StartEngine

Invest, Trade, and Build Your Startup Portfolio

StartEngine

Invest, Trade, and Build Your Startup Portfolio

Burbank, CA
Financial Services
Featured
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.

$7,670,350

raised
$59,000,000
previously crowdfunded
4,415
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

$7,670,350

raised
$59,000,000
previously crowdfunded
4,415
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. 


 

 

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

“When There’s Blood In the Streets, It’s Time to Buy” – Mr. Wonderful

14 hours ago

Never one to mince words, our Strategic Advisor Kevin O’Leary recently shared why a down market is actually one of his favorite times to invest. Short answer: equity can be bought on the cheap. Check out the full story here.

Then tune in to see Mr. Wonderful LIVE at StartEngine’s Pitch Competition this Wednesday, October 5. Five founders will compete for a $25k grant from Kevin O’Leary himself, plus loads of prizes from our partners. You can get in on the action too: the audience fave will also take home a $5k grant.

Let’s hope these founders know their stuff…if not, Mr. Wonderful will “put them in hell in perpetuity” (his words).

[Register to Watch]

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.

+30% – That’s How Much We Increased New Launches on StartEngine in September

1 day ago

“This is our moment, right now” – StartEngine CEO, Howard Marks

No doubt, you’ve heard us say it – volatility in public markets and dwindling VC funding creates massive opportunities for equity crowdfunding. Case in point: 30% more companies launched on StartEngine in September versus August.

StartEngine is seizing the moment to consolidate our position as an industry leader and push equity crowdfunding into the mainstream. Other ways we’re moving the needle:

  • Growing our investor community to nearly 1 million users.

  • Accelerating our OWN raise – we jumped from $6M-$7M in funding this round in less than 25 days.

  • Forging new funding avenues by teaming up with fellow crowdfunding giant Indiegogo in an exclusive deal to introduce companies on their platform to Startengine.

  • Becoming the first equity crowdfunding platform inducted to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.

None of these wins are possible without investors, like you. Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares.

Invest in StartEngine today and you can earn up to 20% bonus shares.

[Invest & Earn]

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

We’re Approaching Back-to-Back Years as the Industry Leader

5 days ago

No doubt, you’ve heard us say it: StartEngine outraised the competition in 2021. Well, now that fall’s here and we’re coming to the end of 2022, this year is shaping up to be very much the same.

We’re closing in on two straight years as the equity crowdfunding industry leader. When comparing combined funding totals for Reg. CF and Reg. A+ campaigns*, not only did we outpace the competition in 2021, we’re also at the head of the pack for 2022 YTD.

Over 30% – that’s how much we outraised the #2 platform taking both years together, and in the last month we more than doubled the funding totals of the runner up. But none of that is possible without our community of over 38,000 fellow shareholders.


Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares. Invest in StartEngine today and earn up to 20% extra shares, on us.


[Invest & Earn]


We’re fast approaching 1 MILLION users. Our investor community just topped 994,000 and counting – guess which day we’ll hit the 1M mark in the comments below.


*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.  

Help Us Lead the Charge Toward Funding Parity

6 days ago

Let’s call a spade, a spade – for too long now, startup fundraising has been a boys club. But as the largest equity crowdfunding platform in terms of funds raised in 2021 and 2022*, we’re leading the charge to change that.

Where we stand today: A quick glance at VC activity this year shows that companies led by women founders only comprise 6.8% of venture-backed deals and a minuscule 1.9% of invested venture capital.

By contrast, equity crowdfunding is leveling the playing field. Women led businesses accounted for 29% of regulation crowdfunding deals in the first half of the year and 22.3% of funding.


Clearly, there’s still a lot of work to be done. But now you can join us – and 38,000+ fellow shareholders – on our mission to democratize access to capital for ALL entrepreneurs.


[Invest in StartEngine]

*Includes funds raised via Reg. A+ and Reg. CF combined through StartEngine’s broker-dealer and funding portal subsidiaries.

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

178% Growth YoY – Why Owner’s Bonus Sets Us Apart in the Industry

9 days ago

If you follow StartEngine updates or read our emails, no doubt you’ve heard us talk about the 10% Owner’s Bonus. Why? Well, not only do we think earning 10% bonus shares on qualifying investments is the coolest rewards program in equity crowdfunding, it’s working too.

In the first half of 2022, Owner’s Bonus revenue grew 178% YoY. That’s a whopping $2.6M in revenue right there. The program also boasts over 28,000 members, who’ve collectively earned 128,000+ bonus shares, as well as participation from more than 95% of the companies raising on StartEngine, including our OWN raise. Learn more here

That’s good news for StartEngine shareholders in more ways than one. Why? Stackability.

  • If you’re an Owner’s Bonus member, you’ll automatically receive 10% bonus shares for any size investment in StartEngine

  • BUT if you invest $5,000+, you’ll nab another 10% (or $500 worth) of shares stacked on top of the Owner’s Bonus

All told, that’s 20% or $1,000 of bonus shares – on us.


[Invest & Claim up to 20% Bonus Shares]


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

Unlock $1,000-Worth of Bonus Shares in StartEngine – On Us

14 days ago

Today is investor appreciation day here at StartEngine! Then again…so is every day. Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares.

Invest in StartEngine today and you can unlock up to $1,000-worth of bonus shares, on us.

Here’s how:

  • Invest $5,000+ in StartEngine, and you’ll automatically receive 10% bonus shares – that’s $500-worth of shares on top of your investment

  • If you’re not a member already, sign up for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus at checkout and you’ll nab another 10% (or $500 worth) of shares

Not familiar? Owner’s Bonus members earn 10% bonus shares on all qualifying investments (including StartEngine) for an entire year. Say you invest $2,000 in an eligible company – that’s $200 in bonus shares right there. Learn more here.

Over 28,000 members have already joined, and 95%+ of companies raising on StartEngine are enrolled in the program. The best part? It’s only $275 for the entire year – that’s less than $25 per month.


[Invest & Earn Now]


Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.  Please see the offering Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

Reminder: Howard Marks Talks StartEngine’s Record Week This Wednesday

16 days ago

Public markets are down, VCs are pulling back, and StartEngine just recorded its biggest week ever at $10.6M raised. How? Join StartEngine CEO Howard Marks for a Q&A webinar this Wednesday September 21 to get the full story. Register here.

What else is on deck for the webinar?

  • StartEngine’s OWN funding round is picking up steam, leapfrogging from $6M - $7M raised in under 25 days

  • We also emerged as the only equity crowdfunding platform to be inducted to the Inc. 5000 list, ranking among the top 25% of honorees

  • StartEngine led the industry in August in Reg CF and Reg A commitments; now, we’re carrying that momentum through September, launching our first ever Wine Collection

Did you know? StartEngine Owner’s Bonus revenue grew 178% in the first half of 2022. Why? Well, we think it’s because Owner’s Bonus is one of the coolest features of investing on StartEngine. After all, who doesn’t like getting 10% bonus shares on their investments?


Even better though – invest in StartEngine itself and you can earn up to 20% bonus shares.


[Invest & Earn]


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

Our Funding Round Hit $7M – That’s Another $1M Raised in Less than 25 Days

18 days ago

This week, StartEngine’s OWN funding round hit $7M raised. If this sounds oddly familiar, that’s because we passed the $6M mark less than 25 days ago.

Closing Q3 with A LOT of momentum. Coming out of August, we led the industry for both Reg. CF and Reg. A+ raises. And earlier this week, we learned that we ranked among the top 25% of honorees on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country; we were also the only equity crowdfunding platform to make the list.

Our latest win? We’ve been nominated. This year’s Equity Crowdfunding Awards are around the corner, and StartEngine has officially been nominated for Platform of the Year; meanwhile, StartEngine CEO Howard Marks is among the nominees for Industry Leader of the Year. Before you ask – yes, you can vote. Cast your ballot (for StartEngine of course) here.

None of these wins would be possible without our community of investors and shareholders, like you. Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares.


Join us for each future milestone, and earn up to 20% bonus shares when you invest.


[Invest in StartEngine]


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

StartEngine Charts New Territory in Collectibles

19 days ago

Nearly a year ago, StartEngine diversified its business by allowing investors to purchase fractional shares of collector’s items like comics, trading cards, artwork and even fine wines. To date, that bet has paid off to the tune of $1.7M, and now we’ve taken it a step further.

Introducing our first Bordeaux Wine Collection. In a never-before-seen move for the Collectibles space, we’ve curated an assortment of 495 top Bordeaux Wines into a single investment opportunity, making it easier for prospective investors to diversify within the asset class.

This is just the latest instance of StartEngine leading the charge. The past few months have been chock-full of equity crowdfunding firsts – some recent examples:

  • In July, we became the first equity crowdfunding platform to make the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America

  • Less than a month later, we inked a first-of-its-kind, exclusive deal with rewards-based crowdfunding giant Indiegogo to introduce their community to equity crowdfunding

  • We then closed out our biggest fundraising week ever, in which one of the companies raising on our platform maxed out its $3.6M Reg. CF campaign in under 12 hours

Now you can join us as we continue to push the envelope to reshape the investing landscape. Better still, you can earn up to 20% bonus shares too.


[Invest & get up to 20% bonus shares]


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Collectibles Fund I, LLC. No broker-dealer or other intermediary is involved in this offering. StartEngine Collectibles Fund I, LLC is not currently accepting investments from FL. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. Please see the Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

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

With the Cream of the Crop: StartEngine Ranks Among Top 25% of Inc. 5000

23 days ago

In July, StartEngine was officially named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Well, Inc. has officially released the rankings, and StartEngine clocked in at #1250 overall and in the top 100 for financial services. That means, not only are we in the 5000 fastest growing companies in the country, we’re in the top 25%.

Per the report, StartEngine’s revenue grew a whopping 521% over the last three years (the time horizon Inc. measures for its rankings). That’s exciting news for the entire StartEngine community of course. It’s also a strong indicator that we’re continuing to emerge as an industry leader (StartEngine was the only equity crowdfunding platform to make the list).

The announcement comes on the heels of a blockbuster August – in which StartEngine led the industry for both Reg. CF and Reg. A+ raises – and as our OWN campaign passes its latest funding milestone at $7M raised this round.


Now you can join us on the ride to reshape investing while earning up to 20% bonus shares.


Invest in StartEngine


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

KingsCrowd Report: StartEngine Leads Equity Crowdfunding Industry in August

24 days ago

KingsCrowd released its August Funding Report, and StartEngine led the industry at $11.5M in Reg. CF commitments. Not only did we outraise the #2 platform by 25%, we accounted for over a third of the industry total for Reg. CF.

That’s not all though. We also posted industry-leading Reg. A+ numbers in August, with KingsCrowd data* putting us at $10.4M raised for the month. That means, if you combine both Reg. CF and Reg. A+ campaigns, we more than doubled the funding totals of the runner-up platform.

KingsCrowd’s glowing report comes on the heels of a blockbuster month. August kicked off with our exclusive deal with rewards-based crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, and ended with our biggest fundraising week ever (clocking in at a whopping $10.6M).

We’re already seeing that momentum carry over into September as StartEngine’s OWN raise fast approaches $7M this round thanks to investors, like you.

Now you can join 38,000+ fellow shareholders as we continue to cross new milestones, while earning up to 20% bonus shares.


Invest in StartEngine


*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. 

StartEngine Made Headlines…Again.

27 days ago

“An example of how the entire capital stack…can become a seamless experience for both founders and investors” – KingsCrowd CEO Chris Lustrino

Did you miss it? Amid the flurry of recent updates and milestones (including our biggest week ever at a whopping $10.6M raised), StartEngine also made headlines in KingsCrowd CEO Chris Lustrino’s investor newsletter. The equity crowdfunding veteran touted our new deal with Indiegogo, signed earlier in August, calling it a “major development in online startup investing.”

Yet another sign StartEngine is leading the industry. In the deal, Indiegogo selected StartEngine as the exclusive channel to start introducing its community of 11M backers and 800,000+ founders to equity crowdfunding. And KingsCrowd’s article is an early sign that joining forces is already paying dividends by cementing our spot as an industry leader.

None of these wins could be possible without fellow shareholders, like you. Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares.


Join us on the ride to reshape investing, and earn up to 20% bonus shares.


Invest in StartEngine

Biggest. Week. Ever. We Raised Over $10.6M to Close Out August

30 days ago

StartEngine just notched its biggest week ever with over $10.6M raised for companies on our platform. By the way, that doesn’t even include StartEngine’s OWN campaign.

A blockbuster month:

  • August kicked off with our new exclusive deal to start introducing Indiegogo’s community of 800,000+ companies and 11M backers to StartEngine.

  • StartEngine’s OWN raise then surpassed $6M this round – that brings us to a lifetime total of more than $65M raised from the crowd.

  • Finally, one of the companies raising on our platform closed a record-setting $24M Reg. A+ and subsequent $3.6M Reg. CF offering

All that momentum has already started paying dividends, bringing triple-digit growth in the number of new investors to our platform for the last two weeks of the month. It’s good news for the StartEngine community and shareholders too because more investors often equal larger raises.

Now, you can join us too – AND earn up to 20% bonus shares.


[Invest in StartEngine]


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

$3.6M in Under 12 Hours: StartEngine’s Fastest Ever Reg. CF Raise

about 1 month ago

Last week, one of the companies raising on StartEngine maxed out their $3.6M Reg. CF campaign in less than 12 hours, marking one our fastest ever funding rounds.

That’s a HUGE win for our community, and it also comes on the heels of a blockbuster close to August. Other wins from the month:

  • We saw triple-digit growth in the number of new investors to our platform for the last two straight weeks of August

  • StartEngine’s OWN funding round surpassed $6M – by the way, we’ve tacked on close to another $750k since

  • Let’s not forget, to start the month we inked an exclusive deal with Indiegogo to introduce their enormous community of companies and backers to ours

None of these wins are possible though without our investor community and fellow shareholders, like you. Our way of saying thank you? Bonus shares.


Join us as we continue to cross milestones on the road to bring equity crowdfunding into the mainstream, and earn up to 20% bonus shares.


[Invest in StartEngine]


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

Corrected Link: Vote on the New for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

about 1 month ago

In our last update, we included a link to vote on a new name for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus. Several members of our investor community noted that they received an error message when clicking the link – thank you for letting us know!

We’ve corrected the link on the original update below. You can also access the vote here.

We Want Your Help: Vote on the New Name for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

about 1 month ago

As the only rewards program to allow members to earn 10% bonus shares on qualifying investments, we think StartEngine Owner’s Bonus is one of the coolest features of investing on our platform. But the time has come for a change.

We’re rebranding the program to help even more investors understand and reap the benefits of bonus shares, and we want your help. We’ve narrowed the options down to four, and as always, we believe in the power of the crowd – so we’re opening it up to a vote. Choose your favorite new name here.

Not a member of Owner’s Bonus already? Here’s how it works:

  1. You buy 100 shares of Company X, let’s say for $1 per share.

  2. You get 100 shares + 10% = 110 shares.

  3. BUT you still only pay $100 – pretty neat, right?

Learn more about StartEngine Owner’s Bonus here (don’t worry – it’s not going away, just getting a fresh name).

By the way, if you invest $5,000+ in StartEngine today and sign up for Owner’s Bonus at checkout, you’ll receive a whopping 20% bonus shares – yes, that’s $1,000 worth of extra shares.


[Invest in StartEngine]


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

You’re Invited: Webinar with StartEngine CEO Howard Marks

about 1 month ago

Want to peek behind the curtain, hear what’s going on at StartEngine, and get the latest in equity crowdfunding directly from the source? Join StartEngine CEO Howard Marks Wednesday, August 31 at 9 a.m. PT for a Q&A discussion. RSVP here.

At StartEngine, we believe open and honest communication is a key way we can drive shareholder value – that’s why we’re the only equity crowdfunding platform to publicly disclose our financial results.

Another way we drive value? Bonus shares. Invest in StartEngine today, and you can earn up to 20% bonus shares on top of your investment.


[Invest in StartEngine]


Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.  Please see the offering Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

A Record-Setting Raise on StartEngine – That’s Good News for All Involved

about 1 month ago

One of the companies fundraising on our platform (we’re not allowed to say who) closed a $24 million Reg. A+ campaign this week. Excluding StartEngine itself, that’s the highest raise we’ve ever recorded.

That’s a big win for said company but it’s also great news for StartEngine shareholders. Blockbuster campaigns are a strong indicator of investor enthusiasm for equity crowdfunding – and, case in point, this week we saw a 160% WoW jump in new investors to the StartEngine platform.

This record-setting campaign comes at a pivotal moment in equity crowdfunding, as two straight quarters of declining VC funding levels leave a massive financing void for startups. And we’ve just demonstrated, yet again, that we’re poised to fill that gap.

Want to join the ride? Become a StartEngine shareholder and earn up to 20% bonus shares.


Invest in StartEngine


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

$6M Raised! We’ve Crossed Another Funding Milestone Thanks to Investors Like You

about 1 month ago

At StartEngine, we practice what we preach – our own current funding round just surpassed $6M in investments from everyday people like you. That brings us to a lifetime total of more than $65M raised from the crowd.

Fundraising through the crowd ourselves is one of the best ways we can demonstrate equity crowdfunding’s viability long term. But it’s not all we do. Here are some of the other ways we’ve continued to push equity crowdfunding into the mainstream:

  • Inked an exclusive deal with Indiegogo to introduce their enormous roster of founders and backers to equity crowdfunding

  • Landed a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America

  • Grew our investor community to 950,000+ users*

Our way of saying thank you to our passionate investor community for their ongoing support? Bonus shares – invest $5,000+ in StartEngine, and you’ll automatically receive 10% bonus shares on top of your investment. Sign up for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus at checkout, and you’ll nab another 10% of shares – all told, that’s over $1,000 in bonus shares.


Join us, and 38,000 fellow shareholders, in reshaping the future of finance.


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*Number of users is determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed. 

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

The July Numbers Are In – StartEngine Led the Industry

about 1 month ago

According to data from KingsCrowd Market Analytics, StartEngine posted the highest combined raise total for Reg. CF and Reg. A+ campaigns of any equity crowdfunding platform in July. 

Clocking in at $10.5M, we accounted for nearly a third of all dollars invested across the industry. That puts us ahead of the #2 platform by more than 30% (no biggie). Check out the full report and everything else going on in equity crowdfunding in our new industry roundup.

Where there’s volatility, there’s opportunity – and, with the help of investors like you, StartEngine is seizing this moment to consolidate our position as an equity crowdfunding industry leader.


Join us and 38,000+ investors on the ride to reshape the future of investing.


[Invest now]

20% Bonus Equity in StartEngine – Yes Please!

about 2 months ago

At StartEngine, we’re obsessed with unlocking investment opportunities and finding new ways to drive value for our investor community of 950,000+ users, like you. One of the coolest ways we deliver value – bonus shares.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Invest $5,000+ in StartEngine, and you’ll automatically receive 10% in bonus shares on top of your investment – that’s another $500 worth of shares

  2. If you’re not a member already, sign up for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus at checkout and you’ll nab another 10% (or $500 worth) of shares

The best part? StartEngine Owner’s Bonus is only $275 for a year. That means you can recoup the cost of membership in bonus shares in as little as one investment. But as a member, you’ll receive 10% bonus shares on ALL eligible offers, again, for an entire year. Learn more here.


This is just one of the many ways StartEngine is committed to empowering investors, like you. Now, you can join us – and 38,000 fellow shareholders in StartEngine – on the ride to reshape the future of finance.


[Invest now]


*Number of users is determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed. 

Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.  Please see the offering Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

Webinar Recap: Q1 / Q2 in Review with StartEngine CEO Howard Marks

about 2 months ago

Did you know? StartEngine is the only equity crowdfunding platform to publicly disclose its financial results. Why? The same reason we’re the only platform to actually raise capital through the crowd – we stand by our product. As StartEngine CEO Howard Marks is fond of saying, “we eat our own dog food.”

Yesterday, Howard shared StartEngine’s results from the first half of the year. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from Q1 /Q2:

  • StartEngine’s revenue grew 7% YoY in the first half of 2022

  • Our Owner’s Bonus subscription revenue also increased 178% in the same time period

  • We passed some major milestones including making the Inc. 5000 List of the fastest growing companies in the country and signing an exclusive deal with Indiegogo


[Watch the full webinar]

StartEngine & Indiegogo Team Up: We’re Shouting It from the Rooftops – Now You Can Too

about 2 months ago

In case you missed it, last week StartEngine announced an exclusive deal with Indiegogo to enable founders the opportunity to raise their full life-cycle through the crowd. And with $2.55B raised between the two of us, the fundraising ecosystem we create by joining forces could rival even the funding resources of VCs. Checkout the full update here.

Needless to say, it’s a big deal and the announcement made quite a splash. In addition to sharing the news with our audiences (that’s close to 12M users between StartEngine and Indiegogo), the new collab was picked up by publications like Built In Los Angeles, Crowdfund Insider and, of course, Mr. Wonderful.

By teaming up with Indiegogo, we’ve taken a massive step forward to move equity crowdfunding further into the mainstream. If you would like to join us in sharing the news of StartEngine’s new collaboration with Indiegogo  – click the link below to download the announcement banner and upload to your Twitter and LinkedIn profile. You can check out StartEngine’s LinkedIn to see how it looks!


[Share the news]

Reminder - Upcoming Webinar: Q1/Q2 Financials Review with StartEngine Ceo Howard Marks

about 2 months ago

StartEngine’s unaudited financials from the first half of the year will drop this coming Monday.* Join CEO Howard Marks Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PT for a Q&A discussion to review the results. 

You can register for the live webinar of StartEngine’s Q2 unaudited financials using this link: https://startengine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yfWIlkW0S6mRCfs7GOenbQ. 

Following the webinar, a replay will be available on StartEngine's Campaign Page: https://www.startengine.com/own and on our Annual Reports Page: https://www.startengine.com/annual-reports for one week.


Since we have you, here are some highlights from the first two quarters:

  • StartEngine made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America

  • Our investor community surpassed 800,000 users; it’s since jumped to 950,000+ users**

  • Our lifetime raised-capital total climbed over $600M for startups fundraising on our platform***


[Register for the webinar]


* Preliminary unaudited financial information; final data may vary significantly.
** 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.

Upcoming Webinar: Q1/Q2 Financials Review with StartEngine Ceo Howard Marks

about 2 months ago

StartEngine’s unaudited financials from the first half of the year will drop this coming Monday.* Join CEO Howard Marks Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PT for a Q&A discussion to review the results.


Since we have you, here are some highlights from the first two quarters:

  • StartEngine made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America

  • Our investor community surpassed 800,000 users; it’s since jumped to 950,000+ users**

  • Our lifetime raised-capital total climbed over $600M for startups fundraising on our platform***


[Register for the webinar]


* Preliminary unaudited financial information; final data may vary significantly.
** 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.

Exclusive Deal Announcement: StartEngine & Indiegogo Team Up

about 2 months ago

StartEngine’s slice of the pie just got WAY bigger. In a first for equity crowdfunding, we’ve teamed up in an exclusive deal that will enable founders from Indiegogo’s rewards-based crowdfunding platform to raise follow-on rounds of capital on StartEngine.

This is a huge win for StartEngine. Since launching in 2008, Indiegogo’s community of over 11M users has raised over $2B for 800,000+ founders. And now, that enormous pool of companies – and early backers – are being introduced to our platform.

StartEngine and Indiegogo have raised a combined total of $2.55B. By joining forces, we’re creating a fundraising ecosystem to rival the funding resources of VCs. The relationship couldn’t come at a more opportune time either, as VCs continue to draw down funding levels creating a massive gap for startups seeking capital.

Now we’re standing alongside a fellow fundraising giant to help fill the gap. Read the full press release here, then join us in reshaping the future of investing.


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

Startup Investments Hold Steady through Market Volatility

about 2 months ago

A recent KingsCrowd report found that the average check size for online startup investments (i.e. equity crowdfunding) grew in the first half of 2022, even as public markets turned bearish.

Here’s why that’s big news for shareholders: Check size can be a useful proxy for consumer confidence and indicates that more people may now be turning to startup investing to diversify their portfolios. That’s good news for us and, by extension, our shareholders.

The report comes amid a series of recent wins for StartEngine, including growth in our investor community to over 950,000 users* and the biggest YoY jump in new deal launches in the first half of 2022 of any equity crowdfunding platform – to name a few.

“This is our moment” – StartEngine CEO Howard Marks

Volatility and diminishing returns on public exchanges are enticing more investors to explore formerly alternative assets, like equity crowdfunding. Join us and over 38,000 shareholders on the ride to take equity crowdfunding into the mainstream.

[Invest now]


*Number of users is determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed.

Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA and TX. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. Please see the Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

StartEngine’s Bet on Collectibles Pays Off to the Tune of $1.65M in 2022

2 months ago

Last September, StartEngine diversified its business by allowing investors to purchase fractional shares of collector’s items from comics and trading cards to artwork and fine wines. Close to a year in, it’s looking like that bet has paid off.

In 2022 alone, collectibles investments on StartEngine’s platform have totaled $1.65M as investors look to alternative assets in the wake of stock market volatility. And some of the top-performing offerings have racked up truly impressive sums:

  1. Michael Jordan 1986 Fleer Rookie Card: $363,850 raised

  2. Batman Issue #1, 1940: $193,010 raised

  3. Banksy, Laugh Now, 2003: $154,304 raised

The Collectibles platform democratizes access to this asset class by removing high financial barriers to entry and stripping away the often arcane expertise needed to invest in the space. Yet another way StartEngine is helping everyday investors diversify their portfolios.

Join us in making collectibles and alternative assets available to all.


[Invest in StartEngine today]


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

New Report: Alternative Investments Uniquely Accessible In Volatile Market

2 months ago

As market volatility approaches all-time highs and the S&P 500 notches one of its worst years since 1939, alternative investment classes like equity crowdfunding and StartEngine are emerging as a viable means for investors to offset the pain.

Per a recent report from NewsBreak, crowdfunding is on track to continue growing through 2022 (the private securities market as a whole is on pace to hit $30 trillion by 2030). Why? Well, this asset class offers unique features that can benefit investors. Notably, prices stay consistent until the end of each funding round and there’s a cap on the total size of the raise, meaning you’re sheltered from the kinds of volatility often introduced by hedge funds and day traders on public exchanges.

Getting in on the ground floor of businesses you believe in can yield attractive returns too and, per the report, some tangible benefits to society – to date, regulation crowdfunded companies have created over 120,000 jobs.

This is all good news for equity crowdfunders, of course, but particularly so for StartEngine as one of the industry leaders and by extension investors like you.


Help reshape the future of finance today

Equity Crowdfunding & Start Engine Excel as VCs Pull Further Back

2 months ago

As VCs continue to rein in funding since last year’s November high, equity crowdfunding has emerged as an ever-more-popular – and viable – fundraising alternative. 

In the first half of 2022, regulation crowdfunding campaigns collectively raised $252.8M, compared to $239.5M during the same period last year. That’s good news for all involved, of course, BUT even more exciting – StartEngine led the pack, with over 40% of funds raised via Reg CF in Q1/Q2 coming through on our platform.

Here’s why that matters for investors, like you: As market volatility spooks VCs, hedge funds, and other institutional players, new opportunities arise for formerly alternative fundraisers, like us, to move into the mainstream. And at over $5M raised and counting, our current funding round will help us move closer to that reality.

Join over 38,000 fellow investors in shaping the future of finance – invest in StartEngine today!


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

Earn 20% Bonus Equity When You Invest in StartEngine

2 months ago

Did you know you can get an additional 20% in bonus shares of StartEngine today? Here’s how you qualify:

  1. Invest $5,000+ in StartEngine, and you’ll automatically receive 10% in bonus shares on top of your investment – that’s another $500 worth of shares

  2. Sign up for StartEngine Owner’s Bonus at checkout (if you’re not already a member), and you’ll nab another 10%, or $500 worth, of bonus shares

Learn more about our Owner’s Bonus and how you can receive 10% bonus shares in all eligible offers (including StartEngine) for an entire year here.

We’re obsessed with unlocking never-before-seen investment opportunities for our community of 950K+ fellow investors* (38K of whom are shareholders of StartEngine itself). Now you can join us, too.


Help reshape the future of finance today


*Number of users is determined by counting investor profiles with unique email addresses which are active and have been confirmed. 


Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA and TX. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.  Please see the offering Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.

Kingscrowd: StartEngine Posts Largest YoY Increase in New Deals

2 months ago

Kingscrowd reports online startup deals grew 10% across the industry but StartEngine was the leader with a 63% increase in deals YoY. Other platforms that are servicing more than 90 companies saw 2% increase or decrease. 

Equity crowdfunding is proving much more resilient than VC funding which is down 23% globally during the second year of this quarter. 

When it comes to online startup deals, there is no substitute for quality. We've worked hard over the past years to curate a list of highly vetted startups that are backed by rich domain expertise and great management teams. Our goal is to make sure every investor who's interested in this space has access to these great opportunities.


Read more here

Kevin O’Leary Discusses StartEngine on Nasdaq TradeTalks

2 months ago

StartEngine’s strategic advisor and exclusive spokesman, Kevin O’Leary, recently sat down with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss the current state of VCs, startups and, of course, how StartEngine can empower investors and founders alike.

“This is not your traditional capital funding” says Mr. Wonderful, who goes on to note that “[equity crowdfunding] is highly competitive to that. It’s a brand new asset class that is simply not going away and is growing faster than any other.”

Watch the full interview here.

This interview was also featured in an e-newsletter distributed by Nasdaq TradeTalks, as well as on its Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube channels.

StartEngine Surpasses $5M Raised

3 months ago

We officially passed $5M raised in our current funding round, bringing us to an all-time total of over $60M from more than 38,000 investors like you.

We’re continuing to expand our community of 950,000+ users and as we cross each milestone, we further prove the value and growth potential of the equity crowdfunding industry.

As traditional capital sources dry up and demand from startups for alternative fundraising sources grows, this funding round will help cement our position as one of the leading equity crowdfunding companies in the U.S.

As StartEngine CEO, Howard Marks, recently put it, “This is our moment, right now.”

Join us in shaping the future of finance – invest in StartEngine today!


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

Q2 Pitch Competition Results Are In: We Have A Winner!

3 months ago

We recently hosted our quarterly pitch competition with Kevin O'Leary, where five entrepreneurs competed for the chance to win a $25,000 grant from Mr. Wonderful himself on top of prizes from StartEngine's CEO and partners (collectively worth $40,000).

We received thousands of applications this round – we'd like to thank our amazing community of entrepreneurs and investors, as well as our event partners, Plug and Play, Brex, Deel, Benzinga, and Forecastr.


Congratulations to our winners, Applied Bioplastics and Hallo! If you missed out on this Pitch Competition, watch the full competition here!

We Made the Inc. 5000 List! That Puts Us in VERY Good Company

3 months ago

StartEngine is proud to announce that we have been named to Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America!

The Inc. 5000 list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com. 

We’re excited to be featured in this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies. It has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names (like Intuit, Zappos and Zillow) first make their mark!

We couldn’t do it without the continued support of our community and shareholders.



*This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information, please read the offering circular and risks related to this offering.

Kingscrowd Names StartEngine #1 in Success Rate Among Platforms in 2022!

3 months ago

We’re extremely proud to share that Kingscrowd has ranked StartEngine as the #1 equity crowdfunding platform in driving successful funding rounds for startups in 2022. 

StartEngine has one mission - to help entrepreneurs raise the capital they need to achieve their dreams. We are ecstatic to be ranked #1 in accomplishing that goal.

We have already seen a 67% increase in applications from founders looking to raise capital on StartEngine in 2022 compared to the same period last year. We are laser focused on meeting this surge in demand and cementing ourselves as the #1 platform.


Invest in StartEngine today!



Webinar Recap: Howard Marks Speaks on the Current Market and StartEngine’s Growth

3 months ago

CEO Howard Marks held a 30 min webinar  and QA that you should check out!


Overview

Here are some of Howard’s key points:

 “Recent influx of capital in the US has sparked a lot of volatility in the market. However, StartEngine continues to grow during this volatility. As you know, we’re in the business of helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, but we also provide them with capital, and that is what we're seeing right now.”

“Our goal is to launch way more companies, which we think is possible. We use funding for marketing of course, and growth.”

“This is the time to launch. Don't be afraid!”

“You will also notice a lot of improvements, like the StartEngine accounts and we're almost ready to launch it to the entire community.


Some important questions asked were 

What's the status of secondary?

Do you see more investments in StartEngine?

How does StartEngine plan to get better deals on the platform?

SE’s Growth?


Check out the QA here!

Pitch Competition Today at 9am PT / 12pm ET: Watch 5 founders pitch Mr. Wonderful!

3 months ago

StartEngine* is back with its quarterly live pitch competition with renowned host of Shark Tank and pitch judge—Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful). StartEngine will invite its community of 760,000+ founders, investors and fans to watch 5 companies pitch live.

Winner takes home $25K with other great prizes from our sponsors!

Sign up to watch here: https://www.startengine.com/shark

Reminder: Webinar with Kevin O’Leary and Howard Marks Tomorrow at 8am PT / 11am ET

3 months ago

We’ve bet you heard things like “VC’s are consolidating their portfolios and investing dollars are drying up” and “Prepare for a recession…cut spending”. 

Join us and renowned investor Kevin O’Leary on July 6 at 8am PT / 11am ET as we hear from founders and serial entrepreneur-investors in a discussion on what exactly is going on in the private capital markets, how to plan for this as a founder or CEO of a startup, and implications this all has for your company. 

RSVP for the webinar here: www.StartEngine.com/CashIsKing


StartEngine Has Officially Reached 800,000 Users!

3 months ago

We are proud to announce that we have reached 800,000 users on our platform! This is an amazing milestone for us at StartEngine.

StartEngine is excited to have you as part of our family, this is just the beginning! Our next steps are to keep adding more companies, more investors, and more opportunities for all of you. 

Stay tuned for more updates as we grow our reach and continue to attract new and exciting companies. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing all that we can do together in the future!

Putting Investor Experience First - We Doubled Our Team in The Last 6 months!

3 months ago

Our Investor Experience team has doubled over the last 6 months and is continuing to grow. Our goal is to provide investors with a seamless experience both from our website, investor portal and customer support channels. Our focus is transparency and understanding; from checking in with investors to ensuring that SE processes are well documented through updated dashboards and training materials. We make sure that our investors know exactly what’s going on at every step along the way. 

The Investor Experience team is a direct extension of the CEO’s vision for SE and its investors. The goal is to be an advocate for the investor experience across the entire company, ensuring that any moves SE makes is for the benefit of our investors.

We bridge the gap between our customers and the finance world by assisting in application processes and providing ongoing support throughout the life of their investment.

We will continue to grow and promote open trust and communication to build a world-class investor experience.

Kingscrowd Ranks StartEngine #1 in Success Rate Among Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

3 months ago

Kingscrowd analyzed the success rate of the top equity crowdfunding platforms in 2022. StartEngine posted a success rate of 90.8%, putting us at the #1 spot among all platforms. We are extremely proud of our success rate and are dedicated to helping founders access capital through successful fundraising campaigns.


See the full report here: https://kingscrowd.com/deal-success-across-top-5-equity-crowdfunding-platforms/ 

Reminder: Webinar with StartEngine CEO Howard Marks Tomorrow at 9am PT / 12pm ET

4 months ago

Join StartEngine CEO Howard Marks tomorrow, June 22nd at 9am PT / 12pm ET for a live webinar to discuss StartEngine’s growth during this time of market volatility, as well as some key trends we're seeing in companies looking for equity financing. RSVP below.

Some key topics Howard will discuss:

– How market volatility is affecting companies looking for capital

– StartEngine’s recent growth & increasing demand from founders

– StartEngine’s strategy for taking advantage of this environment

Additionally, Howard will be answering questions from the audience! RSVP below to attend our webinar tomorrow at 9am PT / 12pm ET.

 

Click Here to RSVP

Work at a StartEngine Portfolio Company

4 months ago

Have you seen a business raising capital on our platform that you'd love to be a part of? In conjunction with Getro.com, StartEngine runs a job board for its participating businesses. Check out our job board to see if they're hiring!

Whether you’re looking for an internship, a job as a sales rep, or a software engineer, there are a variety of opportunities. At present, there are 99 businesses looking for workers, with over 260 jobs available. Search by company, location, industry, or your specific desired job function to find your next career!

Check out what our Head of Talent, Tim, has to say about it:

“It's such an amazing feeling to be part of a company that is not only doubling in size itself seemingly every 6 months, but directly contributing to new job growth for our issuers on site as well.  I can imagine that a lot of the money raised on our platform is going towards hiring employees and new growth... jobs that didn't exist previously but are now a reality through crowdfunding– it's really satisfying to be part of the solution in these difficult times.”

Check out our job board here.

Webinar with StartEngine CEO Howard Marks LIVE on Wednesday, 6/22, at 9am PT / 12pm ET

4 months ago

This upcoming Wednesday, June 22nd, StartEngine’s CEO Howard Marks will be hosting a live webinar to discuss StartEngine’s growth during this time of market volatility. 

As Venture Capitalists have slowed their funding, StartEngine has seen double the number of companies applying to raise capital in the first 4 months of 2022 compared to 2021, and we are focused on meeting this rise in demand.  

Some key topics Howard will discuss:

– How market volatility is affecting companies looking for capital

– StartEngine’s recent growth & increasing demand from founders

– StartEngine’s strategy for taking advantage of this environment

Additionally, Howard will be answering questions from the audience! RSVP below to attend our webinar next Wednesday at 9am PT / 12pm ET.


Click Here to RSVP


Letter from Our CEO Howard Marks: The Perfect Storm

4 months ago

You must have heard that the stock market is going through a lot of volatility, but the well funded companies are still growing and doing well.  The good news for StartEngine is that we feel prepared for this.  We have a large pipeline of startups who want to raise capital on our platform and because Venture Capitalists have considerably slowed down their investments, we get to have access to more companies.  In a way, this is a perfect storm for StartEngine.  

We can launch more companies and continue to build our brand.  Our competitors may have not been as prepared as we are.  We run a tight ship and we feel well capitalized.  This is a recipe for success and we are happy we can compete well in this environment.  One advantage we have is our 60,000 strong StartEngine shareholder army who are sending us a constant stream of startups who want to raise capital.  As you may know, we have launched our latest StartEngine offering in March and we are seeing real support from our community.  This capital we are raising is to take advantage of this environment where startups need capital more than ever.  


*StartEngine’s Reg. A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.  No broker-dealer or intermediary involved in offering except for Florida and Texas, where Dalmore Group LLC is participating as broker-dealer of record. StartEngine is not currently accepting investments from WA.  This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.  For more information, please read the offering circular and risks related to this offering.

Surge in Demand From Companies - 2X Increase In Companies Applying to Raise Capital

4 months ago

We’ve seen double the number of companies applying to raise capital on StartEngine in the first 4 months of 2022 compared to 2021. With recent market trends, access to capital has tightened and as expected, demand for alternative methods of raising capital is seeing a steep increase.

Our mission has always been to help founders raise the capital they need. And in today’s capital market, our mission is more important than ever. We are laser-focused on meeting this surge in demand.

Mr. Wonderful Discusses StartEngine On The Breakfast Club!

4 months ago

Last week Mr. Wonderful was interviewed on The Breakfast Club where he spoke about StartEngine’s massive potential in the FinTech space. Over 300,000 people have already watched this on YouTube,  and even more have listened to the interview on the radio across the US.

Here is a sneak preview of what Mr. Wonderful had to say:

“...You’re a company, you’re a startup, maybe you’re an underserved community, right? And you want access to capital. You tell your story on a startup platform like StartEngine and hundreds of thousands of investors can make an investment in it! 200, 300 bucks, a thousand bucks, whatever they want, and they become founding shareholders beside you. “

Click here to watch the full segment!


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

5 months 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!

5 months 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

5 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 months 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!

6 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

6 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!

6 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!

7 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

7 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.

7 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

7 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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