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The StartEngine Index: November 2018

December 7, 2018 3 min read


The StartEngine Index: November 2018

November 2018

The following data covers Regulation Crowdfunding raises between May 16, 2016, and November 30, 2018. Data is sourced from all publicly disclosed Form C filings with the SEC, as well as public websites.

Standard Analysis

Index: 1567

In November, companies raised just over $5.6M via Regulation Crowdfunding, a bit more than half of October’s record-setting $10.9M. Investors must have been too full of Thanksgiving turkey, distracted by family reunions and football rivalries, to continue investing at the rate they did in October, whose $10.9M was the most raised in a single month in 2018.

To date, the total capital raised via Regulation Crowdfunding is $156.8M. The Index grew 3.2% this month.

Funding Portals in November

Capital Raised via Regulation Crowdfunding in November by Portal

StartEngine had a strong month in November, raising $2.9M, just over half of all the capital raised via Regulation Crowdfunding that month. Wefunder followed with $1.5M, then SeedInvest with $414K.

Industry In November

Capital Raised Via Reg CF in November by Industry

In November, Social Media businesses raised the most capital with $1.1M. To date, Social Media companies have raised $3.7M, so this is a significant increase for the industry. Media & Entertainment followed with $809K, then Food & Beverage with $701K. 


The gender of founding teams that have used Regulation Crowdfunding

To date, 302 female entrepreneurs have launched a Regulation Crowdfunding offering, nearly 23% of offerings to date.

For context, female founders received 2% of VC capital in 2017.

Success Rate

Success Rate for Regulation Crowdfunding Since Inception

348 Regulation Crowdfunding Campaigns have successfully raised capital, and 327 have failed since Regulation Crowdfunding was implemented in May 2016. Fundraising isn’t easy, whether you raise from the crowd or private placement. There are 624 offerings currently in progress, indicating growth and future promise for this method of fundraising.

Campaigns that are “not yet opened” are those that filed their offering with the SEC, but had not yet begun accepting investment as of November 30th.

Did You Know?

Companies that use Regulation Crowdfunding to raise capital have an average revenue/sales of $309K in the most recent fiscal year.

Raising in Los Angeles


campaigns in progress — up 6 from last month


new offerings filed with the SEC, up 2 from last month


raised in November

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