All you need to know to get started on Crowdfunding

What is crowdfunding?
To put it simply, its is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

Why should you get started?


  • It’s literally a shortcut to years of collective learnings in different geographies, different sectors!
  • Imagine it as tuition fee for learning.

Impact / Fulfilment:

  • It’s fulfilling to work around entrepreneurs who are full of optimism and energy. It’s contagious.


  • It’s one of the best asset class in the west & hopefully across the world soon (except bitcoin which we can say in hindsight)
  • Returns are ruled by not so intuitive as the power law

Prerequisites to get started:

To be precise:

  1. Credit Card
  2. A self-declaration (online form) that you are an accredited investor
  3. An account in one of the crowdfunding platforms (like Seedrs / Republic / Crowdcube)
  4. $10

My Personal experience

So after starting in October 2018:

  • 40% of all my savings are invested in startups
  • 16.5% up at avg holding period so far is around 1 year
  • 6X returns on my best investment followed by 3X
  • 5 follow up rounds raised, 1 down round so far

How should You start?

Write a Hypothesis and test out:

  1. Write about Why you want to invest in the company
  2. Track the progress of the company via quarterly updates
  3. Validate/invalidate your hypothesis
  4. Refine your thinking process
  5. Repeat!

My advice: Invest with a purpose and reason!

A thread on investing in startups (both sides of the coin)!

And this one talks more about the risks, perils and reasons to stay away

jupiter logo

Built with love in India

India's first co-created digital banking experience


What does co-creation mean at Jupiter?

You can post your Finance Blogs here!

Sign-up for Beta!