A new legal framework for crowdfunding has been enabled in the US as a result of the government’s Jobs Act. There has been lots of media coverage, as well as OpEds on the development.
Salon has a good two page article that serves to provide an overview of what has been said, what crowdfunding actually is in relation to the Jobs Act, its history, and what it means for investors and companies. Dealmarket Digest intends to cover crowdfunding news in US, also in Europe and the rest of the world.
It is probably the most interesting, innovative, and potentially controversial development in private equity and venture capital in recent times.