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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Investor Alley => Topic started by: zephyr911 on December 04, 2017, 03:01:53 PM

Title: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: zephyr911 on December 04, 2017, 03:01:53 PM
Does anyone here ever use this forum to discuss entrepreneurial efforts, get feedback on fundraising efforts, or pitch potential investments?

Has anyone here ever gone into a business venture with someone you met on the forum?

Are there any restrictions on discussing or offering investment opportunities here?

(Yes, these questions are more than idle curiosity)
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: terran on December 04, 2017, 03:46:53 PM
Isn't offering investment opportunities to the general public (non-accredited investors) outside of an IPO illegal?
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: EfficientEngineer on December 04, 2017, 03:48:21 PM
Well arebelspy has used the forums for his tradeline company, there's one instance.  I'm curious to hear of any more though.

I imagine that a number of them have occurred over private messaging?
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: zephyr911 on December 04, 2017, 04:05:59 PM
Isn't offering investment opportunities to the general public (non-accredited investors) outside of an IPO illegal?
Not necessarily, but it can be. Selling unregistered securities always is. The rest depends.
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: stashing_it on December 04, 2017, 04:08:14 PM
Isn't offering investment opportunities to the general public (non-accredited investors) outside of an IPO illegal?

I think they have a new law that changed that.  I see a bunch of crowd investing things show up in my facebook now.    For instance,  I got an ad for this "Help Us Fund a Christman Movie, and you get 50% of profits" pitch pretty much continuously for 6 weeks or so.   I declined to invest

https://wefunder.com/thatchristmasmovie

However, certainly in those facebook ads the backers kept replying to comments that they couldn't discuss things due to SEC regulations about where they could present them

Caveat:  I'm not a lawyer so this shouldn't be taken as legal advice.   
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: zephyr911 on December 04, 2017, 04:27:20 PM
I don't think anyone here will sue you, disclaimer or not.
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: chasesfish on December 04, 2017, 04:35:40 PM
I imagine there are thousands of real estate investments/partnerships/loans that have come from Bigger Pockets
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: webguy on December 05, 2017, 11:14:18 PM
Have you checked out the Entrepreneurship sub forum? https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/entrepreneurship/
Title: Re: Startups - Partners - Angels
Post by: zephyr911 on December 06, 2017, 09:23:05 AM
Have you checked out the Entrepreneurship sub forum? https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/entrepreneurship/
Somehow I've missed this one entirely all this time. :O