Congress changed the law
Thanks to the JOBS Act, we're allowed to show you startups that are raising funding. Right now, only accredited investors ($200k+ a year in salary) may invest. But by 2014, as the JOBS Act gets rolled out, every American may invest as little as $100.
We're about democratizing investing
Before the JOBS Act, only a few privileged highly-networked investors - mostly in Silicon Valley - had access to the best companies. The system was essentially a government-protected oligarchy. We thought that was wrong, so we successfully lobbied Congress to pass the JOBS Act. We were invited to watch as President Obama signed it into law.
We believe that every American should be able to invest in startups they believe in.
Startup investing is risky - this is not the stock market; most startups fail. But as a small percentage of our portfolios, we're now all able to back promising young companies we think have a shot. Let's support more startups that can bring innovation back to America.