2016 was everything we were waiting for since we founded Wefunder in 2012. Finally, Everyday Americans can invest in the businesses they know, love, and believe in. With your help, we proved every late night and every early morning was worth it.
you helped us become the #1 regulation CF platform
total investments on Wefunder
startups and small businesses
$1 million fundraises
two fan-crazy craft breweries, a medical device for diabetic children & a hollywood studio
81% of investments were in equity
Most startups chose to sell a slice of the proverbial pie. Though risky, these equity investments mean investors could potentially reap bigger rewards if the company exits successfully.
Brick-and-mortars turned to loans
Main Street businesses, such as restaurants and breweries, sold debt. This made sense for small businesses with steady cash flows and passionate customers.
82% of Investments were in Tech & Alcohol
Tech and alcohol were the most popular categories on Wefunder—with 14 tech and 13 alcohol campaigns. We saw everything from Hawaiian hard cider to military-grade engines.
on the hunt for ambitious businesses across the country