Neil Patel here – we have a lot to cover today.

There’s a reason that people typically picture angel investors as Silicon Valley billionaires in hoodies and jeans, handing out $100,000 checks like it’s no big deal.

It’s because this world used to be reserved for the super-rich and well-connected. You couldn’t even try to invest in startups unless you were an accredited investor – in other words, someone with a net worth over $1 million.

Today, the landscape of angel investing has transformed into something that’s a lot closer to the American dream. There’s no minimum salary requirement to get started anymore.

Now, anyone at all who wants to strike Silicon Valley gold can do just that as an angel investor.

It’s an exciting new world of opportunity out there. And it’s all thanks to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS), which was signed into law in 2012.

I won’t get too nitty-gritty with the details – but here are the basics…

First, the JOBS Act allowed startups to publicly advertise when they are seeking investors. This is called “general solicitation,” and it was banned by the SEC for more than 80 years.

That meant you had to be an insider to be privy to angel investing opportunities in the first place. For the most part, this massive profit potential was restricted to those who had some connection to the high-powered early investing crowd.

Now, you can access an endless number of deals online, in just about any industry you can imagine, on equity crowdfunding platforms.

These platforms, like WeFunder, Republic, and StartEngine, are basically online marketplaces where a founder can post a detailed profile of their business, along with their pitch deck, financial information, answers to interview questions, deal terms, and tons more information – all in one place.

Investors can browse these listings, do some research on each startup, and even go through the deal process online.

If the startup reaches its funding goal, investors get their stake in the company (whether as equity, debt, or dividends – each deal is a little different).

If the startup fails to convince enough investors, everyone gets their money back.

Still, for a few years, only accredited investors were allowed to play the game. Everyone else was confined to the spectator stands.

But that all changed on May 16, 2016, when Title III came into effect. Title III is the provision that allows anyone to invest in startups, regardless of income or net worth.

There are still rules about how much you’re allowed to invest each year based on your income, because angel investing can be a bit tricky.

You need a good strategy, like mine, to turn a profit. The SEC doesn’t want anyone blowing their life savings on a bad investment strategy.

That’s why I developed the 1,000X Formula. It’s a simple formula I use to determine whether a startup has the potential to kick back 1,000X returns – or if it’s likely to flop instead.

Originally, I developed this formula for private deals… the kinds you won’t see on any crowdfunding website. But I came to realize something: this strategy can work just as well on equity crowdfunding deals as it has on private placements.

Right now, for example, I know of at least four startups on crowdfunding sites that pass the 1,000X Formula with flying colors.

They’re disrupting the way we do everything, from hiring babysitters to recovering from natural disasters. These are multibillion-dollar industries that are ripe for change, and I believe these startups have what it takes to claim a huge chunk of their respective markets.

You can still get in on these opportunities, if you don’t delay. Their rounds are filling up fast.

Just click here to learn more.

Until next time,

Neil Patel

 


Comments

30 responses to “The Perfect Time to Make Your First Angel Investment is Right Now – Here’s Why”

    • Hi there,
      All deals are posted on our sister website, angelsandentrepreneurs.com. Head over there to get all your startup recommendations and special reports!

  1. I am confused. What exactly did my initial membership get me. All I get is videos about joining a larger cost membership (which I cannot afford) and no actual investment information. What is up with that?

    • Hi Vincent,

      All deals are posted on our sister website, angelsandentrepreneurs.com. The Startup Investor is a free resource that provides educational information to people who are just starting out. You’ll find all your startup recommendations and special reports at angelsandentrepreneurs.com.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Williams Lyons

    So this $50 is to have access to angels and entrepreneurs.com to read more about various sites on startupinvestor

  3. Good Morning Neil’s Team!

    Enjoying the service. 🙂 I’ve invested in every company but one that you’ve recommended.

    I have a weird-ish question, but something I’m so curious about tht I can’t find online.

    Since the jobs act was started in 2012 & provisioned in 2016, it was under 2 different presidents, and I was wondering what side politically was most supportive of the jobs act and most active in getting it passed. Like I mentioned, it doesn’t actually matter, just curious and glad it’s here.

    Also, since it’s title 3, does that mean there was a title 1 & 2?? Why title 3?

    Thank you!

  4. Hi,
    I too am confused as to what I am getting and what I have paid for? Do I have to pay again for the sister site angelsandentrepreneurs.com?
    Maybe I have already. How best can I sort this out?
    Linda

  5. Mr.Neil thanks for the opportunity,I just want to ask. Why is it that the forsure deals are not offer to the lower income members.but to the higher income members only,in which they could afford to take a loss if it happened. But in stead you keep on pushing us the iffy deals,in which I don’t mind investing on starters, I know how hard it is to get going.so please give us the chance to those deals that you giving to the higher income members, nothing against them, thank you

  6. That last messaged helped me as well.

    Is there a list of your investment choices somewhere that shows a thumbs up/down, very simple review? Having a simple list with links for more info would help. As a non finance type guy, I just need the facts; clear and simple.

  7. Hi Neil,
    Like the comment that the other Gentlemen about, the 50.00 deals, I too have found only three opportunities and they are 100.00 offerings. Are there more 50.00 or 100.00 opportunities coming hopefully in the near, future please?

    Sincerely, Tom Latimer

  8. I have joined and looking forward to getting started but have never invested before and have no idea how to actually go about it. Can you tell me step by step how to get started?

  9. I am interested in the arm band that looks like a watch that make a person feel warm as there are people out there that are cold all the time due to low iron and are never warm. This invention makes you feel warm. I also am interested in the scooter that people are using in New York City.
    what do you think?

  10. I am a member and I believe this is a great service.
    I also believe there should be more options to choose from,
    more deals, more deals , more deals.
    Neil, I have to say that your doing a great job so far.

  11. I would like to know how to invest in one of your deals when the time comes to write the check? I don’t see anything about where to send the money to invest in one of the companies.

  12. I am confused as when do I Invest with amount that is not too much for me to risk. Please give me a hint what and which is the best Company at this moment. Anxiously waiting to start investing in a Company you recommend as I trust in your recommendation.

  13. Good morning Neil Patel,
    I was referred by a friend who told me he paid $79 to subscribe but you are charging $599
    Will you accept the $79 for me to join.
    Thanks

  14. When i read some of my fellow investors commenting it sounds like kenegarden questions. We must do our due diligence and research. If we follow the path it’s simple. I never invested in a company at 66 yrs old.
    But found it easy to open a Merrill acct in a few minute. Plus invest. I thought we were investing in equity in companies not stock. This platform will education us in a world that’s fornign but very lethal. I enjoy looking at numbers that’s just not 5 & 10 talk.

  15. I think that the jobs act should be adjusted to where the smaller investor can invest a greater portion of thier income or networth give them greater flexibility to do so much more quicker after all its the peoples money the src and government need to stop telling Americans whats best for the give the individual investor more to work with instead of limiting them by thier income and so on ..somepne needs to write and lobby congress the president to give the working men in america a greater portion of thier income savings networth and so on so they can invest more if they want to …eveyone please call and write the president and congress and lets give the average folks who are actually extra extraordinary. A better deal i challege everyone please lets do this..its not right to put limits on people and the say to accredited investors no limits or you get to invest more..god bless everyone..lets put the pressure on our leaders to give working folks a stellar deal..stand up and step up to the plate i dare you and lets fight for whats right for thee amwrican people because they do work hard..lets blitz sicual media write and call and take the limits off as to how much of a perentage of someones income or networth they can invest..big government and sec that is not your place or choice to make for them let hem decide..now who will be bold ebough to stand with me because i care about the working man in this country…may god bless america…i approve of this message

  16. I think that the jobs act should be adjusted to where the smaller investor can invest a greater portion of thier income or networth give them greater flexibility to do so much more quicker after all its the peoples money the sec and government need to stop telling Americans whats best for the give the individual investor more to work with instead of limiting them by thier income and so on ..someone needs to write and lobby congress the president to give the working men in america a greater portion of thier income savings networth and so on so they can invest more if they want to …eveyone please call and write the president and congress and lets give the average folks who are actually extra extraordinary deserves a stellar sweetheart deal. I challege everyone please lets do this..its not right to put limits on people and then say to accredited investors no limits or you get to invest more. of their income everyone..lets put the pressure on our leaders to give working folks a stellar deal..stand up and step up to the plate i dare you and lets fight for whats right for thee amwrican people because they do work hard..lets blitz social media write and call and take the limits off as to how much of a perentage of someones income or networth they can invest..big government and sec that is not your place or choice to make for people let them decide what percentage they want to invest that not the governments place you hear me..now who will be bold ebough to stand with me because i care about the working man in this country…may god bless america…i approve of this message

  17. Hi,

    Would a membership give me the right companies to choose for a low starting investment of $50, and are the bonus researched companies you’re getting with the membership require a much larger investment?

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