Celebrity investors are on the rise, with Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and a number of other big names throwing money into hot new startups. And that’s what Givespark hopes to do.
Crowdfunding has been a hot button in Congress as well. The House passed a bill in March (the Senate following suit today) which allows companies to solicit money on sites like Kickstarter. Previously, you were not allowed to have more than 500 investors in your company without having to file with the SEC to go public. However, under the bill, anyone who gives less than $10,000 will not count toward that amount. The Senate recently passing a change to that JOBS act that also protects less-sophisticated crowd-investors.
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