, you have almost assigned to yourself a new thread: "New Bitcoin Startups Looking for Crowdfunding"
This may very well change the dynamic here, I would welcome looking at new ideas. It's too late for factom.org
for example, that would have been an interesting investment idea for small investors.
Great find! + 100
I bet your right. I can imagine lots of solicitations for startups here. Personally I would like $2.1million for my project to end world hunger. I will use the funds to live at a beach resort while I think up ideas. I always think better while drinking margaritas on the beach. heheh
Great news! Now small people without much money to start with will soon find their place in business. Also, bitcoin crowdfunding would surely get its traction with this kind of news. +1
It is exciting news. This has been fought over for years by the investor class. They would greatly prefer that you go to work and make profits for their portfolios. Now you can compete with them through crowdfunding.
Those not familiar with this may not see why it's a big deal. Up until this new ruling the *only people who could legally invest in a business were "qualified investors". And what qualifies an investor? Wealth, that's all. You needed to have 1million dollars in the bank and be able to show that you will likely make 1million dollars this year.
Now think about how insulting that is. The assumption is that if you are rich you will be a good investor, if you are poor you will only screw it up. So to protect you, you are forbidden from investing. If I had a P.h.D in investing but no money I could not invest. If I had down syndrome and a million dollars I would be welcomed as someone who surely will know how to manage money.
Now most anyone will be able to set up an account at an "crowdfunding portal" and place their bets by funding start-ups or expansions of existing businesses. If they profit, so do you! This is not like kickstarter, you are not donating but actually investing. Best of all the rich have already set up an unholy tax regime that will let you keep more of your money than the money you work your ass off to get.
For small businesses, especially those who have trouble getting funded because they are controversial or disruptive, crowdfunding offers new options. This is a big deal.
You can find out more here: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/category/crowdfunding-portals/
*There are a few ways you could invest. Such as if you were a member of a co-op, you could invest in that co-op.