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Tell us about founders who you think would be a good fit for SeedInvest. If they successfully launch a fundraise on our platform, we’ll give you $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the type of raise!

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What is Required to Receive a Referral Bonus?

In order to be eligible for a referral bonus, participants must submit a referral and make a personal introduction to the referred company’s leadership team if requested.

Referrals may be submitted using the form on this page or by emailing referrals@seedinvest.com.

  • Please note: if you have a relationship with a member of SeedInvest’s Venture team you may refer the company to them directly as well so long as referrals@seedinvest.com is included on the introductory email.


A member of our Venture team will then evaluate the submission. If we are interested in learning more about the referred company and exploring a raise with them,  we will request an introduction within five business days (if one has not already been made).

A referral will be deemed complete once both a referral has been submitted and an introduction has been made (if requested).

If multiple referrals are made for the same company, the referral bonus will be paid to the individual who first completes the referral as described above.

Referral bonuses are earned once the referred company launches their fundraising campaign on SeedInvest and is available for investment to investors on the SeedInvest platform.

Referral bonuses may be earned a maximum of five times within a rolling 12 month period.

$5,000 will be paid for referrals that result in Regulation D or Regulation CF offerings launching on the SeedInvest platform; $20,000 will be paid for referrals that result in the launch of Regulation A+ offerings.

  • Please note: the specific offering exemption the referred company conducts its raise under will be mutually agreed to by SeedInvest and the referred company during diligence, and will be impacted by factors including the amount of capital being sought, timing and cost considerations, and public disclosure requirements, among others. 


Referrers may submit inquiries regarding the status of their referral bonus in writing to referrals@seedinvest.com.

Who's Eligible to Participate?

Referrers must have a prior pre-existing relationship with the company being referred (subject to the exclusions listed below). 

  • Please note: a prior pre-existing relationship must have been established for a legitimate purpose other than making a referral (as determined by SeedInvest). Written evidence of a prior pre-existing relationship must be provided upon request (e.g., email or other similar forms of electronic communication).


Referrers may not conduct general solicitation/advertisements for the purpose of making a referral.

Referrers will not be eligible to receive referral bonuses if any of the below apply:

  • The referrer is a non-individual (i.e., an LLC, C-Corp, etc.).
  • The referrer is an individual associated with a FINRA member other than SI Securities, LLC.
  • The referrer is an investor, director, officer, employee, or founder of the company being referred (or is an immediate family member of an investor, director, officer, employee, or founder).
  • SeedInvest has previously raised funds for the referred company or has a prior pre-existing relationship that has been active within the past 180 days.
  • The referrer is unable to successfully pass our AML/KYC compliance checks.
  • The referrer otherwise fails to complete any actions required by SeedInvest as part of this program.

How Long Will the Process Take?

Fundraising campaigns typically launch 4-12 weeks after a company completes SeedInvest’s formal application process, though timing will ultimately  depend on the size and type of offering being conducted.

Earned referral  bonuses will be paid within 90 days of the referred company launching its fundraise on the SeedInvest platform.

Referrers must create a SeedInvest account and verify their identity, in addition to providing a Form W-9 and bank information, in order to receive payment. This process may take approximately one week.

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