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CFIRA Voices Support for the Fix Crowdfunding Act

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The Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855) passed the House Financial Services Committee earlier this month with solid bipartisan support. The bill was laser focused on addressing intrinsic shortcomings in Title III of the JOBS Act. While the bill was approved the final text saw several… Read More

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Association Adds New Names to Board of Directors

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Association (CFIRA) has updated its Board of Directors adding several new members.  The recently appointed individuals will begin a two year term on June 2nd. The new members include: Anthony Zeoli – Partner at Freeborn and Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor Ron… Read More

Crowdfund Insider CEO Andrew Dix Receives New Capital Markets Leadership Award from CFIRA, SBE Council and CCA

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During the inaugural Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration in Washington, D.C., CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) presented Crowdfund Insider Co-founder and CEO Andrew Dix the “New Capital Markets Leadership Award” for Media. Crowdfund Insider, the leading… Read More

SBE Council, CFIRA & CCA Announce Crowdfunding Tech Showcase Participants

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The Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration scheduled for next Monday (May 16, 2016) has announced the organizations representing the five sectors of the crowdfunding ecosystem that will showcase at the DC Demo Day portion of the event. The Showcase and Celebration is being coordinated with… Read More

Sara Hanks: Manageable Chaos on May 16th with Title III Crowdfunding

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Sara Hanks is one of the most recognizable and vocal leaders in the investment crowdfunding sector. A securities attorney by training, Hanks has spent many years in and around Capitol Hill working on important policy issues.  Hanks is also a longstanding board member of the… Read More

CFIRA Teams Up With CCA & SBE Council to host Crowdfunding Showcase & Celebration

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Crowdfunding Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) to host the upcoming event, Crowdfunding Showcase and Celebration. The event, which will be held on May… Read More

SEC IAC Presentation on Crowdfunding Highlights Investor Protection Concerns (Video)

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The SEC Investor Advisory Committee met last week in Washington, DC. The periodic meeting was opened by Chair White who mentioned Title III retail crowdfunding specifically; “Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective in May and funding portals can begin to register with the Commission later this month. … Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Host Presentation on Crowdfunding Today

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The Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to convene today at the SEC headquarters in Washington, DC.  The agenda in the afternoon (on the schedule for 2PM) includes an update on crowdfunding rules. The presentation on investment crowdfunding includes the participation of two well known industry… Read More

CFIRA Responds to SEC On Proposed Regulatory Changes.

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  As you may be aware, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently considering sweeping changes to some of the most long-standing rules and regulations governing private transactions. These changes include fundamental revisions of both Rule 501, the definition of “accredited investor” and arguably… Read More

CFIRA Reminds SEC the Time is Now to Update Definition of an Accredited Investor

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There is a mandate under Dodd-Frank to review the definition of an “Accredited Investor” on a rolling basis.  As it stands today, Accredited Investors are individuals with incomes over $200,000 per year or $1 million in assets beyond a person’s primary residence. If you are… Read More

Save the Date: SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meets on January 21st

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Unless winter happens to show up in our nation’s capital, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at the Commission’s headquarters on January 21st. These meetings are open to the public but the SEC typically live-streams the proceedings so anyone may watch the… Read More

DJ Paul: “We Don’t Want to Limit Investment to People Who are Already Rich”

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  “I believe the use of the internet, platforms and websites — and all of the access and transparency that this enables — will become the New Normal for ALL securities transactions, and not just those directly impacted by the JOBS act, but for public… Read More

The University of Cambridge & University of Chicago Join Forces to Launch the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth School of Business are jointly launching the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. This survey will be the first comprehensive and empirical assessment… Read More

CFPA & CFIRA Partner on Webinar, “The Jobs Act: Funds as Alternative Investment Structures”

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA) and the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the two leading crowdfunding advocacy associations in the US, have partnered up to offer a free webinar on the JOBS Act.  The duo are presenting “The JOBS Act: Funds as Alternative Investment Structures”… Read More

Q&A: Candace Klein, Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck, Talks Female Entrepreneurship & Financial Innovation

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  A co-creator of the legislation that eventually became the JOBS Act of 2012, Candace Klein, Chief Strategy Officer for marketplace lender Dealstruck, joined the crowdfunding movement unintentionally. Candace was drawn in through her nonprofit, Bad Girl Ventures, and in the process founded her second company, began working with the… Read More