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A Prominent Attorney Sees Regulation A+ as Perfect to Raise Debt Capital

Debt vs Equity

Title IV of the JOBS Act fixed some of the issues swirling around old Regulation A.  Lightly utilized in its previous incarnation, Regulation A+ (as it is commonly called) created two different funding tiers which allow non-accredited investors access to a new securities exemption and… Read More

Legal: Drafting the Regulation A Offering Statement

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If your company has decided to take advantage of the new avenues for reaching investors under Regulation A, the biggest task you face will be preparing an offering statement that includes mandatory disclosures about the offering and the offeror, and obtaining Securities and Exchange Commission… Read More

Sherwood Neiss on Crowdfunding: “No Systemic Fraud Anywhere” (Video)

Sherwood Neiss

Shewood (Woodie) Neiss, co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors, joined the studios of CNBC today – a visit that coincided with a visit by former Congressman Eric Cantor who happened to have published an Op-Ed on crowdfunding today. Neiss spoke about Title II, accredited crowdfunding, and… Read More

Complete Testimony on Crowdfunding by Doug Ellenoff to House Committee

Doug Ellenoff

    Doug Ellenoff, a leading attorney and advocate in the equity crowdfunding sector, visited our elected officials on Capitol Hill this past week to deliver an update on the status of crowdfunding in the United States.  Crowdfund Insider posted the video here, but unfortunately… Read More

Eric Cantor Pounds the Table on Finalizing Title III Crowdfunding Rules

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor spent 13 years in the House of Representatives, the last three as House Majority Leader.  After losing a primary battle that surprised just about everyone, Cantor took a new day job as Vice Chairman of investment bank Moelis & Company. Even though Cantor is… Read More

Crowdfunding: From Impossible, to Improbable to Inevitable in less than 10 years

Mission Inevitable

  It was not that long ago that the term “crowdfunding” entered into the common lexicon. Today we regularly watch, or read about, multi-million crowdfunding campaigns delivering the next big thing to supportive consumers who are willing to wait a bit longer to receive a perk,… Read More

EquityNet’s Judd Hollas Shares Details About the Platform & His Thoughts About Title III of the JOBS Act

Judd Hollas

Offering up his thoughts on crowdfunding, EquityNet’s Judd Hollas sat down with Arkansas Business to discuss the funding method along with the platform’s history. During the interview, Hollas shared details about EquityNet: “Since 2005, we’ve been operating one of the largest business crowdfunding platforms, providing… Read More

Gust Leads the Wind of Change in Connecting Entrepreneurs with Investors

David Rose Gust Quote

For over a decade Gust, and its predecessor Angelsoft, has quietly been become one of, if not the, largest private investing platforms in the world. Gust is a SaaS platform that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors and other benefactors, in whatever form such investors take,… 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

Social Dieting Website WayBetter Obtains $9.3M in Investment Interest on SeedInvest in Just 48 Hours in First Campaign Under New Mini-IPO Rules (Infographic)

WayBetter Lose Weight

SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Friday that WayBetter, which runs the social dieting website, DietBet, successfully conducted one of the first “testing the waters” fund-raising campaigns under the new mini-IPO rules, which went into effect on June 19th. The company received $9.3 million of investment interest… Read More

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

Candace Klein Social Cause

  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

Regulation A+ Day 1: A Look Past the Mainstream Media Headlines

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And Regulation A+’s Forgotten Crowdfunding Cousin Quietly Comes to Life in Congress Some History Lessons Though some may quibble over the details, June 19, 2015, was an historic day in U.S. regulatory history, at least as far as raising capital for small businesses is concerned… Read More

TriPoint Global Equities & BANQ Now Accepting Reg A+ Issuers

TriPoint Global Equities, LLC.

TriPoint Global Equities, LLC. (“TriPoint”), a FINRA member and leading boutique investment bank that provides companies with capital raising and corporate & strategic advisory services, announced that with the effectiveness of Reg A+ as of today (June 19th) its electronic platform, BANQ, is now accepting issuers looking to… Read More

StartEngine Fires Up Equity Crowdfunding as Regulation A+ Allows Anyone to Invest

Paul Elio and Elio Car

Los Angeles based StartEngine has launched its equity crowdfunding platform on the day that Regulation A+ now allows anyone to invest in early stage companies – not just the very rich.  According to company representatives, StartEngine will target aspiring investors – including North America’s over… Read More

Indiegogo on Reg A+: “We are Encouraged by the SEC’s New Equity Crowdfunding Regulations”

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Indiegogo has been very forthright about it’s intent on entering into investment crowdfunding.  While the process may be similar to its rewards based platform today, investment crowdfunding is a highly regulated space where the SEC, and others, will always be on guard. Tomorrow, Title IV… Read More

Montana Denied: Regulation A+ Still A Go As SEC Denies Montana’s Request to Stay

Montana Denied

As you may know, Montana has filed a “Petition For Review” to challenge the final rules adopted by the SEC under Title IV of the JOBS Act (commonly referred to as Regulation A+). In connection with its suit, Monica J. Lindeen, Montana State Auditor and… Read More

Dear Congress: A Venture Exchange Must Be Inclusive of Alternative Trading Systems

scott Garrett

Several publicly traded companies have sent a letter to Representatives Scott  Garrett and Carolyn Maloney addressing the hot topic of venture exchanges.  The subject of venture exchanges has been making the rounds on Capital Hill, and at the SEC, as policy makers search for the best path to create liquidity… Read More

Warren Wrong: Senator’s Attack on Mary Jo White is Misdirected

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren, an outspoken critic of all things associated with Wall Street, launched a blistering frontal assault against the current Chair of the SEC – Mary Jo White. It should be noted that Mary Jo White was selected by President Barack Obama to reinvigorate… Read More

Capital Unbound; Piwowar Suggests Regulators Need Restraining & Crowdfunding Should Look to States

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A CATO Institute event on the status of capital markets in the US provided a bright spot to an otherwise bleak and rainy day in New York City. Amidst the libertarian rhetoric and literature, two speakers stood out with certain observations and proposed remedies to… Read More

SeedInvest: By Using Reg A+, Issuers May Avoid VC “Strings”

The Real Fred Wilson

There has been much debate, discussion and recent consternation regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act, something commonly labeled as Reg A+.  Some prognosticators believe it is much ado about nothing but others believe Reg A+ can become an important step in the evolving capital… Read More