Monday marked the first day that US startups could legally publicize that they were raising money through new regulations from the JOBS Act. AngelList adopted the new rules right away and added new Syndicate and Backer investment opportunities. Syndicates allow investors to take the lead on a portion of a startup’s fundraising round and bring in others to participate with them. Backers allow individuals to pledge to join in on future Syndicates from a specific investor.
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As part of Monday’s announcements, AngelList revealed that it had raised $24 million in a round led by Kauffman Foundation, Atlas Venture and Google Ventures. The company put its money where its mouth is by raising 70 percent of the round on its own Invest Online platform.
Over 1,000 companies are already using AngelList to fundraise publicly. All told, roughly 1,300 startups have raised over $200 million collectively on AngelList, including $16 million through Invest Online. More than 21,000 accredited investors have registered on the site.
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