StartEngine is one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the US, allowing you to invest in pre-IPO companies for as little as $100.
StartEngine is an application-based platform, and the companies you see on our platform are less than 1% of the companies that apply to raise.
By its very nature, investing in startups means you’re getting in early before the company IPOs. If the business does well and grows, you can make money on your investment in the future.
Now you can support companies you like more than just by purchasing their products. Now you can become an owner in that business and follow the founders on that company’s journey.
Investing in early-growth startups allows you to find the next generation of business and ideas that could change the world. Fund the future that you want to see and back the people that you want to see running the big business of tomorrow.
This isn’t Kickstarter or Indiegogo! When you invest in companies on StartEngine, you become a partial owner in a business and can buy:
At StartEngine, our mission is to help other entrepreneurs and founders just like us raise the funds they need to grow and achieve their dreams.
An early-growth company or startup raises capital on StartEngine. You invest in the business because you see a future where that business is profitable and successful. Congratulations! You now own part of the company.
The company takes the money they raised from you and the other investors to expand their operations. Maybe they launch their app and acquire their first customers or maybe they open a new store or release a new product line.
Eventually, the company you invested in will run out of money (as many early startups do) or they decide to raise growth capital, so they raise funding again. This time though, the company has hopefully shown more success at market, so the value of the business goes up, and the value of your investment* goes up with it.
*Making money on your investment takes time, if you do make money at all: investing in early-growth companies is risky, and there are no guarantees of success.
Begin by exploring companies currently raising capital on StartEngine