There's a reason 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 well over $1 million.
Today, the landscape of angel investing has transformed into something that's a lot closer to the American Dream. 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 one big legislative change that has opened up a lot of potential for "regular" investors...