Investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now.
How Georgia is on the forefront of pushing equity crowdfunding. It's like Kickstarter, except that regular folk can invest in -- not just donate to -- a small, private company.
There are more than 50 crowdfunding sites in the U.S. and countless projects seeking donations via online platforms. So what motivates us to give to certain projects?
Kansas City, Mo., couldn't get government money for a new streetcar system. So, they asked residents and businesses to chip in for donations -- in addition to possible a tax hike.