MNvest is committed to educating the public not only on the MNvest law, but also eliminating the barriers that often prevent everyday people from investing. Beginning in this issue, each INVEST(ed) issue will feature an investment term to help you, the reader, further your understanding of investment terminology.
A way to raise money for a company by asking a large number of backers to each invest a relatively small amount with it. In return, backers receive equity shares of the company, or an interest dividend and repayment of their principal if the offering was for debt.
MNvest is a Minnesota law permitting investment crowdfunding, a new way to fund Minnesota's growing businesses. Similar to reward-based crowdfunding sites (like Kickstarter), MNvest enables Minnesota businesses to legally advertise investment opportunities to all Minnesota residents.