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Startup Insider: The Evolution of Crowdfunding

Startup Insider: The Evolution of Crowdfunding

Break out the cake and champagne — it’s Regulation Crowdfunding’s sixth anniversary!

On May 16, 2016, Regulation Crowdfunding — or Reg CF — went into effect and allowed startups to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. Reg CF was first made possible by the JOBS Act, which was passed in 2012 and allowed non-accredited investors to invest in startups through crowdfunding. 

The JOBS Act, Reg CF and crowdfunding all cracked open the world of high-potential startups. They made it possible for everyone — not just venture capitalists and wealthy Americans — to support and profit from innovative startups. 

A lot has changed since both pieces of legislation were signed into law. And we should know — the Early Investing team has been researching and writing about startup investing since 2013. 

So how exactly has the crowdfunding world changed over the years? And what might its future hold?

In today’s episode of Startup Insider, Allison Brickell, Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan explore these questions and more. Topics include: how startup deal flow has improved, how investing strategies have evolved and how the accredited investor tent will only grow.

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