StartEngine

The future of investing is here.

StartEngine

The future of investing is here.

Los Angeles, CA
StartEngine helps everyday people invest and buy shares in startups and early growth companies. We believe in creating access: that everyone should be able to invest in the ideas that could become the great businesses of tomorrow and that entrepreneurs should be able to raise money from the public and those that believe most in them.

$5,630,569

raised
$11.25
Price per Share
Equity
Offering Type
$506.25
Min. Investment

$5,630,569

raised
$11.25
Price per Share
Equity
Offering Type
$506.25
Min. Investment

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into StartEngine

$500+
Investment
Owner's Discount
StartEngine shareholders who invested in any of our previous rounds of funding are eligible for a 20% discount on the share price of this offering. See below for details.
$1,000+
Investment
StartEngine Owner's Bonus
When you invest $1,000 or more, you receive the Owner's Bonus for one year and can earn 10% more when making other investments in participating campaigns on StartEngine. See below for the full list of benefits.

Updates

Our Offering Is Now Open to Florida Investors!

2 days ago

Our Regulation A+ offering can now accept investors from Florida! If you have wanted to invest in this offering, but were unable to because you lived in Florida now you can!

This is the first time we have ever been able to accept Florida investors in one of our Regulation A+ offerings, and we have partnered with Dalmor, a third-party broker-dealer,  to make it happen.

Welcome Florida investors! Read through our campaign, and when you’re ready, become a StartEngine Owner.

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

We Are Running Our First Ever TV Ads!

4 days ago

We are excited to share the news that we are running our first-ever StartEngine ads on television! Beginning this week, you can see StartEngine on Bloomberg and CNBC, and we may add other networks in the coming weeks.

The ads feature Mr. Wonderful talking about how anyone can discover startup investments on our platform, and we hope they bring in new investors to our community!

If you want to watch live, here are a few times our ads are running this week:

  • Bloomberg: later today, you can see our ad at 12:19pm PT, and tomorrow August 6th, you can watch our ads at 8:12am and 12:43pm PT

  • CNBC: today our ad is airing at 2:24pm and 3:52pm PT, and tomorrow August 6th, you can watch it live at 1:04pm and 3:08pm PT.

If you miss those times, you can see our whole ad schedule for the rest of the week here.

If you want to check out the ads, you can also watch our 30-second spot here and our 15-second spot here on our YouTube channel!

Earlier today, our ad aired next to a Geico commercial, and we’re excited to boost our brand awareness alongside established companies. Hopefully, StartEngine becomes a household name like Geico in the near future!

If you see us on TV, take a picture and share it on social media! Tag us and add a #startengineowner hashtag.

StartEngine in the News & Around the Web!

12 days ago

We wanted to share some exciting StartEngine mentions that we’ve gotten in the past week!

First, our Strategic Advisor Kevin O’Leary wrote a post about the strengths of equity crowdfunding for the blog Hacker Noon. In the post, Kevin describes the pitfalls of VC funding for entrepreneurs and why he believes equity crowdfunding is a great alternative for founders seeking to raise funding. Read it here!

Second, on the Prof G Show, a popular podcast hosted by entrepreneur, NYU professor, and best-selling author Scott Galloway, Scott answered a question on equity crowdfunding and gave StartEngine a shoutout! Check it out at 43 minutes and 23 seconds into the episode here.

As we continue growing, we hope to see more StartEngine mentions around the web as our brand awareness grows. Speaking of brand awareness, stay tuned for an exciting update next week!

StartEngine’s Biggest Raise of All Time!

16 days ago

This week, we set a new sitewide record: Knightscope officially became the largest raise of all time on StartEngine! They raised over $24.3M on StartEngine.

Knightscope was the first offering we launched through our wholly-owned broker-dealer subsidiary StartEngine Primary back in July 2019, and we are thrilled by their success. We hope Knightscope is able to use what they’ve raised to achieve their dream: making America the safest country in the world. 

We formed StartEngine Primary in 2019 with the goal of launching larger raises on the platform, and we hope Knightscope’s success shows that StartEngine is here to help companies raise all rounds of funding, from pre-seed to Series A and beyond. As we continue to launch more Regulation A+ offerings through StartEngine Primary, we are excited to bring you, our shareholders and our community, new investment opportunities.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Over $4M Raised!

18 days ago

We’ve raised over $4M in our raise so far! Thank you to all of the investors who have supported us so far in this offering. We’ve been live for a little over 7 weeks, and we have already raised more than half of what we raised in our previous Reg A+ offering. Here’s what some of our investors are saying:

“It's an awesome platform for investors to diversify and support businesses whose products and services align with their values. It's also a great way to support entrepreneurs and emerging businesses whose technologies will shape the 21st Century!” - David, a recent StartEngine investor

“You are doing great things for folks that may not be able to invest in startup companies as well as helping entrepreneurs [find] a way to raise money. I want to be a part of that.” - Don, a recent StartEngine investor

Join David, Don and the 3,434 StartEngine shareholders who have participated in this funding round so far!

These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers. These testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success.

StartEngine Is the Biggest Funding Portal in Q2, Raising $17M via Reg CF

20 days ago

As we pass the halfway point of 2020, we have been through some of the most turbulent months in recent memory. The stock market has shown dizzying volatility, and that volatility led to record numbers of growth for companies like E-Trade and TD Ameritrade, and that growth was also seen in the world of equity crowdfunding and StartEngine.

Companies raised $48.2M in Q2 this year, a 44.7% increase in investment compared to the $33.3M raised in Q1 this year. StartEngine accounted for more investment volume than any of our competitors, with $17M coming from our site. 

 Amount Raised Via Reg CF in Q2 by Portal

As the economic shutdown continues, investor activity has increased in the equity crowdfunding space, and our data shows this increased activity across all 10 of the largest funding portals.

As we published in our last update, StartEngine has already raised over $50M for companies so far in 2020, which is more than the $43M we raised in all of 2019! Through the rest of the year, we aim to launch more great investment opportunities for you and continue to solidify our place as the leader in equity crowdfunding in the US.

Read more Q2 statistics in the StartEngine Index and then invest in the largest funding portal by investment volume in Q2!

Companies Have Raised Over $50M on StartEngine in 2020

about 1 month ago


So far in 2020, companies have already raised more than $50M! Here are some fun facts about that figure:

  • Those funds went to 132 different companies from 26 states.

  • The $50M was composed of over 80,000 investments, from 130 different countries.

  • StartEngine's shareholders alone accounted for $22.8M of that $50M.

  • Companies on StartEngine raised $4M in the last week alone.

With so much investor activity on the platform, it's never been a better time to raise on StartEngine. In fact, StartEngine helped companies raise more capital via Reg CF in June than any other equity crowdfunding platform, per KingsCrowd, and that was also the case in May, April, February, and January this year.

We are thrilled by our momentum in 2020, and with your help, we plan to keep it up!

Calling All Entrepreneurs: RSVP to StartEngine’s Free Webinar Tomorrow

2 months ago


Traditionally, startups raise capital in multiple funding rounds, large injections of capital raised every 18 months to three years. During that fundraising process, the business can suffer as the founders focus on networking and securing the next round of investment.

But why does it have to work like that?

At StartEngine, we believe in the philosophy Always Be Raising. Instead of raising capital in large amounts when the company is desperate for it, have a raise open at all times, so that you can constantly bring in new capital and new investors that can spread the word about your business.

Tomorrow at 9am PT, we are hosting a webinar called "Fuel Your Growth With a Simple Principle: Don't Stop Fundraising" to discuss this very idea. We'll walk through the concept of Always Be Raising and how it works in practice. We'll also be joined by Jet Token, who has raised over $4M from more than 13,000 investors across a Regulation Crowdfunding and a Regulation A+ campaign.

RSVP below to learn how you can always be raising and ask questions directly to the StartEngine team and the founder of Jet Token: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ViG7Ula7T3yecXlQHXIKhw

If you know an entrepreneur looking for capital, share this update with them, so they can learn more about StartEngine too!

StartEngine’s New Regulation A+ Campaign Is Live!

2 months ago

If you haven’t noticed yet, our next Regulation A+ campaign has been qualified by the SEC! We are live once again and raising capital in our third Regulation A+ offering to date. 

We’ve got a brand new campaign page to showcase our growth and progress in the past year, including new developments such as:

  • Raising over $150M for companies on StartEngine

  • Establishing our broker-dealer subsidiary StartEngine Primary LLC

  • Forming a partnership with renowned businessman and investor Kevin O’Leary

In fact, we were featured in Benzinga this week! In an interview with our CEO Howard Marks and Kevin O’Leary, Benzinga wrote,

“The financial markets experienced a historic liquidation as investors withdrew their appetite for risk in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The tightening of business conditions couldn’t come at a worse time as emerging companies look to continue funding their innovation. In search of viable alternatives, entrepreneurs and small businesses have taken interest in equity crowdfunding, a method of gathering funds directly from the general public.”

We’ve also got a brand new perk to reward those who have been with us for the long haul. If you invested in one of StartEngine’s previous rounds of funding, you are eligible for the Owner’s Discount, which gives you a 20% discount on the share price of this offering! This discount will be distributed in the form of bonus shares. So if you invest $1,125 at the original price of $11.25, your discount price per share will be $9, meaning you will receive 125 shares instead of 100.

Thanks for your support. It’s a difficult time for businesses across the country, and we are standing strong by our mission to help entrepreneurs, from any and every background, achieve their dreams.

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.

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