It's hard to start a business. It's even harder to start a technology company - given the huge up-front costs. With the rise in success stories from people who've used Kickstarter for creative projects, some are considering micro-finance or crowd funding as a source of venture capital.
As attractive as it might sound, the JOBS Act adds a ton of complexity. Here's a great article on the subject that breaks down the real issues that you need to consider before going down that road.