Tagged: jobs act

Crowdfunding Portals Prepare for Title III Retail Crowdfunding

Gates Open for Title III

Last week both the SEC and FINRA finalized the rules for funding portals to offer securities under Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012.  The journey to get to this place has been long and at times challenging as regulators and industry participants debated… Read More

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Legal Developments of 2015

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  2015 could go down as the most active year for regulatory reform in the private securities market since 1940.   After a long delay since passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, we saw an unprecedented flurry of regulatory activity in 2015. Without further… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part I: Practical Concerns for an Issuer

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  When SEC Commissioner Piwowar lodged his controversial “NO” vote for the final rules implementing Title III Regulation CF last October, he did so with concern that the overcomplicated rules were laden with “traps” that could snare an unassuming company trying to raise funds. Unfortunately,… Read More

Crowdfunding: A Look at 2015 & Beyond!

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  With it being new years eve and all, what better time to reflect on all the advancements made this year and to look ahead to all those still to come in 2016 and beyond. If you follow this industry at all, you know that… 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

Scorecard: Last Years Fintech Predictions Reviewed

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  The end of one year, and the entry into another, typically brings a cacophony of predictions for the new year along with lamentations and accolades for the one ending. At the beginning of 2015 (January 2nd to be precise), I peered deeply into my… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Reflects on 2015. Sees Opportunity in Reg CF / Title III Crowdfunding

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      Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the entire investment crowdfunding space. A founding partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, early on he and his firm staked a claim in the nascent alternative finance sector.  Ellenoff… Read More

Three Policy Issues that will Hold Regulation Crowdfunding Back

Road Closed Detour

On May 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules implementing Title III of the JOBS Act will come into effect, allowing companies to raise funds under Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act. The SEC made some important improvements over the proposed rules that will… Read More

Q&A: David Behin, CEO of CityFunders, Talks Title III And Real Estate Crowdfunding

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For David Behin, co-founder and CEO of CityFunders, proving real estate investment opportunities for accredited investors, his goal was to help bring real estate investing to the masses. Fast forward to now, and the pool of real estate investors has noticeably increased, with the passage of the JOBS Act, Title III. The… Read More

Omnibus Highway Bill “FAST Act” Slips in Changes to the JOBS Act of 2012

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The so-called FAST Act or “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” was shuffled off to be signed by President Obama after the Senate approved the massive bill.  It was a piece of legislation that saw the likes of Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, join… Read More

Crowdfunding Counselor Sam Guzik, A Voice Galvanizing & Advocating for the Crowd

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“I do not recycle or repackage the ideas of others.  I try to focus instead on broader JOBS Act issues and events which have thus far gone unnoticed – or barely noticed – and which require further thought, analysis and hopefully, action, by louder and… Read More

Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding Simplified. Read the Report

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Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) has taken the rather voluminous 668 pages of final rules for Title III retail crowdfunding and distilled them down into a more manageable 43 pages.  The report, embedded below, was created to augment CCA’s book How to Crowdfund book (available on… Read More

Steve Wallman, Former SEC Commissioner & Founder of Folio Investing, Reflects Upon Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rules

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Steve Wallman spent a good portion of the 90’s at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Wallman’s official bio at the SEC notes that his tenure was marked by the creation of the first Advisory Committee on Capital Formation… Read More

Congress Must Fix Title III Investment Crowdfunding, No Startup Will Touch it Unless Congress Acts

State of the Union Congress and Senate

I spent a lovely weekend reading (and re-reading) all 685 pages of the final SEC rules of Title III the Jobs Act. Ah, the joy of memorizing regulations! We helped Congress pass the JOBS Act back in 2012, to help everyone — no matter how wealthy — invest as… Read More

WeFunder to SEC: Title III Critical Flaw Harms Investors

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Investment crowdfunding platform WeFunder, a site that has raised over $10 million using Accredited Crowdfunding, sees a serious flaw in final rules of Title III of the JOBS Act.  In a recent open letter to the SEC, WeFunder CEO and co-founder Nicholas Tommarello said while… Read More

SeedInvest to State of Washington: Please Do Not Create an Unwarranted Bottleneck for Reg A+ Issuers

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Investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has responded to proposed rules the state of Washington has hoisted up the securities regulation flag pole regarding Regulation A+.  In brief, SeedInvest wants to to “Save Regulation A”, according to a post on their blog. As enacted under Title IV… Read More

Slava Rubin Pens New Article About Equity Crowdfunding: “How Indiegogo and Title III Are Eliminating Gatekeepers”

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Offering up an insight on Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding future, CEO Slava Rubin published a post on Linkedin titled How Indiegogo and Title III Are eliminating Gatekeepers. Rubin shared: “Before we started Indiegogo in early 2008, a select group of elite gatekeepers were responsible for determining which… Read More

Final Title III Crowdfunding Rules: Five Major Developments

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For most people, digesting the 686 pages of the final Title III rules over the weekend would be some sort of Tartarus-like punishment.  Yet for me, after 3 ½ years of waiting, it was the equivalent of unwrapping a present, with each sentence laying out… Read More