StartEngine

Invest, Trade, and Build Your Startup Portfolio

StartEngine

Invest, Trade, and Build Your Startup Portfolio

Burbank, CA
Financial Services
Featured
Now you can invest in startups and early growth companies just like Mr. Wonderful. Discover highly curated investments across all kinds of industries and trade with other investors on our secondary marketplace. We’re taking startup investing public. Welcome to the future of investing.

$3,276,500

raised
$59,000,000
previously crowdfunded
2,016
Investors
$1.32B
Valuation
$25.00
Price per Share
$500.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$46M
Offering Max
Reg A+
Offering

$3,276,500

raised
$59,000,000
previously crowdfunded
2,016
Investors
$1.32B
Valuation
$25.00
Price per Share
$500.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$46M
Offering Max
Reg A+
Offering

Stack Owner's Bonus & Rewards!

Members get an extra 10% shares in addition to rewards below!

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into StartEngine:

$500+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section.
$5,000+
Investment
$5K+ Investments
Invest over $5,000 and earn 10% bonus shares. This bonus is stackable for up to 20% bonus shares. Bonus shares may not immediately appear on your investor dashboard, but will be issued prior to the offering closing.

Reg. A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  No broker-dealer or intermediary involved in offering except for Florida, where Dalmore Group LLC is participating as broker-dealer of record. StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA and TX. 


 

 

Reasons to Invest



  • Raising through the crowd: StartEngine has raised the last five funding rounds, more than $59M,  exclusively from the crowd from over 35,000 investors.
  • Activision Co-Founder: Howard is an experienced entrepreneur. He co-founded Activision, which sold to Microsoft for nearly $68B, and Acclaim Games, which sold to Disney. 
  • Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful: Shark Tank judge, entrepreneur, and finance pundit, Mr. Wonderful believes that StartEngine is going to change the face of retail investing and fundraising. He joined StartEngine as an investor, Strategic Advisor, and paid spokesperson.
  • 3 Years of Growth: Based on unaudited financials through November 2021, StartEngine has more than doubled its revenue annually for three years straight, achieving $4.32M in revenue in 2019, $12.57M in 2020, and over $25M through November of 2021. Our user base nearly doubled, from 400k to 760k prospective investors. 3 PRELIMINARY UNAUDITED INTERNAL INFORMATION; FINAL DATA MAY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY. 
  • Leading the Industry: More than half a billion dollars has been invested on StartEngine through its funding portal and broker-dealer,  including for StartEngine itself,  making it one of the largest equity crowdfunding sites in the US based on investments in Regulation Crowdfunding & Regulation A+.
  • Collectibles & Alternative Assets: StartEngine Collectibles allows anyone to invest in collectibles and alternative assets, like trading cards, comic books, art, and even fine wine! We are capitalizing on a market closing in on $14 trillion in size for investing in alternative assets.  
  • Trading platform: StartEngine Secondary is an alternative trading system (ATS) to trade startup investments, as well as alternative assets raised through StartEngine Collectibles; one of the first platforms of its kind for Reg CF and Reg A offerings in the US. (See related disclosures below)
















The Team. The Mission. The Industry.

We have raised over $59M from everyday investors and have over 30,000 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:


StartEngine is on a mission to help companies raise $10B by 2029. In order to achieve that goal, StartEngine focuses on consistent YoY revenue growth. In fact, based on unaudited financials through November of last year, 2021 was our best year yet. We more than doubled our revenue in 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, from $12.57M through November 2020 to $25.75M through November 2021. We also nearly doubled our user count from 400,000 to 760,000, 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.

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].

Updates

Q&A Webinar With Howard Marks on Wednesday, 5/11

16 days ago

Join us on Wednesday at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET for a webinar with Howard Marks. Howard will discuss StartEngine’s new look and design updates and take questions and suggestions directly from the audience.

This new look was designed to help us scale the platform, and we want to use this webinar to gather your thoughts and feedback as we continue to optimize the experience.

Click here to sign up for our webinar!



$600M Raised on StartEngine!

18 days ago

 StartEngine has officially passed $600M* raised on our platform. We started 2022 with big plans for the year: a new brand and user experience, additional key hires, the full release of our app, and of course more money raised for startups.

Crossing the $600M milestone is a big moment for StartEngine, as well as the 500+ companies we’ve helped raise capital. With each milestone, we’re further proving the value of equity crowdfunding and the potential the industry has for further growth.

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

See The 100+ Person Team Behind Our Fast Growing Company

25 days ago

Pictured below are pictures of the StartEngine team. The first shows our team in 2019 who was able to raise $80M for companies in the infancy of equity crowdfunding. The second picture shows the 100+ person team that was able to raise $250M in 2021, generating over $29M in revenue.



With over 100 employees, our team has more than doubled in the past year. These are the people behind the scenes, working to build and grow the company you all have been supporting. We work hard to hire top talent across all our departments, from engineering to compliance. We’ve brought together people who have worked in the financial industry for years, built world-class mobile apps, managed hundreds of millions of dollars in collectibles, and more.

As more and more shareholders join StartEngine, we continue working hard to hire top-class talent that will help our company grow further.

If you’re interested in working at StartEngine, check out our open roles at the link below.

Click To See Careers at StartEngine!


[Corrected Link] 30 Second Survey - Help Steer the Direction of StartEngine!

about 1 month ago

We’re proud to have 35,000 shareholders on our cap table and want to make sure we’re getting your opinion and ideas. If you want to help build the future of StartEngine, fill out the quick survey below (It will only takes 30 seconds).


Click Here to Fill Out The Survey

30 Second Survey - Help Steer the Direction of StartEngine!

about 1 month ago

We’re proud to have 35,000 shareholders on our cap table and want to make sure we’re getting your opinion and ideas. If you want to help build the future of StartEngine, fill out the quick survey below (It will only takes 30 seconds). 


Click Here to Fill Out The Survey

StartEngine Passes the $2 Million Milestone!

about 1 month ago

After announcing another year of doubling our revenue, we’ve passed the $2M milestone in our current raise! We continue to reach new platform milestones and could not have done it without our community of 760,000+ users. 

Keep an eye out for a recording of our most recent Q&A Webinar with Howard!


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

More records being broken in Q2!

about 1 month ago

Q2 is off to the races with Boxabl’s campaign launch raising $4M+ in less than 24 hours! This coupled with setting a weekly record in amount raised for startups in all of StartEngine's history is positioning us for a strong Q2.

We're looking forward to continuing pushing limits with our community. 

Audited Financials Announcement + Webinar Tomorrow!

about 1 month ago

Join us on Wednesday 4/13 as StartEngine CEO and Co-Founder, Howard Marks, runs through our 2021 financials and the growth StartEngine achieved, as well as what's planned ahead. Howard will also be answering questions from the audience live!

Click Here To Sign up to Watch

Some key highlights we'll cover:

- 2.3x revenue growth

- Our user base nearly doubled to 760K

- Over $550M raised*

*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.

Audited Financials Officially Released + Webinar on 4/13!

about 1 month ago

Exciting news - StartEngine’s audited 2021 financials are officially out, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

- 2.3x revenue growth

- Our user base nearly doubled to 760K

- Over $550M raised*

*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.

Investors can be a part of our journey by investing in our current funding round, which has already raised over $1.6M. 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.

Want to hear more? We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 4/13 at 9:00am PT/12pm ET, In this webinar StartEngine CEO and Co-Founder, Howard Marks, will be running through our 2021 financials and the growth StartEngine achieved. 

 We invite all members of the StartEngine community to tune in. Howard will also be answering questions from the audience live! Sign up to watch here

Sign up to Watch

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

🚨🚨 New Sitewide Record: Most Amount Invested in Issuers in One Week!

about 2 months ago

StartEngine achieved a new site wide record last week with the highest amount invested in our issuers within a single week. StartEngine’s community invested over $10M in just 7 days, more than $1.2M over our previous record which happened in February of this year. 

We aim to continue pushing the limits this year.

Refer A Company, Make $5,000

about 2 months ago

StartEngine gives everyone a chance to get in the game through our Scout program. Know a company looking to raise capital? Refer them to us, and you’ll earn $5,000 if they work with us. It’s that simple.

  1. Fill Out the Scout Form - Sign up for the StartEngine Scout Program by filling out the form above.
  1. Introduce StartEngine - We’ll reach out to you and/or the Founder to start the vetting process.

  1. Receive $5,000 - When your referral signs with StartEngine, you’ll receive $2,500, and once they officially launch on StartEngine, you will receive the remaining $2,500.


We encourage our StartEngine investors to take advantage of this opportunity!

StartEngine Surpasses $1M Raised!

about 2 months ago

StartEngine’s new equity raise has passed $1M in funds raised. We want to thank our investors for their support. Our new funding round will help us grow and improve our secondary marketplace, hire more top talent, and bring new alternative assets and investment opportunities to our community. Stay tuned for an announcement of our next webinar where we’ll release our 2021 audited financials!

Webinar postponed - 2021 audited financials announcement in the next week!

2 months ago

Exciting news - we are finalizing our 2021 audited financials and expect to announce in the next week! As a result, we have postponed the webinar to talk through the financials once available. Thanks to all who signed up, we’ll reschedule the webinar to ensure you all are the first to hear about our big 2021!

Keep an eye out for the new date in your inbox!

StartEngine’s Audited 2021 Financials LIVE on Thursday, 3/24, at 8am PT/ 11am ET

2 months ago


This Thursday, March 24th, StartEngine’s CEO Howard Marks will announce our audited financials for 2021 live! 

It was a year of record breaking growth, and we want you to be the first to hear about it. Additionally, Howard will be answering questions from the audience!

RSVP below to attend our webinar this Thursday at 8am PT/ 11am ET!

Click to RSVP


UPDATED Campaign Link: StartEngine’s newest funding round is now LIVE! Earn up to 20% bonus shares.

2 months ago

We are thrilled to announce that StartEngine’s newest funding round is now live. Investors now have the chance to receive up to 20% bonus shares in StartEngine. 


How do you qualify for 20% bonus shares? You will earn bonus shares for each of the following categories:

- 10% bonus shares if you reserved shares in this offering during our Test the Waters period

- 10% bonus shares if you are an Owner’s Bonus member (you can purchase Owner’s Bonus here)

- 10% bonus shares if you invest over $5,000 in this offering


These perks are stackable for up to 20% bonus shares. For example, if you reserved shares and purchase Owner’s Bonus, you will receive 20% bonus shares on your investment in StartEngine. If you also invest $5,000, you will still receive 20% bonus shares. Please note that 20% is the maximum number of bonus shares you may be eligible for, even if you qualify under all three categories.  Additionally, bonus shares may not immediately appear on your investor dashboard, but will be issued prior to the offering close.


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

48 hours left! Last Change to Reserve Shares in StartEngine

2 months ago

There are only 48 hours remaining in StartEngine’s reservation period for their current funding round! As a reminder, a reservation is a non-binding indication of interest that secures your investment in StartEngine’s upcoming round.

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