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JOIN THE
MOVEMENT
TO FIX CAPITALISM

We’re a Public Benefit Corporation with a goal to fund 20,000 more founders by 2029.

In all 50 states. From all backgrounds. From coffee shops to supersonic planes. Backed by the people who believe in them.


OUR CHARTER

We're here to fix capitalism

Capitalism has created tremendous wealth, but the rewards are not shared broadly enough. Too many are being left behind. Too many lack the money, mentors, and community to help them get started.

One of the best ways to unlock someone's potential is to believe in them and prove it by investing. When we look at our lives, someone who encouraged us to dare to go against the grain, to try something new – to take our shot.

That's what we're about. We help everyone invest in the people or ideas that they believe in - to vote with their dollars on what or who our society should fund.

Together, we're helping those scrappy and hungry risk-takers who put it all on the line, who through sheer force-of-will attempt to move the universe in a better direction1. Succeed or fail, our society benefits - either we all grow a little richer or all grow a little bolder.

Our Core Beliefs

I. Helping more founders increases all of our wealth.

Young, hungry, and scrappy companies do more, faster.

II. The people are wiser than banks or venture capitalists.

The "wisdom of the crowd" makes better decisions than gatekeepers. Capitalism works better when more of us invest our own money, voting with our dollars on the future we'll create together.

III. Everyone has the right to invest in what they believe in.

Laws that limit investments to the wealthy are paternalistic, widen the wealth gap, and perpetuate structural racism. We are all worthy of deciding the people or causes we want to invest in.

IV. Investing in dreams - win or lose - benefits us all.

Changing the world is hard; most startups die. But by funding more founders who strive valiantly to take their shot, we enrich our society and boost our talent, even if they fail.

Our Commitments

I. To donate 5% of Wefunder’s profits.

Wefunder will invest in grants, support, and mentorship for founders - especially those with no credentials or experience - with no expectation of return.

II. To create more opportunity for the less privileged.

Wefunder will help those who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream2. Everyone deserves access to funding, including immigrants, minorities, and those who live in poverty.

III. To democratize access to high-growth startups.

Wefunder will help everyone - not just the wealthy and well-connected - invest in the companies they love. High-quality investments should be open to all.

IV. To educate investors with plain language.

Wefunder will be blunt about the risks of investing. Startups are hard; most fail. We'll set the right expectations and state clearly that no one should invest more than they can afford to lose.

V. To fund audacious moonshots.

Wefunder will help fund hard technical challenges with a long development horizon. Our country must invest in the future, not solely chase quarterly results.

VI. To mentor founders.

Wefunder will mentor founders across the globe. Founders need more than just capital - mentorship, community, and inspiration can make the difference between success and failure.

VII. To rally local communities around small businesses.

Wefunder will help community leaders revitalize their main streets. Neighbors are the best judge of what will succeed in their town, not a Wall St. bank looking at a FICO score.

VIII. To help even those we disagree with.

Wefunder will assume good faith and build empathy when helping those with different cultural values and political beliefs. Instead of focusing on our differences, we'll look towards our shared humanity.

IX. To work with governments to modernize laws.

Wefunder will work with both sides of the aisle to support legislation that makes capitalism more fair.


1
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
- Teddy Roosevelt, from the "Citizenship In A Republic" speech, April 23 1910

2
Legacy? What is a legacy?
It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see...
America, you great unfinished symphony,
You sent for me.
You let me make a difference.
A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up.
- Hamilton, The World Was Wide Enough

Signatures

Founders

Nicholas Tommarello
11/2/2016
Michael Norman
11/2/2016
Greg Belote
11/2/2016

Team

Dylan Enright
11/2/2016
Linlin Huang
11/2/2016
Omar Shammas
11/2/2016
Jiwon Moon
11/2/2016
Theresa Le Phung
11/2/2016
Jonny Price
2/20/2018
Kieran Ryan
2/27/2018
Suzanna Rush
3/12/2018
Jacqueline Hoang
7/9/2018
Youree Choi
3/21/2019
Gadi Borovich
5/20/2019
Margarita Quijano
6/27/2019
Benji Nguyen
7/8/2019
Kati Conley
7/21/2019
Justin Renfro
8/26/2019
Jake Suggs
9/4/2019
Anita Stern
10/2/2019
Aman Gupta
10/31/2019
Suzanna Rush
03/12/18
Shahriyar Zarafshar
03/12/18
Ree Ree Li
05/24/18
Eric Lin
05/24/18
Kieran Ryan
05/24/18
Victoria Li
06/12/18
Jacqueline Hoang
07/09/18
Katie Powers
08/30/18

Investors

Abelardo V Lacano
11/2/2016
Abraham N. Bressler
11/2/2016
Adam Milgrom
11/2/2016
Akio Tanaka
11/2/2016
Akram Hosain
11/2/2016
Alan Tabor
11/2/2016
Alexander Angerer
11/2/2016
Alexander Stevenson
11/2/2016
Alex Azoulay
11/2/2016
Allen Sorbo
11/2/2016
Amanda Peyton
11/2/2016
Amish Shah
11/2/2016
Amkidit Afable
11/2/2016
Andrew Ellis
11/2/2016
Andrew Zimmerman
11/2/2016
Anshu Aggarwal
11/2/2016
Anthony Fritz
11/2/2016
Antoine Tardif
11/2/2016
Asad Husain
11/2/2016
Ash Martin
11/2/2016
Barry R. Gager
11/2/2016
Ben Littauer
11/2/2016
Benjamin Baller
11/2/2016
Bernhard Raberger
11/2/2016
Bill Warner
11/2/2016
Binbin Zhang
11/2/2016
Birju Shah
11/2/2016
Brent Goldman
11/2/2016
Brian DeRosa
11/2/2016
Brian Leshinger
11/2/2016
Brian Manley
11/2/2016
Bryan Muir
11/2/2016
Carman Chan
11/2/2016
Carl Collins
11/2/2016
Charles Basbas
11/2/2016
Chase Kauf
11/2/2016
Chris Holmes
11/2/2016
Chris Hulls
11/2/2016
Chris Mather
11/2/2016
Chris Smoak
11/2/2016
Christiaan Vorkink
11/2/2016
Conor White-Sullivan
11/2/2016
Damien Tampe
11/2/2016
Dan Sullivan
11/2/2016
Dan Grover
11/2/2016
Daniel Vannoni
11/2/2016
Daniel R Stevens
11/2/2016
David Brett Kinitsky
11/2/2016
David Nikzad
11/2/2016
David Stifter
11/2/2016
David Wang
11/2/2016
David Warner
11/2/2016
Dawnee Wong
11/2/2016
Dharmesh Shah
11/2/2016
Dilraj Ghumman
11/2/2016
Don Leeds
11/2/2016
Duane Gabriel
11/2/2016
Duc Pham
11/2/2016
E. Timlin
11/2/2016
Edward B. Roberts
11/2/2016
Edward Shin
11/2/2016
Eitan Frachtenberg
11/2/2016
Eliot Goldberg
11/2/2016
Elizabeth Mills
11/2/2016
Enrico Piazza
11/2/2016
Eric Kagan
11/2/2016
Erik Peterson
11/2/2016
Filipe Almeida
11/2/2016
Florian Huber
11/2/2016
Gabe Warshauer-Baker
11/2/2016
George Mirth
11/2/2016
Gianni Martire
11/2/2016
Guillaume Demers
11/2/2016
Hal Rice
11/2/2016
Homi Chothia
11/2/2016
Ian Todd
11/2/2016
Jacob Meyer
11/2/2016
James Atherton
11/2/2016
James Gray
11/2/2016
James Kelley
11/2/2016
James M. McCarthy III
11/2/2016
James R Whiting
11/2/2016
Jan Cieslikiewicz
11/2/2016
Jared Chung
11/2/2016
Jared Friedman
11/2/2016
Jason Imola
11/2/2016
Jean Oosthuizen
11/2/2016
Jeffrey Ryu
11/2/2016
Jerel Novick
11/2/2016
Joel Solomon
11/2/2016
John Leger
11/2/2016
John T. Riecker
11/2/2016
Jonas V. Butkus
11/2/2016
Jonathan Jackson
11/2/2016
Jordan Bennett
11/2/2016
Jordan Fliegal
11/2/2016
Jose M Vidal
11/2/2016
Joseph Jones
11/2/2016
Joshua Gourneau
11/2/2016
Kabe Roashan
11/2/2016
Kao Chin Liu
11/2/2016
Kar Mun Wong
11/2/2016
Kartik Bhatt
11/2/2016
Kenneth Tepper
11/2/2016
Kent W Cox
11/2/2016
Kevin McIntosh
11/2/2016
Khaled ALMughrabi
11/2/2016
Larklo Der Sarkisian
11/2/2016
Laurel Kilgour
11/2/2016
Lewis Golden
11/2/2016
Lily Limusanno
11/2/2016
Lloyd D Speer II
11/2/2016
Lloyd M. Feiler
11/2/2016
Lucas Carlson
11/2/2016
Lynn Walder
11/2/2016
Majed AlJonaid
11/2/2016
Mandar Mirashi
11/2/2016
Marc Helwani
11/2/2016
Marc Sandoval
11/2/2016
Mariko Tokito
11/2/2016
Mark Easley
11/2/2016
Mark S Weissman
11/2/2016
Mark Scianna
11/2/2016
Martin Isaac
11/2/2016
Matt Davidson
11/2/2016
Michael Abbott
11/2/2016
Michael Kelly
11/2/2016
Michael Mansfield
11/2/2016
Michael Rozenfeld
11/2/2016
Michael Segal
11/2/2016
Mickie Kennedy
11/2/2016
Mike Volpe
11/2/2016
Mohammed S Rais
11/2/2016
Musa Akinleye
11/2/2016
Neek Monet
11/2/2016
Nicholas M. Ware
11/2/2016
Nicholas Thomas
11/2/2016
Nick Plante
11/2/2016
Nihal Mehta
11/2/2016
Oliver Schulz
11/2/2016
Omar Haneef
11/2/2016
Otto Scholtz
11/2/2016
Paul D. Ellis
11/2/2016
Paul English
11/2/2016
Paul Spinrad
11/2/2016
Peter Fishman
11/2/2016
Peter Bell
11/2/2016
Praveen Paritosh
11/2/2016
Pramod Rustagi
11/2/2016
Pradeeban Thiruchelvam
11/2/2016
Rahul Joshi
11/2/2016
Raju Indukuri
11/2/2016
Rakesh Mehta
11/2/2016
Raul Gonzalez
11/2/2016
Rebecca Virtue
11/2/2016
Ric Fulop
11/2/2016
Ric Leeds
11/2/2016
Rick Singer
11/2/2016
Ronald Cunningham
11/2/2016
Rosamond Pope-Meyer
11/2/2016
Rudy Harjanto
11/2/2016
Russell Murphy
11/2/2016
Saad Alsogair
11/2/2016
Samuel Schwartz
11/2/2016
Sankar Muthukrishnan
11/2/2016
Santosh Reddy
11/2/2016
Scott E Kaplan
11/2/2016
Scott Heller
11/2/2016
Scott Li
11/2/2016
Scott Segel
11/2/2016
Sean Fitzgerald
11/2/2016
Sebastian Claussnitzer
11/2/2016
Sharlee Cretors
11/2/2016
Shen Tong
11/2/2016
Simon Yu
11/2/2016
Sombit Mishra
11/2/2016
Srinivas Gadiraju
11/2/2016
Stephen M. Nosek
11/2/2016
Stephen Roulac
11/2/2016
Subramanian Ragavan
11/2/2016
Terence Teruya
11/2/2016
Terrence Yang
11/2/2016
Terry Cotterman
11/2/2016
Thomas Dikeman
11/2/2016
Thomas Spiegelman
11/2/2016
Tim Cederman-Haysom
11/2/2016
Tim Suzman
11/2/2016
Timothy Rowe
11/2/2016
Tom Montgomery
11/2/2016
Tre Baker
11/2/2016
Tucker Max
11/2/2016
Vandana Rajagopalan
11/2/2016
Vito Longo
11/2/2016
Vivek Dixit
11/2/2016
Wade Strickland
11/2/2016
Wei Guo
11/2/2016
Wenhong Peng
11/2/2016
Will E. R. Shaw
11/2/2016
William Johander
11/2/2016
William Su
11/2/2016
William Wissing
11/2/2016
Xiaofeng Wang
11/2/2016
Y Combinator
11/2/2016
Yeh Diab
11/2/2016
Yoav Shapira
11/2/2016
Z. Ed. Lateef
11/2/2016
Zac Zeitlin
11/2/2016
Zaki Fasihuddin
11/2/2016
Zig-Zag Ghmbh
11/2/2016
Craig Phipps
11/3/2016
Morris Gelman
11/3/2016
Jennifer Ku
11/3/2016
Stephen Todd
11/3/2016
Mohammad Yousuf
11/3/2016
Tony Wong
11/3/2016
Marek Vrba
11/3/2016
Eric Satz
11/3/2016
Gordon Bowman
11/3/2016