Which angel investors are interested in crowdfunding startups?
Since equity crowdfunding under the recently passed JOBS Act will not be legal until some point next year, there is currently a great deal of smoke, although not necessarily a lot of fire, around new entrants into the space. But taking a look at some operating US-based companies that currently come to mind when thinking about the space (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, AngelList, Gust, CircleUp), some of the known angels who have invested in them include:
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First, it’s important to understand that the four platforms you list fall into two very distinct groups.
Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are project-based crowdfunding platforms through which anyone can contribute money, either as a donation or with the promise that they will receive a tangible ‘reward’ of some kind if the project is successful.
Gust and AngelList are equity-based platforms, used by Accredited Investors to facilitate the investment of money for an ownership interest in