Investing on StartEngine

Discover cutting-edge startups raising capital on StartEngine. Read about their business models, market strategies, and how their products could change the world. Before you get started, here’s what you need to know.

What Is StartEngine?

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.

Our Acceptance Rate Is Less Than 1%

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.

Why Invest in Startups?

Have a Chance to Profit

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.

Become More Than a Customer

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.

Fund the Future

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.

Type of Investments

This isn’t Kickstarter or Indiegogo! When you invest in companies on StartEngine, you become a partial owner in a business and can buy:


Buy common shares in a company and own a piece of the pie. If the company grows, your piece grows too and could be worth more than when you purchased it.

Convertible Note

Buy debt in a company and earn interest on your investment in the short-term. At some point in the future, that debt may convert into equity.

The Journey Ahead

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.

Make an Investment

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.

Finance Business Growth

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.

Follow Their Progress

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.

Get Started

Begin by exploring companies currently raising capital on StartEngine


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