THE JOBS ACT: ECONOMIC BOON OR PERIL?

On February 18, entrepreneur William Pryor successfully raised a £30,000 funding round for his U.K.-based oriental rugs business, Oriental Rugs of Bath. In return for the money, Pryor offered the 36 individuals who invested in Oriental Rugs of Bath a share of the company’s equity, divvying out 10% of the enterprise’s stock in total. This entire transaction took place online through an equity-based crowdfunding platform called Crowdcube.

This type of investing is currently illegal in America — but not for long.

Read more: http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/the-jobs-act-economic-boon-or-peril/13994

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