Crowdfunder.com CEO Chance Barnett opines eloquently on the relative merits of crowdfunding, angel investing, and venture capital in this Forbes piece. $34B is expected to be crowdfunded in 2015, just over (hey, what's a couple billion dollars here and there) VC's $32B.
He writes, "What’s more, the current equity crowdfunding market is limited to accredited investors only. But what happens when an entirely new class of investors of potentially 250 million Americans poised under Title III and Title IV of the JOBS Act are empowered to participate and invest for the first time under new equity crowdfunding laws? The potential growth and impact could be staggering."
Barnett continues, addressing the potential for new hybrid VC / crowdfund approaches; transparency issues in private company investing; and new potential "venture exchanges".
We'd call this a must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of this space.
Then, if you really want to get your wonk on, try this one: "Why Choose? Why Not Do Both A Rule 506 Offering Followed by a Regulation A+ Offering?" by Jim Verdonik.
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