you hope for 1% return if you get 2% it’s a huge win. Right now they are sitting at .245%
Things need to really pickup in the next 2 months.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by James Lee.
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 2:59 pm
Can it be a partial match? If they get to $5M would California match $5M? The rest goes to a different grantee or back in the pot? I’m not sure what data they were accessing when they put this together but I still have a hard time believing there is $20M more out there from their fans.
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 12:48 pm
James, could you please tell us where you gathered that info. from. I do not recall ever hearing anything like that from Aptera.
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 2:13 pm
Looks like they updated with previous investments…wow!
- MemberFebruary 1, 2023 at 5:01 pm
As of 5PM Feb. 1 with 103 entries on the leader board, a total of 28 different US states exist.
I did not count but far & away the one state which appeared most often was California.
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 3:07 am
I’m not sure if I can swing this additional investment. But even so I don’t think I want to drive across the country with 400 mile of range (likely less with my driving style and air conditioning preference). It’s more advantageous for California residents.
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 4:12 am
You will have the option to ship your vehicle. You would need to arrange for the shipment yourself through a transport company.
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 4:22 am
So far…30+ investors appear to be 1st time investors.
- ModeratorFebruary 2, 2023 at 4:44 am
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 3:12 pm
I’m a little frustrated. It’s been 5 days and now instead of my entry being updated with all of my investments, I’ve been dropped from the leaderboard entirely. I’ve verified on my credit card that the last qualifying investment did go through, and I was on the leaderboard after I made it. To make matters worse, Now my account’s investment page shows no investments listed when previously it show my first two. I’ve also never been sent invites to investor presentations even though I was an early investor. I’m starting to get a complex or a feeling I’ve been blacklisted for some reason by Aptera but can’t figure out why. Has anyone else had the same experience. I hate to keep on bugging the Aptera investment team but it a bit worrying. Has anyone else experienced the same?
- ModeratorFebruary 3, 2023 at 2:29 pm
Sorry to hear of your frustrating experience, Heidi. You might try emailing one of the Aptera staff directly and report your situation. Will Reynolds has been very responsive. He is not in charge of investing at Aptera, but you might start with him. His email has been shared before. It is email@example.com
- MemberFebruary 8, 2023 at 2:36 pm
Found out my mistake. I invested through Republic instead of the Aptera invest site. Apparently Republic investments do not qualify.
- MemberFebruary 2, 2023 at 3:25 pm
I am surprised people aren’t picking up on the fact that you get a 5% discount on the listed purchase price. That should be around $1700 discount if they don’t just raise the price. So your $10k investment is only $8300 with hopefully some stock price increase or dividends in 2025 or so.
I am still on the fence. If the list starts to grow rapidly I might throw in. It would be nice to get one of the first 2000 units by the end of the year.
Right now I am a little worried they will fall way short which might be really bad PR.
- ModeratorFebruary 3, 2023 at 5:02 am
- ModeratorFebruary 3, 2023 at 2:36 pm
Trying to scrape together the $10K+. I have a question that doesn’t seem to be covered by the official verbiage on the Aptera website re: the accelerator program. My question is can I get pushed out of the queue by a flurry of $20K investors AFTER I clock in at, say, investor slot 1955 of 2000? That is, someone comes in at $20K in position 2001 in the queue. Does that person’s higher dollar investment push me down and out?
- MemberFebruary 3, 2023 at 3:49 pm
Seems safest to assume that, yes, you would be shuffled off, unless we get official word otherwise. Also easy to imagine them just expanding the list beyond 2000; if they get more than 2000 $10k new investments.
There’s an argument for leaving the cap in place to encourage folks to chip in more to get back on the list. There’s also an argument for not discouraging or disappointing people by making room for more than 2000 if that’s where they find themselves.
- MemberFebruary 3, 2023 at 3:52 pm
Well, let’s see. The leader board so far is listed in order of total investment, regardless of investment date. I wonder if they’re going to change that any time in the process? What do you think?
- MemberFebruary 3, 2023 at 4:29 pm
Truly, once started, you shouldn’t change rules, strategies are created from what has been understood. Leader Board means just that…top 2,000 investors. This is a one time fund raising opportunity for APTERA directed towards production. Changing the rules is not a good idea. There is a cap for the fundraising at around $50,000,000.
Fulfilling the 2,000 slots will put APTERA well on their way. Let’s not make others feel if they can’t invest at all or anymore, be put further back on the list.
Investing your 10k will not guarantee your place for early LE delivery. My experience, if you consider APTERA a good investment, then by all means…INVEST. If you are trying to get into a slot of 2,000 for an early delivery you may or may not make it if you only plan on doing the minimum. I would wait until the last day to see how many available slots are left. There will be a rush of investment I believe for at least the top 100 spots, as those numbers will be coveted.
I am also starting to see more foreign investments, not sure quite yet how it will affect the board, but definitely keeping an eye. For many countries, APTERA may not be legal for high number imports, but importing just a few cars maybe doable.
I have done many auctions in my life, including vehicle, art, antique and fine rugs. It’s best not to get caught up in the excitement, but to have a level head with what ever your goal maybe.
- ModeratorFebruary 4, 2023 at 4:38 am
- ModeratorFebruary 5, 2023 at 3:51 am
- MemberFebruary 6, 2023 at 8:11 am
How many days does it take for investments to show up on the leaderboard?
- ModeratorFebruary 6, 2023 at 8:21 am
That probably varies but figure 1-5 days.
- ModeratorFebruary 6, 2023 at 9:31 am
I wonder what date will be used for the leaderboard, day of investment commitment , day funds are received or date that issuance forwards funds to Aptera ?? I made investment on Feb 2 on Feb 3 funds were taken from my bank account. Waiting to see what date will be reflected on leaderboard. I am thinking when we get close to the ending date the method of dating your investment could cause problems.
- MemberFebruary 6, 2023 at 10:10 am
More than likely, APTERA will need to give itself at least 5 working days to make sure every ones investment has been counted. I can imagine lawsuits for the top spots and the bottom spots if all 2,000 slots are fulfilled.
- ModeratorFebruary 6, 2023 at 1:13 pm
- MemberFebruary 7, 2023 at 9:00 am
64 brand new investors
- ModeratorFebruary 8, 2023 at 2:52 am
- MemberFebruary 9, 2023 at 7:57 am
#6 K.A. $136.500 ……. Disappeared completely from Leader Board
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