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Funding Wonder to Launch FINRA Registered Regulation Crowdfunding Platform

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Funding Wonder Crowd, LLC, a small business lending platform operator, announced on Wednesday it was approved by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) as a licensed Regulation Crowdfunding Portal. Sharing details about the new crowdfunding platform, Michael Mildenberger, CEO of Funding Wonder, stated: “Funding Wonder is… Read More

Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot Shares Insight into Equity Crowdfunding Push: “We Have a Lot of Exciting Things Planned for 2017”

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Indiegogo entered into the investment crowdfunding sector with a big splash this month. Partnering with MicroVentures, a FINRA approved Reg CF portal and Broker-Dealer, Indiegogo launched with four diverse investment opportunities: BeatStars, Republic Restoratives, Play Impossible, and ArtCraft Entertainment. Three of these offers have hit… Read More

Mark Elenowitz of TriPoint Global: Reg A+ is the Future of IPOs

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There has been a lot of buzz within the investment community regarding the updated exemption created under Title IV of the JOBS Act.  Regulation A+, or just Reg A+, was crafted by the SEC and Congress to allow issuers to raise up to $50 million… Read More

Owen Prell: Movies & Equity Crowdfunding

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With equity crowdfunding on the rise, more and more companies from various industries have decided to use the funding method as a way to attract investors. Thanks to Title II (Reg D 506c), III (Reg CF), and IV (Reg A+) of the JOBS Act, accredited… Read More

Indiegogo Enters Equity Crowdfunding Sector with Partner MicroVentures: New Investors Welcome

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  Indiegogo, the trend-setting international crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition, has launched a new equity crowdfunding portal with MicroVentures allowing anyone to invest in startups and growing companies. By utilizing new equity crowdfunding regulations that took effect in May, the new service provides… Read More

Paul Atkins on Trump’s Transition Team for Financial Appointments is a Very Good Sign for Fintech

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It has been widely reported that Paul Atkins, a former SEC Commissioner and current CEO of Patomak Partners, is the point person in Donald Trump’s transition team for financial regulatory appointments. This is an encouraging sign. Atkins, a Vanderbilt Law School Grad, was an SEC… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Evangelist Victoria Silchenko: We Have Witnessed Unprecedented Growth in Alternative Finance

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Victoria Silchenko has been a staunch propopent of the benefits of crowdfunding and alternative finance since day one. The founder of Metropole Capital Group and the Global Alternative Funding Forum, an annual event that brings together many prominent names in the Fintech sector, Silchenko has charted… Read More

OTC Markets Hosts Reg A+ Bootcamp with CrowdfundBeat

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OTC Markets has scheduled a one-day “Bootcamp” on leveraging updated rules enacted under Title IV of the JOBS Act. OTC Markets and Crowdfund Beat Media will be co-hosting a gathering at OTC headquarters in New York City to provide smaller companies the information they need… Read More

When It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty First

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A Reply on the Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding On September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). Our essay raises a number of concerns about… Read More

Report: Title II Crowdfunding Data on Three Year Anniversary Tops $1.47 Billion

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Crowdnetic has published its annual  Crowdwatch report on Title II investment crowdfunding as enacted under the JOBS Act of 2012. Title II, or Reg D 506(c), allows issuers the option to “generally solicit” or to promote their securities online to accredited investors. According to their… Read More

How to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act

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Let me begin by saying god bless Congressman Patrick McHenry. He is out there on the front lines actually trying to make a difference and help entrepreneurs and small businesses get off the ground and succeed. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, and a… Read More

There are Now 17 Registered Reg CF Platforms. Can they be Sustained?

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Reg CF investment crowdfunding (Title III of the JOBS Act) has only been actionable since May of this year. At the end of May, there were 10 FINRA/SEC approved Regulation CF platforms with only a handful listing live investment opportunities. The approved platforms at the… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry: “I will continue to work on the three Fintech bills I’ve now introduced”

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Congressman Patrick McHenry is in his sixth term in the US Congress where he represents the citizens of North Carolina’s 10th District. McHenry is also the Chief Deputy Whip, where he assists Majority Whip Steve Scalise in rallying the GOP members to support important legislative… Read More

Is the SAFE Not So Safe for Investment Crowdfunding?

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Earlier this year, on May 16, 2016, the final portion of the JOBS Act became actionable. The much anticipated Title III provisions and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) went into effect, marking the official beginning of retail crowdfunding in the United States. While the industry is… Read More

Regulation A+ Offering: Hype or Reality?

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Jobs creation and wages are in the spotlight again by voter demand this presidential election year and receiving attention from both Republican and Democratic parties. This begs the question whether an improved version of Regulation A under the JOBs Act of 2012 offers a practical… Read More

Dan Miller: “We are at the Beginning of a Major Global Shift in the World of Finance & Investment”

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Dan Miller, co-founder of Fundrise and founder of Myrtle Grove Ventures, has released a statement saying, “online finance and equity crowdfunding, in particular, will see significant and international growth over the next 10 to 20 years.” Miller highlights Title III of the JOBS Act, also… Read More

SeedInvest Publishes Open Letter Requesting Feedback on “Crowd Note” in Push to Manage Reg CF Hurdles

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Title III or Reg CF crowdfunding holds great potential to provide access to capital for smaller companies but also includes multiple shortcomings. The woefully small funding cap and the hobbled rules stapled on by regulators have created a securities exemption that is ok but could… Read More

The Fix Crowdfunding Act. What it Fixes & What it Does Not

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In early June, the U.S. House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, approved the “Fix Crowdfunding Act” bill (HR 4855). Maybe it’s the title of the bill that is misleading, but since then I have seen multiple articles which incorrectly describe what this legislation, if fully… Read More

Mary Jo White: SEC Staff Continues to Closely Monitor Reg CF, Reg A+

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Two important elements of the JOBS Act are Title III and Title IV.  These two portions of the act created Reg CF, retail crowdfunding, and Reg A+, a scaled disclosure exemption for companies to raise up to $50 million.  In the opening remarks of the… Read More

SeedInvest Ryan Feit Discusses His Role in Passing the JOBS Act & Title III Rules (Video)

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On Tuesday, SeedInvest CEO and co-founder, Ryan Feit sat down with Jason McCabe Calacanis on This Week in Startups to share details about his involvement in passing the JOBS Act and his work on the Title III rules (which went into effect on May 16th). The discussion’s… Read More