EquityBender makes it possible for investors to back early-stage technology companies online. We also help companies access the capital that they need to grow and create value.
It's as simple as that.
The EquityBender team identifies candidate companies, performs an initial review and some analysis, and then offers members of the EquityBender community the opportunity to review offering documents, conduct due their own analysis, interact with management and invest in offerings posted on EquityBender.
Investing in early-stage companies is highly speculative and could result in the complete loss of the investment. In addition, you will not be able to resell securities acquired through Crowdfunding for a period of one year, subject to certain limited exceptions, including sales back to the issuer, to accredited investors, to family members under certain circumstances (i.e. death or divorce). However, even after the restricted period, there is no guarantee that there will be a market for the securities. Explore opportunities, carefully review offering documents, make your own market assessment, and determine the level of risk that is best for you.The Big Picture
- Startups and growth companies apply to raise capital funds through EquityBender. If a company meets our criteria (a compelling value proposition, a scalable revenue model, and a strong, experienced, dedicated management team), we'll list that company on EquityBender for our members to view the deal and communicate with management.
- Members of the EquityBender community view active deals (there's no cost to register). Once they've had a chance to review pertinent details, conduct due diligence and communicate with the management team, investors can choose to make an investment. Investors' funds are placed in escrow until the offering’s target amount is met.
- Once the minimum target amount is met, the funds are released to the company. The company starts putting the capital to work to grow the business.
Once the minimum target amount is met, the funds are released from escrow to the company.
EquityBender's fees for the services it provides in connection with the offerings consists of 7% of the gross proceeds (total amount raised) of each offering payable in cash and 7% of securities offered in such offering. All fees are payable at closing upon a successful funding by the issuer (not the investor). In addition, there is a $79 application fee and a $199 per month listing fee for issuers. We do not charge investors any fees for accessing the portal or using any of our services. Fees for each offering are disclosed in the respective offering materials.
Anyone can be part of the EquityBender community. Joining our community is free and there is no cost to browse investment opportunities. Members are in complete control of all investment decisions; there is never an obligation to invest.
Companies who are currently raising funds through approved Angel Networks may be able to use existing offering documents to expedite the application and review process.