The 2012 JOBS Act and upcoming Title III enactment has and will further impact the early-stage startup capital raising process, as well as broaden investor access to early-stage investment opportunities. In Vincent Bradley's article "The Dangers (and Rewards) of Investing in a Startup" published by The Street, he examines the various risks and benefits that come with these new regulations.
Startups have more options than ever to raise capital. Thanks to the JOBS Act, early-stage companies can solicit investments in public, which makes the Internet an incredibly powerful tool for connecting startups with investors. Naturally, an ecosystem of funding websites has grown, but this landscape is fraught with peril.