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after We Invested
|Last Status||Return Multiple|| Value of
|Zenefits||$581,500,000 $582M||$500M Series C by Fidelity||206.1X||$5,152,500|
|Ginkgo Bioworks||$429,000,000 $429M||$270M Series D by General Atlantic||4.37X||$109,250|
|Rappi||$339,000,000 $339M||$200M by DST Global||12.34X||$308,500|
|Checkr||$149,000,000 $149M||$100M Series C by T. Rowe Price||34.31X||$857,750|
|uBiome||$105,000,000 $105M||$83M Series C by OS Fund|
|GrubMarket||$62,000,000 $62M||$32M Series C by GGV Capital||3.15X||$78,750|
|ShipBob||$61,500,000 $61.5M||$40M Series C by Menlo Ventures||7.31X||$182,750|
|Equipmentshare||$56,500,000 $56.5M||$26M Series B by Insight Venture Partners|
|Ironclad||$30,750,000 $30.8M||$22.75M Series B||2.9X||$72,500|
|Goldbely||$30,000,000 $30M||$20M Series B by Enlightened Hospitality Investments|
|Unbabel||$29,500,000 $29.5M||$23M Series B by Scale Venture||1.45X||$36,250|
|Guesty||$22,750,000 $22.8M||$19.8 Series B by TLV Partners||2.56X||$64,000|
|Casetext||$19,000,000 $19M||$12M Series B by Union Square||2.4X||$60,000|
|Eight (Formerly Luna)||$19,000,000 $19M||$14M Series B by Khosla Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Flirtey||$16,000,000 $16M||$16M Series A by Qualcomm and Menlo Ventures||1.11X||$27,750|
|Paperspace||$15,778,000 $15.8M||$13M Series A by Battery Ventures||1.63X||$40,750|
|Astranis||$13,500,000 $13.5M||$13.5M Series A by Andreessen Horowitz||1.87X||$46,750|
|Skymind||$11,900,000 $11.9M||$8.9M By Translink Capital & others||1.81X||$45,250|
|Regalii||$11,900,000 $11.9M||$7.9M by Kapor Capital||1.68X||$42,000|
|Aptible||$11,800,000 $11.8M||$11.8M Series A by Maverick Ventures||1.08X||$27,000|
|Freight Farms||$11,000,000 $11M||$7.3M Series B by Spark Capital||1.75X||$43,750|
|Bonfire||$11,000,000 $11M||Acquired by GTY Technology Holdings for $108M||1X||$25,000|
|SimpleLegal||$10,000,000 $10M||$10M Series A by Emergence Capital||2.49X||$62,250|
|Eden||$10,000,000 $10M||$10M Series A by S28 Capital||1.23X||$30,750|
|Mux||$9,000,000 $9M||$9M Series A by Accel||1.33X||$33,250|
|ROSS Intelligence||$8,700,000 $8.7M||$8.7M Series A by iNovia Capital||1.53X||$38,250|
|Labdoor||$7,740,000 $7.74M||$3.4M Series A by Floodgate||1X||$25,000|
|Jopwell||$7,500,000 $7.5M||$7.5M Series A by Cue Ball||1X||$25,000|
|Gecko Robotics||$7,000,000 $7M||$7M Series A by Founders Fund||2.58X||$64,500|
|Virtuix||$7,000,000 $7M||$7M on SeedInvest in 2016||1X||$25,000|
|ZenProspect||$7,000,000 $7M||$7M Series A by Nexus Venture Partners||1X||$25,000|
|LivBlends||$6,900,000 $6.9M||$6.9M by Alumni Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Privy||$6,350,000 $6.35M||$4.25M Series A by Accomplice||2.68X||$67,000|
|Senic||$6,300,000 $6.3M||$4M by Birchmere Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Zenysis||$5,800,000 $5.8M||$5.8M Series A by Tencent Holdings||1.65X||$41,250|
|Second Measure||$5,400,000 $5.4M||$5.4M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|Terrafugia||$5,350,000 $5.35M||Acquired by Geely for Stock||1X||$25,000|
|Next Caller||$5,000,000 $5M||$5M Series A by Crystal Towers||1.9X||$47,500|
|Cleanly||$5,000,000 $5M||$5M Series A by AddVenture||1.24X||$31,000|
|Shinesty||$4,460,000 $4.46M||$3.38M Series A||1X||$25,000|
|Gravitational||$4,200,000 $4.2M||$4.2M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|AlphaFlow||$4,100,000 $4.1M||Seed Round $4.1M||1X||$25,000|
|Plate iQ||$4,000,000 $4M||$4M Series A by Eileses Capital||1X||$25,000|
|Circle Medical||$3,500,000 $3.5M||$3.5M by A. Capital Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Wevorce||$3,100,000 $3.1M||$3.1M Series A by TechStars||1X||$25,000|
|OncoSynergy||$3,000,000 $3M||$3M Series A by Connecticut Innovations||1.44X||$36,000|
|Final||$3,000,000 $3M||Acquired by Goldman Sachs||1X||$25,000|
|Flaviar||$2,250,000 $2.25M||$2.25M Series A by Speedinvest II International||2.08X||$52,000|
|MTailor||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M by Khosla Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Chai||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|Transcend Lighting||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M Seed Round by Rose Capital||1X||$25,000|
|Scope AR||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M by New Stack Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Lawn Love||$1,900,000 $1.9M||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|One Month||$1,900,000 $1.9M||$1.9M by Arena Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Instavest||$1,700,000 $1.7M||$1.7M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|RealCrowd||$1,600,000 $1.6M||$1.6M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|PAKIBLE||$1,500,000 $1.5M||$1.5M seed||1X||$25,000|
|Roomstorm||$1,300,000 $1.3M||$1.3M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|Asseta||$1,000,000 $1M||$1M by Flight Ventures||1.54X||$38,500|
|StatusPage.io||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Atlassian for Cash||2.87X||$71,750|
|7 Cups of Tea||$0 $0.0||Alive||1.62X||$40,500|
|Geekatoo||$0 $0.0||Acquired by HelloTech||1.28X||$32,000|
|Interviewed||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Indeed for Cash||1.21X||$30,250|
|GBatteries||$0 $0.0||$1.2M grant by Canada||1X||$25,000|
|Two Tap||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Give Me Tap!||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Meadow||$0 $0.0||$2.1M seed round||1X||$25,000|
|Olset||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Deem Inc.||1X||$25,000|
|Underground Cellar||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Smarking||$0 $0.0||$3M seed round led by Khosla||1X||$25,000|
|Worklife||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Cisco Systems Inc.||1X||$25,000|
|Appcanary||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Github||1X||$25,000|
|The Ticket Fairy||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Outbound||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Zendesk||0.84X||$21,000|
|Automate Ads||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Valet Anywhere||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Whale Path||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Company||Date Closed||Amount Raised on Wefunder||Last Status|
|Everipedia||Dec 2016||$129,878||$30M Series A by Digital Galaxy|
|Beta Bionics||Aug 2016||$1,000,000||$12.5M by Eli Lilly, Novo Nordis, & others|
|Meow Wolf||Jul 2017||$1,069,939||$7.5M follow-on-financing|
|Discotech||Oct 2016||$126,788||$1.2M by Wavemaker Partners|
|Snapwire||May 2017||$184,752||Raised $800k seed by angels|
|Chareau||May 2017||$390,782||Won Double Gold Medal at the 2017 SF World Spirits Competition|
|That Christmas Movie||Oct 2017||$308,900||Alive|
|Epec - James F.C. Hyde Sorgho Whiskey||Oct 2017||$222,459||Alive|
|PlantSnap||Sep 2017||$118,150||#8 paid iPhone app on app store in April 2018|
|BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics||Sep 2017||$386,766||Alive|
|Balance||Sep 2017||$1,078,200||Launched the public beta of Balance Manager|
|Hopsters||Feb 2017||$1,070,000||Opened 2nd location in Seaport on Jan 4|
|Minds||Jun 2017||$1,036,095||Over 1 million users and over 105,000 monthly active users|
|Hops and Grain||Aug 2016||$1,000,000||Alive|
|Legion M||Aug 2016||$999,999||"Bad Samaritan" is opening 5/4!|
|LiquidPiston||Apr 2017||$999,999||Entering UAV market with rotary engine for drones|
|Scrap Connection / Tradefox||Nov 2017||$993,499||Alive|
|Neurohacker Collective||Nov 2017||$808,454||Alive|
|Cleveland Whiskey||Oct 2016||$711,787||Annual sales increased in 2017 by 63%|
|Boardwalk Hospitality||Nov 2017||$500,000||Opened location on Venice Beach|
|Ola Brew Co.||May 2017||$496,140||Alive|
|The Speakeasy||Aug 2016||$459,551||Alive|
|Monkey Rum||Feb 2017||$425,058||Recruited former chief growth officer for Pabst as CEO|
|Force for Good Fund||Nov 2016||$401,401||Alive|
|Digitally Imported||Dec 2017||$396,113||Alive|
|Voyage Media||Jun 2017||$375,983||Alive|
|VetPronto||Nov 2016||$362,718||Acquired by Vetted|
|VAUTE||Nov 2017||$341,406||Upcoming documentary about Vaute from Shopify|
|TAXA Biotechnologies||Aug 2016||$309,807||Failed|
|Barrow's Intense||Dec 2016||$301,688||Partnership with Vermont-based Mad RiverDistillers|
|Happy Tax||Dec 2017||$284,800||Alive|
|The Speakeasy||Aug 2017||$270,788||Alive|
|Haint Blue Brewing Company||Dec 2016||$266,429||Alive|
|This Is Ground||Oct 2016||$252,336||Alive|
|Happy Tax||May 2017||$242,205||Alive|
|Recoup Fitness||Oct 2017||$238,824||On Season 2 premiere of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch"|
|South Austin Brewery||Feb 2017||$210,680||Alive|
|Palmia||Jul 2017||$204,565||New distributor, now in Good Eggs & Mollie Stone|
|Bloomery||Jan 2017||$197,000||Successfully lobbied West Virginia to change the law|
|Ridgemont Outfitters||Oct 2017||$195,272||Alive|
|My Trail||Sep 2016||$189,675||New retail location at The Outlets in Silverthorne|
|Urban Juncture||Nov 2017||$176,829||Bernard Lloyd earned 2018 Governor’s Difference Makers Award|
|Magic Instruments||Dec 2016||$175,348||Alive|
|Legion M||Sep 2017||$167,941||Alive|
|Red Bay Coffee Company||Oct 2016||$160,269||Two operations in Oakland and expanding into Richmond|
|MySwimPro||Sep 2017||$131,530||Official training partner of the Global Swim Series|
|Vera Roasting Company||Apr 2017||$128,165||Alive|
|Native American Natural Foods||Dec 2017||$123,152||Alive|
|Tampon Tribe||Apr 2017||$119,119||876% net subscriber gain in 2017|
|Payroll4Free.com, Inc.||Jan 2018||$113,471||Alive|
|Oodles Corporation||Aug 2017||$107,000||Alive|
|QMedic||Sep 2016||$100,000||Named one of the "best entrepreneurial companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine|
|Vodi||Jun 2017||$90,391||Partnership with Viettel Group|
|Ganaz Inc.||Nov 2017||$89,420||Accepted to Techstars Seattle|
|Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters||Nov 2017||$89,037||Alive|
|VooDoo Spirits||Sep 2016||$84,312||Alive|
|My Trail||May 2017||$80,820||Alive|
|Spotlight:Girls||Dec 2016||$62,500||Grant from RSF Social Finance|
|Maison Marcel||Dec 2017||$48,025||Alive|
The team completes a deal memo while conducting due diligence. You can choose to invest more directly.
Most portfolio companies are required by law to do an Annual Report by April 30th, which includes financials. Here's a sample.
By May 30th of each year, Wefunder recalculates realized and unrealized IRR for each fund you invest in.
The MoonShot Fund invests in startups tackling the hard problems that – if they succeed in reaching their vision – would bring us closer to the Jetson’s future promised in the 1960’s.
We will make high-risk investments that have a slim chance of reaching their ambitions. However, we aim to back companies that can be acquired for their technical talent or patent portfolio if they fail, mitigating losses.
We approve funds based on odds of success. We take into account our deal flow, our network of domain experts, and demand among investors.
If a sponsor invests $250K+ with a well-crafted investing focus, we'll very likely accept the job.
We take care of everything you don't want to do. We raise the capital, hire domain experts to source & screen deals, manage compliance, issue K1's, handle annual IRR reporting, mentor the portfolio, and advocate on your behalf during follow-on financing.
We charge a 2% management fee and 20% carried interest. Wefunder retains 5% carry. The remainder compensates a team of industry veterans to source, vet, and negotiate high-quality deals.
Wefunder's fully-owned subsidiary, Wefunder Advisors LLC, manages the funds. Wefunder Advisors is an exempt reporting investment advisor.
Wefunder recruits fund managers to run funds. Fund managers are the most experienced and credible angel investors on our platform.
Yes! Our goal is to democratize venture capital. We don't believe the best investing decisions in early-stage startups are made by MBA's in suits on Sand Hill Road. They are made by operators on the ground within each industry.
You get inside access to see how experts vet startups. You can view the deal memo and decide if you want to invest personally yourself. We expect this is a good way for new investors to learn the ropes. It's also a fun way to learn about an industry or meet interesting people.
If you decide to get more involved, you can get promoted to a partner, and earn carried interest.
Fund managers can promote members to partners. Each fund has their own criteria. Generally, the best way to become a partner is to establish a reputation as a helpful human. Help find, vet, or mentor startups.
You earn carried interest. Each fund divides 15% carry between partners, based on their contributions on that deal. This is how VC's are paid. You are a part-time VC.
Let's say the fund invest $100,000 in TheNextUber at a $10M valuation. Six years later, TheNextUber files for an IPO, and that stock is sold for $50.1M. The fund partners divide 15% carry. That is $7.5 million ($50,100,000 proceeds - 100,000 initial investment returned to investors * 15% carried interest).
The fund managers decide how to allocate carried interest. It varies from fund to fund. Generally, most funds give the largest chunk (up to 10% carry on a deal) to those who find startups and act as a lead investor. A smaller portion (perhaps 1% on a deal) is allocated to those who vet or mentor startups.
It can be as little or as much as you want. There is no commitment. Stop anytime.
We expect that the best members are often very busy with their full-time jobs or running their own startups. If you have a couple hours per month to do one single useful task (i.e., holding office hours to mentor a founder or vetting a startup), that is very helpful.
There is no paperwork for members. You are volunteering your time.
If you decide to earn carried interest as a partner, Wefunder Advisors must hire you as an independent contractor. You then have a duty to disclose any conflicts of interest, and to act in the best interests of the limited partners in the fund.
Under current federal law, only accredited investors (those earning $200k+ per year or over $1m in assets) may invest in Funds.
If you are an accredited investor, you can view which funds are actively fundraising.
Disclosures. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Examples of previous Wefunder investments are for illustrative purposes only. Full list available upon request. There is no guarantee that any fund will achieve the same exposure to, or quality of, startups held by any existing fund. Any investment involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for sophisticated and qualified accredited investors. We do not provide investment advice to investors and no communication, through this website or in any other medium, should be construed as a recommendation for any security offered on or off Wefunder. This material is provided for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer for any security.
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