16th June 2016 – www.investopedia.com
How Crowdfunding Will Change the World
Even before the new JOBS Act Title III rules were enacted in May 2016, crowdfunding has been an empowering form of investment that has already changed the world in many ways. Now with these new laws in place, the crowdfunding landscape is in for even more change. The current rules will enable start-ups to raise up to $1 million online from accredited investors and, for the first time, retail investors. In turn, these investors will receive equity securities via SEC-registered crowdfunding portals. These changes to the JOBS Act have the potential to help women and minority entrepreneurs gain new access to venture capital and wealth creation.