Almost a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, crowdfunding for equity is still not legal … at least for the 99 percent of people that are not accredited investors. But there is at least one place in North America where crowdfunding for equity has been legal for a decade.
That’s British Columbia, just north of Washington State in Canada, where Vancouver ranks as the ninth top startup ecosystem globally.
“BC has had legalized crowdfunding for a decade,” super-angel Mike Volker said last night at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event on crowdfunding. “It’s the only place in North America, and there are no restrictions, no limits.”