Why do I need to upload a copy of my ID or passport?

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. In addition, we are required to verify the identification of natural persons associated with accounts opened for trusts, companies, partnerships, and other legal entities.  You can learn more about these regulatory requirements here and here. The verification of this information also helps us protect your data and ensure that your information is kept secure.  Your private information is never displayed publicly on the MicroVentures site, and you can find out more about how we protect your information in our Privacy Policy Agreement.