Thank you for coming to Wefunder! We started this journey back in December 2011 with one goal in mind. We wanted to introduce startups to the investors who are most passionate about helping them succeed. While we primarily focus on funding great companies, there are several ways that startups use Wefunder.
Startups aren’t always raising money but they always have important challenges they need to solve. Even if your company is not ready for funding you probably have a set of friends and advisors that you keep updated on your progress, and reach out to for feedback on important decisions. A private profile on Wefunder makes it easy for you to interact with that group as you iterate on your product or business model.
Making your profile public allows you to recruit investors to follow your company before you officially start fundraising. It’s much easier to raise money quickly when you have several hundred investors who have expressed interest in what you are building and are already up to date on your progress. You can also tap those investors for advice in advance of asking for an investment, allowing you to see which investors will ultimately add value to your company after investing.
Closing a round of funding is just the start of how you can use Wefunder. We help you activate your investors to add value to your business through recruiting for you, posting to social media, giving product feedback, acquiring customers or a number of other tasks. We provide the tools to easily turn your new investors into an army of evangelists that can give you the juice you need to solve problems faster and spread your message farther.
Have ideas for other things we can do to help your company? Let us know in the comments!
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1 A special note on calculations: Over $16 million from accredited investors (i.e., the rich) was invested into 110 startups conducting Regulation D offerings on Wefunder since 2013. Regulation Crowdfunding is not legal until May 16th. We'll update these numbers to include those offerings then.
2 Startup investing is super risky. Seriously. The companies you love just might go bankrupt. You may lose all your money. You can't always resell your investments. You may have limited voting rights. Invest because you want to support what you love, not because you think you're going to make oodles of money.
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