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Oliver Gajda, Co-Founder & Executive Board Chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network, Creates Transparency and Accountability in EU Crowdfunding Market

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As many Crowdfund Insiders know, when The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe was initiated. This benchmarking survey, which closed on 6 January 2015,  seeks to capture the size, transactional volume and growth of the alternative finance markets across… Read More

The Funding Cap on Title III Retail Crowdfunding is Pointless. 

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As we start the beginning of 2015, expectations are increasing that final rules for both Title IV and Title III crowdfunding will finally be released to the public with the first offers commencing later in 2015.  Yes there are many questions regarding the final rules from industry participants and observers. Some commentators expect that Congress… Read More

Acquire Launches New Commercial Real Estate Investing Platform

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Acquire Real Estate has launched a crowdfunding platform that is said to open up a new world of commercial real estate investments to accredited investors, allowing them access to institutional-quality deals that didn’t exist until now. The firm has joined the growing momentum behind crowd investing, a variation of typical crowdfunding, with the only platform… Read More

Alessandro Lerro, European Equity Crowdfunding Association General Counsel & AISCRIS Board Member, Apprises European Alternative Finance Market

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As many Crowdfund Insiders know, The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe. This benchmarking survey, which closed on 6 January 2015,  seeks to capture the size, transactional volume and growth of the alternative finance markets across Europe…. Read More

Commissioner Gallagher: Are the US Capital Markets Competitive?

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    Though time has seemingly stood still on JOBS Act rulemaking at the SEC nearly one thousand days after its passage, the world continues to complete a full rotation every 24 hours – and it seems that the rest of the world is passing the U.S. by, at least when it comes to the… Read More

Leading Voice for Small Business Congressman Patrick McHenry Named Vice Chairman of House Financial Services Committee

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Congratulations to Congressman Patrick McHenry who has a new leadership position in the House Financial Services Committee. Late last week, Financial Services Committee Chairman, Jeb Hensarling, named Congressman McHenry to serve as Vice Chairman of the full Committee for the 114th Congress. This is great news for both Congressman McHenry and, in my opinion, the… Read More

NASAA Champions Electronic Filing Depository System as Solution to Blue Sky Challenge

The Battle of Blue Sky Review

In late December of last year, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) launched, what it refers to, as its Electronic Filing Depository (EFD) system. The EFD system is designed to allow users to submit certain required “blue sky” notice filings in connection with exempt securities offerings to multiple states at once. Now if that… Read More

Tommaso D’Onofrio, CEO of Assiteca Crowd & President of European Equity Crowdfunding Association Incites Change in Alternative Finance in Italy and Abroad

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European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey UPDATE Since late November, the University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe. This… Read More

Brief: U.S. Senators Michael Bennet & Jeff Merkley Continue to Press SEC to Finalize Crowdfunding Rules

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U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its crowdfunding rules that will allow small businesses and start-ups to raise capital online and through social media. The senators were lead sponsors along with former Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on the bipartisan “Crowdfund Act,” which was… Read More

Growth Capital Summit 2014 Highlights (Video)

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GrowthCapitalist, part of the MarketNexus Media group, organized a small gathering just prior to the SEC Small Business Capital Formation event in Washington, D.C. last November.  The event was held at the National Press Club and several well known names from the investment crowdfunding world spoke at the event.  Two of Crowdfund Insider‘s Senior Contributors… Read More

Sliced Investing CEO Michael Furlong: Successfully Connecting Investors to Hedge Fund Investments

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2014 proved to be a strong year for fledgling Sliced Investing, an investment platform connecting accredited investors to hedge fund investments: in November the platform closed seed financing of $2 million to develop new funds for investors and accelerate the platform’s growth. Venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Triple Point Ventures and Data Collective invested alongside… Read More

Crowdfunding Predictions for 2015

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With 2014 finally at an end and 2015 just kicking off it is that time of year when predictions on the future of crowdfunding roll in.  Crowdfund Insider has already published more than a few interesting predictions for 2015 and we expect more to follow.  Predictions are more fun than fact as the ones that… Read More

Every Time a Bell Rings, an Angel [Investor] Gets its Wings: The SEC meets It’s a Wonderful Life

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With reports that the final rule-making dates for Titles III and IV of the JOBS Act have been pushed back once again (potentially as late as October 2015), it’s as if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dropped a giant piece of coal in our collective holiday stocking. But let’s not lose our holiday spirit… Read More

SEC Submits Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements Moving Forward on Title V & Title VI of JOBS Act

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As part of the JOBS Act, the SEC has proposed amendments that addresses Title V and Title VI of the Act.  The revised rules relate to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. The SEC will seek public comment on the proposed rule amendments for 60… Read More

2015: The Ascendency of Small Business & the Middle Class in Washington, DC

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As 2014 comes to a close, this is the time of year when all good journalists look back at the year’s events, and then look forward – typically with a list of bold predictions for the year ahead.  For those of you focused on small business capital formation in our Nation’s Capital, the former task… Read More

Engine: Dear SEC, Finalize JOBS Act Rules Now

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Today, Engine sent a letter signed by more than 200 entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the startup community to the Securities Commission to tell the agency it’s time it fulfills its statutory obligation and finalize rules to make the JOBS Act a reality. You can find the full text of the letter below and read… Read More

North Capital Investment Technology Closes $1 Million Seed Funding Round

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North Capital Investment Technology has closed its seed funding round of $1 million, attracting support from major institutional investors including JFO, Karlani Capital and Green Visor Capital.  The funding enables the San Francisco-based private placement technology company to continue technology innovation, roll out proprietary funding platforms and hire staff to support its growing broker-dealer, North Capital… Read More

Groundfloor Shocker as it Backs NASAA Process on State Blue Sky Review

The Battle of Blue Sky Review

  Groundfloor, a real estate investment crowdfunding platform based in Atlanta that offers “micro-loans”, posted a comment letter on the SEC site in mid November sharing their opinion on the hot topic of State Blue Sky Pre-emption:  something viewed by many as a compelling aspect of Title IV of the JOBS Act.  The industry has… Read More

SEC List Pushes Date Back for JOBS Act Rules on OMB Site

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The Securities and Exchange Commission agency rule list for the Fall of 2014 has recently been updated on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs web site.  The OIRA is part of the Office of Management and Budget. Remaining rules of the JOBS Act have seen their final rule making dates pushed back to October… Read More

Rumors Swirl That JOBS Act Rules Hit Next Week

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Chatter is starting to pick up regarding release of final rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act – a portion of the legislation that is regularly referred to as Regulation A+. Some industry followers are of the opinion that final rules are to be released next week.  There are some others that believe Title… Read More