This post is an experiment with a new format, a quick head-to-head matchup of similar investment platforms (in this case Wefunder vs. SeedInvest). Let us know what you think in the comments below! Most of the information below is pulled from our database of 80+ 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.
Wefunder is by far the largest Reg CF platform to date, and offers a very wide selection of investment choices (with low minimums), though unlike some other investment platforms does not approve or curate companies on offer. Wefunder also has excellent investor education resources and a novel investor club model
SeedInvest accepts just 1% of the startups that apply, yet still manages to offer a very broad selection of investment offerings spanning industries and company stage, most open to any investor. Excellent documentation, a generous cancellation policy, and a low-minimum automated investment feature make SeedInvest an outstanding platform to consider for those looking at investment crowdfunding in startups.
How they match up
|Back founders solving the things you care about. Grok the risks, then join 93,004 investors who funded 155 startups with $35.5 million.||Invest in highly vetted startups.|
|Reg A+, Reg CF, Reg D||Reg A+, Reg CF, Reg D|
|Rated 4.5 stars|
|Rated 5 stars|
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.our database and learn more about the nuts and bolts of crowdfunding and alternative investing on our blog. And before investing, we strongly recommend getting a clear picture of your overall finances using a tool like Personal Capital. It's free, it's what we use to track our own finances, and when you sign up using that link you'll be helping to support YieldTalk.