In startup land, speed is king. Pay attention to how quickly a founder learns and how quickly they build up their product, company, and the team. Are they hitting the ground running each time they pursue something? If yes, they may be a founder to watch.
Your connections and networking savvy may massively help the companies you invest. If you know talented, young engineers and professionals, offer to help companies build out their teams! (If founders first express interest in this kind of help, that is :)
It’s often hard to grasp the full potential of an investment: if a company has already done well, we have a tough time envisioning just how much more it could grow. Don’t let this keep you from making that continued investment in a company you have faith in.
Andy lays out the history of angel investing, current trends, and where it may be headed in the future…
In March of 2018, something big happened: the best startup investor on the planet shared its entire playbook. This investor also happens to be the world’s most famous startup accelerator, Y Combinator. From Airbnb to Doordash to Dropbox to Stripe, YC has funded many of the biggest
startups you can name.
We wanted to put YC’s Startup Investor School videos right at the fingertips of our favorite people out there, Wefunder investors. To that end, we put in some crowdfunding and Wefunder-specific tid-bits, too.
While we are a YC Alum, Wefunder has no current affiliation with Y Combinator. So, many thanks to Y Combinator for all of the video material used on this page! They produced and own all of these wonderful videos while we wrote the summaries.
1,486 startups have raised $633,181,318 on Wefunder
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 1289 startups
Wefunder Advisors LLC
for 304 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).