What Is the StartEngine Owner's Bonus?
The StartEngine Owner's Bonus allows StartEngine shareholders to earn a 10% bonus in shares when investing in participating Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns that are participating in the bonus program. (effective May 29, 2019). The 10% bonus on your investment will now last for the entire duration of campaigns. You no longer need to invest within the first 24 hours to earn a 10% bonus on your investment.
In the past year, over 225 companies have participated in the Owner's Bonus program, and over 1,400 investments were made with the Owner's Bonus.
Secondly, those with the Owner's Bonus will now have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest in a company that has surpassed its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available in the event of failed or canceled investments. Note: these changes apply to all future launches and not to companies currently raising capital on StartEngine.
How does it work?
You will earn a bonus for any shares you purchase in participating campaigns. For example, if you buy 100 shares at $1 per share in a company, you will receive 10 bonus shares, meaning you'll hold 110 shares for $100. This bonus is valid for one year from the time you invest. If you want to renew your Owner's Bonus after that year, you can make an additional investment of any amount in StartEngine and renew the bonus for another year.
How do I get the bonus?
To earn the Owner's Bonus, you have to invest in StartEngine the platform (we're raising capital too!). For first-time investors in StartEngine, you must invest a minimum of $1,000 to earn the Owner's Bonus. For those who are investing in StartEngine for the second or third time, any investment amount will activate or renew the StartEngine Owner's Bonus for another year.
For more information about StartEngine's raise, please review our offering circular. We are not accepting investment from Arizona, Nebraska, and Florida.