About the Acquisition
Why are we so excited? Need a little background? We got you.
At the end of 2022, we agreed to acquire SeedInvest for a very simple reason:
By joining forces, we think we can do more to grow public access to startup investing. How? Well, together we can create one of the largest crowdfunding communities out there – as many as 1.7 million people, like you, helping to make equity crowdfunding the next big thing.
Who is StartEngine?
We got our start in 2015 and, since then, we've grown into one of the biggest equity crowdfunding sites out there. Prior to the acquisition, our community topped 1 million investors, innovators, disruptors, and everyday people. Together, we helped more than 1,000 startups to raise over $700 million.1
StartEngine CEO Howard Marks is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of gaming giant Activision Studios. In 2020, Shark Tank host and investor Kevin O'Leary joined StartEngine as an investor, Strategic Advisor, and paid spokesperson.
Our mission, simple: help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and unlock private investing for all. With your help, we aim to raise $10 billion for companies by 2029.
We have answers
Invest, build your startup portfolio, and soon, trade. There are loads of investment opportunities live right now – you may even recognize a few from SeedInvest.
Short answer: nothing! You still own any investments you made on SeedInvest.
Yep – simply log in to SeedInvest as you would normally. We plan to consolidate StartEngine and SeedInvest investment information into a single portfolio in the future, but until then, you can still access your portfolio on SeedInvest.
Not immediately. We plan to consolidate StartEngine and SeedInvest investment information into a single portfolio in the future, and we’ll reach out if any action is needed on your part at that point. Until then, you can still access your portfolio on SeedInvest.
In addition to promotions for live offerings on StartEngine, any companies you invested in on SeedInvest may choose to send investor updates using StartEngine's platform. You can opt out of emails from StartEngine at any time.
You can expect to receive communications and distributions related to portfolio company exit events from StartEngine.
All StartEngine user communication is encrypted via SSL during transit and bank-level encryption is used for sensitive information.
No, we do not. But you can claim perks like bonus shares on eligible offers by signing up for our Owner's Bonus subscription. Learn more.