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10 Things You Need to Know About the Crowdfunding World

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Thanks to sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, crowdfunding opportunities are more abundant than ever before. Still, a recent move by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions has added a perk for crowdfunding donors. New rules from the SEC guide equity crowdfunding, thereby giving the masses an opportunity to invest via crowdfunding in exchange for equity in a startup. So why is this such pivotal news? Because it used to be that only accredited investors could invest in startups for equity. According to Forbes, 8.6 million households qualify as accredited investors. As equity crowdfunding kicks into high gear, however, many more investors are chomping at the opportunity to secure a piece of a company for themselves. So what do you need to know about this shift in the crowdfunding world? Fraud will be more prevalent. As the crowdfunding world expands, analysts worry that fraud will be rampant. It’s easy to mislead ... Read More »

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