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Equity Crowdfunding in Review: March 2019

April 10, 2019 4 min read

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Equity Crowdfunding in Review: March 2019

The following data covers Regulation Crowdfunding raises between May 16, 2016, and March 31, 2019. Data is sourced from all publicly disclosed Form C filings with the SEC, as well as public websites.


Standard Analysis

Index: 1875

As a super bloom of poppies took over Southern California, investors emerged from hibernation, picking up the pace after a slower February. Last month, companies raised $11.8M, setting a new record for the largest amount raised via Regulation Crowdfunding in a single month. The previous record was October 2018, with $10.9M raised.

In total, companies have raised $187.5M via Regulation Crowdfunding since it first started in May 2016. This month, the StartEngine Index grew 6.5%.

The Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

Reg CF Launches by Platform Since Inception

Since May 2016, StartEngine has launched the most offerings with 461 launches. Wefunder follows with 353, then SeedInvest with 157.

In total, equity crowdfunding platforms have launched 1551 offerings.

Top Industries

Capital Raised Via Reg CF in March By Industry

Last month, the Food & Beverage industry raised $834K and claimed the top spot. In March, Food & Beverage stayed in front but more than doubled the amount raised in February, bringing in $2.8M.

Green Tech raised $1.2M, and Farming & Agriculture raised $1M.

Counties Using Regulation Crowdfunding

Capital Raised via Reg CF in March by County

San Francisco raised the most capital in March with $1.5M. Middlesex County in Massachusetts followed with $849K.

March’s 10 Largest Raises

The Largest Reg CF Raises Active in March

StartEngine had 5 of the 10 largest raises in March. 6 companies reached or hovered just underneath the $1.07M maximum raise amount under Regulation Crowdfunding.

StartEngine In March

Capital Raised Through StartEngine Reg CF Offerings in March

Maintaining the top spot from February, the vending and kiosk technology company Solutions Vending International, otherwise known as PopCom, raised $653K in March. Generation Genius, a self-described “Netflix for the classroom,” raised $302K, and the keto program HEAL Diabetes Clinics raised $260K.

Did You Know?

On average, companies raise $121K through their Regulation Crowdfunding offering, and male founders only raise $17 more than female founders. It’s not perfect equality, but it’s close.

Raising in Los Angeles

22

campaigns in progress

4

new offerings filed with the SEC

$826K

raised in March

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