GSD Venture Studios
We invite resilient entrepreneurs to dream big. For too long self-motivated entrepreneurs have navigated the minefield of challenges to launching a global company with very little support. The last thing you should bet on in this situation is an unproven team that you don’t trust. GSD Venture Studios travels the world inviting resilient teams to establish partnerships that ensure organizations grow the right way, without games or gimmicks. Unlike traditional investors, we take senior operational (often co-founder) roles in these companies, capitalizing on our trusted reputation, experiences and network to drive explosive growth.
We’ve raised hundreds of millions for thousands of founders
We help every founder take their shot. We’ve funded coffee shops, cures for cancer, movie studios, supersonic planes, and more.
Why Wefunder instead of traditional venture capital?
Actually, do both. Even VC-funded startups should raise from fans.
One Line on Cap Table
Easy logistics. All investors invest in one fund.
Raise on Silicon Valley terms
Don’t get screwed by local 'angels'.
Delay giving VCs 20% of your company
VCs will tell you 20%+ is "standard". Why?
Get traditional investors to move faster
FOMO kicks in when Wefunder investors act.
Keep control of your company
Don’t let the suits fire you.
Increase your revenue
When customers are owners, they buy more.
Recruit more awesome hires
Your investors are likely to know candidates.
Your own marketing and lobbying army
Investors spread the word and fight for you.
Spend less time persuading investors
Customers already grok the value you offer.
Rewarding fans is the right thing to do
Those who believe in you should get rich too.
OUR COMMUNITY OF FOUNDERS IS AS VALUABLE AS THE MONEY
The Wefunder mafia has your back when times are tough. They’ll also intro you to that key person who can help.
Exclusive invites to fireside chats with veteran founders
Once we have a vaccine, Wefunder will again host invite-only intimate events for alumni. Our guests have built billion-dollar startups and know a thing or two.
Built by founders for founders
We're not VCs, bankers, broker/dealers, sharks, or finance bros. We are fellow founders. We get it. We’re on your side.
12 cities. 12 days. 1 train. Hundreds of founders.
Our whole team has taken three trips across America on the Amtrak to meet founders face-to-face. We made a lot of new friends.
Start raising money in 15 minutes
It's free to start fundraising. Pay nothing until you successfully raise money. We charge 7.5% 6.5% of funds successfully raised. Includes payment processing. No other fees.
More questions? Read our Founder FAQ.