Once you invest in a company on Wefunder, we track your investment over time and do our best to show you the updated value on your Wefunder Portfolio.
Our team actively tracks companies that have raised on Wefunder using a variety of data sources as well as communication with the founders. However, we don't always learn of events immediately. If you know of an event not listed on your Portfolio, please contact the Investor Success Team.
This section covers investments in preferred stock and common stock ("priced rounds"), SAFEs, and convertible notes.
When you first invest, we mark its value as the amount you invested. We then update that estimated value when there is a meaningful subsequent event for the company that affects the value of your investment. These include:
- Subsequent financings. If a company you invested in does another financing, we update the value of your investment based on the price paid by investors in the new financing. If the price per share in the new financing is available, we use that to calculate value; otherwise, we provide an estimate based on the valuation.
- Acquisitions. If another company acquires a company you invested in, we mark your investment based on the amount paid by the acquirer. If the acquisition has been announced but not yet completed, we will estimate the payout we expect you will receive. Note that this can change over time due to intervening events between the announcement and closing of the acquisition.
- Public offerings. If a company you invested in has gone public, we mark your investment based on price per share at the time of IPO. In most cases, investors are subject to a 6-month “lockup” following an IPO when they cannot sell their shares. Once the lockup has expired, we mark the value of the investment to the share price on the day the lockup expires.
- Failures. If a company you invested in fails, we mark the value to $0. You may be able to obtain a tax write-off for this investment. Note that we only mark a company as “failed” once we receive reasonable evidence of failure - for example, a certificate of dissolution or confirmation from the founders that the company has shut down.
Until a company has undergone one of these events, we keep the investment marked to your original investment amount. This means that even if the company has meaningfully progressed, we do not adjust for the potential increase in value until a third-party valuation event.
This section covers revenue share agreements, simple loans, and other debt contracts.
When you first invest, we mark its value as the amount you invested. Over time, as the company makes payments on the debt contract, we distribute those amounts to you and mark them as “Paid Out” on your Portfolio page.
If the company pays back 100% of your invested capital, then from that point on, we mark any additional payouts as a “realized gain” on your investment.
If the company fails before it can pay back 100% of your investment, we lock in any amounts paid to date as the return on your investment. The difference between your original investment amount and that return is marked as a “realized loss” on your investment.