I was just day dreaming that it would be nice to be able to invest in a company like Xenforo (which I assume it's not?).
Then it occurred to me whether XF have ever considered doing a crowd funding round with a copy of XF 2.0 as the 'prize' - i.e. in the same way 3D printing companies set their first 3D printer. The money raised would be put toward further building up the team, moving to a bigger office, or whatever else is needed. I appreciate that they will get there eventually without a crowd funding round, but it could be accelerated by selling advance copies of 2.0 on something like Kickstarter and ultimately it might bring further awareness to their work, lead to investment, alliances, etc.
This is the suggestions forum and that is my suggestion