Wefunder

sf
26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

We help everyone invest in a startup or small business that they love - even if they are not wealthy. This used to be illegal until we lobbied Congress to fix the law.

We started Wefunder because we wanted to invest in our friends - to help them dream bigger, be the best versions of themselves, and reach their ambition. We do that for the rest of America. So much raw talent is being wasted. Our purpose is to fix that, to help tens of thousands take their shot.

We are a Public Benefit Corporation and certified B-Corp and have to date funded 279 startups with almost $100M from our user base of ~250,000. We've funded companies ranging from ostrich farms to flying cars.

Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We're the largest funding portal by investment volume and number of investors. Almost larger than our top three competitors combined.

  • Helped House pass JOBS Act 3.0 406-4. Senate action expected in 2019. This is expected to turbo-charge our growth.

  • $92M investments have been made through Wefunder. We've processed over 100,000 payments from ~50,000 investors

  • $2.2B of follow-on financing into startups first listed on Wefunder. 40%+ IRR from 2013-16 vintage years.

  • We're a Public Benefit Corporation (and certified B-Corp) with a mission to fund 20,000 new founders across the country.


Engineering at Wefunder
Engineering team and processes

We track day-to-day work in PivotalTracker and quarterly goals in Trello. You will be given a lot of trust and autonomy to do your work. We have a move fast and break stuff ethos for everything except the money, so you are expected to push code to production daily. We do pair programming and Github PR reviews as needed. We believe strongly in learning and personal growth.

Technical Challenges

At Wefunder we’ve built a vertically-integrated investment stack, which gives us a large amount of control over the investor/founder experience while dramatically lowering costs for our users.

As a generalist you’re expected to know a lot about a lot, and you get to work on some very different projects from payment tools to a customized contract system to front-end tech. If something doesn’t exist in the world that we need, we build it. Wefunder is an amalgamation of half a dozen startups.

Projects you might work on
  • Work on tools and automations for our payment and reconciliation system so we can handle 10x transactions with 10% of the work.

  • Upgrade the Investor Dashboard (used by companies), which should provide real-time information that founders can take action on. For example, investors they can reach out to that still need to take action, or get analytics on where investors are coming from.

  • Improve our test suite and fix bugs, giving a better UX to our users and helping us ship code faster with high confidence.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
AngularJS
PostgreSQL
Heroku
CoffeeScript
sass

Working at Wefunder

We're a hard-working, tight-nit team of people who believe what we're doing is important. We're empathetic, towards each other and our customers. We value taking initiative, crazy ideas, and doing what's right.

Generous Vacation

Wefunder provides unlimited vacation time with a three week minimum.

Company Retreats

As a company, we've gone to Greece, Italy, and Hawaii. We've also taken two train trips across the country on the Amtrak, stopping by 10-12 cities! (It's inspiring to meet our users).

Free Food

Wefunder offers free lunch every day, cooked by an amazing chef. Our full kitchen is stocked with free groceries, snack, drinks (alcoholic and caffeinated).

Gym/Fitness

Wefunder offers free gym and climbing memberships.

Flexible Hours

Our team is usually in the office from 10 AM to 7PM, and everyone is flexible to work remotely or leave during the day for personal appointments, as needed. We care about what you get done, not how long and when your butt is in the chair!

Health Insurance

We provide full health care, dental, and vision.

Workshops/Conferences

Take professional development classes and conferences on us. Always be learning!

Travel

Wefunder is big on travel and adventure. We've taken company retreats to Greece, Italy, and Hawaii. We've even done two train trips across the country on Amtrak!

Beautiful Office

We're located in Now Valley in a luxury home turned office space. There's even a conference room tipi in the back yard with a fire pit.

Pet Friendly

Please bring your dogs! Or birds! If you come on the right day, you can meet @dougbird

Team Activities

We often have Wednesday dinners with experienced founders as guests. We also often hang out and do fun things at the companies we fund.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

Congratulations on procreating! We have a 3 month leave for mothers and fathers.


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