For the first time in 80+ years, it's legal for anyone – no matter how wealthy - to invest as little as $100 in a startup or small business. We've since created thousands of new startup investors across America, helping them make their very first investment in over 130 companies. For every company we launch on Wefunder, hundreds of questions get asked about how things work. And who is the person on the front-lines answering them? Hopefully, you!
OUR DREAM CANDIDATE
Our dream candidate is a quick learner and truly enjoys helping people – even when they have silly questions or demands. In other words, we're looking for someone with a big heart, patience, and a sponge-like ability to learn hundreds of details.
The details are important. Not only are the laws and regulations complex, but we have a high moral standard to ensure that investors and founders both know what they are getting into. Every time you help someone, you'll be representing the entire Wefunder team. That's a lot of trust.
You should be a "doer" that enjoys the nature of the work itself, but also interested in managing other support hires as Wefunder grows. Ideally, you have the ability to scale yourself with Wefunder.
You'll be on the person on the front-lines, handing dozens of inbound customer support requests per day.
Email support. We receive dozens of questions every day that all need to be addressed within 24 hours.
Phone support. An ability to talk confidently on the phone is crucial. You are often the only voice investors hear at Wefunder - the voice that keeps all their money safe.
Explain complicated security terms. Financing terms are difficult to understand, and it's our responsibility to help investors understand what it means for them.
Technical Support. You'll need to provide easy-to-follow instructions for complicated tasks. Or, be patient and friendly while explaining simple tasks. Users have a wide range of needs and technical ability, so you'll need to adapt accordingly.
Payment tracking and updates. "Where's my money? Is my investment confirmed?" Investors always - rightfully - wonder what the status of their payments is. You need to collect the information needed to answer their requests and figure out when you need to escalate the matter to resolve it.
Watch out for quality leads. Some of our best-performing companies come to us by first e-mailing the support desk. We need to make sure they get amazing support from their very first contact with us – that's you!
Communicate user feedback. You'll receive hundreds of user requests and suggestions for the Wefunder site. We want to fix these problems! Pull together all relevant user feedback so the product team can easily prioritize their to do list.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
We're more concerned with your drive and hunger than your experience. We invest in potential. If you are a quick learner and super-motivated, we'll help teach you.
Here are some skills we think are important:
Organization and attention to detail. It's important that no balls get dropped when dealing with dozens of customer requests.
Strong people skills. You should have a talent for making people feel instantly comfortable, heard, and understood.
Independent problem solver. We want someone who's able to tackle difficult problems on their own and proactively looks for new ways to improve Wefunder. In other words, you can just figure it out.
Prioritize efficiently. You'll be juggling a thousand things at once. Be able to recognize which tasks are most important and get those done.
Learn quickly. There are tons of details to learn; securities regulations are quite complex and things change fast around here. You must be able to absorb and retain a lot of facts quickly; we don't like answering the same question three times and it's up to you to seek out information if you need it.
Responsible & accountable. 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 three train trips across the country.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 401 startups and small businesses – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures – raise $143,807,756.
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 314 startups
Wefunder Advisors LLC
for 105 startups
for 3 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).
Join 488,212 investors who funded 401 startups with over $143.5 million1
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