What is an accredited investor?

There are federal regulations surrounding registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prior to selling securities to investors. These laws are designed to help protect investors. However, there are certain exemptions to this registration requirement.

One exemption from registration is provided by Regulation D, which allows companies to offer securities to "accredited investors" in a private offering. Accredited investors are defined by the SEC as individuals with income exceeding $200,000 annually ($300,000 per couple) with the expectation of that continuing, or a net worth of more than $1 million, excluding the value of the primary residence, as well as a few others. 

Thus, investments on the CrowdStreet Marketplace are only accessible to accredited investors through our secure and private platform.

 To learn more about verifying your accreditation, please click here: How do I verify my accredited status?