The EnergyFunders founders came together in 2013 with a dedication to honesty and transparency. We believed that lowering the barriers to invest directly in oil and gas would yield demand worldwide. We had seen the bombastic sales pitches, the opaque corporate investments, and the high bar to entry that prevented everyday investors from taking advantage of one of the greatest creators of wealth over the last century. We set out to create a transparent, open-communication, highly vetted energy investment portal that was easy for investors to use. Each founder brought a set of skills – expertise in tax deduction laws, the oil and gas industry, business or technology – that made EnergyFunders’ platform quickly successful.