Startups are usually private companies, so they are not required to disclose financial information, including funding.
In addition to the funding databases to the left, here are additional sources for identifying a startup’s funding activity:
Press Releases and News
Companies often promote funding accomplishments by issuing press releases or news updates.
These can often be found on the company’s website or through online searches (e.g., “company name” AND funding).
Many companies rely on funding from grants during the early stages of development.
Search for a company’s name in the Small Business Administration Awards Database (Access: Public) to retrieve information about SBIR and STTR grants they have received.
Companies may also take advantage of crowdsourced funding opportunities early on.
SEC Form D Notices
Companies might offer to sell securities to a limited group of investors in what’s called a private placement offering (source).
Search by company name in EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) (Access: Public), the SEC database for filings and notices to see if the company filed a Form D notice.
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