What Is the StartEngine Owner's Bonus?

As of May 29th, 2019, the StartEngine Owner’s Bonus allows StartEngine shareholders to earn a 10% bonus in shares on their investment when investing in companies on StartEngine that are raising capital through Regulation Crowdfunding.


Prior to this date, the Owner’s Bonus only applied when investing within the first 24 hours of launch for participating Reg CF campaigns. Now, investors can earn their 10% bonus when investing at any time over the duration of a company’s raise. Note: this only applies to companies that launch after May 29th.

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Owner's Bonus FAQ

You will earn a bonus for any shares you purchase in participating campaigns. For example, if you buy 100 shares at $1 per share in a company, you will receive 10 bonus shares, meaning you’ll hold 110 shares for $100. This bonus is valid for one year from the time you invest. 

The Owner’s Bonus includes another perk as well: investors with the Bonus have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest in a company that has surpassed its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail. This applies to companies that launch after May 29th, 2019.

In the past year, over 225 companies have participated in the Owner’s Bonus program, and over 855 investments were made with the Owner’s Bonus. Regulation Crowdfunding companies that opt in and launch after May 29th, 2019 participate in the bonus program. The bonus is not active for Reg CF companies that were live and raising capital prior to this date.

The Owner’s Bonus is effective for 1 year following an investment of $1,000 or more in StartEngine. Any subsequent investment in StartEngine will extend the investment for an additional year.

To earn the Owner’s Bonus, you have to invest in StartEngine the platform (we’re raising capital too!). For first-time investors in StartEngine, you must invest a minimum of $1,000 to earn the Owner’s Bonus. For those who are investing in StartEngine for the second or third time, any investment amount will activate the StartEngine Owner’s Bonus for one year.

If you want to renew your Owner’s Bonus, you can make a second or third investment of any amount in StartEngine’s raise and renew your bonus for an additional year.

*For more information about StartEngine’s raise, please review our offering circular. We are not accepting investment from Arizona, Nebraska, and Florida.