Author: The Squeeze
Source: The Squeeze
Interest: Nearly $1.5 billion was raised for over a million different campaigns around the world last year by 452 different crowdfunding sites, according to a recent industry report from research firm Massolution. That number is expected to grow exponentially once US regulators approve a recently-passed law that allows regular people to buy stock in a startup company using crowdfunding. This kind of equity-based funding is currently restricted to accredited investors, such as venture capitalists.