CHICAGO— Up until now, there was no way for an entrepreneur to raise money from “non-accredited” investors. What is the difference between an “accredited” and “non-accredited” investor? What is crowd-funding? Can someone other than an angel or VC “invest” in my company? Those are some of the questions addressed at a Founding Moms event, attended by women entrepreneurs and their friends, at a Lincoln Park pastry shop.
David Carman, venture critic for Blackline Review, gives a quick overview of the differences between traditional and non-traditional investors, what that means for entrepreneurs today, and how laws are changing to allow more people to “invest” in startup companies. ❒