Before investing in startups, what you need to know

It has become easier for regular folks to buy stock in startups, but doing so is risky. In case you are tempted, here’s what you need to know. • Invest only what you can afford to lose. Many of the companies raising money through crowdfunding are in their very early stages. Some haven’t made or sold any products yet and are raising the cash to do so. The businesses could fail and you may lose all your money. • Your investments are not easily accessible. The shares you buy in a startup may be har...

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