We have funding from traditional VCs, as well as big angels. But we consider ourselves a community more than a media publication — our readers love us a lot, they always ask to invest, and so we decided to let them. We raised $350,000 in 72 hours on SeedInvest and ended up oversubscribed. It was crazy.
Founder of The Hustle
A SeedInvest Fundraise
The Hustle raised $350,000 on SeedInvest, filling their round (after ending up more than 2x oversubscribed).
Average check size: Approx. $1,000.
Participants in the raise included a mix of The Hustle readers new to SeedInvest and existing members of SeedInvest’s community of 450,000+ investors.
Other investors in The Hustle are successful entrepreneurs and media founders, including Tim Ferriss ( NYT and WSJ bestselling author), Tim Chen (Founder of NerdWallet), Matthew Brimer (Founder of General Assembly), Tucker Max (NYT best-selling author), [Behance founder and VC] Scott Belsky (Behance founder and VC), and Dave Nemetz (Bleacher Report founder).
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Fundraising from your own community like Sam did is a great way to make your users brand loyalists for life, but if you’re looking to expand your reach, SeedInvest has a community of 450,000 investors looking for opportunities to invest in early-stage startups.
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