Benefits of working with SeedInvest
Raise from $500,000 up to $75 Million from everyday investors who believe in what you're building.
Market your product as you raise your round, and build awareness with our network of engaged investors.
Avoid endless back and forth — apply in minutes and know whether your company is a fit within 2-3 days.
Streamlined venture capital
Topping off VC and angel led rounds
Raise from accredited investors
Approx. 45 day campaign
Security Exemption: Reg D
Community and crowd driven early stage capital
Raise from accredited investors, retail investors, and your community
Approx. 45-90 day campaign
Security Exemption: Reg CF
Crowd-powered growth capital
Raise from accredited investors, retail investors, and your community
Approx. 3 - 6 month campaign
Security Exemption: Reg A+
From Seed to Series C and beyond, we’re invested in your success.
Launch with confidence
We helped shape equity crowdfunding rules, so we know how to navigate them and get you launched on the platform faster.
Punch through the noise
A strong marketing strategy is key to a successful raise. We’ll help you craft your story and activate investors so you can break through.
Even once your raise is done, you don’t have to go it alone. We’ll assist with investor communication and support you as you grow.
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Portfolio company highlights
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What our Founders say
"It was great to get business leads and introductions from this new set of investors, beyond what those on my board could bring...I have already recommended SeedInvest to several other companies, and look forward to working with SeedInvest again personally as well.”
“Crowdfunding wasn’t initially on our radar, we weren’t aware of it as a route for our company and we really fell in love with the people at SeedInvest and the idea and ultimately the idea that we could have our investor base made up of the people that have supported us this entire time: our fans, followers and guests."
“For those entrepreneurs seeking a 48-hour clock because there is just not enough time in the day, you need to seriously consider having the SeedInvest team give you back some time so you can focus on building your dreams.”
“The SeedInvest team was incredibly supportive in facilitating a successful raise and the experience we gained while working with them has been useful for company growth far beyond our Series A round.”
Our portfolio has also raised from top-tier VC firms
SeedInvest companies have raised more than $1.5 billion in aggregate, proving that traditional VC and equity crowdfunding are complementary.
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Total raised on our platform
We don’t like to brag, but you should check out our portfolio
When you drill down and look at what really matters - how much money the average campaign raises - the data reveal something powerful... if your priority is simply to try and raise the most money possible, try SeedInvest.Today’s best crowdfunding platforms - by the numbers, June 9, 2018
Not at all – equity crowdfunding has come a long way in the last decade, and it’s no longer just for early stage companies or small rounds. We’ve successfully supported Series B, Series C, and Series D raises, some of which leverage SeedInvest for community-powered rounds or to quickly fill part of a VC-led round.
NowRx is a portfolio company that has leveraged SeedInvest for growth capital at every stage. Along the way, the NowRx team has leveraged press and brand awareness from their public raises to scale the business.
Given the nature of our business, SeedInvest is highly selective. Generally speaking, we look for companies that have an MVP or prototype, at least two full-time employees (excluding founders), and a compelling business model. We generally work with companies that have raised at least a small round before and are now looking to raise at least $500,000.
For the most part, we don’t accept very early stage “back of the napkin” ideas. We find that companies with a product in market – or a clear path – are more likely to run a successful raise.
That being said, we encourage you to apply and join our founder ecosystem even if your company is early. We’ve had several successful raises originate from companies that applied more than once.
How much you can raise depends on the type of security exemption that you’re raising under.
Reg D: No cap
Who you can raise from: Accredited investors
Frequent use case: Topping off VC and angel-led rounds
Reg CF: Up to $5 Million
Who you can raise from: Retail investors, accredited investors, and your community
Frequent use case: Community-driven early stage capital
Reg A+: Up to $75 Million
Who you can raise from: Retail, accredited investors, and your community
Frequent use case: Crowd-powered growth capital
With a $0 retainer, we aim to make it as easy as possible to launch your raise – and we only make money if your fundraise is successful.
Our standard terms include a 7.5% placement fee and 5% equity fee on funds raised through SeedInvest. For a $500k raise, fees would total $62,500 ($37,500 in cash and $25,000 in equity). For larger allocations, these fees decrease.
SeedInvest will pay certain upfront costs related to escrow set up, legal review, and filing fees (reimbursed at closing). In the event the raise is unsuccessful, SeedInvest will eat these costs. Depending on the nature of your round, we will also contribute additional marketing and advertising spend to supercharge your raise.
That’s great! Raising on SeedInvest is a great compliment to your Venture round.
We see founders proceed with a couple of different paths if they already have interest from VCs. The first is a private Reg D raise, which can help you fill your round without giving up board seats. The second is a community-driven Reg CF round, which can help build your marketing flywheel.
We’ve invested alongside a number of traditional venture investors, and our portfolio companies have received follow-on funding from BlackRock, Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, Menlo Ventures, Tiger Global, DCG, and countless others.
We’re completely vertical agnostic. We’ve helped run successful raises for consumer product companies, as well as B2B SaaS, blockchain, clean tech, health tech, real estate, robotics, and more.
While many portfolio companies are based in the U.S., our team considers and reviews companies no matter where in the world they’re located. Please note that regulations may only allow for international companies to accept investments from accredited investors, but this is not always the case.
With a decade of equity crowdfunding experience, we know how to make your raise as successful as possible. We don’t just give you a checklist and tell you to figure it out – we have dedicated teams to help you manage deal terms, regulatory filings, compliance, legal, marketing and more.
SeedInvest owns and operates its own licensed broker-dealer which enables us to help structure the terms of your round and engage directly with potential investors on your behalf.
Preparing Your Raise
Our dedicated onboarding team will help you with legal and confirmatory due diligence, review of campaign materials, managing the financial statement review or audit process, and the filing process (as applicable). We also offer standard legal documents (if needed), potentially saving you $25,000-50,000 in legal fees.
Marketing Your Raise
Your success is our success, so we have a dedicated team to help build your investor funnel, drive convestors, and market your campaign during your fundraise. Our Venture Growth team will share strategies on how to engage your community, and will leverage SeedInvest’s network of investors through campaign materials, digital investor events, email marketing, content, and paid channels.
SeedInvest will help manage and facilitate investor voting, reporting, and communication after your fundraise. Our team will help distribute quarterly reports to those who invest through the platform. If applicable, we will help distribute annual K-1 documents and any other tax documents relating to your raise. For Reg CF raises, SeedInvest will assist with the preparation of your Form C/A and file them on behalf of your company.
SeedInvest primarily works with companies that are raising capital using Preferred Equity or Convertible Notes (SeedInvest does not currently support any common equity offerings). For preferred equity (priced rounds) you will need to provide a pre-money valuation. For convertible notes, you will need to provide a valuation cap, conversion discount, interest rate and term length.
If you already have a lead investor for the round, SeedInvest will conduct its due diligence process around those terms as a follow on investor. If you’re looking for SeedInvest to serve as your lead investor, we are happy to help set terms. Our job as your fundraising partner is to help set terms that are fair to your company (based on traction to date, market comps, potential etc.) and fair to investors (based on the risk they’re taking on).
At the end of the day, valuation is always a conversation.
We make it easy to manage your community of investors. We provide tools and options to help effectively manage shareholders, reporting and communications, both during and after your raise.