We can also image a company with a $50B valuation (similar to Facebook). If it has 50 equal investors, all of them become billionaires in the exit scenario. If the company had 50 000 micro investors, they would become millionaires. Which one would be better for the economy, growth and equality: to have 50 billionaires or 50 000 millionaires?
It is important to find models which enable the investment market to work better. There are naturally legal and regulatory complexities and we must limit the service based on those, but we see the regulators also start to be ready to amend the rules. If something is really good for the people, the companies and the economy, legislators and regulators will find a way to make it work.
When I spoke in conferences and met people in the US earlier this year these points emerged as really important. The best comments were “this brings back the American Dream to all people” and “this can democratize America again! Anyone can be a part of the startup stories“. It really was an honor to get that kind of feedback. And of course this is not limited only to the USA. We want to create a global community, where people have investment opportunities globally and talented entrepreneurs can get funding wherever they live and work.
At the same time, it is not only about the money. People like to participate in new interesting things, they want to share their experiences and knowledge and learn new ways of doing things. For some people a startup investment can be only about money, but for some other people it is a way to support new innovations, entrepreneurs or look for a new job. And if you can start with $20, it is possible for everyone and people can learn startup investing step by step and diversify the risk they wish to take.
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