FundersClub, an accredited investor crowdfunding platform, recently hosted a webinar on investing in small companies via self directed IRA’s. They have partnered with Entrust, one of the largest providers of self directed IRA’s in the country, to assist in the process of offering his feature to their users. Entrust is a passive IRA facilitator and does not promote any investments. Outside of additional fiduciary requirements, using a self directed IRA to invest in startups is very similar to the normal process. Of course there are tax deferral benefits for the investor – something that virtually assures investing in alternative assets in IRAs is set to boom.
If you are curious to learn about using an IRA in crowdfunded offerings this is worth a watch.