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one time fee up to $10,000 in due diligence, escrow, marketing and legal. This is reimbursed when the round is closed. 7.5% of successful round
Equity investments in e-commerce, fintech, health tech, virtual reality, hardware, and more high growth industries. Investors have access to a wealth of descriptive and financial detail about each listed entity, plus direct access to founders or executives. They also will likely expand crypto based investments with the recent acquisition made by Circle Financial detailed below.
SeedInvest offers a service to help match investors to opportunities based upon profile inputs of preferred business type, region, and other factors.
Further Fee Details
They state they will reimburse up to $3,000 of the up front fees placed on the businesses if successful. The max transaction cost for an investor is $300 and there is no carried interest.
Stats from their website as of March 2019
- Capital Raised: $78 Million on apply page and $100 Mil on the homepage
- 250,000 Total Investors
- Average raise: $616,000
- 220 Startups Funded
Seedinvest has co-invested in a large portion of offerings to the tune of $200,000.
Cryptocurrency finance company Circle Financial had acquired equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer SeedInvest, starting in October of 2018 which closed in March 2019. StartEngine has announced their intention to purchase Seedinvest from Circle late October 2022, which is Circle has suggested could take 4-6 months to complete via FINRA review/approval.
There was no phone number listed on the SeedInvest website, but there is a chat tool and they post a general email address.
They were founded in 2012 by Ryan Feit and James Han. Ryan was actively involved in the movement to pass the JOBS Act.
The Team at Yieldtalk has them listed at 5/5 stars
~1% of startups that apply by employing its own due diligence process so you get only highly vetted startups. "In the past we’ve accepted just ~1% of startups that apply." SeedInvest’s own due diligence process is no guarantee of success or future results. Businesses accepted are required to have the following:
- Incorporation in the United States of America
- At least 2 full-time team members
- A minimum viable product
- Customer traction
- Offline commitment of 20% of the amount you plan to raise
Learn more about due diligence in the SeedInvest Academy and the vetting process FAQs.
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