New crowdfunding rules taking effect Monday will allow anyone to invest in startups — not just wealthy people.
The change overrides a longstanding Securities and Exchange Commission requirement that investors backing private companies be « accredited, » meaning they make at least $200,000 a year and have a net worth of $1 million or more (excluding their home).
Now startups raising money through online crowdfunding portals will be able to sell shares to people regardless of their wealth or income so long as the founders have submitted annual financial reports to the SEC. In exchange, companies can raise up to $1 million Read more…
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