What is the difference between a "MainStreet" Investor and an "Accredited Investor"? Now anyone can invest..
Regulation A+ allows any investor, worldwide, to invest in private companies. This is a major change in US securities law, and it means that anyone can invest, if they choose to do so, in a Reg A+ offering, after it has been Qualified by the SEC. Before Reg A+ became effective in 2015, only wealthy, Accredited investors were allowed to invest in private companies.
The short video below explains the difference between accredited investors and main street investors, in the context of Regulation A+ :
Timeline Schedule for a Regulation A+ Offering