Startup investing is possibly one of the most lucrative investments you can make, but it comes with huge risks. Nine out of the ten startups are not going to make it.
Anyhow, there are a variety of websites (mostly crowdfunding platforms) that allows you to invest in startups in exchange for equity.
So here are 15 such platforms that allows you invest in startups. Some of those platforms are open only to accredited investors while others are open to all.
- Kickstarter — Kickstarter campaigns make ideas into reality. It’s where creators share new visions for creative work with the communities that will come together to fund them.
- Indiegogo — Crowdfund innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream and support entrepreneurs that are working to bring their dreams to life.
- Republic — On Republic, anyone can invest in startups.
- SeedInvest — SeedInvest is an equity crowdfunding platform that provides individual investors with access to pre-vetted startup investment opportunities.
- StartEngine — On StartEngine, everyday people can invest and buy shares in startups and early stage companies.
- Wefunder — Wefunder is a crowdfunding service which connects startups with investors online.
- Fundable — Fundable is a crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to helping companies raise capital.
- MicroVentures — MicroVentures is an online equity crowdfunding platform enabling angel investors to connect with startups to raise capital.
- AngelList — Invest in experienced VCs backing startups, subscribe quarterly, and adjust your investment as your goals evolve.
- Seedrs — Invest online in startups via equity crowdfunding.
- FundersClub — Invest in the world’s most promising startups.
- Crowdcube — Crowdcube is an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of start-ups and growing businesses.
- CircleUp — CircleUp is the investment platform providing capital and resources to innovative, early-stage consumer brands.
- EquityNet — EquityNet is a crowdfunding platform that helps privately-held companies raise capital from accredited investors.
- Localstake — Localstake allows small businesses to quickly close funding from local investors.
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