Equity Crowdfunding Is Now Legal. How Can You Get Your Piece of the Action?
Equity crowdfunding in the United States is a blank slate. With equity crowdfunding’s recent legalization in the United States, many companies smell an opportunity to develop technical and financial innovations to help the industry mature.
Equity crowdfunding is much like crowdfunding, which has been popularized in the United States through sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The difference is that instead of individuals supporting campaigns through donations, numerous investors are purchasing small stakes in startups or small businesses. Critics of crowdfunding worry that the industry will be rife with Ponzi schemes or that having too many investors will hurt startups’ prospects for future funding.