This spring, the JOBS Act passed, setting in motion a series of fortunate events that are poised to change funding forever.
According to Ryan Caldbeck, founder of CircleUp, an equity-based crowdfunding website, “Crowdfunding is the antithesis of the financial practices of the last decade. There are no credit default swaps, leverage multiples, or obscure fund structures standing between company and investor. It is direct. It is personalized. Investors actively seek out the companies they believe in, evaluate the merits of the investment on a case-by-case basis, and make an investment.”