The Surprising State of Equity Crowdfunding Post-JOBS Act
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
From savings to banking to investing… finance is moving online. With this, we’re seeing the disruption of venture capital brought about by new laws that may change the game for how entrepreneurs can raise funding and who can invest.
As the CEO of equity investment platform Crowdfunder.com, I was part of a small leadership group engaged on JOBS Act legislation in Washington D.C. and helped bring about new equity crowdfunding laws in the U.S.
It’s been over three years since the first portion of US equity crowdfunding laws went into effect in September of 2013 under Title II of the JOBS Act, opening up equity crowdfunding with accredited investors.
And now three years since the passage of Title II, the two remaining equity crowdfunding portions of the JOBS Act have finally come into effect (Title III and Title IV), bringing with them the long-awaited non-accredited investor rulings. Today, everyday citizens can finally invest in early stage startups alongside angels and VCs. But not so fast…