Spend 75% of your time on your startup. In return, we'll put you on salary, cover your health care, let you work in our swank office mansion, and (if you really need it) give you a bunk bed to crash in. Plus, we'll do our best to help you succeed. You'll work directly with the founding team, and we know some things.
What will you spend the rest of your 20% of your time on? You tell us. We've funded a couple hundred companies – ranging from local breweries to flying cars. How could you help them in your spare time? What's your superpower?
Why are we doing this?
Mostly, because we like being around really smart and ambitious founders.
We're also a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission of helping more early-stage founders get off the ground. This seems to be a fit.
Some more details:
It's a 3 month program.
We pay $3500 a month (plus health care). Enough so you won't starve.
The bunk bed, if you need it, is in our office in SF's Mission district.
You must be in SF. Hours are completely flexible of course, but you should be around.
You must be a U.S. citizen or have a valid work visa, unfortunately.
You don't need to be a tech founder. You can open up a boba tea shop for all we care!
We accept one person at a time, so it's rather competitive. Please contact email@example.com with the following info:
1. What is your startup?
2. Why choose this idea of all the things you could be working on?
3. How far along are you? What's your biggest obstacle?
4. What is your biggest weakness? How about your superpower?
5. Please provide some links to you and/or your work. Save us the google stalking time!
6. How do you think you can help Wefunder in your 20% time?
7. When can you start? Do you live in SF? Do you need a bunk bed?
8. If the world collapsed, what is your post-apocalyptic survival skill?
9. Tell us how you are an interesting and cool human.
P.S. - Brevity is the soul of wit!
On May 16, 2016, it became legal for regular people to invest as little as $100 in startups and small businesses. Since then, we have become the largest equity crowdfunding platform. We've helped 190+ startups and small businesses – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures – raise $70 million.
We're a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to revitalize capitalism and keep the American dream alive. GDP growth is slowing. Wealth inequality is increasing. Entrepreneurship is dying across America; falling from 10.6% to 3.6% among those under 30 since 1989. We're reversing these trends by funding more deserving businesses across all of America, not solely tech startups in Silicon Valley.
Want to help? Join us! We're a team of founder types: enjoy autonomy, responsibility, the opportunity to learn, and no red tape. Just make it happen.
Wefunder supports three different federal laws that allow startups to raise money legally. To comply with the law, Wefunder Advisors LLC and Wefunder Portal LLC (both owned by Wefunder Inc) also list startups depending on the regulation used.
Legal May 16th 2016
Wefunder Portal LLC
for 183 startups
Wefunder Advisors LLC
for 92 startups
for 1 startup
We are the largest funding portal for Regulation Crowdfunding.
Some fine print: 1) These numbers include startups currently live on Wefunder if they pass their minimum target. 2) Some startups use two different laws at the same time (i.e., Regulation D and Regulation Crowdfunding).
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