SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform, opening up access to venture capital and angel investing to everyone. SeedInvest is different in that they feature only highly vetted investment opportunities. In the past they’ve accepted just ~1% of startups that apply. The startups listed must all successfully pass their comprehensive due diligence process. You can also diversify your startup portfolio with their autoinvest feature, which allows you to invest with as little as $200.
How you make money
Once you have made an investment in a startup, you will hold private equity in that company. The value of your stake in the company may increase or decrease over time depending on how the company performs. You will receive cash or stock return on your investment if and when a positive liquidity event occurs – for example, as a result of the company going public or getting acquired by another company. Please bear in mind that startup investments are long-term investments that may take years to become liquid, if they do at all.
How Seed Invest makes money
7.5% placement fee on funds raised through SeedInvest ($37,500 assuming $500,000 raised). 5% equity fee (on the same terms as the round) on funds raised through SeedInvest ($25,000 assuming $500,000 raised).
Is it safe?
Investment opportunities posted on this website are "private placements" of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Investing in private companies may be considered highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk, including the risk of substantial loss of investment. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment.