Equity crowdfunding has certainly had its fair share of critics over the last 9 months but a few interesting trends have emerged that might surprise you.
When you heard the term “crowdfunding” in the past it has almost been exclusively associated with speculative payments to fund the development of tangible things. But recently the door has been opened to allow anyone to invest in the ground floor of ownership in the next hot startup.
This model has been troublesome to implement in the past due to SEC regulations. Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”) has opened new opportunities to unaccredited investors. A strong lobbying effort spearheaded by Sherwood Neiss and Crowdfund Capital Advisors led to the insertion of this regulation into the JOBS Act of 2012.
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