Richard Garriott just announced that people can now buy pieces of his game dev company through the crowdfunding platform, SeedInvest.https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b
Not feeling it myself... but maybe someone else out there might enjoy giving Lord British more money through SeedInvest. If I was even going to consider doing something like this, I'd want to know about his last couple investment opportunities: Tabula Rasa and Ultimate Collector.
Tabula Rasa went live October 2007,
became free to play on January 2009, and closed on February 2009.
I can't remember if Ultimate Collector ever launched or not, it closed down in April 2013. (Lots of people feel like Shroud of the Avatar could have been called Ultimate Collector 2.)