What is The Jobs Act?
In 2012 congress passed The Jobs Act. The Jobs Act is an important bill that was passed in order to help promising new businesses raised capital from all investors, and not just accredited ones. You no longer need to have a net worth of at least a million dollars or an annual salary of 200 thousand dollars to invest in these startups.
The government wanted to stimulate the economy by passing this law, because when companies have access to capital, they can in turn, hire more people. Everyday investors like you can invest in these startups with limited downside and have unlimited return potential.