In one of the biggest rulings of the year, the SEC passed Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act, allowing non-accredited investors to get in on billion-dollar equity crowdfunding game with just $1k. The move was a critical step towards allowing more people access to prime investment assets. Real estate crowdfunding firm Fundrise (founders Ben and Dan Miller pictured) took advantage by launching the first-ever eREIT, and plans to take advantage of an addition to the JOBS Act that will allow retail-class investors to invest in private companies. In December, Realty Mogul, another leading crowdfunding platform, announced that its investors had made over $20M in principal and interest from its platform.
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