Unique Opportunity to Become a Part Owner of Care2

If you like being a part of the Care2 community, taking action, and making a positive impact, you might want to consider a unique opportunity to invest in Care2.

For the first time ever, you can become a partial owner of Care2. Details here. Note: government regulations place significant limitations on this offering. Investors will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  

Over the last 19 years, Care2 has grown to become the world’s largest social network for good, with over 40 million people signing petitions, starting campaigns, reading informative blogs and networking with others.

Using Care2’s platform, members have run campaigns and created hundreds of successful petitions — from getting Lonely Planet to stop promoting cruel elephant rides, honoring the LGBTQ community with rainbow crosswalks in cities across the US to forcing Kay Jewelers CEO to step down after allegations of “sex fests.”

As Care2’s CEO and founder Randy Paynter explains in the video below, “Many of the world’s problems today are actually created by corporations in the blind pursuit of profit. So I wanted to … turn that model upside down. We actually make the world a better place through our product. I call that an engine for good.”

Since 1998, Care2 has been growing, reinvesting money earned back into the engine to do more good.

Now Care2 is bringing you another way to be an integral part of the world’s largest network for good, another way to stand strong with the vibrant Care2 community.

You can become a partial owner of Care2 and share in the financial upside as the company continues to grow and work toward building a better world.


Care2 CEO Randy Paynter joins actress Kate Mara at a HSUS rally last June

I recently chatted with Paynter, seen above with actress Kate Mara at a Humane Society of the U.S. rally in Washington, D.C.,  and asked him to explain how this opportunity works.

JM: I love Care2 and want to contribute to its growth and become a partial owner. How do I go about accomplishing this?

RP:  Care2 has teamed up with Start Engine, which is like a Kick-Starter for small businesses but instead of giving away perks, Start Engine makes it possible to invest in Care2 and actually become a part owner of the Company.  Start Engine makes it easy to invest in Care2. Just visit https://www.startengine.com/care2, click “invest now” and complete the simple online form.

JM: I want to support Care2’s objectives, but how do I know this will be a good investment for me? What kind of return can I expect to see? And how can I keep track of my investment?

RP:  We aim to prove it’s possible to do well AND do good. That means a financial upside for investors, and a positive impact on the world.  Like other successful tech startups, we expect our track record and future growth to provide investors a positive return through dividend payments, strategic acquisition, or other forms of liquidity. Of course, there are no guarantees, and you should only invest what you can afford to lose.  While government regulations prohibit us from talking about any details here, you can learn much more on the [[offering page]].

JM: Aren’t there easier ways to raise money, like inviting venture capitalists to invest?

RP:  For the last 17 years, we have chosen not to sell shares in the company to venture capital firms, allowing us to stay independent from Wall Street investors focused more on quarterly earnings than long-term growth and impact. In fact, we’ve turned down big offers that we felt didn’t align with our mission. This has allowed Care2 to remain unswayed and unbiased by outside voices about which campaigns we’ll promote – allowing us to stay true to our loyal members and the causes they care about.

JM:  Why is Care2 offering its members this opportunity? What are the benefits both for the organization and for Care2 members?

RP:  I’ve always considered Care2 to be a partnership between the company and our community.  We’ve invested a lot in building a sophisticated platform, but ultimately we serve to empower our members, and clients, who are often on the front lines fighting the good fight.

Because of regulatory changes, we are finally able to let our members become partial owners, alongside Care2 employees and the original investors.  That means our members can share in any financial upside as we grow – and we can truly stand together to build a kinder, more inclusive and sustainable world.

Unfortunately, regulations place significant limits on the size of the offering, and thus the number of people who will be able to invest – but it’s a good step in the right direction.

The money we raise through this offering will help Care2 extend our reach, expand our technology platform and continue to provide outstanding service to our members and clients as we dramatically increase the size of our community.  Among other things, that includes hiring key community building staff, investing in tech infrastructure to help us meet growing demand and expanding software development to deepen our member and client product offerings.

JM:  How is Care2 able to offer shares to its members now, where it could not before?

RP:  From the beginning, our vision has been to create a community for the people, by the people – and now because of the recent passing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, we can make this a reality.

The JOBS Act is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the U.S. by easing securities regulations and allowing anyone to invest in private businesses, not just accredited investors.  It was signed into law by President Obama. Title III, also known as the CROWDFUND Act, which went into effect in May 2016, creates a way for companies to use crowdfunding to issue shares, something that was not previously permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

JM:  Wow! This sounds very exciting. Thank you for sharing!

To learn more and invest in Care2 please visit startengine.com/care2


Louise R
Louise R4 days ago

Thank you for sharing

Martin H
Martin H15 days ago

this would be a nice stock to hold alongside my position in Enron!

Richard B
Richard B24 days ago

thank you

Sue L
Sue L27 days ago

Yes, we definitely need answers to our questions in the Feedback & Suggestions group. We often don't get them. I used to see founder Randy Paynter around the site years ago. Now he is nowhere to be found. I don't think the money that was raised from this has helped Care2 one bit. If Care2 wants to respond that would be wonderful.

Sue H
Sue H28 days ago

I was a charter member.....paid my dues. Incessant problems/glitches continuing makes me not interested.

Clare O
Clare Oabout a month ago


Sue L
Sue L1 months ago

OK. It's been nearly a year and Care2 limps along while the PetitionSite seems to be the Golden Child. I think the handwriting is on the wall. Nothing was really fixed or improved on Care2 after this supposed influx of cash. I think all the money went to the PetitionSite.

Paula Arias
Paula A2 months ago

Thanks very much

Peggy B
Peggy B3 months ago


Laura K
Laura K3 months ago