Regulation Crowdfunding, or Equity Crowdfunding, was made possible by the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in 2012. The JOBS Act facilitated a substantial reduction in the regulatory burden surrounding financing activities for small companies in public and private capital raising transactions. While the JOBS Act consists of seven sections, each influencing capital formation for small businesses in some capacity, Title III has a significant impact on crowdfunding.
Title III of the JOBS Act effectively allows non-accredited investors to invest in startups. Ordinary investors aged 18 and older can invest in startups through platforms like MicroVentures. While there are limits to the amount you may invest, you no longer have to be an accredited investor to invest in private companies.
Links to the offering pages of our current crowdfunding opportunities can be viewed on the offerings page of our website. The companies listed here have undergone our due diligence process, which includes, but is not limited to, evaluating the company’s:
- Product or service offering
- Business model
- Intellectual property
- Product roadmap
- Leadership team
- Addressable market
- Competitive landscape
- Regulatory environment
- User traction
- Historical projected financials
Once you’ve selected a company you would like to invest in from our available offerings, you will be able to make your investment online by clicking “Invest” on the offering page. Your investment must be made before the deadline stated in the offering documents. If the company reaches the target offering amount prior to the deadline, it may close the offering early. In those cases, the company must give five business days’ notice about the new deadline.