Reg CF

Reg CF crowdfunding investment offerings are true “crowdfunding”, in the sense that anyone can invest in them, and all of the advertising and notifications about them must happen on the internet. The Reg CF investment minimums can be quite small (sometimes $50 or less), and their intent under Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act was clearly to “democratize” raising capital, especially for small businesses. The maximum amount that can be raised by a company under Title III is $1M, though it’s possible to do a “parallel” funding using Title II, which has no maximum.

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Crowdfunded investing with Reg CF investments offers everyone the same kind of influence once reserved for the wealthy, helping pick which companies get funding to launch new products or grow their business. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, check out 5 of the Best Equity Crowdfunding Sites for Beginning Investors and The One Underrated Skill Every Crowdfunding Investor Should Practice from our blog.

Anyone can invest up to $2,000 per year in Reg CF offerings, with higher maximums scaling up with income (up to a maximum of $107,000 per year, even for accredited investors).

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You can find more information on the various types of offerings over at our blog, or search our database of more than 75 online crowdfunding, real estate, and alternative investment platforms. Want to know more but aren’t sure where to start? Ask other investors on our investor forums, or check out the links below.

Reg CF Investment platforms in our database

CrowdSourceFunded
Boutique Title III Crowdfunding portal
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DreamFunded
Low-minimum Reg CF offerings and selection of "private" offerings only open to accredited investors. TaskRabbit was funded on DreamFunded.
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EquityBender
Crowdfunding portal focusing on software and IOT ("Internet of Things") companies
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FlashFunders
Broad range of companies and investment types
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Funding Wonder
Crowdfunded small-business loans
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Fundrise
Multiple diversified "eREIT" investments, plus a "mini-IPO" of Fundrise itself.
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GridShare Review
Renewable-energy projects and cleantech startups
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GrowthFountain
Debt and equity investments in small businesses
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Indie Crowd Funder
Crowdfunding for movies, music and TV shows
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Jumpstart Micro
Startup crowdfunding portal
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Localstake
Matching businesses with local investors
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MicroVentures Review
Wide breadth of choices for early- and late-stage startup investing, including Reg CF investments open to anyone.
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MinnowCFunding
LA-based Real Estate crowdfunding portal
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Boutique crowdfunding portal
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Netcapital
Reg CF platform
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NextSeed
Invest in local businesses like bars, restaurants, and spas
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Republic
Early-stage startups. Features investment groups.
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SeedInvest Review
Wide selection of highly vetted startup investments, plus low-cost auto-invest feature.
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Small Change Review
Real Estate investments focused on urban, walkable transit-oriented projects
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StartEngine
Early-stage startups
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truCrowd
truCrowd is a funding portal that enables non-accredited investors to invest in startups.
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Invest in startups
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Wefunder Review
Largest Reg CF investment platform, offers investments in dozens of startups with minimums as low as $100.
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Posts about Reg CF from our blog

photo of a young man with a backpack and a backwards baseball cap who looks stereotypically too young to be an accredited investor so might want to know how to get into crowdfunding for non-accredited investors
From real estate to startups to P2P loans, non-accredited investors have a lot of choices among online crowdfunding and alternative investment platforms
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A list of all of my online crowdfunding and alternative investments, across more than a dozen different platforms (spanning Real Estate, P2P loans, Angel/Venture, litigation finance and more).
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A vital skill for any crowdfunding investor is the ability to quickly narrow down your choices to focus your valuable time on the only best opportunities.
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5 of the Best Equity Crowdfunding Sites for Beginning Investors - seedlings
Equity crowdfunding sites are opening up a smorgasbord of choices for investing in startups and small businesses to adventurous everyday investors-- from mobile apps to gourmet pet-food delivery to broadway musicals to cafes and breweries. This post will cover some of the best equity crowdfunding sites for trying your hand at startup investing while keeping the amount you're risking as low as possible.
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Crowdfunded investing offers the influence once reserved for the wealthy, helping pick which companies get funding to launch products or grow their business.
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Navigating and deciphering the inscrutable alphabet soup of the relevant crowdfunding regulations, rules, laws, and requirements is about as much fun as …. well, navigating and deciphering an alphabet soup of laws, rules, and regulations.
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