Amy Wan

So You Want to Equity Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

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Crowdfunding campaigns tend to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Why Donald Trump Won the Presidential Election: What It Means & What We Need to Do

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Many people feel deeply hurt from the outcome of the Presidential election. Here’s a kinder, simpler explanation as to why. This week, we saw a completely unexpected outcome in the Presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As the punditry and chattering classes scramble… Read More

Finovate Celebrates 10th Anniversary Show in NYC

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FinovateFall celebrated its 10th anniversary this last week with a two-day show on September 8-9, 2016 in New York City. The show featured demos from 72 companies presenting a diverse range of Fintech startups. In total, Finovate’s 30 events over 10 years have seen more… Read More

Hacking the Law (Crowdfunding Edition): Concurrent Offerings Part 1

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First off, don’t panic. We’re not talking about hacking into computer networks or anything. Legal hacking, or hacking the law, doesn’t involve anything surreptitious. From an organization standpoint, Legal Hackers is an organization originating from Brooklyn Law School and now a global movement with over… Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding Investor Commitments Surpasses $5M in Under Three Months

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Within its first three months, Regulation Crowdfunding investor commitments for campaigns that have met their minimum funding goals have surpassed $5 million, as reported by NextGen Crowdfunding. Regulation Crowdfunding, also known as Title III or Reg CF for short, enables companies to raise up to… Read More

Syndication is the What, Crowdfunding is the How

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Syndication and crowdfunding are terms that have been used interchangeably within the last decade, and their concepts and meaning have become increasingly blurred. However, whereas syndication focuses on funding relationships and structure between the funder and funded, crowdfunding is a method of finding investors (or… Read More

Progress Report: Looking at Regulation A+ One Year Later

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Regulation A+, which revamped the old Regulation A, became effective on June 19, 2015—just over a year ago. Here’s what we’ve seen during the past year of utilization: Statistics: Approximately 105 publicly-filed Regulation A+ filings to date, with approximately 44 of those filings qualified by… Read More