Raise funds for your small business

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ACQ Bread, Brooklyn NY

Network Support

Use your investment campaign to build your brand and engage supporters. Connect with both your community and Mainvest’s network of investors.

Greater Flexibility

Quarterly returns tied to revenue means repayments scale with you, not against you. Returns go to the community, not a faceless bank.

Lower Barriers

No upfront fees*, credit checks, or personal guarantees. Take investment without diluting ownership. Debt is subordinated for a simple capital stack.

Build Community

Connect with other local brands in the Mainvest ecosystem to build valuable partnerships and expand your investment network.

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Brew Restaurant Group, Fargo ND

1. Set terms

Unlike traditional financing, work directly with Mainvest to set terms that work for you. Instead of an interest rate, you’re sharing a percentage of your revenue, so repayments scale with you.

No credit check or collateral

Subordinated debt

No upfront costs*

Custom terms, including investor perks

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Lil Mama’s, Chattanooga TN

2. Raise capital

Amplify your campaign to reach investors and supporters while promoting your brand. Generate buzz, engage with supporters, customers, and new investors, and take on investment easily.

All-in-one platform

1:1 support

Comprehensive offering profile

Marketing & press strategy

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Domaselo, Miami FL

3. Put your working capital to work

Get your funds seamlessly, in as soon as 21 days. Repayments don’t start until revenue generation does. Investors are financially incentivized to support your brand.

Investor relations tools built in

Quarterly repayments that scale with growth

Long-term partnership opportunities

Premium small business services, by Mainvest

From business plan templates to social media content and financial health, Mainvest offers an entire suite of services- available immediately, starting at just $10.

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Backed by community.

For too long, small businesses have struggled to access capital while institutional capital has only benefitted a small proportion of entrepreneurs. We’re empowering small businesses to raise the capital they need from the communities that support them, enabling everyday investors to finally have a say in local economic development.

Comfort Kitchen, Boston MA

Backed by community.

For too long, small businesses have struggled to access capital while institutional capital has only benefitted a small proportion of entrepreneurs. We’re empowering small businesses to raise the capital they need from the communities that support them, enabling everyday investors to finally have a say in local economic development.

Start Raising Capital

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