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Add Startups To Your Investment Portfolio

Many startups fail, though some make it big and provide meaningful returns to investors. Over the last 30 years, early stage venture capital returned 22.65% compared to 9.93% for the S&P 500.  

Historically, investing in startups has been reserved only for venture capitalists and highly-connected angel investors. But thanks to recent changes, anyone can now incorporate venture capital into their traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds.

Data from Cambridge Associates LLC March 31, 2016 U.S. Venture Capital Index® and Selected Benchmark Statistics Report. The Early Stage Index includes pooled end-to-end return, net of fees, expenses, and carried interest; past performance is no guarantee of future returns. 30 year period includes at least two sub-periods of unusually large returns: 1990s and the most recent few years. Indices are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index. Index returns do not reflect the cost of investing in an index. These indexes are not necessarily representative of the companies listed on SeedInvest and do not reflect projected returns.

While early-stage venture capital has historically generated larger returns than both the S&P 500 and Barclays Credit Bond Index over the last 30 years, past performance is no guarantee of future returns. In addition, early-stage venture capital investing has a higher rate of failure, volatility, and less liquidity. Only those prepared for extreme volatility, a lack of liquidity, and the risk of losing their entire investment should invest in early-stage venture capital.


Hassle-Free Diversification

Historically, building a larger portfolio of early-stage startup investments has correlated with increased likelihood of higher returns. This is because individual startup investments have a high failure rate and, according to a recent Angel Resource Institute Study, 10% of startup investments have historically accounted for 85% of angel returns.

So if you want to add startups to your overall portfolio, make sure you diversify across a basket of startups. With SeedInvest Automated Investing you can invest in a basket of up to 25 highly vetted, early-stage startups.


Curated by SeedInvest

Our team is comprised of former professional investors who helped manage billions of dollars in private investment funds. Since inception, we at SeedInvest have looked at over 7,500 prospects and have historically worked with just ~1%.

SeedInvest conducts independent due diligence on every opportunity. But don't worry, you will still get to view each and every opportunity before investing.

SeedInvest’s selection criteria does not suggest higher quality investment opportunities nor does it imply that investors will generate positive returns in investment opportunities on SeedInvest. Learn more about due diligence in the SeedInvest Academy and our vetting process in our FAQs.

Watch Your Portfolio Grow With Automated Investing


Automated to make your job easier

Any time a startup launches on SeedInvest and you are eligible for investment, you will automatically be notified. Never miss out on that ideal startup investment opportunity again.

Lower investment minimums

With SeedInvest Automated Investing we make building a diversified portfolio easier than ever before. Take advantage of investment minimums as low as $200 per startup, available to Automated Investing investors only.

You are always in control

Be as active or passive as you'd like with SeedInvest Automated Investing. Want to pass on a startup? No problem. Want to invest more in a startup you especially like? Go ahead.

How SeedInvest Automated Investing Works

  Select your targeted portfolio

Choose how much you’d like to allocate to startups and tell us a little bit about yourself. Based on that information, you will target a portfolio of 10-25 startups.

  Set up your account

If you are accepted into the program you will be asked to set up your account. We will then notify you as soon as eligible startups launch.

  Approve each investment

You will receive a request to confirm each investment. No investment will be made unless you or your designated representative confirm that you'd like to proceed.

Sound interesting?

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of startups will I get to invest into?

Depending on your financial situation and due to regulatory restrictions, you will only be matched with startups that you will legally be able to invest into. View all current and previously funded opportunities.

How does the investment process work?

Once accepted into the Automated Investing program, you will be asked to set up a SeedInvest account. When an eligible startup launches on SeedInvest, you will be notified via email of your pending participation.

You will have three business days to confirm your participation. Once confirmed, your investment funds will be withdrawn and your investment will be pending until closing. If the respective startup is unsuccessful in raising sufficient funds, your investment will be canceled and your funds will be promptly returned. You may cancel any pending investments prior to closing.

What if I change my mind and don't want to use SeedInvest Automated Investing?

You're in control. You can pause or restart SeedInvest Automated Investing at any time online. We just ask that you let us know.

What if I do not confirm my participation in time?

Once matched, you will have three business days to confirm your participation in the startup. If you don’t confirm in time, you may still be able to participate in the round to the extent there is room left. Note that this would count as a normal investment and lower Automated Investing minimums will not apply. Furthermore, inactivity or cancellations may result in termination of your Automated Investing membership.