Anyone Can Invest in Startups —Here’s How

Caleb Naysmith
Democratizing.Finance
6 min readJun 4, 2022

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It’s Not As Hard as You Think.

Photo by Serge Kutuzov on Unsplash

2 years ago I had no idea how easy it was to begin investing in startups. Like most, I thought this was exclusively for VCs and people sitting on fancy chairs on Shark Tank. However, that is rapidly changing, and now I am about a year and a half into this journey and extremely pleased with how it's all going. I have currently had several investments return 10x what I invested, and very few have done poorly. I have had several exits, and it’s the best returns I have ever had investing. It’s also what prompted the majority of my writing on Medium, and put me where I am today on this platform.

As such, I often try to share what I have learned in the space and let people know about the opportunity. This is the second article in a series of articles I will be writing to help people get started investing in startups, if they want. The first was a rather extensive introduction to “What Is Equity Crowdfunding” which you can find here:

With that out of the way, let’s get into it. As well, if you find it useful, here is is in Video form…

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Caleb Naysmith
Democratizing.Finance

Head of Startup News at Benzinga, Founder of Democratizing.Finance — J.D., Army Officer, and writing about Startups and Equity Crowdfunding!