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2021 Analysis, Comparisons, Pros & Cons
Equity for startups with close ties to Y Combinator. It is a crowd investing platform offering equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors, or regulation crowdfunding, Regulation D, Rule 506b and Regulation A+ offerings. They are structured as a public benefit corporation.
A company can create a profile with Wefunder for free. Fees are only assessed after a successful raise. The structure of the raise for the team is are all-or-nothing. Funds are collected only if you meet or exceed the goal amount set at the outset.
as of January 2021
- 538 startups raised money
- $204 million raised
- $4 Billion in follow on investments by institutional investors
- 25 full-time salaried employees
They allow direct as well as fund-based investments and allow investors to directly connect with the company executives through an integrated chat system. None of the actual investments are facilitated through the platform and happen off site.
Wefunder offers a contact section with email address for support that we have seen responses come back on. We understand that once a campaign has been launched Wefunder will open a line of communication. We look forward to learning your experiences in the comments. They are based in San Francisco.
Founded in 2011 by Greg Belote, Mike Norman, and Nick Tommarello. They started by offering Reg D filings. The team went through YCombinator and leverage the network to help fund many graduates of the program.
Regulation A+ campaigns are for more mature companies looking to raise up to $50 million. This incurs public filing requirements.
They allow investments starting from $100-$500, unlike the minimum threshold of $1000 by many equity crowdfunding platforms.
Minimum as required by law. You are responsible for conducting your own due diligence.
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