Tagged: brian knight

Small Businesses Need A Seat At The SEC’s Table

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With the recent confirmation of Mary Jo White as Chairman of the SEC and Kara Stein, and Michael Piwowar as SEC Commissioners, the leadership of the SEC is undergoing significant changes that will affect public policy for years to come. It has been argued that White’s nomination and confirmation by unanimous consent can been seen… Read More

Breaking Down General Solicitation For Private Placements In The US

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Mark your calendar. July 10th was a big day in the fight for increased access to capital in the United States, as well as the overarching timeline of the fledgeling crowdfunding industry. Title II of the JOBS Act mandated a lifting of the ban on general solicitation for private placement offerings, creating a new class… Read More

Crowdcheck Sponsors Gathering in DC on Risks of Securities Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding due diligence platform Crowdcheck has scheduled a gathering in Washington DC to discuss the possible risks to securities Crowdfunding. The event is featuring keynote speaker US Senator Mark Warner (D – Virginia). Entitled Fraud and Red Tape: Risks to the Potential of Securities Crowdfunding will also include two panel discussions bringing together many of… Read More

99Funding Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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99Funding , a securities crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of their equity crowdfunding site.  Currently only accredited investors will be allowed to invest through the 99Funding platform.  The site offers a secure, transparent and efficient market for investment crowdfunding.  Managing Directors Craig Goos and Jim Dowd believe that crowdfunding is already changing the way… Read More

CrowdCheck’s Brian Knight Rebuts Rattner On Crowdfunding

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Recently Steve Rattner, founder of private equity firm Quadrangle Group, had some pointed criticism regarding investment crowdfunding. In a post on the New York Times, Rattner criticized the term “JOBS Act,” the loosening of restrictions on general solicitation, the definition of an emerging growth company and more. Brian Knight took to the Huffington Post today… Read More

Guess who’s back? (An Interview with Sang Lee)

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After a long holiday break the CrowdFundCast is Back!  This time we get to interview Mr. Sang Lee of Return On Change about crowdfunding and high impact investment.  The discussion was fascinating, the skype…a little wonky, but Sang graciously put up with the technical hurdles to talk about why he thinks crowdfunding will help both companies and… Read More

CrowdFundCast: Recommendations from the SEC Small Business Forum

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I recently got around to listening to Brian Knight’s excellent CrowdFundCast podcast that he produces periodically.  His latest podcast discusses the SEC Small Business Forum, which we’ve covered previously. Sarah is an accomplished attorney with vast experience with the securities and finance industry.  She spent four years at the SEC as the Chief of the… Read More

CrowdFundCast: Sweden, Austin, Vegas and RAMPANT SPECULATION!

Hello! It has been a while since our last episode, but that is because we have been so busy traveling around talking about crowdfunding. In this podcast we finally get the whole gang in one room to talk about their experiences with traveling to Sweden to talk cröwdfůnding (not the actual Swedish spelling), talking to… Read More