SmallStart Ventures (SSV) is working with Wefunder.com to host our equity Crowdfunding round. Everyone that invests in SSV via Wefunder.com will receive a SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity).
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding has been around in some form or another for centuries. In simple terms, it's when many individuals pool small amounts of their money to help finance a new business venture. Crowdfunding has been gaining popularity for funding startup businesses since the '90s and really gained momentum in 2012 after the Obama administration signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. Crowdfunding is regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is closely monitored to help protect the small, inexperienced investor. Regarding the funding of SmallStart Ventures, individuals can invest as little as $100.
What is a SAFE?
A SAFE is a Simple Agreement for Future Equity. SAFEs are intended to be simple for both companies and investors. An investor makes a cash investment in a company but gets company stock later in connection with a specific event. Most startups need to raise money soon after formation to fund operations, and a SAFE can be a vehicle for investors to fund companies at that very early stage.
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