How important of a development for start-up companies is the JOBS Act and crowdsourcing?
The JOBS Act that was signed into law recently has an interesting component that removes a lot of existing restrictions, and allows start-ups raise money from individual small investors in a process known as "crowdfunding". Basically, at least as far I understand it, this will allow people to go online, find and fund business ideas that they think will succeed. Venture capitalism for the people! What impact do you think crowdfunding will have on new business start-ups and small investors? Is it possible that this could start something like the Dot Com boom of the 90s?