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Can outside investors invest in my startup for the E-2 Visa?

Yes, the short answer is that investors can invest in your U.S. startup for the E2 visa. However, the majority of your startup must be owned by citizens (or entities) of your country. So, for example, if you are French and the majority of your startup will be owned by French citizens (including French investors), then you would qualify for an E2 visa. On the other hand, if you obtain money from U.S. investors and those investors will end up owning more than 50{4ad64b66276aded0c5d3bf42c8b5edf916e0c2a65cd14a95f1cd0cd9c6050737} of your startup, then you would not qualify for an E2 visa.