This post is an experiment with a new format, a quick head-to-head matchup of similar investment platforms (in this case Wefunder. Most of the information below is pulled from our database of 101 online alternative investment platforms.
Today’s matchup is Wefunder vs. SeedInvest, two of the biggest investment crowdfunding platforms offering startup investments to both accredited and non-accredited investors. We’ve mentioned both of these platforms before, in 5 of the Best Equity Crowdfunding Sites for Beginning Investors.
|Company's Description||Invest in highly vetted startups.||Get access to highly curated early and late stage investment opportunities|
|Offering Types||Reg A+, Reg CF, and Reg D||Reg CF and Reg D|
Both Wefunder and SeedInvest are solid choices for crowdfunding investors looking for early-stage startup investments. The biggest distinction comes down to curation philosophy. Wefunder works hard to bring a put a lot of deals in front of investors, believing the market (ie, investors) are best positioned to evaluate offerings and ultimately determine which companies succeed or fail at their raise. SeedInvest takes a much more curatorial approach, winnowing down applicants and ultimately presenting only what they believe are the best and brightest opportunities. Neither approach is inherently better or worse, though it’s important for prospective investors in either platform to be aware of the difference.