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Low Investment Minimum
We offer investment minimum as low as $200. That’s 50 times lower than typical startup investments, letting you easily diversify across multiple startups.

You Stay In Control
Feel free to opt-out of investments you don't want and have the flexibility to stop, restart, add more funds, or withdraw funds at any time.

Highly Vetted Startups
In the past we’ve accepted just ~1% of startups that apply. The startups listed must all successfully pass our comprehensive due diligence process.  


SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform.

We provides individual investors with access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities.

200K+

Total Investors

150 +

Startups Funded

~ 1%

Acceptance Rate

Watch the video to get a glimpse into the rise of equity crowdfunding and the platform that is helping raise money for innovative startups.


Highlights Of Our Recent Deals

Virtuix

Virtual Reality · $9 Million Raised

  • Virtual reality motion platform transforming seated gameplay into an immersive and active VR experience.
  • Invested alongside Mark Cuban, Maveron, Scout Ventures, Houston Angel Network, Hero Entertainment, and Leyard.
HelloMD

Cannabis Tech · $3 Million Raised

  • Building the largest marketplace of cannabis consumers on the planet, the “Amazon of Cannabis.”
  • $700,000 of oversubscribed investment commitments which were not part of AutoInvest had to be turned away.
Keen Home

Hardware · $5 Million Raised

  • Making the core systems of the home smarter, starting with the world's first smart home air vent.
  • Invested alongside Techstars Ventures, Galvanize Ventures, R/GA Ventures, and American Family Ventures.
Knightscope

Robotics · $20+ Million Raised

  • Autonomous security robots providing security professionals advanced detection capabilities.
  • Investors include NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Konica Minolta, Plug and Play, Flex Lab IX, and Wilson Sonsini.
DSTLD

E-Commerce · $2,300,000+ Raised

Blokable

Real Estate · $450,000 Raised

Vengo

Hardware · $720,000 Raised

Wyre

Blockchain · $1,500,000 Raised


Our investor returns are 1.5x greater than comparable Venture Capital returns.

Investors on SeedInvest generated an unrealized Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 17.4% since SeedInvest's inception in 2013. This number is 1.5x greater than the 11.7% median return calculated by research firm Cambridge Associates for U.S. venture capital funds of the same vintage.

*Median returns for U.C. VC funds with a 2013 inception date. Cambridge Associates, “US Venture Capital Index and Selected Benchmark Statistics”, September 30, 2017. **N=14,394 investors


Only 1.3% of investors who invested in 3+ companies generated negative unrealized IRRs.

Historically, building a larger portfolio of early-stage startup investments has been correlated with an increased likelihood of generating higher returns.   This is because individual startups have high failure rates. In fact, according to a recent Angel Resource Institute study, 10% of startups have historically accounted for 85% of angel investor returns.

Consequently, one of the most important things investors looking to add venture capital to their investment portfolios can do is to diversify. SeedInvest makes it easy for individual investors build a portfolio of highly vetted, early-stage startups. As a result, only 1.3% of SeedInvest investors who have invested in three or more companies have generated negative unrealized IRRs.


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AutoInvest Frequently Asked Questions

How does the investment process work?
  • Once your investment account is completely set up and funded, your AutoInvest membership will automatically start.
  • When a startup becomes eligible for accepting AutoInvest investments on SeedInvest, you will automatically invest in that company based on your settings.
  • You will automatically be notified of each investment and will have until your investment is closed to cancel it if you wish to do so.
What if the company I invest into fails to raise enough money?

If the startup is unsuccessful in raising sufficient funds, your investment will be canceled and your funds promptly returned to your funding account.

What if I am only interested in certain industries?

The goal of AutoInvest is to give investors an easy way to diversify their portfolio. If you would like to invest in a specific industry or startup, you can easily do so via the regular investment process.

How will my investments be funded?

A custodial account will be set up for you at New Direction IRA, Inc. (“New Direction”) during the onboarding process. (Your account with New Direction will not be an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and hence will not affect your regular IRA contribution limits.) This account will hold your dedicated funds for you. Any investment made through your AutoInvest account will be funded directly from your New Direction account.

Can I change the amount I deposited to my AutoInvest account?

You can change the amount allocated to your account at any time and as often as you’d like via your AutoInvest Management page. Changing your allocation will not affect any investments which have already been made. Please note: there may be regulatory restrictions regarding how much you can invest into startups based on your financial situation.

How long does it usually take for my funds to arrive in my AutoInvest Account?

We are working with several different payment processors to enable as many investors as possible to participate in AutoInvest. Depending on the payment processor, it will usually take 5-10 business days for your funds to show up in your AutoInvest account.

Is this supposed to be a prediction of future performance?

Generally, nothing contained herein is intended to predict the performance of any investment. However, any discussions contained within this report regarding the market or market conditions represent the view of either the source cited or SeedInvest. Further, there can be no assurance that actual outcomes will match the assumptions or that actual returns will match any expected returns.

To the extent information in this report contains projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, targets or expectations regarding market conditions or the strategies described herein, there is no assurance that such events or targets will be achieved. In addition, the information in this report, including statements concerning financial market trends, is based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons, all of which may cause it to be significantly different from that shown here.

The information contained herein is as of December 31, 2017 unless otherwise indicated, is subject to change, and SeedInvest assumes no obligation to update the information herein.

Is the risk profile of the Cambridge Associates US VC Index similar to companies on SeedInvest?

The risk/return profile of the Cambridge Associates US Venture Capital Index (the “Index”) is materially different from that of any one early-stage company. The Index is not used or selected by SeedInvest as an appropriate benchmark to compare relative performance of any SeedInvest product or service, but rather is included herein solely because it is a well-known and widely-recognized index. Investments cannot be made directly in an index.

Anything else I should know?

Equity crowdfunding investments in private placements, and start-up investments in particular, are speculative and involve a high degree of risk and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in start-ups. Investors may receive illiquid and/or restricted stock that may be subject to holding period requirements and/or liquidity concerns. Investments in startups are highly illiquid and those investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 5-7 years) should not invest. Please refer to a detailed discussion of the risks of startup investing on our website at https://www.seedinvest.com/academy/startup-investing-risks.

How much does it cost to participate in AutoInvest?

There are no fees or ongoing costs associated with creating or maintaining an AutoInvest account. However, note that those enrolled in AutoInvest are subject to SeedInvest's standard transaction processing fees (2% non-refundable processing fee, up to US $300, per investment) at the time each investment is made.

What if I change my mind and want to cancel an investment?

You're free to cancel an investment at any time before your investment closes. Just let our team know and we’ll handle the rest.

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

You're in control. You can pause or restart SeedInvest AutoInvest at any time through your AutoInvest Management page.

What is New Direction?

New Direction IRA Inc. (“New Direction”) is being used to create custodial trust accounts on your behalf to manage your SeedInvest AutoInvest assets. Your account with New Direction will not be an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and hence will not affect your regular IRA contribution limits. For more information about New Direction, click here.

How are offerings curated?

In accordance with regulatory rules and restrictions, you will automatically be matched with startups that you are legally allowed to invest in. View all current and previously funded opportunities.

How does a startup become eligible to receive investments from those enrolled in the AutoInvest program?

Startups must have not opted out from participating in the AutoInvest program prior to launching their round; and raise at least $250K if conducting their raise under Regulation D and/or Regulation CF, or $2M if conducting their raise under Regulation A+.

Can I change my check size per investment?

Per deal allocations cannot be changed when investing through AutoInvest. If you would like to invest a specific amount into a specific company, you can do so by investing via the normal investment process (subject to deal-specific investment minimum).

What if I want to invest more in a company I really like?

If there is a company you really like and you want to invest more than your AutoInvest check size, you can simply double down by going to the company's profile and invest through the regular investment process.

Is this page meant to provide investment, legal, and/or tax advice?

No, this page is for information purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. This presentation should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and there can be no assurance that an investment strategy will be successful or that the historical performance of an investment, portfolio or asset class will have a direct correlation with its future performance. The investment strategy and themes discussed herein may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial situation.

How are these returns calculated?

The performance data included herein includes all companies that successfully completed a fundraising round on the SeedInvest platform and raised at least $100,000 (for deals prior to 2016) or $250,000 (for deals in 2016 or later). Performance may have been lower if all companies were included. Returns presented herein are unrealized returns generated by SeedInvest investors, and not by SeedInvest itself. Actual realized return of these unrealized investments may differ materially from the returns indicated herein. The actual realized returns on such unrealized investments will depend on, among other factors, future operating results, the value of the assets, and market conditions at the time of disposition, any related transaction costs, and the timing and manner of sale, all of which may differ from the assumptions on which the valuations used in the prior performance data contained herein are based.

Returns are based on valuations of each company determined by SeedInvest by comparing the initial valuation of the company at closing of its funding on SeedInvest with the valuation of such company as of its most recent funding round, calculated pursuant to SeedInvest’s established methodology. Additional information about such methodology is available upon request. SeedInvest calculated valuations using data provided by the companies or gathered from public sources and believed to be reliable; however, SeedInvest has not independently verified such information.

How much does it cost to participate in AutoInvest?

There are no fees or ongoing costs associated with creating or maintaining an AutoInvest account. However, note that those enrolled in AutoInvest are subject to SeedInvest's standard transaction processing fees (2% non-refundable processing fee, up to US $300, per investment) at the time each investment is made.

What if I change my mind and want to cancel an investment?

You're free to cancel an investment at any time before your investment closes. Just let our team know and we’ll handle the rest.

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

You're in control. You can pause or restart SeedInvest AutoInvest at any time through your AutoInvest Management page.

What is New Direction?

New Direction IRA Inc. (“New Direction”) is being used to create custodial trust accounts on your behalf to manage your SeedInvest AutoInvest assets. Your account with New Direction will not be an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and hence will not affect your regular IRA contribution limits. For more information about New Direction, click here.

How are offerings curated?

In accordance with regulatory rules and restrictions, you will automatically be matched with startups that you are legally allowed to invest in. View all current and previously funded opportunities.

How does a startup become eligible to receive investments from those enrolled in the AutoInvest program?

Startups must have not opted out from participating in the AutoInvest program prior to launching their round; and raise at least $250K if conducting their raise under Regulation D and/or Regulation CF, or $2M if conducting their raise under Regulation A+.

Can I change my check size per investment?

Per deal allocations cannot be changed when investing through AutoInvest. If you would like to invest a specific amount into a specific company, you can do so by investing via the normal investment process (subject to deal-specific investment minimum).

What if I want to invest more in a company I really like?

If there is a company you really like and you want to invest more than your AutoInvest check size, you can simply double down by going to the company's profile and invest through the regular investment process.

Is this page meant to provide investment, legal, and/or tax advice?

No, this page is for information purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. This presentation should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and there can be no assurance that an investment strategy will be successful or that the historical performance of an investment, portfolio or asset class will have a direct correlation with its future performance. The investment strategy and themes discussed herein may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial situation.

Is this supposed to be a prediction of future performance?

Generally, nothing contained herein is intended to predict the performance of any investment. However, any discussions contained within this report regarding the market or market conditions represent the view of either the source cited or SeedInvest. Further, there can be no assurance that actual outcomes will match the assumptions or that actual returns will match any expected returns.

To the extent information in this report contains projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, targets or expectations regarding market conditions or the strategies described herein, there is no assurance that such events or targets will be achieved. In addition, the information in this report, including statements concerning financial market trends, is based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons, all of which may cause it to be significantly different from that shown here.

The information contained herein is as of December 31, 2017 unless otherwise indicated, is subject to change, and SeedInvest assumes no obligation to update the information herein.

Is the risk profile of the Cambridge Associates US VC Index similar to companies on SeedInvest?

The risk/return profile of the Cambridge Associates US Venture Capital Index (the “Index”) is materially different from that of any one early-stage company. The Index is not used or selected by SeedInvest as an appropriate benchmark to compare relative performance of any SeedInvest product or service, but rather is included herein solely because it is a well-known and widely-recognized index. Investments cannot be made directly in an index.

How are these returns calculated?

The performance data included herein includes all companies that successfully completed a fundraising round on the SeedInvest platform and raised at least $100,000 (for deals prior to 2016) or $250,000 (for deals in 2016 or later). Performance may have been lower if all companies were included. Returns presented herein are unrealized returns generated by SeedInvest investors, and not by SeedInvest itself. Actual realized return of these unrealized investments may differ materially from the returns indicated herein. The actual realized returns on such unrealized investments will depend on, among other factors, future operating results, the value of the assets, and market conditions at the time of disposition, any related transaction costs, and the timing and manner of sale, all of which may differ from the assumptions on which the valuations used in the prior performance data contained herein are based.

Returns are based on valuations of each company determined by SeedInvest by comparing the initial valuation of the company at closing of its funding on SeedInvest with the valuation of such company as of its most recent funding round, calculated pursuant to SeedInvest’s established methodology. Additional information about such methodology is available upon request. SeedInvest calculated valuations using data provided by the companies or gathered from public sources and believed to be reliable; however, SeedInvest has not independently verified such information.

Anything else I should know?

Equity crowdfunding investments in private placements, and start-up investments in particular, are speculative and involve a high degree of risk and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in start-ups. Investors may receive illiquid and/or restricted stock that may be subject to holding period requirements and/or liquidity concerns. Investments in startups are highly illiquid and those investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 5-7 years) should not invest. Please refer to a detailed discussion of the risks of startup investing on our website at https://www.seedinvest.com/academy/startup-investing-risks.