ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WorthPoint -- the largest online resource for identifying, researching, and valuing antiques, art, and vintage collectibles, today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign under Title III Regulation Crowdfunding created by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, enabling millions of non-accredited investors across the country one of the first opportunities to invest in the company's service through the crowdfunding platform 99Funding. WorthPoint combines data and technology to improve the transparency of trading in the collectibles and antiques markets, which WorthPoint believes together are approaching $500 billion in annual sales. WorthPoint's campaign offers connoisseurs of timeless collectibles across the country the opportunity to financially contribute to improving and simplifying the market for asset identification and valuing they all need and use.
"This is an exciting day for WorthPoint as it gives us the opportunity to share our vision and hard work with millions more people," says Chairman and WorthPoint CEO William H. Seippel. "We love what our platform has done to help people and the resources we provide them, and now we're thrilled to offer securities in our company to our current users and new investors." Although there are millions of collectors around the world, a huge disconnect still exists between how those collectors identify and value antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint has developed a state-of-the-art, online database system -- Worthopedia ™ designed to connect dozens of auction houses, including eBay and Heritage, with the most efficient instant pricing data for antique and collectibles in the world. Currently, WorthPoint is host to over 300 million items with 500 million images. In line with the company vision of making better use of current technology to connect the antiquities and relics of our past, WorthPoint is launching this investment crowdfunding campaign to invite its users, fans, and new investors their first chance to invest in the company.