Why Can’t Everyday People Invest In Startups?

This is something that I’ve been wondering for a long time – why do we still, in this day and age – have this insane rule dating from the Great Depression regarding having to be, basically, rich, in order to invest in a company? There are so many exciting startups that are out there that your everyday joe would love to be a part of, but due to some arcane rules from another time, people are simply blocked from investing in businesses they might like to see succeed one day. A huge, whole swath of the population makes less than $250k a year, has less than $1M in assets, but would love to invest a few bucks in something they love. read more

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