Silicon Investor is a social network for investors who are accredited by the American Investor Network, the industry’s most prestigious accreditation.
The Silicon Investor Investor logo appears on its website, along with a series of short links to its accredited investors profiles.
We’ve seen Silicon Investor credentials before, and it’s often associated with a more high-profile investor like Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has been accused of being a scammer for using the platform to make money.
But what we didn’t expect to see in its latest incarnation was a fake accreditation form that looked a lot like the ones on a traditional investment website.
The only problem is that Silicon Investor doesn’t seem to have the expertise to vet its accredited investor clients, and many of the people who sign up to receive an account don’t seem qualified to handle their own finances.
“There’s been a lot of criticism on Facebook and other companies about people not being qualified to do this work,” Silicon Investor co-founders Brian Gannon and Paul Buehler told Mashable.
“We have no control over the people that sign up.”
That’s because the tech industry’s accreditation process is extremely complex, and tech-related businesses are not subject to the same federal regulation as a traditional business.
Gannon says that the tech sector has experienced a “massive” decline in the number of accredited investors since the company was founded.
“I’m not a professional investor, I’m just a guy who likes to make small investments, and I have no business training,” Gannon said.
Golan says that Silicon, which he co-founded in 2009, has been working to make it easier for accredited investors to access its platform.
The company is expanding its platform to allow for people to set up their own profiles, and its website is now integrated with other apps and websites to allow people to manage their own personal investments.
Giller and Buehl, who have been partners at the company since it was founded, have taken to the social network to encourage more people to join the ranks of Silicon Investor members.
“The reason why we have a small number of members is because the market for accredited and non-accredited investors is extremely saturated,” Giller said.
“It is the largest market for any kind of investment in the world, and people need to find a way to invest in this market and not be put in the minority.
It’s a huge market and the industry is exploding, so we want to do something about it.”
As for why Silicon Investor uses its accreditation criteria to determine who qualifies to invest, Buellas said that it has been around for more than a decade, and has always taken a holistic approach to assessing the backgrounds of its accredited members.
That means they are vetted on the basis of their backgrounds, not their social media profile or investments.
In the past, it has only ever been possible for accredited members to invest if they had an investment portfolio worth at least $50,000.
Now, Buerllas says that if an investor has no net worth, they can invest as little as $2,500 in a portfolio with no net assets.
But in addition to making the process easier, Silicon has also expanded its platform so that members can set up a “portfolio” on their own, which allows them to set the amount of money they want to invest each month, which they can then transfer to a savings account on their phone.
Silicon Investor said it’s working to increase the number and diversity of its members, and hopes that this new accreditation page will help make it more accessible to people interested in investing in tech.
“Our mission is to increase our number of individuals and to make sure they are aware of the value and potential of technology,” Golan said.