Strategy

Reg D or Reg A+? Mark Elenowitz of Tripoint Global Equities Explains

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Mark Elenowitz, CEO and founder of Tripoint Global Equities, is a firm believer in the potential of Regulation A+.  The updated securities exemption, improved under the JOBS Act, enables companies to raise up to $50 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. Typically most early… Read More

Raising Funds Online via Crowdfunding from the General Public: Regulation A+ vs. Regulation Crowdfunding

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  The JOBS Act, which was signed into law in April 2012, led to the adoption of three exemptions from the registration requirements of securities offerings in the U.S. All three allow raising capital via crowdfunding. The first to go effective (September 2013) was Reg… Read More

Do You Have a Great Crowdfunding Pitch Video? Here is Your Chance to Get Recognized

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As the crowdfunding industry has evolved, both investment and rewards, the pitch video has emerged as an important variable in crafting a powerful message to back a campaign. Many of the biggest campaigns of all time benefited from a viral video that captured the attention of… Read More

A Million Bucks Crowdfunding… Not Enough?

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  Overcoming Equity Crowdfunding’s $1 Million Maximum Annual Capital Raise Amount Raising Startup Capital through Side-by-Side Equity Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and Regulation D Offerings With the JOBS Act’s advent in 2012, equity crowdfunding was born. The JOBS Act was designed to revolutionize the way businesses… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

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Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Is Reg A+ a Game-Changer? Absolutely. But it Will Take Some Time

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Regulation A, or Reg A+ as everyone now calls it, has been heralded as the future of small IPOs by some. The updated securities exemption was created by Title IV of the JOBS Act and came into effect during 2015. Allowing smaller companies to raise… Read More

5 Nonprofit P2P Fundraising Lessons We Learned This Year

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As legislation changes and technology advances, peer-to-peer fundraising is developing as a fundraising tool in the nonprofit world. These developments can pose interesting challenges for nonprofits, as well as opportunities to capitalize on advances in social networking and fundraising strategy. Social networking is steadily evolving… Read More

Daplie used Reg CF to Zig Instead of Zag & It Just Raised a Ton of Money

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For better or for worse, most people associate Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaigns with startups, especially technology-related ones. I make this claim based on two factors: I co-manage a marketing agency that focuses on equity crowdfunding campaigns so I’m hyper aware of what people are… Read More

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

European Parliament Looks to Boost Crowdfunding Minus Prospectus to €8 Million

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European Parliament is looking to adjust the prospectus requirement for small companies raising capital. This policy shift can directly impact the amount an issuer can raise using investment crowdfunding – across Europe. Members of European Parliament have increased the lower exemption threshold, under which no… Read More

Doug Ellenoff & Richard Baumann of EGS Explain Unique Structure of Fig Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer

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Utilization of the updated securities exemption colloquially called Reg A+ continues to gain traction. A form of crowdfunding that has been described as a Mini-IPO type offering due to the scaled disclosure, reduced cost and the option to immediately trade shares, Reg A+ is an… Read More

Native App or Hybrid App, that is the Question!

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  As a mobile app development professional at the largest independent app developers in the UK, I’m asked on countless occasions by enterprise organisations “should we develop a native or hybrid app for our business?” The poser of the questions then sits, perched forward on… Read More

Mark Elenowitz of TriPoint Global: Reg A+ is the Future of IPOs

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There has been a lot of buzz within the investment community regarding the updated exemption created under Title IV of the JOBS Act.  Regulation A+, or just Reg A+, was crafted by the SEC and Congress to allow issuers to raise up to $50 million… Read More

Owen Prell: Movies & Equity Crowdfunding

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With equity crowdfunding on the rise, more and more companies from various industries have decided to use the funding method as a way to attract investors. Thanks to Title II (Reg D 506c), III (Reg CF), and IV (Reg A+) of the JOBS Act, accredited… Read More

Cash vs. Accrual Accounting:  What you need to know when applying for a loan

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In the U.S., there are accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  They are the accounting standards used for all businesses in this country and provide principles for the two types of accounting used; cash and accrual accounting.  The difference between the two… Read More

Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now

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If crowdfunding as a means to improve access to capital for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives turns out only to be an ideology, it will be the result of a lack of effective education. By my definition, crowdfunding is human beings connected and empowered… Read More

CCA: Bigger Social Network = More Money Raised Crowdfunding

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The Regulation CF market is only a few months old but data on successful crowdfunding campaigns is starting to percolate to the surface.  Reg CF, created by Title III of the JOBS Act, allows small and emerging companies the ability to raise up to $1… Read More

Report: UK P2P Property Lending Delivers Returns from 2.25% to 12.7%

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Independent ratings agency 4thWay is out with an interesting report on the peer to peer property lending market in the UK.  This sector of alternative finance has been very popular due to the asset class and the solid returns. Even in light of Brexit turmoil,… Read More

Australian ASIC & Canadian OSC Align to Sign Fintech Pact Reflects Commitment to Emerging Businesses

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Under a new agreement, fintech companies in Australia and Ontario will be able to draw on support from the combined resources of their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the others’ market. Signed in Toronto this week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission… Read More

How Mobile Apps Create Better Business Practices

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For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Yet rather than simply developing a mobile-friendly version of your website or adding a cool e-commerce capability to the mobile user experience, more and more businesses are wisely delving into the mobile… Read More