Fundify launches to enable almost anyone to invest in startups alongside industry experts

Fundify launches to enable almost anyone to invest in startups alongside industry experts

Online investors across America have a new source for next-gen startup investment deals as Austin-based Fundify launches. Fundify is a new equity crowdfunding platform that simplifies startup funding for founders and investors alike with streamlined technology and a program to pair startups with industry experts.

Experts may provide startup founders valuable insights to help refine business models, positioning or other strategic elements before the startup’s equity crowdfunding campaign opens. In addition, experts may post comments about the startup’s industry, helping individual investors make informed investment decisions while completing their own due diligence.

“This is an incredible time in the equity crowdfunding market. It’s growing by triple-digit percentages year over year as everyday investors learn they can now invest in startups and founders see how technology is being infused into capital raising, simplifying the process,” says Josh Chodniewicz, Founder and CEO of Fundify.

Fundify offers an industry-agnostic marketplace and is partnered with key industry groups including Mass Challenge, a leading global accelerator that has worked with startups that have raised more than $8.6 billion.

Fundify recently launched an initial cohort of startups, with some seeking new investors for as little as $10 per investment, opening this investment class to virtually anyone. The first funding campaign, which was for Baby Barista, finished successfully at 300% of the initial target amount.

Investors can access additional Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns on Fundify along with preview campaigns for companies that are considering an equity crowdfunding raise.