Vint vs Wefunder Comparison

Assess their risks, liquidity, investments, returns, timeframes and other terms

Invest in fractionalized fine wine collections and rare spirits

Invest in startups in exchange for equity

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Investments
$2,500

The minimum amount required to invest in offerings from Vint is set at $2,500.

Investments
$100

The standard minimum investment on Wefunder for most Community Rounds is $100. However, the exact minimum can vary based on the specific offering and the investor's status as an accredited investor.


Moderate Risk
3/5

Investing with Vint carries inherent risks, including market volatility and economic fluctuations that can impact the value of wine and spirits collections. The lack of a secondary market further increases risk by limiting early exit opportunities for investors.

High Risk
4/5

Investing in startups on Wefunder is highly risky, and there's a real possibility of losing your entire investment.


Minimum Liquidity
1/5

Vint currently does not offer a secondary market for the trading of interests in its wine and spirits collections, which means that investors generally lack immediate liquidity options.

Minimum Liquidity
1/5

Wefunder's investments are not highly liquid, as there is no public market for selling your stake. After one year, you can sell to any interested buyer.

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High Return
28.7 %

Vint has achieved a net annualized return of 28.7%, calculated from realized exits of its investment offerings, reflecting the aggregate average performance of the platform's assets under management.

Not Predictable Return
N/P

On Wefunder, investors can earn returns through different investment mechanisms: Debt, Convertibles Stock (No Dividends), Stock, Dividends. Investment returns on Wefunder vary by investment type, with dividends more typical in later-stage, non-tech businesses.


Long-term Investment
1-3 years

Vint's investment time horizon for its collections spans 1 to 3 years on average.

Long-term Investment
7 years

Investments on Wefunder are long-term, with an average return period of around seven years, particularly for convertible notes or SAFEs.


Who can invest
United States

Investment opportunities with Vint are open to accredited investors, who must satisfy certain SEC-mandated financial criteria.

Who can invest
International

Individuals 18 and older can invest on Wefunder, regardless of whether they are accredited or non-accredited investors. Additionally, Wefunder allows investments through entities.


Moderate Volatility
3/5

The wine and spirits market experiences volatility, which can lead to rapid changes in the value of Vint's collections.

Moderate Volatility
3/5

The assets on Wefunder, primarily startups and small businesses, are highly volatile due to the uncertain success of these ventures and fluctuating market conditions.


Regulation and audits
SEC Regulated

Vint adheres to SEC regulations by providing offering circulars for public investment and undergoes regular audits to maintain financial transparency and regulatory compliance.

Regulation and audits
SEC Regulated

Wefunder is regulated by the SEC and FINRA under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), requiring it to adhere to strict rules about investment limits, company fundraising, and disclosures.


Insurance
Yes

Vint's investment assets are professionally stored and fully insured, with a strategic focus on location, primarily in the UK and additional facilities in the US, to align with potential sale markets.

Insurance
No

Wefunder does not provide insurance for investments.


Payouts
No Recurring Payouts

Vint does not issue regular dividends; returns are generated from the sale of assets at a gain.

Payouts
No Recurring Payouts

Wefunder investments typically do not offer dividends, as they are often in early-stage startups focusing on growth.


Withdrawals

Investors receive funds from Vint after a collection is sold and proceeds are distributed, less any applicable fees.

Withdrawals

On Wefunder, investors primarily see returns from liquidity events like acquisitions or IPOs, where investments may convert to cash or shares. After the first year, shares can be sold to any interested buyer, with Wefunder facilitating the transfer process. For debt investments or revenue shares, returns follow the agreed terms, like fixed repayments or revenue-based payouts.


Extra Fees
Yes

Vint applies a transaction fee of 2.85% on both the purchase and sale of wine shares, encompassing costs for acquisition, storage, insurance, and selling. Additionally, there is a spread fee of 1.5% applied to the transactions of wine shares.

Extra Fees
Yes

Wefunder charges a one-time transaction fee of 2% for bank payments and 5.5% for credit card payments. For WeFunds, an administrative fee covers lifetime costs like filings and accounting, with no additional contributions required from investors.


Taxes
Tax Form

After a collection sale, Vint issues pro-rata proceeds to shareholders and provides a 1099-DIV for tax reporting, prioritizing the settlement of any liabilities first.

Taxes
Tax Form

Wefunder supports tax reporting for investors by providing Schedule K-1 forms for those invested through LLCs or SPVs, detailing taxable gains or losses. For investments receiving payments, such as revenue shares, Form 1099 may be issued to report income.

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