We've helped fund over 160 startups and small businesses, including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures. Every company we've funded is full of amazing stories. Your job will be to bring those stories to life, every week.
Our dream candidate
Our dream candidate is an investigative journalist at heart, with a flair for feature-length story-telling. We'd love someone who can ask the insightful and hard questions that speak to the heart. Someone who can brush aside the standard PR talking points founders often give, and dive deeper into their motivations, emotions, and struggles. We strive for authenticity, not fluff.
Our goal: help investors feel behind the curtain
Wefunder is built for investors: they are the audience for our stories. Even someone who invests as little as $100 should feel the impact they've made.
Unlike the stock market, startup investors are not simply handing over cash... they are changing lives. Their money doesn't just enrich some Wall Street bank, it's directly given to the startup, to help founders follow their dreams, create jobs, and create something that adds value to the world. Investors are a part of that journey.
How can we help people live more vicariously through their investments? Feel more emotionally connected? Build a relationship? Feel more informed about the progress, and how they might be able to help? That'll be your job.
Some stuff you could be working on
Over the course of a normal week, here's some projects you could be doing:
Help interview a founder about to use Wefunder. We currently personally interview each startup about to be listed on Wefunder. You'd listen in, help ask questions, and eventually lead the interviews on your own.
Create company profiles on Wefunder. We help each founder tell their story, designing multimedia presentations that help investors understand why the company is important. We have design templates you can use, but the content is up to you.
Write a feature length story updating investors. Visit the offices of a company we've funded, such as a startup about to blast a rocket into space. You'd interview the founders/employees/customers, take photos or a short video clip, and write up an engaging story to be posted on Wefunder.
Conduct a live Q&A session with a startup actively fundraising on Wefunder. You'd help moderate questions from potential investors, interview founders, and publish a link to a podcast.
Here are the three things we consider most important:
Strong people skills. You'll be interviewing lots of startup founders; some are quite introverted. You should have a talent for making people feel instantly comfortable and willing to share.
Excellent writing. We admire engaging and authentic writing.
Responsible & accountable. Simply said: if you say you will do it, you do it.
Market-rate salaries and stock options.
Unlimited vacation days (mandatory 3 weeks off).
Medical, dental, & vision insurance.
All-expense paid Wefunder vacation. We’ve taken two train trips across the country.
Apple equipment. Whatever you want.
Lots of free food and drinks.
Reimbursement for classes and conferences.
Email email@example.com with why you'd like to work for us. Brownie points: include a survival skill you'd offer the team in a post-apocalyptic world.
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 320 startups and small businesses – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures – raise $115,163,930.
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 234 startups
Wefunder Advisors LLC
for 98 startups
for 2 startups
Curious how well the companies have done? Or how many raised follow-on financing?
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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