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What is an Accredited Investor?

Federal laws require that companies register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prior to  selling any securities to investors. These laws are designed to 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.

To comply with these laws, CrowdStreet investment opportunities are only accessible to accredited investors through our secure and private platform.