Helping Investors Get Started in Equity Crowdfunding

Educational resources, tools, and community for new Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) investors

What is Equity Crowdfunding?

In May of 2016, a new type of asset class opened up in the USA to everyday investors like you and me for the first time since 1934. Now, all investors, regardless of income, have the ability to invest in startups through something called equity crowdfunding.

Compared to rewards-based crowdfunding companies like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, equity crowdfunding differs in that it lets you own a piece of the company (i.e. equity), sharing in both the successes and failures. 

Why invest in startups?

Support Founders Near and Far

Interested in supporting a local brewery? Or perhaps a high-growth tech startup on the opposite coast? Both (and more) are possible with Reg CF, as companies that raise funds on approved funding portals are available to all investors.

Diversify Your Portfolio

With minimum investment limits as low as $10 per company, investors can spread their risk among many startups. As an asset class, startups provide an alternative outside of traditional public market stocks or bonds.

High Risk, High  Potential Reward

While most startups will fail to return any money to investors, the few that succeed often provide massive returns. These unicorns ($1 billion+ companies) in the industry are part of the reason that taking all the risk can be worth it.

Ready to learn how to invest in your first startup?

What is CrowdWise?


Free courses (we strive to be better than most paid content out there) to help you learn everything you need to get started, as well as topics for the more advanced investor.


A collaborative, investor-only community where you can share ideas and investment strategies and learn from others in the world of equity crowdfunding.


Free checklists, eBooks, tutorial videos, book summaries, blogs, and other content to ensure you have everything you need to get started in investing in equity crowdfunding.

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