Tagged: regulation cf

SeedInvest CEO Ryan Feit: Issuers Using Reg CF will Raise Over $100 Million in 2017

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  SeedInvest is one of the most prominent investment crowdfunding platforms in the US. A full stack funding platform, SeedInvest lists opportunities from issuers under Reg D (both 506c & 506b), Reg A+, and Reg CF.  The platform boasts a solid community of over 140,000… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd Launches Chinese Language Version

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Mr. Crowd is a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portal. Created by founder Allen Au, Mr. Crowd is a part of the US incorporated Ksdaq corporation.  While incorporated in the US, Ksdaq’s primary place of business is Hong Kong making it a bit unique. Today, Mr…. Read More

Raising Funds Online via Crowdfunding from the General Public: Regulation A+ vs. Regulation Crowdfunding

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  The JOBS Act, which was signed into law in April 2012, led to the adoption of three exemptions from the registration requirements of securities offerings in the U.S. All three allow raising capital via crowdfunding. The first to go effective (September 2013) was Reg… Read More

Motoroso Announces Partnership with North American International Auto Show as Crowdfunding Campaign on Wefunder Starts

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Motoroso,Inc. has just launched an investment crowdfunding campaign (Reg CF) on Wefunder. The launch comes just as Motoroso has announced a new partnership with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Motoroso has partnered with Ford at SEMA in 2015 & 2016 to power first-of-its-kind… Read More

A Million Bucks Crowdfunding… Not Enough?

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  Overcoming Equity Crowdfunding’s $1 Million Maximum Annual Capital Raise Amount Raising Startup Capital through Side-by-Side Equity Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and Regulation D Offerings With the JOBS Act’s advent in 2012, equity crowdfunding was born. The JOBS Act was designed to revolutionize the way businesses… Read More

Crowdfunding & Fintech Predictions for 2017

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Last year due to time constraints I was unable to publish my list of Crowdfunding/Fintech predictions for 2016. This year I am back once again, for better or worse, peering deep into my crystal ball with a list of prognostications for the coming year. The… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

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As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

Why I am “High” on the Prospects for SME’s in 2017

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The beginning of a new year is typically accompanied by renewed hope and positive expectations. 2017 is no exception.  As a staunch advocate of promoting the interests of small business generally, and smart regulation of capital formation, in particular, 2017 stands out to me as… Read More

Five Key Take-Aways from FINRA’s Expulsion of Crowdfunding Portal UFP

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FINRA recently completed a settlement expelling from FINRA membership UFP, LLC, a registered funding portal that operated under uFundingPortal.com.   The matter marks both early and decisive action by FINRA against a registered funding portal operating under Regulation Crowdfunding.  It establishes that FINRA takes seriously… Read More

2017 Holds Promise for Tax & Financing Policy for Startups

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2016 brought with it many positive developments for startups in terms of capital access and tax policy. Investment crowdfunding finally went live, a number of bills to facilitate capital formation passed the House, and the startup community galvanized around a tax bill that would make… Read More

Needed Policy Reforms to Improve Entrepreneurs’ Access to Capital

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Capital formation and entrepreneurship improve economic growth, productivity and real wages. Existing securities laws impede entrepreneurial capital formation. To promote prosperity, Congress and a reconstituted Securities and Exchange Commission need to systematically reduce or eliminate state and federal regulatory barriers hindering entrepreneurs’ access to capital…. Read More

FINRA Said to Ban uFundingPortal as Reg CF Platform

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uFundingPortal (UFP LLC) went off-line last month after receiving regulatory approval to operate as a Reg CF funding portal earlier this year.  Crowdfund Insider reported the disappearance of the site in November as questionable companies were listed with bare bones information and outlandish valuations. Industry… Read More

Daplie used Reg CF to Zig Instead of Zag & It Just Raised a Ton of Money

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For better or for worse, most people associate Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaigns with startups, especially technology-related ones. I make this claim based on two factors: I co-manage a marketing agency that focuses on equity crowdfunding campaigns so I’m hyper aware of what people are… Read More

So You Want to Equity Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

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Crowdfunding campaigns tend to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Hopsters Brewery: The Fastest Reg CF Crowdfunding Ever

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Hopsters: “Craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant.”  The company may also claim the title of “fastest raise in Reg CF history”, according to Wefunder. Hopsters Brewery launched its crowdfunding campaign on November 22, and it raised $615,000 in two weeks.  Even more impressive,… Read More

StartEngine: Our Goal is to Help 5000 Companies Raise Capital in Next 5 Years

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StartEngine is a FINRA regulated, Reg CF funding portal that also lists Reg A+ issuers and the occasional accredited crowdfunding offer (Reg D 506c). The platform has helped to raise almost $25 million this year for early stage companies.  Perhaps the most prominent offer to close… Read More

WeFunder Has Raised $1.8 Million in a Self-Crowdfunding Campaign

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Wefunder is in the midst of a self-crowdfunding round and things are moving along quite well. The minimum raise was pegged at a $1 million goal and as of today stands at $1.77 million. WeFunder has created a WeFund SPV to hold the shares in… Read More

First Four Investment Crowdfunding Offers on Indiegogo Quickly Hit Funding Goals

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All four initial Reg CF crowdfunding offers listed by Indiegogo, via their partner platform MicroVentures, have hit their funding targets.  This comes after launching investment crowdfunding mid-November. The rapid funding success may be indicative of the traffic generating channel intrinsic to Indiegogo’s rewards-based platform.  Indiegogo… Read More

Oil & Gas Crowdfunding Platform Crudefunders Completes First Reg CF Offer

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Investment crowdfunding is not just for startups. While originally anticipated as a vehicle to fund the next cool startup, crowdfunding is being utilized to finance a growing variety of businesses – large and small – and industries. So why not Oil & Gas? Crudefunders has… Read More

There are Now 21 FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals

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Last time we provided an update on the Reg CF crowdfunding sector and approved funding portals there were 17 in operation. Today that number has increased to 21 FINRA approved platforms with several notable updates. Reg CF was created under Title III of the JOBS… Read More