Certain platforms look to limit the accessibility of opportunities by requiring a minimum investment size along with or instead of requiring accreditation. In other cases, the minimum investment size coincides with the democratization of opportunity, as platforms stress low minimum investment sizes in order to broaden access and drive investment volume.
When evaluating platforms, note the average size of investment opportunities available and compare these figures to the minimum investment size. For example, a site with a minimum investment of $50 is likely more conducive to early-stage consumer companies looking to raise a few thousand dollars than real estate deals worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Some platform also limit disclosure on this term by saying that the minimum varies by offering. The data in Alts for All normally pulls from the lowest minimum investment listed among available opportunities, but for others you may have to sign up before you can make this determination.