"PayPal Mafia"-backed Platform for Business Deals

About CapLinked

CapLinked is a cloud-based deal management platform used for complex and sensitive projects such as M&As, financings, asset sales, and investor reporting. The Wall Street Journal called CapLinked “the go-to place for setting up and closing deals."

  • Founded by PayPal’s former head of marketing and a private equity executive.
  • Backed by Founders Fund, Peter Thiel, David Sacks, Joe Lonsdale, Dave McClure (500 Startups), and Siemer Ventures.
  • Launched beta in 2011. Pivoted to focus on enterprise sales in late-2012.
  • Quarter-over-quarter bookings growth of 100%.

Product & Service

Media Mentions

Team Story

Eric ran the marketing team at PayPal, where he oversaw the campaign to monetize the online payment service and spearheaded product marketing from 1999-2003. In 2004 he founded World Ahead, a media venture, which he grew to national prominence and profitability before being acquired. His book, The PayPal Wars, won the Writers Notes Book Award and was hailed by Tom Peters as "the best description of business strategy unfolding in a world changing at warp speed." He holds a degree from Stanford.

Chris was a senior executive in private equity, finance, and banking for 15 years and directly involved in the origination and management of billions of dollars of debt and equity investments. He founded two companies, Crestridge Investments (a private equity firm) and Third Wave Partners (which made debt and equity investments in distressed situations), and was managing director of a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank, the largest privately owned bank in the country. He studied at Stanford.

Founders and Officers

Key Team Members

Michael Kluchin


Notable Advisors & Investors

Anthony Saleh
Lewis Golden

Frequently Asked Questions

Making an Investment in CapLinked
How does investing work?

When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by CapLinked. Once CapLinked accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to CapLinked in exchange for your shares. At that point, you will be a proud owner in CapLinked.

What is the difference between preferred equity and a convertible note?

Preferred equity is usually issued to outside investors and carries rights and conditions that are different from that of common stock. For example, preferred equity may include rights that prevent or minimize the effects of dilution or grants special privileges in situations when the company is sold.

A convertible note is a unique form of debt that converts into equity, usually in conjunction with a future financing round. The investor effectively loans money to a startup with the expectation that they will receive equity in the company in the future at a discounted price per share when the company raises its next round of financing.

To learn more about startup investment types check out “How to Choose a Startup Investment” in our academy.

What will I need to complete my investment?

To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

  1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
  2. Employment and employer information
  3. Net worth and income information
  4. Social Security Number or government-issued identification
  5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

What if I change my mind about investing?

Until a closing occurs, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your shares have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please go to your portfolio page.

After My Investment
How can I sell my shares in the future?

Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares. Right now CapLinked does not plan to list these shares on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point CapLinked may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when CapLinked either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.

How do I keep track of this investment?

You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement.

Other General Questions
What is this page about?

This is CapLinked's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity.

What are the risks of this investment?

This investment is highly speculative and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to risk the entire investment amount. In addition to these risks, you should carefully consider the specific information and risks disclosed in CapLinked’s profile.