Tagged: jobs act

SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher Speaks to the Crowdfunding Ecosystem – It’s Time to Listen and Act

Daniel Gallagher SEC Speech

Having just read SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher’s remarks at Vanderbilt Law School last Friday,  he may not be the only champion of smart regulation for small business capital formation.  But he is surely one of the most visible and important voices in this area.  Apart from being extremely well qualified in this area, never… Read More

Commissioner Gallagher Delivers Incomplete Report Card to SEC; Derides Nanny State Protection

Incomplete

We reported on Saturday that Commissioner Daniel Gallagher had visited the land of the Commodores in Nashville and delivered a piercing speech where he labeled Title III, retail crowdfunding as similar to former East Bloc Germany. While I wondered who would play the role of Markus Wolf, the Stasi Spymaster, he was driving home a… Read More

Interview: Cloud Lending CTO Darpan Saini and LendingPoint CTO Franck Fatras Discuss Partnership and Cloud Solutions

Clouds Beach Sky Sun

In February Cloud Lending Solutions announced that its customer and partner,  LendingPoint, had successfully used Cloud Lending as a foundation to go from concept to market in less than ninety days.  Helmed by CEO and Founder Snehal Fulzele and CTO Darpan Saini,  Cloud Lending has quickly disrupted global P2P lending as more and more clients shift to its Cloud Lending Solutions. Seeking to… Read More

The Opportunity of Regulation A+ (Infographic)

A +

Final rules on Title IV of the JOBS Act, Regulation A+, were announced last week by the SEC. The rules will be available for companies interested in raising capital in a bit over 60 days.  There has been much speculation and discussion regarding the impact of what has been described as a mini-IPO like exemption… Read More

FACT SHEET: Regulation A+, Title IV of the JOBS Act

SEC Headquarters in DC

The Securities and Exchange Commission has put together a nice fact sheet on Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to as Regulation A+.  The final rules, available here, encompass a 450 page document sharing the process behind the decision making process.  The fact sheet is akin to Cliff Notes and provides a solid… Read More

Fundrise CEO Ben Miller: New Reg A+ is a “Goldilocks” Change in Regulatory Environment

The Fundrise Team Small

Fundrise, one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the United States, was an early innovator when it comes to real estate crowdfunding.  Founded by brothers Ben & Dan Miller, the pair started using old Regulation A to offer shares in small real estate deals. This was way back in 2010, years before the JOBS Act was… Read More

Title IV of the JOBS Act Final Rules (Document)

CorpFin SEC Title IV

Below is the “draft” of final rules of Title IV of the JOBS Act. Also known as Regulation A+ the below document will become final following a 60 day period after publication in the Federal Register. The 453 page document will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under “Major Rule Analysis”according to… Read More

The Reg A+ Bombshell: $50M Unaccredited Equity Crowdfunding Title IV takes Center Stage

SEC Commissioners too

In a stunning development earlier today, the SEC released final Regulation A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act that pre-empts state law for larger Regulation A offerings up to $50M and provides for state coordinated review for offerings up to $20M.  Growth companies will now soon be able to raise up to $50… Read More

Real Estate Firms Eye Forthcoming Rules of Regulation A+

Ben Franklin Close Up 100 hundred money dollars

Later this morning the Securities and Exchange Commission will be releasing final rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act otherwise known as Regulation A+. While the details are not yet know, the expectations are for proposed rules to allow raised of up to $50 million without having to go through the state review process…. Read More

SEC Schedules Open Meeting on Rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act

SEC Commissioners Mary Jo White

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an open meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 25th, to consider whether to adopt rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.  This… Read More

Q-&-A: PENSCO CEO Kelly Rodriques Discusses The Definition of ‘Accredited Investor,’ The JOBS Act And More

Kelly Rodriques and Eileen Loustau

Shortly into 2015, Kelly Rodriques, president and CEO of PENSCO Trust Company, a leading alternative asset custodian, shared his top five predictions for the year underway. Crowdfund Insider caught up with him for a more detailed Q-and-A about his predictions—from the $1 million investment cap on Title III retail crowdfunding, to how a person should… Read More

Reg A Plus & Developing Venture Exchanges (Webinar)

TItle IV JOBS Act slide

Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, Sam Guzik, joined David Weild, former Vice Chair of Nasdaq, in a presentation last week on current issues regarding capital formation for SME’s. The discussion reviewed Title IV of the JOBS  Act (Regulation A+), the need for venture exchanges for secondary transactions of new types of securities, and what certain regulatory changes… Read More

JOBS Act State of the Union: What’s Become of Regulation A+ and Crowdfunding?

State of the Union Framed

To borrow a line from SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, quoting from the fight song of his alma mata, Georgetown University:  Oh How Long It’s Been! As we approach the three year anniversary of the signing into law of the JOBS Act of 2012 it is a sad irony that many are asking: What ever… Read More

OTC Markets Issues Statement on Senate Hearing on Venture Exchanges

OTC Markets

OTC Markets has issues a comment on the Senate hearing that took place today to discuss the creation of Venture Exchanges. OTC Markets has positioned its platform to provide these services to smaller companies and new types of securities as legalized by the JOBS Act. The testimony in the Senate included representatives from both the… Read More

Venture Exchanges Discussed in Senate Banking Sub-Committee

Venture Exchanges Testimony in Senate

In a broad ranging discussion on Capitol Hill today, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs subcommittee addressed the issue of Venture Exchanges. Recently there has been a growing amount of discourse on the Hill, and within the offices of the SEC, regarding the propriety and efficacy of creating a Venture Exchange for smaller companies. In… Read More

Secondary Trading Developments (Deck)

Annmarie Tierney

During the gathering of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) considerable time was spent discussing secondary markets and venture exchanges.  This is an area that has captured the attention of SEC Chair Mary Jo White.  Having the SEC Chair as a proponent is probably a good thing as it heightens the… Read More

David Weild: The Need for a Venture Exchange (Deck)

David Weild and Vince Molinari

David Weild, former Vice Chair of Nasdaq and current CEO of IssuWorks, delivered a presentation to the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies that addressed the issue of venture exchanges.  The need for a venture exchange has recently percolated up in discussion as new types of securities are being created that may require a… Read More

SME Advisory Committee on Reg A+: SEC Review is Sufficient for Investor Protection. State Blue Sky Review Must Be Preempted.

Michael Pieciak

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies tackled the highly contentious issue of state Blue Sky Review preemption today regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act. Commonly called Reg A+, the SEC has recommended pre-empting state review as it is widely understood to have killed the efficacy of existing Reg A due to the… Read More

SeedInvest to SEC: Please Enact Final, Simple, Crowdfunding Rules

Keep It Simple

SeedInvest, a widely respected investment crowdfunding platform that operates under Title II accredited crowdfunding (for now), has just submitted a comment letter to the Securities Exchange Commission pleading with the agency to “keep Title III crowdfunding simple”. The JOBS Act was signed into law almost 3 years ago yet final rules for retail crowdfunding under… Read More

NASAA Continues to Lobby SEC on Blue Sky Review & Title IV of the JOBS Act

The Battle of Blue Sky Review

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) continues to lobby the SEC aggressively in their attempt to obstruct removal of Blue Sky Review under Title IV of the JOBS Act.  NASAA is a special interest group that represents state securities regulators and advocates on behalf of issues they believe are important to state regulators. Earlier… Read More