As part of the President’s Startup America initiative, the Obama administration announced it will work on raising the cap on “mini” public offerings and allow startups to raise money through crowdfunding.
While no one know what the final iteration of this reform might look like, we image this larger marketplace should mean an easier access to capital coming from larger amount of investors overseas for startups on Venture Bonsai. The same goes for our investors– this allows easier access to American companies without being an accredited investor.
Venture Bonsai currently focuses its energy on following EU rules and regulations on selling securities. The state-by-state patchwork of America’s blue-sky financial regulations has limited our reach to the European continent, but we’re already positioned to expand to become the global go-to marketplace for financing great companies. As more news is announced, we’ll keep this blog updated on Venture Bonsai as well as crowd-investing’s progress overseas.
We’re proud to announce a new feature to our users: ‘Knowledge’. At Venture Bonsai, we’ve created both a marketplace and a tight-knit community where investors and entrepreneurs congregate to complete the investment process. And now we have also provided our users with a resource to get answers from the community itself.
When logged into Venture Bonsai you might notice the new ‘Knowledge’ tab at the top right of the page. There you will see all the questions asked by our community. Take a second to browse through it, learn something new, and maybe answer a question or two. If you have a question you think the community might be able to answer, then click the ‘Ask a Question’ link and fire away!
We believe ‘Knowledge’ will be of great value to our entrepreneurs and investors alike, due to our strong user base and the narrow focus of our community. Our entrepreneurs are already using the crowd to get funded, and we believe that the crowd’s collective knowledge will help build more successful businesses and make wiser investment decisions.
So do you have a question about valuing your company? Curious about the European Private Equity market? Wondering how to get… Continue reading