Why The Hell Should I Get Involved in Equity Crowdfunding?
This is a guest post by Krissa Curran, female entrepreneur, serial #sidehustler and mid-20s career girl. In this post she gives us the low down on equity crowd-funding, and talks about how in order to reap rewards, you have to first dive in!
So when people think about investing, buying shares or stocks in a company, heck when people think about start-ups — especially technology-based ones! — chances are they have some slick, Wall Street banker or Silicon Valley Zuckerberg-type geniuses pop into their heads. The Jordan Belfort wolves and Peter Gregory types from the eponymous HBO hit TV series, “Silicon Valley”, played by the late Christopher Evan Welch. Slightly eccentric, modern-day mad scientist type “corporates” who seem to just “get it”. Guys that have been coding or investing in small stocks since their mid-teens (I actually know a few of these!), who can read fluctuations on the NASDAQ exchange like a musician can read sheet music, an anchorman can read weather, or a photographer can read and manipulate light.
So here’s what I know and what I can tell you:
Unfortunately, most people still don’t get what this all means. Are there risks? If so, what are they? What are the benefits? And how can I ensure they’re worth it?