StartEngine, a leader in online equity crowdfunding, has been at the forefront of helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams since it’s creation in 2011. StartEngine became one of the first platforms in the U.S. to accommodate Online Public Offerings, after the 2012 JOBS Act made it possible. In the past two years alone, StartEngine has helped companies of varying types raise over $40 million dollars on it’s platform from over 22,000 investors. Based in Los Angeles, StartEngine provides democratized funding opportunities-unlike those made via Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
StartEngine was founded by two successful serial entrepreneurs, Howard Marks and Ron Miller, who knew, all too well, the fundraising challenges that face today's creative class. Unless you went to Stanford and are producing the next great SaaS app, it's going to be hard to raise from VCs. StartEngine takes on the challenges that hundreds of entrepreneurs face when trying to raise capital. We’ve heard too many stories of good ideas suffocating due to the cost of growth; Entrepreneurs have become used to hearing "no." StartEngine allows entrepreneurs to raise large capital sums across large groups of people. This opportunity is truly game-changing for entrepreneurs of all types. For female founders, minority founders, or anyone with a nontraditional business pitch, equity crowdfunding is the great equalizer.