The Native - First Reg CF Crowdfunded Business Opening Celebration


On May 16, 2016, the first day Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect, The Native Hostel launched its fundraising campaign on NextSeed and invited people to join their business for as little as $100. They raised $396,500 from 227 investors around the country and became the first business to close a successful crowdfunded investment offering on July 19, 2016.

The Native renovated an existing building into an amazing boutique luxury hostel and restaurant in fast-developing East Austin. And on June 14, 2017, NextSeed investors were invited to an exclusive opening event at The Native.



Guests came in through the Native coffee shop and were greeted by the exposed brick of the original structure with custom-made furniture and fixtures.

The Native team welcomed investors with craft cocktails in the Native Bar and Restaurant. Everyone enjoyed bruschetta topped with spiced pimiento cheese, golden raisins and candied limes, and brisket with gorgonzola mousse, cherry demi glace and fried garlic.



Investors got a full tour of The Native’s 12 different guest rooms and common space, designed to promote interactions with fellow travelers. We can’t wait to stay the night to experience the Native’s luxury ourselves!





They’ve also lined up amazing weekly events for guests and locals alike.

Weekly events sampling:
Industry Night (Happy Hour All Night)
Sundown Sessions (Acoustic Set in Parlor)
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Live Band (Bar Stage)
8:00pm to 10:00pm
NIGHT SHIFT: DJ Diggy Dutch featuring Sterling Steffen on saxophne
9:00pm to 1:00am
Native Nights DJs: Abe The Assassin
9:30pm to 1:30pm
Mindfulness & Mimosas Yoga
11:00am to 12:00pm
Guest DJ: IWannaBeHer
10:00pm to 2:00am
Ninja Bus Tubing Excursions
12:00pm pick up to 5:00pm return
Twin Peaks Screening
6:00pm to 11:00pm
6:00pm Tarot Cards Reading
8:00pm Weekly Episode of Twin Peaks
9:10pm Chosen David Lynch film

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