While still in its infancy, equity crowdfunding is already making major waves in the realms of small business finance. Accredited (and soon non-accredited) investors have a chance to receive publicly-listed and pre-filtered deals from companies and founders on both the startup and established level. Various portals and equity crowdfunding marketplaces exist where businesses seeking funding can combine the power of their personal connections with the power of the internet in a meaningful way.
When the JOBS Act is fully implemented, we expect the investment uptick in the crowdfund community to be huge. Currently an estimated 8.7 million accredited investors exist in the United States. Of this small group an even smaller subset considers themselves as active private equity investors. True non-accredited crowdfunding will be able to reach the remaining 300 million, representing a massive opportunity for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Accredited and non-accredited investors alike will be able to reap the benefits of assisting in the financing of some of tomorrow’s most innovative companies. Until then, we at Crowdfundraiser have a solution that fits the needs for both accredited and non-accredited investors alike.