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.
Thus, investments on the CrowdStreet Marketplace are only accessible to accredited investors through our secure and private platform.
To learn more about accreditation, refer to this article: Accreditation overview.