We're excited to announce a partner event with General Assembly, designed to educate founders about the new option on their fundraising menu: equity crowdfunding via Reg CF.
Equity crowdfunding now gives founders the chance to raise up to $1M from anyone. The benefits of this new opportunity are many, and offer startups to raise money, establish market validation, and bring in new users at the same time!
While exciting, equity crowdfunding is also fairly new and it’s important to understand the processes behind it. This fall, we will feature events intended to expose founders to the core concepts of equity crowdfunding, as well as its potential.
When: September 15th, 8:30–10:30am PDT
Where: 225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance), San Francisco, CA 94104
The event will be held at General Assembly’s HQ in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to learn about equity crowdfunding from the experts—those who already did it.
Event hosts include Eve Peters and Fatima Dicko, who both raised with equity crowdfunding. Shaherose Charania, founder of Women 2.0 and advisor to Republic, will also instruct the session.
The two hour session is open to anyone. In addition to tackling the foundational concepts of raising with equity crowdfunding, we’ll discuss the opportunity to:
- Establish market validation
- Give more exposure to your company’s brand (press and public attention)
- Transform loyal customers into investors
- Attract new investors, setting your company up for larger investments in the future
- Increase monthly active users (MAU)
- Acquire more users
- Re-engage existing users, or leads in the pipeline
Anyone interested in crowdfunding should join as we got a lot of juicy insights to share!
During their 60-day equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic, the dating app Whim tripled their monthly active users, procured market validation for their unique concept, and raised $216,758.
Eve Peters, Founder of Whim
$216,758 raised on Republic
"Raising through Republic was a wonderful experience that resulted not only in much-needed funding for my startup, but also in a goldmine of support from their staff and investor community.
My advice to founders looking to raise would be to tell a story that will resonate deeply with your target investors.
As with any good pitch, you have to identify a real problem, and show clearly how your product or service is an innovative solution that really works."
Fatima Dicko, Founder, Jetpack
$71,345 raised on Republic (to date)
“The average amount of VC investment for Black female founders is $36,000 compared to the overall average of $1.3 million invested.
Without funding, far too many entrepreneurs miss the opportunity to truly grow their businesses.
Equity crowdfunding gives the opportunity to act. Anyone, regardless of whether they're a student or experienced investor, can invest in an idea they believe in.”
Whether you want to learn more about investing or are looking to raise money for your startup, join us on September 15th and stay tuned for more upcoming events!