Is Crowdfunding A Gut Investment Or Is A Ratings Firm Needed?

The equity crowdfunding field is getting crowded with companies that have product ideas, prototypes or even actual businesses.

Everyday, non-accredited investors can now wager on the future of these businesses, but the disclosure about them remains rather nominal.

So, in order to parse the good from the bad, a new industry is rising, a crowdfunding rating firm, Stratifund. The firm touts itself as an “independent, unbiased, centralized source of information about equity crowdfunding deals.”

In other words, the Morningstar for crowfunding investors at only $10 bucks a month. With the amount of investment limited by law, is there a $120/year need for this service ?
http://www.startribune.com/schafer-minneapolis-start-up-stratifund-guides-new-crowdfunding/388327311/

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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