Our mission is to create leaders through coding — leaders who will fill the growing programming skills gap and the shortage of trained engineers needed to innovate in our changing world.
If you are passionate about the future of computer science education, you can now join us by investing in Launch.
We partnered with SeedInvest, a leading investment platform that accepts only the top 1% of startups. Just as we are working to bring computer science education to all kids, the best part about SeedInvest is that anyone can invest in Launch, instead of just traditional venture capitalists or angel investors. SeedInvest makes investing in venture class assets possible for anyone to do online.
There is a growing unmet demand for engineers. In 2017, 1.4 million engineering jobs were demanded but only 400,000 new graduates entered the market. Even jobs outside of engineering will require computer science skills in the future, as coding becomes a new type of literacy. Since opening our doors in Austin, we’ve served hundreds of kids and now we’re ready to expand throughout Texas and beyond.LEARN MORE
If you are a customer, friends, or family, we invite you not only to join the mission as a Launch Family looking for the best educational opportunities for their kids, but as a Launch Investor.
Free t-shirt and and plaque to commemorate this offering.
All of the above, plus two (2) months free of our weekly classes or one (1) free summer camp.
All of the above, plus participation in regularly scheduled quarterly call with senior management.
All of the above, plus arranged, paid airfare (domestic or domestic equivalent airfare towards international) to Austin for in-person investor tour and a one-time dinner with management. Also includes invitation to annual updates (dinners, calls, etc.) with the Launch senior management team.
After investing, you can find a copy of your share certificate by navigating to yourPortfolio page (https://www.seedinvest.com/portfolio) and clicking the applicableinvestment Deal Tile.
SeedInvest is an investment platform that provides individual and institutional investors access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities. You can think of it like Kickstarter but for actual investments (as opposed to giving your money away for a T-shirt, credit, etc). SeedInvest will only work and facilitate investments into companies that satisfactorily complete its independent vetting and due diligence process, which at present represents only ~1% of the 20,000+ companies that have applied to date. You can learn more her (https://www.seedinvest.com/about) as well as select portfolio companies here (https://www.seedinvest.com/case-studies).
Review the SeedInvest Academy, which has helpful information about crowdfunding, investing, and fundraising (https://www.seedinvest.com/academy); the SeedInvest Blog, which has topical articles published by various members of the team (https://www.seedinvest.com/blog); and the SeedInvest FAQs, which have answers to frequent questions from investors and entrepreneurs (https://www.seedinvest.com/faqs).
To support our company and share in our future growth! This has only recently become legal because of the passage of the JOBS Act under the Obama Administration which allows everyone – not just the wealthiest 2% – to invest in private companies. Rather than a traditional venture capital route, equity crowdfunding allows companies to bring onboard their loyal brand advocates and believers as shareholders.
The investment process may be slightly different for each investor, depending on their personal investing preferences, but it can generally be described as follows:
Once you confirm your investment, the funds will be transferred to an escrow
Yes, SeedInvest charges a 2% non-refundable processing fee (up to US $300) per investment. This fee will be refunded if a company doesn't reach its fundraising goal.
Private, early-stage companies represent high-risk, long-term, illiquid investments.As such, investors should err on the side of caution and expect to hold their investments for an average of 5-7 years before any potential liquidity event may take place (e.g. an acquisition, IPO, listing on a public exchange, or the development of another secondary market to trade your shares). In the event of a public offering (i.e. IPO) your shares would convert into common stock along with all other shareholders. Please keep in mind though that is also likely that an individual company may not succeed and fail before any such liquidity event which is why building a portfolio of startup investments is so crucial.
Individuals must be at least eighteen (18) years old to invest through SeedInvestsince those younger than that may not be able to form legally enforceablecontracts. Generally speaking, SeedInvest facilitates investments by investors nomatter where in the world they are located. That being said, some investors maybe restricted from investing depending on the jurisdiction in which they live andtheir local laws and regulations.For this reason, for example, we currently cannot support investments made byCanadian residents. Canada does represent a bit of an outlier though in that wehave successfully worked with investors located all over the world (Africa, Asia,Australia, Europe, North America, and South America).
At present, investors can fund their investments via wire, ACH bank transfer (up to$50k), and debit card (up to $2,500).
For company-specific questions, post on the discussion board on the Launch SeedInvest profile. For SeedInvest-specific questions, feel free to start a live chat on the platform or email email@example.com
Launch Code After School is offering securities under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D through SI Securities, LLC ("SI Securities"). The Company has filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its offering, a copy of which may be obtained at: https://www.seedinvest.com/launchafterschool