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Equity Crowdfunding Community
for startup investors and founders
Courses, forums, and community to help investors and founders take their skills to the next level in equity crowdfunding
What is Equity Crowdfunding?
In May 2016, a new type of asset class opened up in the US 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 early-stage startups through something called equity crowdfunding.
Compared to rewards-based crowdfunding companies - such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo - equity crowdfunding differs in that you own a piece of the company (i.e. equity), sharing in the successes and failures.
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up
Whether you are a startup investor or founder, Crowdwise offers some of the best educational resources, forums, and tools to help you achieve your goals in equity crowdfunding.
Over six hours of free Startup Investing 101 courses to help you learn everything you need to get started, as well as premium courses for the most advanced investors.
Pro and Elite Investor Membership
For the most serious investors, join our premium membership tiers to get access to exclusive due diligence forums, monthly industry newsletters, investor mastermind video calls, and more.
Community and Groups
Free forums for investors and founders to share ideas, lessons, and help you to learn and grow from others who have already been where you're going.
Resources and Tools
Free due diligence checklists, videos, book summaries, blog content, and more to ensure you have everything you need to start investing or raising capital.
Why invest in startups?
Investing in startups is risky, especially if you don't know what you're doing. But it can also be extremely rewarding, both financially and in other aspects of improving your life. Here are some of the top reasons investors choose to risk their hard-earned dollars to support early-stage startups.
Diversify Your Portfolio
As an asset class, startups provide an alternative outside of public market stocks or bonds. With minimum investment limits as low as $10 per company, investors can spread their risk among many startups.
High Risk, High Potential Reward
While many startups will fail to return any money to investors, the few that succeed can 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.
Support Founders Near and far
Interested in owning a piece of a local brewery? Or perhaps taking part in a high-growth startup's success? Both (and more) are possible with Reg CF, as companies that raise funds on approved funding portals are available to all investors.
To become one of the best, start by learning from the best
Whether you're a new startup investor or founder, the Crowdwise community will help you grow and develop your skills much faster than you could alone. A few of the benefits of joining include:
Access to a community of like-minded investors and entrepreneurs
If you're looking to make a major change in your life or embark on a new adventure, one of the best ways to maximize your chances of success and to quickly learn new skills is by joining a community of others who share your interests and passions. Learn from others, level-up your skills and form strong relationships by joining the Crowdwise community.
Courses and content focused specifically on equity crowdfunding
There are hundreds of hours of Angel Investing and Venture Capital (VC) content out there in terms of blogs, books, courses, podcasts, and more. The main problem is that most people don't have enough time! That's why we're going through all this content for you and boil down the key lessons into concise courses that can be applied to equity crowdfunding.
The latest industry trends and news that will impact you
While Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) has only been around since 2016, it has been a rapidly evolving industry in terms of the rules, relevant websites, and more. Stay up to date on the latest industry news by subscribing to our content. You can even become a paying member to get special updates on the latest industry news that impacts investors and entrepreneurs alike.
Harness the power of the crowd to up your own game
Are you an investor looking to crowd-source due diligence, share investment strategies, and get feedback on your own ideas? Or are you a founder looking to raise capital, but interested in hearing the experience of other successful founders? Join the Crowdwise community to gain access to exclusive forums, join groups, and discover others to help you accomplish your own goals.
About the Founder of Crowdwise, Brian
Like many of you, I do NOT come from a background of startups or finance.
An engineer by training, I've always been interested in alternative finance and investing in the future and for my future.
I've read all the Venture Capital books, taken all the angel investing courses, and boiled down all the key lessons into the essential points that startup investors and founders need to know for equity crowdfunding.
I have created Crowdwise to bring others like me - the working professionals, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and hustlers - together in a place where we can share our lessons and help each other become the best versions of ourselves.
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