Source: Fool.com | Re-Post Boomerang 5/2/19
Venture capital is the lifeblood of new business development. Venture capital investors provide the start-up funds that young businesses need in order to grow, hoping to identify tomorrow’s leaders early in their histories and therefore maximize the long-term return on their investment.
However, financing new businesses is risky, and so the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposes some limitations on ordinary investors participating in venture capital funds. Therefore, if you want to invest in venture capital, you’ll need to consider the following:
1. Are you an accredited investor entitled to invest directly in venture capital funds?
2. Can you get access to a company through crowdfunding regulations?
3. Would you prefer to invest in venture capital managers rather than their holdings?
We’ll look at each of these issues below.