Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, companies could raise as much as $1 million through crowdfunding in a 12-month period. But they would need to register and work with an intermediary approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Some angel investors might shy away from investing in companies that use crowdfunding, but she doubts it will affect their appetite to invest in other things.
Meantime, smaller ventures already have found a way to make the most of crowdfunding.
It was the one financing option that made it possible for Martz, the children's boutique owner, to buy a computer and other equipment needed to run her shop.
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