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About SeedInvest

SeedInvest provides high quality startup opportunities to investors who haven't previously had access to them. We make investing in startups as easy as buying a share of stock and built a rapidly growing marketplace.

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Team Story

Ryan and James both left positions at multi-billion dollar private-equity firms because they wanted to start their own ventures, but neither had the right startup concept at the time.  Instead, they both hoped the right idea would hit them while getting their MBAs at Wharton.  They met first semester in Entrepreneurship class while collaborating on a business plan for one of Ryan's many stupid startup ideas.  

A year later, while finishing up their MBAs, they caught wind of an emerging movement to change 80-year-old U.S. securities laws in order to increase entrepreneurs access to capital and were immediately drawn to it.  As a very active members of the Wharton entrepreneurial community, they experienced the problem first-hand; although there were a lot of promising entrepreneurs, access to capital was extremely limited.  

They reached out to the creator of the framework for equity crowdfunding, Woodie Neiss and offered their support.  From that point until April 5th, we worked to support him and Jason Best at Startup Exemption to generate support for HR2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act which turned into the JOBS Act.

The passage of the JOBS Act was a huge step towards repairing our economy; but it was just a start.  Ryan and James decided to found SeedInvest in order to ensure that the bill successfully reaches its full potential of creating millions of new companies and jobs.  Since then they were fortunate enough to have Harshil, Homan, Kiran, Aaron and Ameet join their journey.  

Meet the Founders

James Han

Co-founder

Ryan Feit

CEO & Co-Founder

Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed and managed dozens of private and public businesses. Ryan was instrumental in the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act, which changed 80-year-old U.S. securities laws to make it possible for entrepreneurs to raise capital over the Internet. Since then, Ryan has worked closely with members of the SEC, FINRA, the White House, and the Treasury Department on the implementation of the JOBS Act and frequently serves as a subject matter expert on startup investing and the JOBS Act for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNBC, FoxBusiness, the Economist, the New York Times, Fortune Magazine and Inc. Magazine. Ryan received an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

James Han

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding SeedInvest, James was a professional investor at Francisco Partners, where he focused on equity investment opportunities in deep technology. James also spent a number of years at Morgan Stanley in their technology investment banking group, Riot Games and Cisco in various roles. James brings to SeedInvest his love for technology and innovation as well as an unhealthy infatuation with the Los Angeles Lakers. James received an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton Undergraduate Program as well as a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

James Han

Co-founder

Ryan Feit

CEO & Co-Founder

Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed and managed dozens of private and public businesses. Ryan was instrumental in the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act, which changed 80-year-old U.S. securities laws to make it possible for entrepreneurs to raise capital over the Internet. Since then, Ryan has worked closely with members of the SEC, FINRA, the White House, and the Treasury Department on the implementation of the JOBS Act and frequently serves as a subject matter expert on startup investing and the JOBS Act for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNBC, FoxBusiness, the Economist, the New York Times, Fortune Magazine and Inc. Magazine. Ryan received an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

James Han

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding SeedInvest, James was a professional investor at Francisco Partners, where he focused on equity investment opportunities in deep technology. James also spent a number of years at Morgan Stanley in their technology investment banking group, Riot Games and Cisco in various roles. James brings to SeedInvest his love for technology and innovation as well as an unhealthy infatuation with the Los Angeles Lakers. James received an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton Undergraduate Program as well as a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Key Team Members

Nicolas Leeper

Analyst

Alexandra Tynion

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Michael Gorelik

Engineer

Connie Liu

Venture Analyst

Adam Donahue

Investment Associate

Scott Li

Software Engineer

Krishanti Daryanani

Analyst

Ameet Padte

Investment Director

Pelli Wang

Venture Director

Aaron Kellner

Principal

Homan Lee

Software Engineer

Andrés Diana

Managing Director

Eric Woo

Software Engineer

Anmaree Williams

Product Designer

Jigar Gandhi

Software Engineer

Leah Shabshelowitz

Operations Analyst

Aryeh Friedman

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Jay Thakrar

VENTURE ANALYST

Notable Advisors & Investors

Scout Ventures

Investor, enables entrepreneurs to build great businesses.

Great Oaks Venture Capital

Investor, an early stage venture investment firm.

Krillion Ventures

Investor, an early stage venture capital firm that actively invests in financial services.

Spencer Trask

Investor, transform big ideas into world-leading ventures.

3rd Prime Capital

Investor, a true partner that stands ready to help you build a great business.

Jason Best

Investor, co-creator of the equity crowdfunding portion of the 2012 JOBS Act.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making an Investment in SeedInvest
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 SeedInvest. Once SeedInvest accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to SeedInvest in exchange for your shares. At that point, you will be a proud owner in SeedInvest.


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)

Because SeedInvest is offering its securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D, your status as an Accredited Investor will also need to be verified and you will be asked to provide documentation supporting your income, net worth, revenue, or net assets or a letter from a qualified advisor such as a Registered Investment Advisor, Registered Broker Dealer, Lawyer, or CPA.


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 SeedInvest does not plan to list these shares on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point SeedInvest 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 SeedInvest 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 SeedInvest'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 SeedInvest’s profile.