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CFIRA CO-Chair DJ Paul Interviewed by Benziga (Audio)

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CFIRA Co-Chair and Propelr Co-Founder DJ Paul was interviewed yesterday on Benziga as part of their pre-market prep show. The early discussion covers the basics, IE Title II, III and IV of the JOBS Act that deals with investment crowdfunding and the associated regulatory reform that enables this new approach.  Paul then continues to dive… Read More

Charles Sidman Out as President of Crowdfunding Professional Association

Charles Sidman

On November 18th the Board of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) announced the departure of longtime President Charles Sidman. In a widely circulated email to CfPA members, CfPA Secretary Scott McIntyre stated, “The CfPA has had a momentous year building out the organization and raising awareness and participation in our new industry. We also want… Read More

OfferBoard CEO and CFIRA Chair Chris Tyrrell Presents at DC Growth Summit Update

Chris Tyrrell

OfferBoard CEO and CFIFA Chair Chris Tyrrell presented detailed research in his paper  ”Equity Crowdfunding Under Title II of the JOBS ACT: The First Year” at the Washington, D.C. Growth Summit Update.  Tyrrell founded OfferBoard, an investment platform that uses technology, big data and dating-style matching algorithms to help CEOs of growing companies raise capital and… Read More

2nd Annual Regulatory & Advocacy Summit – Washington, DC

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill. Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will… Read More

Perspective: Title III, Title IV and the Politics of Regulation

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  In my May 2014 article, “The Bell Tolls for Title III”, I laid out the reasons why it was highly unlikely that the SEC would issue Title III rules before the November elections and predicted that should the Senate flip to Republican control, we would see legislative changes to the JOBS Act. I have… Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (2014 SEC Government Small Business) Forum

Be The Change You Wish To See in the World Washington DC Capitol Building

As one who has represented small and emerging growth companies over the past 36 years in navigating access to the capital markets, I have closely followed the legislative and regulatory developments in Washington, D.C. since the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act). Spurned by many factors, political, economic… Read More

CFIRA Set to Discuss JOBS Act & More at Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC

Washington DC Capitol Building

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has scheduled a public event in Washington, DC, on November 21st, to update and review the community on various aspects of the JOBS Act including Title II, Title III and Title IV.  The 2nd Annual Regulatory Summit has been scheduled to follow the SEC’s annual Government Business Forum on Small… Read More

CFIRA Advocates Announce Second Annual Regulatory Summit in Washington D.C.

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its Second Annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill. Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will… Read More

Crowdfunding Thought Leaders Gather in Berkeley to Discuss Future of Financial Innovation

Panel Berkeley Academic Summit

For a second year in a row, government policy makers, finance experts and online entrepreneurs gathered at UC Berkeley for the Fung Institute’s academic symposium on crowdfunding.  The event was organized by Dr. Richard Swart – a well known authority and frequent commenter on crowdfunding and alternative forms of finance. If attendees came away with… Read More

Release Title III: Securities Based Crowdfunding Rules – The New Investing Model

This Train is Late

Some Issues in Title III Crowdfunding Regulations Require Modification. Recently, there has been a renewed call for action on Title III (Regulation Crowdfunding) to go-live. And there are some proponents in the industry that just want the rules to go live ‘as-is’. However, the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the first advocacy and lobbying trade… Read More

CFIRA Takes Vocal Stand on “Accredited Investor” Definition

CFIRA Balancing Wealth and Wisdom

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has taken a firm and concise stand on the debate enveloping the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.  CFIRA has been at the forefront in advocating for financial innovation and investment crowdfunding.  The group promotes the interests of issuers AND investors while promoting good business practices.  The letter (posted below)… Read More

Investor Advisory Committee Decides to Seek More Data Before Recommendation on Accredited Investor Definition

SEC Investors Advocate Questioned

The Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee yesterday where they tackled the very important issue of defining an “accredited investor”.  Barbara Roper, the Chairman of the ‘Investor as a Purchaser Subcommittee’ closed the meeting without recommendations on altering the definition, stating their intent to meet with DERA (the economic… Read More

CFIRA Tackles Investor Advisory Committee Recommendations on Crowdfunding

Barbara Roper Investor Advisory Committee

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) recently posted a comment letter on the SEC web site regarding JOBS Act implementation.  The comment letter was in direct response to the recommendations provided by the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) who recently met – reviewing their requests for JOBS Act implementation.  CFIRA is a group of industry advocates… Read More

May CFIRA Educational Series: Crowdfunding Intermediaries

Our May CFIRA Educational Series will cover Crowdfunding Intermediaries. The webinar will be held on May 01, 2014, at 1:00 PM EDT. Agenda topics include: – What is a crowdfunding intermediary? – Key regulatory challenges – Intellectual property considerations – Cybersecurity risks – Due diligence best practices – Potential legal and reputational risks – Filing and… Read More

CFIRA To Host Webinar on Regulatory Requirements for Crowdfunding Portals

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) is set to host a free webinar this Wednesday, May 1, at 1PM EST regarding the legal and regulatory requirements for investment crowdfunding portals. The panel of speakers include representatives from: Wales Capital Crowdcheck Day Pittney LLP Agenda topics include: – What is a crowdfunding intermediary? – Key regulatory… Read More

CFIRA Hosts Educational Session on General Solicitation

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) hosted an educational session on crowdfunding last week (March 20) where they addressed the topic of General Solicitation (Advertising) for 506(c) private placements.  The panel discussion included a slide show plus several crowdfunding luminaries including: Sarah Hanks – CrowdCheck Daniel Gorfine – Milken Institute DJ Paul – Gate Global… Read More

UPDATED – Administrative Hearing Begins For Candace Klein; Klein Lawyer: “The company’s out of business.”

Cease and Desist Somolend

The first day of Candace Klein’s highly-anticipated hearing is in the books. In what could be a watershed moment for crowdfunding in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Division of Securities is squaring off against Klein. The backdrop: a notice of intent to issue cease and desist order filed in August of 2013 alleging Candace… Read More

Congressman McHenry Interviewed for Crowdfund Global Expo (Video)

Congressman Patrick McHenry

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), viewed as one of the leading legislative voices advocating the benefits of crowdfunding, was interviewed last week as part of the Crowdfund Global Expo held in San Diego January 30-31, 2014.  DJ Paul, Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) Chair and Andrea Downs, CEO of Coastal Shows the event organizer, jointly discussed… Read More

EarlyShares: Title III Crowdfunding Infographic

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Equity crowdfunding platform EarlyShares provided the following infographic outlining some of the facts and estimates behind Title III of the JOBS Act. Title III aims to legalize equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors. Rules for the new exemption (Seciton 4(a)(6) of the Securuties Act) were proposed in October of this year. RELATED | THEY’RE HERE: SEC’s Proposed… Read More

Kingdom Trust Wants to Become Leader in Crowdfunding, Announces Hire of James Jones

James Jones

James A. Jones has been hired as Kingdom Trust Company’s new Vice President of Business Development as part of their strategy in targeting the crowdfunding industry with self-directed IRAs.  The Kingdom Trust Company is an alternative asset custody provider.  Jones, a board member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) is a recognized speaker and… Read More