AngelList is a pioneer in online startup investing, and remains an attractive choice for low-cost access to early-stage startups, especially for those who prefer the “syndicate” model of following particular... Read more
While they don’t offer equity investments, Chicago-based Bolstr does offer something more interesting (and more flexible for the borrower) than just a vanilla loan, which is a revenue share agreement with... Read more
CircleUp is a Reg D investment platform with a focus on consumer products and retail companies (commonly referred to as “CPG” companies for consumer packaged goods). CircleUp has a wide... Read more
Crowdfunder (Investment Funds and Startups/Business Financing)
Crowdfunder isn’t technically an online investment platform (they don’t handle the actual documentation and transaction), but they are a way for accredited investors to browse a wide range of startup... Read more
EquityNet is technically not an online alternative investment platform, as they don’t provide any means to facilitate the actual investment. (Their instructions if you’re interested in a company are to... Read more
FundingCircle offers fractional investments in small-business loans (P2P lending). While they remain open to individual (accredited) investors, they’ve raised their minimum investment amount considerably to $250,000 (from $50,000).
Localstake is an investment crowdfunding platform specializing in smaller, local businesses, using Reg D, Reg CF, and intrastate crowdfunding. Selection often limited based on your geography.
Founded in 2009, MicroVentures was among the very first online venture-investing platforms. They offer Reg CF crowdfunding investments open to anyone (via First Democracy VC), as well as several additional... Read more
NextSeed first launched in Texas, taking advantage of one of the intrastate exemptions allowing crowdfunding from non-accredited investors, and was one of the first Title III Funding Portals offering Reg... Read more
OurCrowd (Investment Funds and Startups/Business Financing)
Wunder offers investments in long-term funds (7-10 years) that finance a range of solar energy projects to organizations like small businesses, schools, and churches, offering accredited investors monthly cash flow... Read more