Retirement IRA Investing in Crowdfunding Offerings

Written by Brian ThopseyPublished in

Interested in investing a portion of your Individual Retirement Agreements (IRA) Account or your Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) into Startups? We have discovered some new ways making it easier to invest your retirement money into private equity, or newly formed companies starting out.

We spoke with Josh Duckworth the Director of Marketing at GoldStar Trust about how to do this. GoldStar Trust is paving the way for indivuals to invest in startups through these investment vehicles through self-directed IRA accounts that allow for investing in debt and equity through online portals. They have created accounts to help facilitate these transactions.

Gold Star Trust charges 25$ to create an IRA account and $65 per year to maintain the account. 

Funding Sites or Portals

In addition to self-directed IRAs, Gold Star Trust offers a solution for escrow and payment services with fees starting at $500 per deal. Their recent launch of CrowdPay, escrow, payments, custody and tax reporting services can be done via API (Application Programming Interface).

Texas Issuers considering working with Goldstar can raise funds up to $1,000,000 offering unaccredited investors the opportunity to participate for as little as $100 or as much as $5,000 per deal. The portal will need to verify salary and location of the investors. GoldStar works with industry leaders in Texas like CrudeFunders., MassVenture and NextSeed.


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