The Flash has long touted the opportunities presented by crowdfunding, which has exploded in popularity in recent years as startups realize the value of using online platforms for investment syndication. That’s why we took note last week when federal regulators took a big step towards letting average Americans invest in riskier small-business projects. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved its final set of rules governing crowdfunding, clearing the way for entrepreneurs and other small business owners to bypass banks and appeal directly to the “crowd” in raising funds for their startup and other business ventures.
We also commend a longform piece on Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, who is continuing his work disrupting the education industry with the opening of a dynamic new school.
Check out these stories and more in this week’s edition of Founders Flash!
- SEC poised to let small investors get in on crowdfunding (Upstart Business Journal)
- Khan Academy founder starts his own school (Wired)
- Startup genius wants to annotate the startup market (Wall Street Journal)
- A view of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (Fast Company)
- Indian startups vie to win startup battle (Wall Street Journal)