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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

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

CfPA Education Summit

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The premier annual education event of the Crowdfunding industry’s inclusive and non-profit trade association. Practical, topical and up-to-the-minute information for all stakeholders in the exciting and rapidly evolving Crowdfunding space, to be held at the Hogan Lovells law firm in downtown Washington, D.C. Please join us! P.S. Current members of the CfPA, and of affiliated… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Holds Education Summit in Washington, DC this Week

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) is holding their annual educational summit in Washington, DC this week.   Registration is still open for the two day event that is described as  the “Premier  Annual Education Event” for the crowdfunding industry’s non-profit trade association. Topics scheduled for discussion include an update on the status of crowdfunding, legal… Read More

CFPA to Offer New Crowdfunding Certification Programs

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In a public release the Crowdfunding Professional Assocation (CfPA) announced a new initiative providing two new certification programs.  The programs are to be provided at no additional charge to CfPA members and for a fee for non-CfPA members. The two different certifications are described as: CfPA Investor Education and Certification:   Prospective investors in public… Read More

CfPA Publishes Recommended Term Sheet for Equity Crowdfunding Offers

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a not-for- profit, 501(c)(6) trade association for stakeholders in the crowdfunding industry, has announced the availability of a recommended “Termsheet template” for use by participants in JOBS Act Title III (Section 4(a)(6)) Crowdfunding equity offerings. According to a release, this effort reflects the CfPA’s core mission of promoting the success… Read More

CfPA Schedules Educational Event on Crowdfunding in DC

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The Crowdfunding Professional Assocation (CFPA) is holding their annual education event in Washington, DC later this month.  The event is open to the public and will  be convened at the offices of Hogan Lovells law firm. CFPA is an inclusive, non-profit, trade association that engages all stakeholders in the emerging crowdfunding industry space.  The event… Read More

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum To Include In-Depth Crowdfunding Discussion


Can crowdfunding consistently deliver the money medical devices and drugs need to make it a key part of healthcare investing? That question will take center stage at this year’s MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. Representatives from Crowdfund Insider and Med City News will lead a series of four 20-minute panel discussions featuring the following experts… Alex Fair (@alexbfair), chief… Read More

Associates Of Candace Klein Speak Out On SoMoLend, Fraud Allegations In Ohio

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Allegations by the Ohio Division of Securities reverberate through the entrepreneurial class & the crowdfunding industry Candace Klein has been an extremely visible figure in the world of crowdfunding. Beyond her role as CEO of lending-based platform SoMoLend, she is also the former chair and one of the cofounders of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates… Read More

WATCH: David Weild Interviewed In Advance Of CfPA Forum Keynote

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As we previously reported, the CfPA’s annual Crowd Investing Forum will take place starting tomorrow, August 8th in Orlando. David Weild will be keynoting the first day of the event, and in advance of the event Devin Thorpe of Forbes sat down to interview Weild. Weild shares his thoughts on capital formation, the JOBS Act… Read More

CfPA Sponsored Crowd Investing Forum To Take Place This Week

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association’s (CfPA) 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will convene top crowdfunding pioneers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors in Orlando on August 8th through 9th to address the most urgent issues in capital formation and job creation, corporate and entrepreneurial crowdfunding initiatives. Following the July 11th rule change by the SEC, the JOBS… Read More

Conzortia CEO Added to Roster of Speakers at CfPA Annual Event (Updated)

Robert Dobyns

Conzortia CEO Robert Dobyns and TradeKing’s Senior Vice President Kevin Delo added to roster of crowdfunding speakers.   Robert Dobyns, Founder & CEO of Conzortia Business Funding will be speaking at the Crowdfunding Professionals Assocation (CfPA) 2nd Annual Crowdfund Investing Innovation Forum on August 8-9, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Robert Dobyns is a pioneer in the… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Lauds SEC Approval of General Solicitation

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The Crowdfunding Professional Assocation or CfPA has issued a release sharing their appreciation of the recent progress made regarding the Jobs Act.  Equity-based crowdfunding came one step closer to reality this past Wednesday as the SEC  voted to lift the ban on general solicitation of private placements to accredited investors. The SEC ruling will create a new… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Releases Conference Agenda

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a leading trade organization for the crowdfunding industry, has released the agenda for its 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum.  The event is to be held on August 8th – 9th in Orlando, Florida. Event organizer Luan Cox commented on the forthcoming gathering, “Whereas most crowdfunding conferences center discussions on… Read More

Former Vice Chair of NASDAQ to Deliver Keynote at CfPA Event

David Weild

David Weild, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Crowdfunding Professional Association Industry Event The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a trade organization for the crowdfunding industry, is pleased to announce that David Weild IV, renowned capital markets expert and former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, will be delivering the keynote address at the… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart To Head Crowdfunding Research At UC Berkeley

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Dr. Richard Swart has been appointed as Director of Research overseeing the policies, best practices and innovation in entrepreneurial finance at the University of California, Berkeley. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, directed under the College of Engineering’s Fung Institute, seeks to examine the evolution of crowdfunding and other social-finance models. Dr. Swart… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association to Host Industry Event

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) will host its 2nd Annual Crowdfund Investing Innovation Forum on August 8-9, 2013 in Orlando, FL. The forum has established itself as the must-attend conference for leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers who are committed to fostering capital formation and job creation. Presented by top crowdfunding pioneers, expert financial services… Read More

While Waiting For SEC Regulations, Crowdfunding Leaders Focus On Investor Education

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Some crowdfunding industry leaders are using the lull before the fundraising practice is publicly viable to develop educational material for people who may soon be making their first investments. The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently drafting rules to allow start-ups to sell stakes in their companies to the general public, potentially raising large sums from crowds of small… Read More