Equity crowdfunding stands to directly benefit two groups: the companies receiving capital to start and grow and investors who share in those companies’ profits. (There are also indirect beneficiaries, a discussion for another post, including communities and municipalities who will benefit from the economic activity of local new and growing businesses).
At SterlingFunder, we occasionally receive comments from investors and I wanted to share this one with you. While equity crowdfunding continues to take shape, this non-accredited investor, a Georgian named “Ed,” already appreciates the potential of this new capital formation tool:
You have done an almost unbelievable job in bringing investment opportunities to unaccredited investors in Georgia. I thought I would have to wait for years. Thanks! Usually Georgia is one of the last ten states to adopt meaningful change. To be an early adopter in the legislature and to have you follow up to give unaccredited investors meaningful opportunities was really unexpected. I am retired and unlikely ever to have a million dollars in assets excluding my home residence. Nonetheless, I do want to invest a moderate amount in the future of our country. This is not to get rich quick, it is to make a better future for the next generation.
Ed, thank you for sharing and allowing us to publish your email! We look forward to working with you and tens of thousands of other Georgians looking to make a difference.