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Well I'm talking about the average person investing some of their money on to the side in an equity crowdfunding platform like Wefunder. The SEC limits how much you can invest in such a campaign based off of your income. This allows you to invest into a private company without being an accredited investor.Yes, private equity can be fastlane. But we are talking about big barriers to entry. Where are you gonna get the $20 million in net worth?
The people who I know that do this take control of the board of directors and leverage strategic partnerships. And it’s usually very specialized fields like biotech.
Big money is made because there is a massive allocation of resources like skills and big money. Someone taking their coronavirus stimulus check and investing it in some crowdfunded chotchki product is kind of a tough thing because because you are really not creating a whole lot of value other than hoping it’s a hit.
Warren Buffett was pretty much a private equity investor. He didn’t get rich buying lotto stocks on his Robinhood account drinking a gallon of coke a day.
Think in terms of centralized and specialized allocation of resources and creation of utility and it starts to make sense why someone can turn $10 million into $500 million in a private equity deal.
Well I'm talking about the average person investing some of their money on to the side in an equity crowdfunding platform like Wefunder. The SEC limits how much you can invest in such a campaign based off of your income. This allows you to invest into a private company without being an accredited investor.
Yes it’s possible. Anything is possible.
Well this won't exactly be my main of trying to build my wealth. A business that I own and control will, however that won't be the only thing I'll do either. I'll use multiple methods so greatly explode my odds of succeeding however way it happens.I personally don't touch these sort of things. My best ROI is investing in myself and my businesses.
That said, I've given seed money to two small businesses, and - MJ said it best - it's not investing, it's speculating.
(and I'm not a good speculator it would appear...)
I *think* the idea here is that you take $1000 and divide it into 10 investments.
You know 6 will go bust.
3 will maybe break even.
and you are hoping that 1 hits the jackpot.
That is sort of the SoftBank/VC route.
Lots of little bets, knowing most will lose. But, then you hope you hit a Snowflake and it that makes you look like a hero, even though the other 9 didn't work out.
I'd personally never try to pick one or two small companies I didn't control, to invest in.
It seems like trying to pick two stocks for your entire equity portfolio.
That doesn't sound like a sound/logical investment strategy to me.
It could work out.No this is not the stock market. I'm talking about investing in private companies through equity crowdfunding.
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