Wilco Funding Portal

Williamson County, Texas

The WilCo Funding Portal, the first initiative developed by the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership, is a locally-focused crowdfunding platform that helps startups fund growth through small contributions from many parties.

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals—primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms—and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure. This type of financing has become a popular tool for young enterprises that might otherwise struggle to secure traditional investment.

Williamson County is the fastest-growing county in the USA is home to Dell Computers, National Oilwell Varco, and the Texas Life Science Center. It has been a place for innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit since 1848, and continues the tradition of entrepreneur support with Texas’ only hyper-local crowdfunding website – the WilCo Funding Portal.

Bronze Award recipient: International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development for the WilCo Funding Portal

Who is the Wilco Funding Portal for?

For Investors
The Wilco Funding Portal is a great way to find early and growth-stage companies across the state of Texas and gives you the opportunity to invest in your community alongside other investors, angels, funds through an online portal.

Most of the companies on the Wilco Funding Portal seeking equity investment will require you to register as an Accredited Investor to view the deals.

You need only self-certify as an accredited investor to gain access to the equity deals on the site.

For Entrepreneurs
We provide an online platform to showcase your fundraise campaign to an active network of accredited investors. Through our funding forum program, Wilco helped entrepreneurs who raised over $100M over a three year period and built an extensive list of accredited investors in the state of Texas.

For community leaders
Community leaders such as chambers, home owners associations, and others can use the Wilco Funding Portal to raise donations for community projects and programs. The Wilco Funding Portal can give your community its own page through which you can promote your cause and rally your community around community-oriented initiatives.

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