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after We Invested
|Last Status||Return Multiple|| Value of
|Zenefits||$581,500,000 $582M||$500M Series C by Fidelity||281.68X||$7,042,000|
|Checkr||$309,000,000 $309M||$160M Series D by T. Rowe Price||34.31X||$857,750|
|Rappi||$1,391,800,000 $1.39B||$1B Series E by SoftBank||26.23X||$655,750|
|Ginkgo Bioworks||$719,000,000 $719M||$290M Series E by T. Rowe Price||13.76X||$344,000|
|Guesty||$59,400,000 $59.4M||$35M Series C by Viola Growth||12.82X||$320,500|
|Ironclad||$84,000,000 $84M||$50M Series C by Y Combinator||11.01X||$275,250|
|Scope AR||$11,700,000 $11.7M||$9.7M Series A by Romulus Capital||10.6X||$265,000|
|Equipmentshare||$58,600,000 $58.6M||$25M Venture Round|
|Unbabel||$91,000,000 $91M||$60M Series C by Point72 Ventures||5.76X||$144,000|
|Gravitational||$29,200,000 $29.2M||$25M Series A by Kleiner Perkins||5.6X||$140,000|
|Second Measure||$25,400,000 $25.4M||$20M Series A by Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Freight Farms||$11,405,407 $11.4M||Alive||3.98X||$99,500|
|ShipBob||$63,000,000 $63M||$40M Series C by Menlo Ventures||3.51X||$87,750|
|GrubMarket||$90,000,000 $90M||$28M Series C by Digital Garage, WI Harper Group||3.14X||$78,500|
|Mux||$31,800,000 $31.8M||$20M Series B by Evolution Media||2.72X||$68,000|
|Privy||$6,500,000 $6.5M||$4.3M Series A by Samuel Clemens||2.69X||$67,250|
|Virtuix||$7,700,000 $7.7M||$7.7M Equity Crowdfunding||1.96X||$49,000|
|Next Caller||$5,000,000 $5M||$5M Series A by Crystal Towers||1.9X||$47,500|
|Eden||$38,700,000 $38.7M||$25M Series B by Reshape|
|Astranis||$13,500,000 $13.5M||$13.5M Series A by Andreessen Horowitz||1.86X||$46,500|
|Skymind||$17,500,000 $17.5M||$11.5M Series A by TransLink Capital|
|Paperspace||$23,000,000 $23M||$14.5M Series A by Battery Ventures, Intel Capital||1.63X||$40,750|
|7 Cups of Tea||$0 $0.0||Alive||1.5X||$37,500|
|Mashgin||$11,000,000 $11M||$8.2M Series A by Matrix Partners||1.4X||$35,000|
|Aptible||$12,000,000 $12M||$12M Series A by Maverick Ventures|
|Cleanly||$5,000,000 $5M||$5M Series A by AddVenture||1.24X||$31,000|
|OwnLocal||$0 $0.0||OwnLocal buys back investors.||1.18X||$29,500|
|Flirtey||$16,000,000 $16M||$16M Series A by Menlo Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures||1.11X||$27,750|
|Eight (Formerly Luna)||$69,400,000 $69.4M||$40M Series C by Founders Fund|
|ROSS Intelligence||$13,120,000 $13.1M||$8.7M Series A by Inovia Capital||1.06X||$26,500|
|Labdoor||$7,700,000 $7.7M||$3.4 Series A by Floodgate||1.05X||$26,250|
|Goldbely||$30,000,000 $30M||$20M Series B by Enlightened Hospitality Investments|
|Jopwell||$10,920,000 $10.9M||$7.5M Series A by Cue Ball||1X||$25,000|
|ZenProspect||$9,200,000 $9.2M||Nexus Venture Partners||1X||$25,000|
|LivBlends||$8,620,000 $8.62M||$6.9M Venture Round|
|MTailor||$7,200,000 $7.2M||$5.2M Series A by Khosla Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Gecko Robotics||$7,000,000 $7M||$7M Series A by Founders Fund||1X||$25,000|
|Senic||$6,300,000 $6.3M||$4M Seed Round by Birchmere Ventures, Target Partners, Gira||1X||$25,000|
|AlphaFlow||$6,300,000 $6.3M||$4.1M Seed Round by Point72 Ventures, Resolute Venture Partners||1X||$25,000|
|Zenysis||$5,800,000 $5.8M||$5.8M Series A|
|Shinesty||$5,165,000 $5.17M||$3.4M Venture Round||1X||$25,000|
|Plate iQ||$4,000,000 $4M||$4M Series A by Eileses Capital||1X||$25,000|
|Wevorce||$3,100,000 $3.1M||$3.1M Series A by Techstars Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|OncoSynergy||$3,000,000 $3M||$3M Series A by Connecticut Innovations|
|Smarking||$3,000,000 $3M||$3M Seed Round by Khosla Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Final||$3,000,000 $3M||Acquired by Goldman Sachs||1X||$25,000|
|The Ticket Fairy||$2,500,000 $2.5M||$2.5M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|PAKIBLE||$2,250,000 $2.25M||$1.5M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|Meadow||$2,100,000 $2.1M||$2.1M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|Chai||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|Transcend Lighting||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M Venture Round by Rose Capital||1X||$25,000|
|VOIQ||$2,000,000 $2M||$2M Seed Round by 10x Capital Management, LEAP Global Partners||1X||$25,000|
|Lawn Love||$1,800,000 $1.8M||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Instavest||$1,700,000 $1.7M||$1.7M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|Roomstorm||$1,300,000 $1.3M||$1.3M Seed Round by S2 Capital, Y Combinator||1X||$25,000|
|Terrafugia||$1,000,000 $1M||Acquired by Geely for Stock||1X||$25,000|
|Asseta||$1,000,000 $1M||$1M Seed Round by Flight Ventures||1X||$25,000|
|Underground Cellar||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|GBatteries||$0 $0.0||$1.2M grant by Canada||1X||$25,000|
|Akido Labs||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|Her||$0 $0.0||$1M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|Give Me Tap!||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|BitAccess||$0 $0.0||$1M Seed Round by Pantera Capital||1X||$25,000|
|Bonfire||$0 $0.0||Acquired by GTY Technology Holdings for $108M||1X||$25,000|
|Vertical||$0 $0.0||$1M Seed Round||1X||$25,000|
|One Month||$0 $0.0||Alive||1X||$25,000|
|SimpleLegal||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Onit||2.88X||$72,000|
|StatusPage.io||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Atlassian for Cash||2.71X||$67,750|
|Interviewed||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Indeed for Cash||1X||$25,000|
|Two Tap||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Honey||1X||$25,000|
|Geekatoo||$0 $0.0||Acquired by HelloTech||1X||$25,000|
|Outbound||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Zendesk||0.84X||$21,000|
|Worklife||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Cisco Systems Inc.||0.83X||$20,750|
|Kash||$0 $0.0||Acquired by 10Pearls||0.73X||$18,250|
|Olset||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Deem Inc.||0.1X||$2,500|
|Valet Anywhere||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Whale Path||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|LightSail Energy||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Automate Ads||$0 $0.0||Failed||0X||$0|
|Appcanary||$0 $0.0||Acquired by Github||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||Co-led by Perceptive Advisors and Soleus Capital.|
|Meow Wolf||Jul 2017||$1,069,939||$158.6M Venture Round|
|Industry Water Filtration, Inc.||Jul 2018||$56,926||Alive|
|Cleveland Whiskey||Oct 2016||$711,787||Annual sales increased in 2017 by 63%|
|Legion M||Aug 2016||$999,849||"Bad Samaritan" is opening 5/4!|
|MySwimPro||Sep 2017||$130,530||Official training partner of the Global Swim Series|
|Barrow's Intense||Dec 2016||$301,688||Partnership with Vermont-based Mad RiverDistillers|
|Tampon Tribe||Apr 2017||$119,119||876% net subscriber gain in 2017|
|Chicago Steak Company||Feb 2018||$82,780||Alive|
|Ganaz Inc.||Nov 2017||$89,420||Accepted to Techstars Seattle|
|Voyage Media||Jun 2017||$375,982||Alive|
|Grit Grocery||Feb 2018||$82,160||Alive|
|BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics||Sep 2017||$386,766||Alive|
|VooDoo Spirits||Sep 2016||$84,312||Alive|
|Aro Lucha||Jul 2018||$129,216||Alive|
|Digitally Imported||Dec 2017||$396,113||Alive|
|Malibu Compost||Feb 2018||$101,835||Alive|
|Maison Marcel||Dec 2017||$48,025||Alive|
|LiquidPiston||Apr 2017||$999,999||Entering UAV market with rotary engine for drones|
|VAUTE||Nov 2017||$341,406||Upcoming documentary about Vaute from Shopify|
|Impact Science Education||Mar 2018||$96,262||Alive|
|Vera Roasting Company||Apr 2017||$128,065||Alive|
|Amulet Protective Technologies||Jul 2018||$128,304||Alive|
|North by Northwest Brewing Company||Jun 2018||$398,752||Alive|
|Red Bay Coffee Company||Oct 2016||$160,269||Led by Richelieu Dennis and David Drummond|
|QMedic||Sep 2016||$100,000||Named one of the "best entrepreneurial companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine|
|Force for Good Fund||Nov 2016||$401,401||Alive|
|Ridgemont Outfitters||Oct 2017||$195,272||Alive|
|Haint Blue Brewing Company||Dec 2016||$266,429||Alive|
|Discotech||Oct 2016||$126,688||$1.2M by Wavemaker Partners|
|Epec - James F.C. Hyde Sorgho Whiskey||Oct 2017||$222,354||Alive|
|Hopsters||Feb 2017||$1,069,997||Opened 2nd location in Seaport on Jan 4|
|Happy Tax||May 2017||$242,205||Alive|
|Oodles Corporation||Aug 2017||$107,000||Alive|
|Boardwalk Hospitality||Nov 2017||$500,000||Opened location on Venice Beach|
|My Trail||Sep 2016||$189,675||New retail location at The Outlets in Silverthorne|
|South Austin Brewery||Feb 2017||$210,680||Alive|
|PlantSnap||Sep 2017||$118,150||Regulation Crowdfunding Round.|
|Snapwire||May 2017||$181,752||Raised $800k seed by angels|
|The Speakeasy||Aug 2016||$459,551||Alive|
|Minds||Jun 2017||$1,036,095||Over 1 million users and over 105,000 monthly active users|
|Native American Natural Foods||Dec 2017||$123,852||Alive|
|Magic Instruments||Dec 2016||$175,348||Alive|
|VetPronto||Nov 2016||$362,718||Acquired by Vetted|
|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|
|Recoup Fitness||Oct 2017||$238,824||On Season 2 premiere of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch"|
|Orthogonal Thinker||May 2018||$251,482||Alive|
|MaestroConference||Dec 2016||$263,669||Priced Round.|
|Neurohacker Collective||Nov 2017||$808,454||Alive|
|Spotlight:Girls||Dec 2016||$62,500||Grant from RSF Social Finance|
|Urban Juncture||Nov 2017||$176,829||Bernard Lloyd earned 2018 Governor’s Difference Makers Award|
|I-PASS Patient Safety Institute||Feb 2018||$149,055||Alive|
|ShapeScale||Dec 2016||$190,889||Led by Alsop Louie Partners.|
|Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters||Nov 2017||$88,837||Alive|
|Van Cleave Dry Goods||Aug 2018||$58,595||Alive|
|Chareau||May 2017||$390,782||Won Double Gold Medal at the 2017 SF World Spirits Competition|
|That Christmas Movie||Oct 2017||$308,900||Alive|
|Hops and Grain||Aug 2016||$1,000,000||Alive|
|Vodi||Jun 2017||$90,391||Partnership with Viettel Group|
|Border X Brewing||Nov 2018||$187,564||Alive|
|Monkey Rum||Feb 2017||$425,058||Recruited former chief growth officer for Pabst as CEO|
|TAXA Biotechnologies||Aug 2016||$309,807||Failed|
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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