Two of the biggest names in equity crowdfunding are coming together to “change the face of finance as we know it” (Mr. Wonderful’s words).* And you can get in on the action.
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Reg A+ offering made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. No broker-dealer or intermediary involved in offering. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. Please see the most recent Supplement, Offering Circular and Related Risks for more information.
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StartEngine launched one of the first-ever regulation crowdfunding campaigns in the US in 2015. Since then we’ve helped over 550 businesses raise capital.
StartEngine allows anyone to invest in startups and private companies. Now we’re combining forces with SeedInvest to massively expand our range of investment opportunities for everyday people, like you. Join Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful and Howard Marks, the co-founder of Activision, and invest in StartEngine today.
550+ campaigns have raised over $650M* on StartEngine, including StartEngine itself. Our platform has grown to nearly 1M users.
We have already raised $65M+ for StartEngine itself from 37,000+ shareholders.
We made Inc. Magazine’s 2022 list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., with over 6x revenue growth in the last three years according to the publication.
Howard is an experienced entrepreneur. He co-founded Activision, which sold to Microsoft for nearly $68B, and Acclaim Games, which sold to Disney.
In October 2022, StartEngine agreed to acquire SeedInvest* – a fellow equity crowdfunding giant, with over $465M raised for startups to date.
Renowned businessman and investor Kevin O’Leary, aka “Mr. Wonderful”, is StartEngine’s Strategic Advisor, an investor, and a paid spokesperson.
* Based on preliminary unaudited financials, results may vary significantly. The total amount raised includes all companies on StartEngine, including StartEngine’s own raises. The total amount raised includes both investments that have been closed on and investments that have been received but not yet closed on."
* The acquisition is subject to closing and StartEngine shall submit for approval to FINRA and other necessary organizations.
Howard co-founded the video giant Activision, which recently sold to 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.
StartEngine amount raised includes funds raised through StartEngine Capital and StartEngine Primary. Source: Kingscrowd and StartEngine crowdfunding market research.
This chart depicts the cumulative amount raised via StartEngine Capital, StartEngine Primary and StartEngine Crowdfunding. See additional disclaimers below .
In 2021, we led the equity crowdfunding industry raising over $227,000,000, and grew our revenue by 2.3x*.
2022 has been chock full of milestones like entering the Inc. 5000 and signing an exclusive deal with fellow crowdfunding giant Indiegogo.
*See Disclaimers At The Bottom Of Page
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.”
This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers. This testimonial is no guarantee of future performance or success. This is a paid ad. See 17b disclosure here.
We make money when companies successfully raise money. We charge companies a percentage of what they raise, part of which we may take in equity.
We take a percentage of what companies raise on StartEngine in equity, at the same terms as the investors on our platform.
We charge fees for providing companies a range of services to help them onboard and launch their campaign, including marketing, building creative assets and advertising, as well as helping them manage their cap table afterwards.
We charge a seller’s fee on our trading platform StartEngine Secondary.
We sell the StartEngine Owner’s Bonus to investors as an annual subscription that gives investors unique perks on our platform.
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.
We hope to solve the issue with the entire startup funding ecosystem by building a platform where:
Increasing the maximum annual limit of Reg CF offerings from $1.07m to $5m and Reg A+ offerings from $50M to $75M
Removing investment limits for accredited investors and increasing the investment limits for non-accredited investors
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.
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KEVIN O'LEARY IS A PAID SPOKESPERSON FOR STARTENGINE. READ THE 17-B DISCLOSURE HERE.
A COMPANY WHICH INTENDS TO APPLY TO LIST ITS SECURITIES ON STARTENGINE SECONDARY WILL BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS WHICH IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SATISFY IN A TIMELY MANNER. EVEN IF A COMPANY IS QUALIFIED TO LIST ITS SECURITIES ON THE MARKET, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT A DEMAND FOR THESE SECURITIES WILL EXIST. EVEN IF A COMPANY DOES MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LISTING ITS SECURITIES, WE DO NOT KNOW THE EXTENT TO WHICH INVESTOR INTEREST WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A LIQUID TRADING MARKET. 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.
Claim up to 20% Bonus Shares
Investors in StartEngine can receive up to 20% bonus shares based on certain criteria. Investors are eligible to receive 10% bonus shares if they:
● Are a member of the StartEngine Owner’s Bonus community
● Reserved shares during the Test the Waters period of this offering
● Invest at least $5,000 in this offering during a single transaction Bonus shares in this offering are stackable.
The maximum amount of bonus shares that an investor can receive is 20%. Any investor who falls into two of the three categories above will receive 20% bonus shares, as will anyone who falls into all three categories. For example, if an investor reserved shares in StartEngine and is an Owner’s Bonus member, they will receive 20% additional shares. If that person also invests over $5,000, they will still receive the maximum of 20% bonus shares. Bonus shares may not immediately appear on your investor dashboard, but will be issued prior to the offering closing.