The article focuses on how equity crowdfunding technology will provide more opportunities for investment. The passage of equity crowdfunding, as part of the JOBS Act, is predicted to happen in late 2013 or early 2014, and will allow for “non-accredited” investors–those making fewer than $200,000 in the next few years and having a net worth of under $1 million (not including the value of their home)–to invest in the entrepreneurs and startups that they believe in. Platforms in the crowdfunding market, such as Launcht, will help improve information flows between investor and issuer and ultimately make investments safer. Launcht is looking forward to creating an equity crowdfunding option as soon as regulations are announced to help organizations and small businesses get the investments they need.
Nonprofit work isn’t just for bleeding hearts anymore. It has evolved into its own competitive industry—thanks, in large part, to online crowdfunding. The research firm Massolution found that crowdfunding raised $34 billion in 2015 (a 167% jump from the year … Continue reading →