Tagged: regulations

Canada: There’s a New Way for Companies to Raise Capital from the Crowd

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Six Canadian provinces jumped into the equity crowdfunding space in a big way on May 14, 2015. British Columbia, Saskatchewan,  Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced a new prospectus exemption for early stage companies to raise capital. When I first read the press release,… Read More

Equitise: Significant Barriers Remain in Australia for Equity Crowdfunding but New Budget Offers Hope

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Equitise is operating successfully in New Zealand but they remain hopeful for the future of investment crowdfunding in their native Australia.  While the Kiwi regulatory approach has rendered many fans, most Aussies regard their current regulatory approach as rather challenged. According to Equitise, there are… Read More

Moving On: Commissioner Daniel Gallagher Expected to Depart SEC After Four Years

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One of the most vocal advocates for small business and rational rule making is leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Daniel Gallagher, an SEC Commissioner for the past four years, has reportedly told multiple people he is ready to move on after a vocal tenure… Read More

In Australia, New Tax Incentives For Startups, Specifically Around Crowdfunding

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In Australia, startups recently received good news from Treasurer Joe Hockey: new tax incentives for startups, specifically around crowdfunding, also known as crowd-source equity funding (CSEF), notes Gizmodo Australia. The tax incentives are part of the new 2015-16 federal budget. Gizmodo notes, [AU] $7.8 million will be spent getting the… Read More

Taxing Crowdfunds: Canary Wharf Hack Moot In The Face of Brussels Butchery of EU VAT Laws

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EU Poised to Tax Crowdfunding Campaigns Potentially Killing Off Source of SME Funding Will Crowdfunders from the US and across the world be caught in the crossfire as the EU quietly prepares to declare war on the Internet’s behemoths? The European Union is considering the… Read More

China Banking Regulatory Commission Said to Ban High Risk P2P Products

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With final regulations expected this coming June, details continue to trickle out regarding the approach the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will take in cracking down in a rather chaotic peer to peer lending industry in China. China is presently the largest peer to peer… Read More

The New Crowdfunding Market in Asia: Taiwan

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  Crowdfunding is estimated to be commencing this May (2015) in Taiwan. To encourage the development of start-ups and SMEs, the financial authority in Taiwan, which is called Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), will provide a regulatory structure for crowdfunding. Since the Security Act in Taiwan requires the… Read More

STATE OF THE STATES: An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding

Intrastate Crowdfunding Map May 2015

Normally when I write about updates on intrastate crowdfunding legislation it’s simply to let readers know that one, two, maybe even as many as three states have either enacted or proposed new legislation. Not this time, however, as the first quarter of 2015 has brought… Read More

Spain Updates Crowdfunding Regulations, Crowdcube Spain Shares Perspective

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Crowdfunding has bee legal in Spain for some time now but the first run at creating a viable regulatory regime endured several challenges.  Regulations published in february 2014 were broadly criticized for being overly restrictive and the new rules are being described as an improvement having eliminated several restrictions… Read More

Report: European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum Meets

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The European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum, created in 2014 comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders in the emergent crowdfunding sector, met last month in Brussels. Unfortunately for those unable to attend these gatherings are not live-streamed (something we compliment the US SEC on doing). There… Read More

German Bundestag Adopts Tighter, Yet “Workable” Rules on Crowdfunding

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Germany has passed its new investor safety law, one that was viewed with trepidation by the investment crowdfunding industry as it impinged on online platforms ability to raise funds, but the final rules appear to be less onerous than initially anticipated. Tamo Zwinge, CEO and… Read More

Tim Cheng of FlyingV on Equity Crowdfunding in Taiwan

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FlyingV may be the largest crowdfunding platform in Asia today.  Based in Taiwan, the platform has led the space in Taiwan, and in many respects Asia general.  Crowdfund Insider interviewed Tim Cheng, CEO of FlyingV, late in 2014 to hear about his viewpoint on the crowdfunding space…. Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Opens Up Applications for Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

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The Securities Commission Malaysia has opened the application process for prospective investment crowdfunding platforms according to a statement from the regulatory entity. Malaysia has been one of the more proactive countries in the Asian region to push forward with researching the crowdfunding space and moving forward… Read More

Perspective: Ignore the Hype – Regulation A+ is NOT Crowdfunding

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After the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its final rules for the new Regulation A (Reg A+), many in the media heralded the changes as the dawn of a new financial paradigm: investment crowdfunding.  Companies we work with wondered if Reg A+ was the… Read More

Q-&-A: Estate Baron Co-founder Moresh Kokane Discusses Real Estate Crowdfunding in Australia

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Australia’s real estate crowdfunding scene has been a hot topic in recent news, including the launch of real estate crowdfunding platform, CrowdfundUp, offering both debt and equity investment opportunities to investors of all types. But the Outback is also home to another online real estate… Read More

California Legislation for Equity Crowdfunding Climbs Sacramento Once Again

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California, the most populous state in the country, is attempting to legalized equity crowdfunding once again. Last year the Assembly gave it a valiant effort but the bill died ignominiously in Appropriations committee.  The execution was said to be delivered by the AARP, a group… Read More

Regulation A+ : A Practical Perspective

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By now, the startup world has heard the news. Finance blogs are ablaze, and twitter feeds are lighting up with word that capital just became a whole lot easier to access. Entrepreneurs from coast to coast are leaning back in their chairs, greedily steepling their… Read More