INVEST IN STARTENGINE TODAY!

Invest, Trade, and Build Your Startup Portfolio

We’re taking startup investing public. That means you can invest in startups and early growth companies, just like our advisor Mr. Wonderful. Get in on the ground floor of some of tomorrow’s biggest companies, then trade with fellow disruptors on our secondary marketplace*. In short – this may be the future of investing.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
StartEngine

$11,184,800.00 Raised



NEWSFLASH: Announcing a new era for StartEngine. It’s official – we’ve agreed to acquire SeedInvest.* By joining forces with a fellow equity crowdfunding giant, we’re poised to become one of the largest platforms in the game.


The move will add SeedInvest’s investor community of 700,000 users investors to our own, while delivering an influx of top fundraising companies. Case in point: NowRX has raised a whopping $27M on SeedInvest to date. Now we plan to bring that legacy to StartEngine.

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here.

Reg. A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  No broker-dealer or intermediary involved in offering. 10,000 shares of this offering may be purchased on behalf of certain eligible investors as part of a promotion.


 

 

Reasons to Invest



  • Raising through the crowd: StartEngine has raised its last five funding rounds exclusively through the crowd. That’s over $65M to date from 37,000+ investors.
  • Proven leadership: StartEngine CEO Howard Marks co-founded Activision in 1991, which sold to Microsoft for nearly $68B in 2021.
  • Shark Tank judge Kevin O’Leary: Mr. Wonderful himself joined StartEngine as an investor, Strategic Advisor, and paid spokesperson, in an effort to “change the face of retails investing” – his words.
  • 6x Revenue Growth: StartEngine was inducted into Inc. Magazine’s 2022 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. Per the publication, we recorded 6x revenue growth from 2019-2021*.
  • Leading the Industry: Over $650 million has been invested on StartEngine through its funding portal and broker dealer, including for StartEngine itself. That makes us one of the leading equity crowdfunding sites in the U.S. in terms of funds raised for Reg. CF and Reg. A+ offerings.
  • Collectibles & Alternative Assets: On StartEngine, anyone can invest in collectible assets like trading cards, comics, rare art, watches, and fine wine. We aim to unlock a nearly $14 trillion asset class for the public.  
  • Trading: On StartEngine Secondary, investors can trade startup investments and alternative assets from StartEngine Collectibles. It’s also one of the first platforms where you can trade Reg A and Reg CF offers in the US (see disclosures below)**.

















Don’t forget, you can earn as much as 20% bonus shares: StartEngine Owner’s Bonus Members can earn up to 20% bonus shares of StartEngine when they invest. Click “Invest Now” to find out how you can qualify.


*Historic performance is not indicative of future results. Though 2022 is not yet fully actuated, the company’s most recent financials for the year can be found here.


**Even if a company has quoted its securities on StartEngine Secondary, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time, if at all, or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.


 

The Team. The Mission. The Industry.

We have raised over $65M from everyday investors and have over 37,000 shareholders on our cap table. We believe we’ve laid the foundation for future success with the historic track record of our leaders, the growth we have achieved thus far, and the potential of the industry we are in.


Leadership Track Record: Both our CEO, Howard Marks, and our strategic advisor and investor, Kevin O’Leary, are not strangers to billion-dollar companies.


Howard co-founded the video giant Activision, which recently became acquired by Microsoft for nearly $68 billion. Howard also founded and sold Acclaim Games in the early 2000s to Playdom, which would subsequently sell to Disney. 


Turning his sights to helping other founders, Howard has built StartEngine into one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the US based on the total amount raised, raising through Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ via its funding portal and broker-dealer subsidiaries.



Kevin founded SoftKey, a computer software company, which led to a $4 billion exit.


Since then, he has gone on to invest in multiple businesses, is an investor and judge on Shark Tank, and serves as Chairman of O’Shares ETFs, which provides investment solutions in the form of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Having grown to nearly $1.5 billion in assets under management, it was recently announced that O’Shares ETFs would be sold to SS&C Technologies.


We believe that Kevin’s extensive finance knowledge, track record with innovative technology, and passion for alternative assets like art, as well as crypto, make him a huge asset for StartEngine.


We believe that the track records of Howard and Kevin, along with the rest of our leaders when it comes to business development, asset growth, and the ability to create exit strategies, will help StartEngine continue to succeed.



Continued Growth & Goals:


2022 has been chock full of milestones: We entered the Inc. 5000. We also signed an exclusive deal with fellow crowdfunding giant Indiegogo to start introducing its enormous community of 800k+ founders and over 11M users to equity crowdfunding. To top it all off, we’ve rapidly grown our investor community to nearly 1 million users, and hired some of the industry's top talent. 


3PRELIMINARY UNAUDITED INTERNAL INFORMATION; FINAL DATA MAY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY. TOTAL RAISED INCLUDES STARTENGINE’S OWN RAISES AND IS INCLUSIVE OF INVESTMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLOSED ON AND INVESTMENTS THAT ARE RECEIVED BUT NOT YET CLOSED ON. 1


Looking to the future, StartEngine is actively pursuing avenues for new growth. Not only does our startup investing division remain robust, but in 2021 we launched StartEngine Collectibles. Through StartEngine Collectibles, our investors can access alternative assets like trading cards, comic books, art, and even fine wine. This is a nearly $14 trillion industry and we believe it’s integral to our future growth. 


We also continue to grow StartEngine Secondary, our trading platform for assets invested in through StartEngine.


See disclaimers [1] and [3] at bottom of page


2029: Goal of $10 billion total raised for companies


In 2021 alone, we raised over $252M for companies, with revenues of $25.75M through the end of November.3 Our mission is to raise a total of $10 billion by 2029 for companies on our platform.


Fintech Potential


The Fintech industry has become a big piece of the modern economy. The global fintech market was $127.66 billion in 2018, and is estimated to reach roughly $309.98 billion by the end of 2022. The equity crowdfunding market itself was estimated at $12.27 billion in 2021, with expectations for that figure to double by 2027, giving the industry a compound annual growth rate of 11%.





It’s Your Turn to be a Shark


"To be honest with you, I had wanted to compete with Howard out of the gate… but after seeing what he had built with [the StartEngine] team, it made a lot of sense to join him"- Kevin O'Leary

 

This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.  Kevin O’Leary is not only a strategic advisor, but also an investor and paid spokesman for StartEngine. Please see 17(b) disclosure for more information.


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StartEngine's Vision

Leading an Industry

StartEngine is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the United States, with over half a billion invested on our platform (Inclusive of StartEngine’s own raise 1. Our vision is to disrupt private equity and bring these asset classes directly to everyday investors. The expansion into a broader range of alternative assets is one of the ways we intend to continue leading the industry. The securitization of shares in alternatives means crowdfunding can give investors access to a broad range of opportunities that were previously generally reserved for the ultra-wealthy.




StartEngine Secondary: Providing the Potential of Liquidity for Private Investments

 

Historically, there is no generally accepted place to trade startup investments. To see a return on your investment, you’d usually  have to wait until the company paid dividends, was acquired or if the company IPO’d and went public. Those processes could often take anywhere from 5 to 10 years, if ever.

 

We launched our investor trading marketplace StartEngine Secondary so that users can not only invest in companies on StartEngine, but also have the opportunity to trade with other investors. With this marketplace, we’ve created one of the first trading platforms in the US for securities sold through Regulation A+ and Regulation Crowdfunding offerings.


 

StartEngine itself was the first company to trade its shares on StartEngine Secondary, and since its launch, over $1.4M worth of shares have been traded between 1,200 investors. Now, several companies have been on the platform, and StartEngine has begun adding the collections sold through StartEngine Collectibles. One of our first wine collections recently began trading, and long-term investors will be able to buy and sell shares in wine collections, art, sports cards, and much more.

 

We believe our trading platform will unlock StartEngine’s full potential.


It is important to know that while companies may trade on StartEngine’s alternative trading system, StartEngine Secondary, companies which intend to trade on the marketplace are subject to certain requirements which they may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company qualifies to trade, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. Further, any company which does trade may also request to be removed from the marketplace.  You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.



How StartEngine Makes Money


Raise Fee

We make money when companies raise money. We charge companies a percentage of what they raise.


Equity

We take equity in StartEngine alumni, at the same terms as the investors on our platform.


Service Fees

We charge fees for providing companies with a range of services to help them onboard and launch their campaign.


Trading Fees

We charge a selling fee on our trading platform StartEngine Secondary. 


Owner’s Bonus

Our Owner’s Bonus Membership is our take on Amazon Prime. For an annual subscription, investors gain access to unique perks, including early launch notices, 10% bonus shares in participating offerings, and more.



What's Changed Between Our Last Offering and Now?


We raised over $29.4M in our last Regulation A+ offering, which closed in December 2021. Since then, we’ve been expanding our lineup of alternative assets, the number of companies raising on our platform, and have achieved some of our best unaudited financials thus far. Since we filed our last funding round, StartEngine has seen significant growth: 

  • We expanded our team to over 100+ employees, including a Head of Product Design, Director of Data Analytics, and additions to our engineering, compliance, and customer service teams.
  • Surpassed half a billion in total capital raised through our platform
  • In 2021 we achieved revenues of  $25.75M3 through November of 2021. Our highest revenue thus far.
  • Nearly doubled our user base from approximately  400k to 760k. 2

We believe the funds we raise in this round will help us tackle a few key initiatives that will drive our growth. Objectives include: growing and improving our secondary marketplace, hiring more top talent, and bringing new alternative assets and investment opportunities to our community. 



Disclaimers

1. Total raised includes StartEngine’s own raises and is inclusive of investments that have been closed on and investments that are received but not yet closed on.

2. Users are determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed. 

3. Preliminary unaudited internal information; final data may vary significantly. 



AN OFFERING STATEMENT REGARDING THIS OFFERING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC. THE SEC HAS QUALIFIED THAT OFFERING STATEMENT, WHICH ONLY MEANS THAT THE COMPANY MAY MAKE SALES OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED BY THE OFFERING STATEMENT. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE SEC HAS APPROVED, PASSED UPON THE MERITS OR PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION IN THE OFFERING STATEMENT.


THE OFFERING CIRCULAR THAT IS PART OF THAT OFFERING STATEMENT CAN BE FOUND [HERE].


THE OFFERING MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE COMPANY, ITS BUSINESS PLAN AND STRATEGY, AND ITS INDUSTRY. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON THE BELIEFS OF, ASSUMPTIONS MADE BY, AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT. WHEN USED IN THE OFFERING MATERIALS, THE WORDS “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “BELIEVE,” “ANTICIPATE,” “INTEND,” “EXPECT” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS REFLECT MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY ARE MADE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVISE OR UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER SUCH DATE OR TO REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.


KEVIN O'LEARY IS A PAID SPOKESPERSON FOR STARTENGINE. READ THE 17-B DISCLOSURE [HERE].

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HEADQUARTERS

3900 W Alameda Ave Suite 1200
Burbank, CA 91505
VALUATION

$1.32B
PREVIOUSLY CROWDFUNDED

$59M

We’re taking startup investing public. That means you can invest in startups and early growth companies, just like our advisor Mr. Wonderful. Get in on the ground floor of some of tomorrow’s biggest companies, then trade with fellow disruptors on our secondary marketplace*. In short – this may be the future of investing.

TERMS

StartEngine
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$25
DEADLINE
Jan 1, 2024
VALUATION
$1.32B
AMOUNT RAISED
$11,184,800.00
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$500.00
MAX INVESTMENT
$107,000.00
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
20
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
1,840,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

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StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc.

Corporate Address

:

3900 W Alameda Ave Suite 1200, Burbank, CA 91505

Offering Minimum

:

$500.00

Offering Maximum

:

$46,000,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$500.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

20

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,840,000

Price per Share

:

$25.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$1,316,931,975.00











Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

NEW UPDATES

01.30.23

From a Garage to a $9.5 Million Order – That’s the Power of the Crowd

At StartEngine, when we say our mission is to help founders achieve their dreams, that’s more than a feel-good slogan. The proof? Well, we’ll leave that to our founders…

“After we started [our first] raise, we ended up getting an order … It was for 156 houses, so about nine-and-a-half million dollars” – Boxabl CEO Galiona Tiramani

“The most we had ever done [was] 64 barrels in a year … Now we’re on track to do 300 barrels a year … And that’s due to crowdfunding” – Copperworks Distilling CEO Jason Parker

Shareholders like you have supported startups through good times and bad – helping keep doors open through the height of the pandemic and funding disruptors through multi-million dollar rounds. Read more founder stories.

Join us on our mission to democratize access to capital and re-shape the finance status quo. Invest in StartEngine today.

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This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

ALL UPDATES

01.30.23

From a Garage to a $9.5 Million Order – That’s the Power of the Crowd

At StartEngine, when we say our mission is to help founders achieve their dreams, that’s more than a feel-good slogan. The proof? Well, we’ll leave that to our founders…

“After we started [our first] raise, we ended up getting an order … It was for 156 houses, so about nine-and-a-half million dollars” – Boxabl CEO Galiona Tiramani

“The most we had ever done [was] 64 barrels in a year … Now we’re on track to do 300 barrels a year … And that’s due to crowdfunding” – Copperworks Distilling CEO Jason Parker

Shareholders like you have supported startups through good times and bad – helping keep doors open through the height of the pandemic and funding disruptors through multi-million dollar rounds. Read more founder stories.

Join us on our mission to democratize access to capital and re-shape the finance status quo. Invest in StartEngine today.

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This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.27.23

Pacing to $22 Million: StartEngine Crosses Yet Another Funding Milestone

Late Wednesday evening, StartEngine officially crossed $11 million in its current funding round. If you comb through past updates, you’ll likely notice a pattern emerging…

$1 million raised every month since July. Beginning in mid-summer, StartEngine has crossed a seven-digit milestone approximately once a month. Assuming that pattern holds steady, we’re potentially looking at $22 million in funding by year-end.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint. By staying well-capitalized for the long haul, StartEngine can seize opportunities others can’t. A prime example: our upcoming acquisition of SeedInvest.*

This is our moment: VCs continue to chart declines, meanwhile StartEngine has finished a second year at the front of the pack. Don’t miss your chance to claim a piece for yourself.

INVEST & EARN

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.25.23

Going Global: International Accounts Are Coming to StartEngine

International investment accounts are coming to StartEngine. That could broaden our community of prospective investors drastically.

It’s in the name: equity crowd-funding. Platforms like ours live and die by our investor communities. It’s a big part of why in Q4 we agreed to acquire SeedInvest – a community of 700,000 prospective investors.* Now we’re going after a, well…global crowd.

“Australian equity crowdfunding scene celebrates record-breaking year” – SmartCompany

“The European crowdfunding market has made enormous progress recently” – Forbes

A spike in international interest. As recent headlines have laid bare, investors globally are increasingly turning to startup investing. That could be a HUGE boon for StartEngine as we aim to be one of the first platforms in the US to open our doors to investors around the world.

Don’t miss your chance to claim a piece of StartEngine. Invest today and earn as much as 20% bonus equity.

INVEST & EARN

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.23.23

Can You Feel the Tremors? A Reg. A+ Avalanche Could be Coming to StartEngine

StartEngine’s agreement to acquire SeedInvest spells a lot of exciting opportunities for our business.* By the numbers alone, the acquisition will bring us to a combined total of $1.1 billion in funding and an army of 1.7 million prospective investors.

But there’s another potentially game-changing tool we get in the bargain: Reg. A+ expertise.


Need a refresh? Regulation A+ allows companies to raise up to $75 million. No coincidence, it’s also the exemption responsible for the industry’s biggest, blockbuster raises.


SeedInvest has raised over $170 million under Reg. A+ since 2020** – with some of the most successful fundraisers in the game – like Virtuix and Knightscope.

We need your help. As we prepare to integrate with SeedInvest, we’re looking to build our own pipeline of prospective Reg. A+ raises. Have a company in mind? Share it in the comments.

We outraised competitors like Wefunder and Republic in 2021 and 2022.** Don’t miss your chance to join us as we aim to cement that lead in 2023.

INVEST IN STARTENGINE

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here. **Source = https://kingscrowd.com/markets/; please note a KingsCrowd edge subscription is required to access this report. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.20.23

Growing Our Side Hustle: Owner’s Bonus Revenue Breaks $1M in Q4

One of the buzziest stories for StartEngine from 2022: Owner’s Bonus subscription revenue. Already up over 80% YoY by Q3, revenue from the program spiked yet another 57% – surpassing $1 million in the fourth quarter.


Need a refresh? Say you invest $1,000 in Company X. With Owner’s Bonus, you’d get $1,000 + 10% = $1,100-worth of shares.


Everyone loves subscription revenue. And StartEngine placed a big bet building out our subscription service. Now that bet is paying seven-digit dividends.

One of the coolest parts of Owner’s Bonus? It stacks with other perks – so members can do things like…earn up to 20% bonus shares in StartEngine.

Not a member already? Sign up at checkout to start earning rewards today.

INVEST & EARN

This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.18.23

1.5 Million Views: Last Week, StartEngine Went Viral

2023 is shaping up to be the year startup investing goes mobile first. That’s why in mid-December, we launched a StartEngine-owned TikTok account: Wonderful Investing (bet you’ll never guess who it’s named after).*

1.5 million is A LOT of views. It’s also how many people have now watched our top performing video, published in the last week. That kind of exposure can go a long way toward making us the dominant player in startup investing from your pocket.

Views tend to equal dollars. As we saw in 2022, mobile app investors convert at 2.7X the rate of their counterparts on desktop. All told, our app generated $12.4 million in investments in the same period. So growth on mobile can have a HUGE impact on our bottom line.

We’ve outperformed competitors like Wefunder and Republic for two years running – now we’re taking the fight to the app store.

JOIN US & INVEST

*Kevin O’Leary is a paid spokesperson for StartEngine. View the details here. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.16.23

70k Downloads, $12.4M Invested – Startup Funding Is Going Mobile First

The next frontier to democratize startup investing might just be the app store. In 2022 alone, 70,000 users downloaded StartEngine’s mobile app. That’s a big number, sure, but even more impressive: we clocked $12.4 million in mobile investments in the same period.

Here’s why that matters. Mobile app users convert at a 2.7X higher rate than investors through the web. The takeaway? People love investing on their phones. And our vision is to become a top 20 financial app. 

Another step that puts us at the forefront of making startup investing public. Bringing this asset class to your pocket isn’t the only way we’re leading the charge. We also outraised competitors like Wefunder and Republic two years on end – a lead we aim to cement in 2023.

Don’t miss your chance to earn up to 20% bonus shares when you invest in StartEngine.

INVEST & EARN

This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.13.23

Returning Champ: StartEngine Outraises Wefunder, Republic for Second Year

The final numbers from Q4 are in. The big story? StartEngine outraised Wefunder and Republic yet again. Even more exciting though: that means we outpaced them for all of 2022, which puts us on a two-year-long winning streak.

Cementing ourselves as a leader. When Howard says StartEngine aims to become a “distant first” in equity crowdfunding – this leadership is exactly what he’s talking about. As we kick off the new year, StartEngine aims to cement that lead. How?

  • Working to finalize our acquisition of SeedInvest*

  • Scoping even more potential acquisitions

  • Building on the 27% spike in new investors we clocked in Q4

Here’s where you come in. None of these wins are possible without the support of investors and shareholders like you. Have an idea for our next acquisition? Join the discussion below, then get in on the action by investing in StartEngine today.

INVEST IN STARTENGINE

We need your help. Youtube star MrBeast took to Twitter this week. On his mind: ways to let his more than 100M subscribers get equity in his companies. Help us to take over his thread and suggest he use StartEngine to open a funding round to the public.

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

01.10.23

StartEngine’s Pitch Comp with Mr. Wonderful is BACK

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT five founders will step into the ring (or rather, livestream) to pitch Kevin O’Leary LIVE in front of StartEngine’s investor community.*

What’s at stake? The lucky winner will take home a $25,000 grant, plus a 1:1 consultation with CEO Howard Marks and loads of prizes from our partners. We’ll ask you to get in on the action too by voting for your favorite pitch – the crowd pick gets a $5,000 grant.

Register to Watch

*Kevin O’Leary is a paid spokesperson for StartEngine. View the details here.

01.09.23

Managing the Merger: How StartEngine Plans to Onboard SeedInvest’s Assets

“Running two companies seems like a lot of risk. How will StartEngine manage this with SeedInvest?”

We’ve noticed investors wondering aloud in the comments. But now we can lay the questions to rest: we’ve agreed to acquire SeedInvest’s assets, but we’ll still remain team StartEngine.*

Mergers can be messy. That’s why our agreement only includes SeedInvest’s community of investors and pipeline of past and present companies. As Howard recently explained, we’ll “augment our own platform” rather than run two separate businesses. 

That can make the integration a lot simpler – which means we reap the benefits faster. And the benefits are tremendous: combined our two platforms will have a whopping 1.7 million users and $1.1 billion in funding.**

We’re going on offense in 2023. That means eyeing up more acquisitions and looking to extend our lead in the industry. Want in? Join us as we pour fuel on the fire.

INVEST IN STARTENGINE

*Completion of the acquisition is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. See additional information here. **Number of users is determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed.  Total raised includes StartEngine’s OWN raises and is inclusive of investments that have been closed on and investments that are received but not yet closed on. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

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With Regulation A+, a non-accredited investor can only invest a maximum of 10% of their annual income or 10% of their net worth per year, whichever is greater. There are no restrictions for accredited investors.

With Regulation Crowdfunding, non-accredited investors with an annual income or net worth less than $124,000, are limited to invest a maximum of 5% of the greater of those two amounts. For those with an annual income and net worth greater than $124,000, he/she is limited to investing 10% of the greater of the two amounts.

At the close of an offering, all investors whose funds have “cleared” by this time will be included in the disbursement. At this time, each investor will receive an email from StartEngine with their Countersigned Subscription Agreement, which will serve as their proof of purchase moving forward.

Please keep in mind that a company can conduct a series of “closes” or withdrawals of funds throughout the duration of the campaign. If you are included in that withdrawal period, you will be emailed your countersigned subscription agreement and proof of purchase immediately following that withdrawal.

StartEngine assists companies in raising capital, and once the offering is closed, we are no longer involved with whether the company chooses to list shares on a secondary market, or what occurs thereafter. Therefore, StartEngine has no control or insight into your investment after the close of the live offering. In addition, we are not permitted to provide financial advice. You may want to contact a financial professional to discuss possible investment outcomes.

For Regulation Crowdfunding, investors are able to cancel their investment at any point throughout the campaign up until 48 hours before the closing of the offering. Note: If the company does a rolling close, they will post an update to their current investors, giving them the opportunity to cancel during this timeframe. If you do not cancel within this 5-day timeframe, your funds will be invested in the company, and you will no longer be able to cancel the investment. If your funds show as ‘Invested’ on your account dashboard, your investment can no longer be canceled.

For Regulation A+, StartEngine allows for a four-hour cancelation period. Once the four-hour window has passed, it is up to each company to set their own cancelation policy. You may find the company’s cancelation policy in the company’s offering circular.

Once your investment is canceled, there is a 10-day clearing period (from the date your investment was submitted). After your funds have cleared the bank, you will receive your refund within 10 business days.

Refunds that are made through ACH payments can take up to 10 business days to clear. Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of the bank, but we will do everything we can to get you your refund as soon as possible. However, every investment needs to go through the clearing process in order to get sent back to the account associated with the investment.

Both Title III (Regulation Crowdfunding) and Title IV (Reg A+) help entrepreneurs crowdfund capital investments from unaccredited and accredited investors. The differences between these regulations are related to the investor limitations, the differing amounts of money companies are permitted to raise, and differing disclosure and filing requirements. To learn more about Regulation Crowdfunding, click here, and for Regulation A+, click here.

PREVIOUSLY CROWDFUNDED
$59,000,000.00
RAISED
$11,184,800.00
INVESTORS
6,379
MIN INVEST
$500.00
VALUATION
$1.32B

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