Stratifund Rates 98 Crowdfunding Investments

Published on November 24, 2016

Six months after the launch of Regulation CF, NextSeed and Wefunder are the portals with the highest-rated Reg CF offerings, on average. By David M. Freedman ¶ Since May 2016, nearly 150 startups and early-stage companies have listed their securities – mostly equity but some debt as well – on more than a dozen crowdfunding portals operating […]


45 Crowdfunding Deals Rated by Stratifund

Published on July 1, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶  Stratifund aggregates and rates Title III (Regulation CF) and Title IV (Regulation A+) crowdfunding offerings, pulling from 9 different funding portals and broker-dealer platforms. Under Titles III and IV of the JOBS Act of 2012, all investors, including accredited and non-accredited, may invest in startups and growing small businesses. Annual […]


32 Title III Offerings Rated by Stratifund

Published on June 12, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶ Stratifund is the only site that aggregates and rates Title III crowdfunding offerings, as far as I know. It has posted ratings of 32 Title III offerings, involving both debt and equity. NextSeed, Wefunder, and SeedInvest are the portals with the highest-rated deals on average. Stratifund uses a proprietary algorithm […]


SAFE Discounts Should Be 50% At Least

Published on June 1, 2016

By David M. Freedman When Title III equity crowdfunding launched on May 16, 2016, a majority of the 20 equity offerings listed on Wefunder, the dominant Title III portal, used a new security called SAFE. That’s an acronym for simple agreement for future equity. The SAFE is like a warrant entitling investors to shares in […]


Wefunder Dominates Equity Crowdfunding

Published on May 24, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶ When “true” equity crowdfunding launched on May 16, 2016, Wefunder led the new asset class with 10 Title III offerings. Within a few days it added 11 more offerings. No other funding portal that I know of has half as many Title III offerings as Wefunder. At the end of the […]


Equity Crowdfunding Starts Today — Here’s Where to Find Startup Investments

Published on May 16, 2016

By Dave Freedman Today is the launch of equity crowdfunding. I’m talking about “true” equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. Title III lets everyone invest in startups and growing businesses via crowdfunding portals. Here are four places to start looking for Title III offerings: Wefunder (www.wefunder.com). Wefunder […]