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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|
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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 fund on your behalf. Wefunder Advisors is an exempt reporting investment advisor. Wefunder Advisor hires a team of domain experts to assist.
You can view Wefunder Advisor's track record. We have historically outperformed the median venture capital firm. We've invested in multiple startups at the seed stage, that are now valued at over several hundred million to a billion dollars, such as Checkr, Zenefits, Gingko Bioworks, Rappi, Equipment Share, and ShipBob. In total, we've invested in 10% of Y Combinator's Top 100 companies.
We believe founders make the best early-stage investment decisions. At this stage, there is little data, and intuition from a lifetime of experience is the guide.
Experienced founders often see the best upcoming founders first, well before venture capitalists do, and are typically on the cutting edge of what is new.
Our funds follow-on when those founders make personal investments. Further, most often these foudners are making a personal time commitment to help these startups succeed. We believe matching the wisdom of a group of experienced and well-connected founders will lead to better returns.
If the Fund has greater than 250 investors, it is regulated as a full-fledged mutual fund, which would dramatically increase costs and make the fund impractical as an investment vehicle.
We place priority on investors who invest high amounts early, but make exceptions for those who can help the portfolio that the Fund invests in.
Equity investments in startups have a very long term horizon. It typically takes 3-10 years for a successful company to have a liquidity event, when it either gets acquired or has an IPO.
Some Funds may invest in main street businesses with annual dividends or revenue share repayments. If this is the case, it will be noted in the investment target description.
This is a 10 year venture capital fund. Investments in startups have a very long term horizon. It typically takes 3-10 years for a successful company to have a liquidity event, when it either gets acquired or has an IPO.
The Fund charges 20% carried interest and a 2% management fee. This is the standard fee for venture capital and private equity funds.
After you invest in the fund, there will be no further capital calls.
Yes, for 5 days.
No. This is not a mutual fund. All capital will be invested in private companies in long-term, illiquid investments.
Each fund is expected to make at least 10 investments. Most will make 20-50.
No. You can't opt out of any individual investment that the fund makes.
In many cases, yes. We expect most startups will want to raise more money than the fund provides. When this happens, we will give inside access to limited partners.
Most often between $10,000 and $50,000. We may invest up to $100,000.
When investments are made, you'll be notified of the selection via e-mail.
Once a year by May 30th, we will update the estimated unrealized IRR of your portfolio.
We have pro-rata rights in almost all portfolio companies. This means that when a seed investment receives additional investment from a venture capitalist, we have the right to invest more to maintain our percentage ownership on the same terms. Since startup investments obey the power law, it's very important to double down on the winners to turbo-charge returns.
When a pro-rata opportunity exists, we will spin up a special-purpose-fund and give limited partners in the fund the opportunity to invest. We give first priority to those limited partners who invest $50,000 or more.
Here's a concrete example: in 2014, we invested $100,000 in Checkr's seed round. In 2015, Checkr raised $9M from Accel in a Series A. We gave an opportunity to limited partners to invest on those terms. Recently, Checkr raised $100,000 million Series C at a substantially higher valuation. To date, Checkr has a 34X cash on cash unrealized return.
We're not allowed to offer tax advice. You'll receive a single K-1 from each Fund each year. Your accountant can offer more specific advice.
Yes, if legal in your country. You should check with your lawyer and accountant.
Yes. We can accept investments in a Fund only from those who are an accredited investor. Unfortuantely, it is still illegal for unaccredited investors to invest in venture capital funds.
Yes. You can check out our FAQ for more information on risks, returns, different securities, and how startup financing works.
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, which will only be made pursuant to formal offering documents containing full details regarding risks, minimum investment, fees and expenses. Please contact us for more info.
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