WealthForge will raise $2.5 million in new capital using the same convertible note strategy the company used last year to raise $2.2 million. Bill Robbins, who took the helm as CEO at WealthForge last December, said the funding will help WealthForge build its core business, as well as make investments in “sales, marketing, and support.” Characterizing the initial response to the convertible note offering as “extremely positive,” Robbins expects to complete the fundraising by the end of the year.
WealthForge has raised more than $5 million in total equity funding, and includes CIT GAP Funds, NRV, and SenaHill Partners among its investors. The current convertible note investment is structured as debt that can be converted into equity. Reporting on WealthForge’s SEC filing, Richmond Biz Sense noted that WealthForge is looking for minimum investments of $25,000 from outside investors.
C0-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Mat Dellorso demonstrated the WealthForge Network at FinovateSpring 2016.
A pioneer in bringing financial technology to the process of raising private capital, WealthForge connects issuers, investors, and their intermediaries within an online platform that provides a new level of transparency and efficiency for all parties. Issuers can present their offerings to registered intermediaries in an online showcase, while giving intermediaries the ability to provide investors with a branded investment experience. The company’s innovations include their “invest button technology” that enables anyone seeking to raise private capital to allow their investors to invest with a simple click, as well as the Dynamic Tombstones of its WealthForge Network that make it easy for anyone raising capital to market and advertise their offerings online in a safe and compliant way.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, WealthForge demonstrated the WealthForge Network at FinovateSpring 2016. More than $240 million and more than 5,500 investments have been transacted on its platform. WealthForge is a UBS Future of Finance Challenge winner, a runner-up in the Benzinga Fintech Awards for 2016, and was named the fourth most active broker-dealer in U.S. private placements in 2015.