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LIFELINE

Provide businesses a simple solution to gain year round revenue

Highlights

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SIMPLE LEAD STATUS
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ACCEPT AND EXPORT LEADS
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INCREASE BUSINESS, CREATE LOYALTY AND GET PAID

Our Founder


The Story of Wefunder

We started in 2012. It's been a long, crazy journey, and we've only just begun.

First, we had to change the law

Back in 2012, it was illegal to invest in startups - unless you were super wealthy. We felt that was silly so we decided to do something about it. We launched a petition on January 30th, 2012. It got a lot of press.

The best of 2012 web design. Look at the gloss and shadows!

Wow! It worked!

We were invited to Washington DC by Senator Brown, Senator Bennet, Senator Merkeley, and Rep. McHenry. We helped them craft the legislation, and were in the Rose Garden to watch President Obama sign it into law in April of 2012.

President Obama signed the JOBS Act in 2012

We went to Y Combinator... Then Waited 4 Long Years

We headed off to California to attend Y Combinator in 2013. But there was one hiccup. When Congress passes a 30 page law, the SEC has to turn it into 1000 pages of regulations. That process took four long years. We managed to survive.

Here's our application video to YC:

Now we're the largest funding portal

On May 16th, 2016 - the new law rolled out. We quickly became the largest funding portal for Regulation Crowdfunding.

Its lower fees, relative to its competitors – there are a few other portals offering a similar service, including SeedInvest, NextSeed and StartEngine – has meant that about 90 percent of crowdfunded investments made by non-accredited investors since the May 2016 switch have gone through Wefunder.
San Francisco Business Times

In total, we've invested nearly $100 million into early-stage companies. We're a Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to fund 20,000 businesses by 2029.

We're also a team of founder-types ourselves. Hello! Thanks for choosing us!

Wefunder Team, Christmas 2018
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