Collectible cars as an asset class have significantly outperformed many traditional indices such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones over the past 15 years. However, this investment opportunity has only been available to a small group of elite investors due to the following barriers of entry to the market:
truly rare cars are sold through narrow, elite networks
such vehicles often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, which means that the minimum stake is very high
expertise is required to store and maintain the vehicles
specialist knowledge is needed to verify the provenance of the vehicles
the purchase, insurance and sale of the vehicles involves a lot of administration and paperwork
In combination, these factors have made this asset class even more exclusive than hedge funds, venture capital or private equity funds.
CurioInvest’s mission is to make it possible for everyone to invest in rare collectable vehicles. Based in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, CurioInvest is launching an online platform powered by blockchain technology which enables investors to purchase security tokens directly backed by limited edition collectable cars. These tokens allow investors to share in the profit if the value of the underlying vehicle increases.
In this way, CurioInvest is eliminating the barriers to entry to the collectable car market. As a fractional stake in a vehicle can be purchased online for as little as $500, the minimum investment required to enter the market is dramatically lowered, enabling investors to diversify by purchasing stakes in multiple vehicles.
In addition, the CurioInvest platform will greatly simplify the investment process – investors can register and purchase tokens online, while CurioInvest Invest manages the purchase, maintenance, insurance and sale of the vehicle, as well as all related administration and paperwork.
The CurioInvest team has a proven track record of profitably trading investment-grade cars at Mercuria Helvetica AG and has access to a pipeline of over 500 rare, collectable vehicles. In addition, CurioInvest has partnered with Mechatronik GmbH to store and maintain the vehicles.
The CurioInvest Invest platform will bring unprecedented transparency, security and liquidity to a market that was previously only accessible to elites. Ultimately, CurioInvest aims to become the Nasdaq of collectable vehicles, hosting an exchange where automotive security tokens can be traded in near real time.