MicroAcquire startups safely with Escrow.com
Whether you’re acquiring your next venture or selling your first startup, protect your transaction with Escrow.com for total peace of mind.
600+ startups MicroAcquire
1,000s of vetted startup listings
$5B+ safely escrowed
Avoid Fraud Transfer assets or cash safely while ensuring you get what you expect from the transaction.
Review & Approve You instruct us to release funds, and only when you’re happy with what you’ve received.
Secure Funds We’re fully licensed and accredited in 48 states and rated A by the BBB – your funds are in safe hands.
Transparent Pricing Fees are low, fixed, and transparent. No hidden charges, and cheaper than credit cards.
Buy and sell businesses online with confidence
1Agree to terms Agree acquisition terms with a signed letter of intent (LOI) or asset purchase agreement (APA).
2Buyer sends funds to Escrow.com The Buyer securely transfers funds for the acquisition to Escrow.com.
3Transfer Assets The Seller accepts the Escrow.com transaction and transfers the assets specified in the LOI or APA.
4Buyer approves assets The Buyer reviews and approves the assets as expected and instructs Escrow.com to release funds.
5Escrow.com releases funds Escrow.com wires the funds to the Seller. The acquisition is complete!
Who pays fees to Escrow.com?
The Buyer and Seller agree in advance who pays the escrow fee. One or the other can pay the full amount or it can be split 50:50. Ensure that the escrow fee is included in the letter of intent of asset purchase agreement to avoid potential disputes down the line.
Since the escrow process relies on both parties (Buyer and Seller), time under escrow varies from one acquisition to the next. For example, Buyers and Sellers need to verify their identity, which is usually quick, and then the Buyer’s payment needs time to process along with more time for transferring and approving assets. Escrow shouldn’t take longer than 20 days.
If you’re selling a startup on MicroAcquire, you want to make sure you get paid when your business changes hands. Equally, Buyers want reassurance they’re acquiring legitimate assets before they hand over acquisition funds. Escrow.com protects both of you.
As a trusted third party to your acquisition transaction, Escrow.com ensures the Buyer puts up the cash for the acquisition while also giving them time to inspect and approve the acquired assets. As a result, Buyers and Sellers are incentivized to uphold their end of the deal.
Only when both parties fulfill their obligations does Escrow.com release acquisition funds, protecting you from fraud. Buyers can’t walk away with acquisition assets without paying for them, and Sellers must transfer the assets as described in the LOI or APA.
How do I start the escrow process?
MicroAcquire will let you know when and how to start escrow as you move through each stage of the acquisition process. It’s as simple as clicking a button, registering on Escrow.com, and then making payment or transferring assets. The rest is up to the other party, and we’ll keep you updated throughout your escrow transaction so you’re never left in the dark.
Are my funds safe while stored with Escrow.com?
Yes, you pay us through a secure portal and your funds are stored in a FDIC-insured bank account. We’re a licensed, registered, and regulated institution with a stellar reputation in the industry for helping protect billions of dollars worth of value exchange. We’re also accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating.
I have a question about escrow – who should I contact?
Drop us a note at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. If your question is specifically about an acquisition, we recommend you get in touch with the lovely folks over at MicroAcquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
What payment methods do you support?
We accept wire, Paypal, and credit card. If you live in the US, you can also pay via ACH. Please note that we only process incoming and outgoing transactions on business days. Payments received on weekends or public holidays will be processed on the next working day. Find out more about Escrow.com’s payment options when buying or selling your business online.