Country: United States
Non-Accredited Investors: No
Business Selective: Yes
Investor Selective: Yes
Notable Alumni: Ribbon, Central.ly
At the ripe old age of 3, MicroVentures, the equity crowdfunding/venture capital site launched by William Clark, is a comparatively established and experienced player in the ECF portal game. The portal provides a peer-to-peer investment service that connects accredited investors with approved startups.
The portal has some impressive accomplishments to boast of. A visit to the website reveals some of the latest projects MicroVentures is funding, some of which, like tech seed Ribbon, have secured over $1,000,000 in raised capital in under a year. The company also recently launched a Facebook app game, “Investment Challenge,” which allows players to make “fantasy investments” in startups, with chances to win prizes.
Given MicroVentures’ selectivity with both business opportunities and investors, it isn’t completely clear if the site plans to allow non-accredited investors access to ECF deals after the JOBS Act is implemented. Either way, the portal is already a powerful resource for promising startups and qualifying investors alike.