The StartEngine Index: June 2018
The following data covers Regulation Crowdfunding raises between May 16, 2016, and June 30, 2018. Data is sourced from all publicly disclosed Form C filings with the SEC, as well as public websites.
With the fireworks of the 4th of July now a fading afterimage, the world of equity crowdfunding moves into the second half of summer and into the third quarter of the business year.
In June, businesses raised over $6.5M via Regulation Crowdfunding. In total, Regulation Crowdfunding offerings have raised a combined $118.5M to date. The Index grew 3% this month.
Top Campaigns in June
The top 5 campaigns in June include Republic’s Coinvest, an ICO that reached its maximum raise. Coinvest is a complete ecosystem for crypto investments, from wallet to trading platform. Full Circle Brewing, a Fresno-based brewery, closed their offering with a total raise of $809k after opening their raise last November.
Closing out the top five are Legion M, a fan-owned media company, CNS Pharma, which is developing a drug to fight brain cancer, and Keezel, a technology product that encrypts and protects consumer devices on WiFi networks.
Across all offerings, Wefunder, StartEngine, and SeedInvest control the lion’s share of capital raised in June with $2.5M, $1.3M, and $1.3M respectively.
In terms of the volume of offerings filed with the SEC, StartEngine leads the way with 30 offerings filed in June. Wefunder filed 17, SeedInvest 8, and Republic 4. In total, 76 offerings were filed with the SEC in June.
Security Type Breakdown for the Top 3 Funding Portals
As the industry continues to mature, common stock has become the clear go-to choice for companies that do Regulation Crowdfunding on StartEngine. As of June 30, nearly 70% of companies choose to raise capital via the sale of common stock on the platform.
Wefunder, on the other hand, has shown a specialization in SAFE offerings, or Simple Agreements for Future Equity, a structure first devised by Y Combinator.
SeedInvest takes a narrower approach and has done only 4 structures historically, the most common of which is debt offerings. The unlabeled portion at the top of the graph is SAFE with .9% of offerings on SeedInvest.
Industry In June
Technology companies raised the most capital in June with $1.2M. Food & Beverage companies follow with $1.1M, and Media & Entertainment with $536k.
State of Operation
In the month of June, California and New York controlled a near majority of capital raised with $1.6M and $1.5M raised respectively.
Momentum on StartEngine
Mycroft AI, an open source voice assistant, had the most momentum on StartEngine in June with $210k raised. Geopulse follows with $88k, and Dashing with $81k.
Raising in Los Angeles
campaigns in progress — up 8 from last month
new offerings submitted to the SEC, up 3 from May
raised in June