Crowdability’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

By Matthew Milner, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Got someone in your life that’s impossible to buy gifts for?

You’re in luck, because I just stumbled onto an amazing present:

It only costs $100, but it can bring joy—and potential profits—to all.

Can you guess what it is?

Something New

Earlier this year, new legislation went into effect that allows everyone to invest in start-ups, regardless of their net worth or income. It’s called the JOBS Act.

To discover and invest in start-up deals, investors like you visit websites called Funding Portals.

The thing is, most folks still aren’t aware of these changes. They’ve never heard of the JOBS Act or funding portals.

So they haven’t experienced the excitement of browsing through these websites and discovering “the next Facebook” or the “next Nike”…

And they haven’t experienced the joy and profits that come from making a successful investment.

But now, because of this unique gift idea, you can show them the light...

Get Carded

You see, a funding portal called WeFunder is offering something special this holiday season: gift cards.

The way it works is simple:

First you buy a gift card for the most difficult people on your list. The cards range in value from $100 to $2,000.

Then, once the recipient receives their gift card, they can choose which start-up to invest in.

And given the variety of start-ups on WeFunder, there’s something for everyone—from college-aged grandkids, to recently-retired uncles or aunts.

Let me show you what I mean…

A Few Ideas

Perhaps someone on your list would get a kick out of investing in a craft brewery start-up called Hopsters.

Hopsters is aiming to build a national chain of restaurant/bars where you can brew your own beer. The company is already doing more than $1 million a year in sales, and it’s offering investors an interesting profit-sharing plan.

Or how about an electric bike start-up that’s backed by Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran and top-tier venture capitalist Brad Feld?

The company is called Evelo and it’s targeting a fast-growing $15 billion market. In Q2 of 2016, it racked up $1 million in revenue.

Or for someone on your list who’s interested in music, how about a Y Combinator-backed start-up called Magic Instruments?

This start-up’s high-tech instruments enable anyone—including those with no musical training—to play an instrument within minutes.

To learn more about these gift cards and start-ups, click here »

And in the meantime, happy holidays—and happy investing!

Please note: Crowdability has no relationship with WeFunder, or with any of the companies or platforms we write about. Crowdability is an independent provider of education, information and research on start-ups and alternative investments.

Best Regards,
Matthew Milner
Matthew Milner


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