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NextGen Debuts New Indiegogo Equity Crowdfunding Tracker

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NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday it is launching a new Indiegogo Equity Crowdfunding Tracker, called Indiegogo Crowdfunding Watch, This feature will track investor commitments through the crowdfunding platform. Sharing details about the new tracker, Dr. Richard Swart, Chief Strategy Officer at NextGen Crowdfunding, stated: “Indiegogo’s entrance into… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Schedules Public Call for December 7th

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The SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies (ACSEC) has scheduled a conference call for its next public meeting. The December 7 meeting of ACSEC will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET and live audio will be available on the SEC’s website.  According to the… Read More

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

Update to Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules 147 & 504 Hit Federal Register

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The final rule updates to Rules 147 and 504 have finally hit the pages of the Federal Register. Now the countdown begins for the rules to become actionable. The amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are designed to facilitate capital formation, including through… Read More

Trading and Markets Director Stephen Luparello to Leave SEC at the Beginning of 2017

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Monday Stephen Luparello, Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, will leave the agency by the first of the year.  Luparello was named director of the office in February 2014, and the organization stated he played a… Read More

SEC Commissioner Piwowar: “The Great Potential of Fintech Should Not Be Hindered by Our Current Regulatory Structure”

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As a growing number of nations around the globe embrace the potential of Fintech to provide superior services to consumers, businesses and the under-banked, one country stands out as lacking in leadership in the evolution of finance. The US has been the epicenter of financial… Read More

Reg A+ Update: 14 Deals Closed and $175 Million Raised

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At the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation yesterday (November 17, 2016), David Feldman a securities attorney with Duane Morris, delivered a brief update on Regulation A+ as created by Title IV of the JOBS Act of 2012.  This updated securities exemption became actionable… Read More

SeedInvest Update: Interest is Growing in Crowdfunding but Improvements Will Help

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At the Annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation SeedInvest, a prominent US based investment crowdfunding platform, delivered an update to the Commission and forum participants.  SeedInvest is a full stack investment crowdfunding platform. They work with issuers looking to raise capital under Reg… Read More

Unstacking the Deck Against SME’s in Washington: A Call for an SEC Small Business Advocate

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With a new administration set to take the reins of power in the White House in January 2017, not to mention a new, Republican appointed Chair of the SEC in the offing, when it comes to the interests of small business’s access to capital, many… Read More

SEC Announces Agenda for Small Business Capital Formation Forum Scheduled for this Week

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The SEC has had a busy week. First, the Commission held its first Fintech Forum, as suggested by Commissioner Piwowar, indicating its growing interest in financial technology disruption. This morning, SEC Chair Mary Jo White testified before the House Financial Services Committee regarding the SEC… 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

SEC Chair Mary Jo White to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee Today

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Outgoing SEC Chair Mary Jo White will be testifying today (November 15, 2016) before the House Financial Services Committee. White announced her intent to depart the Commission at the end of the Obama’s administration yesterday (November 14th).  The somewhat routine hearing is entitled; “Examining the… Read More

SEC Chair Mary Jo White: “With Power Comes Responsibility”

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) kicked off its Fintech Forum today with remarks by Chair Mary Jo White, followed by Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar and Commissioner Kara M. Stein. Chair White told the audience that “with power comes responsibility”, namely that new fintech products should… 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

Crowdfunding Platform uFundingPortal Goes Dark. Site Pulled from FINRA Approved List

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uFundingPortal, a Regulation CF crowdfunding platform that was, until recently, a regulated and FINRA approved platform has been shut down. Today, the site is gone and has been removed from the list of FINRA approved platforms indicative of some sort of transgression regulators could not tolerate…. Read More

Med-X Files Reg D as Reg A+ Offer Unrolls

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Med-X – a medical Cannabis startup,  listed a Regulation A+ offer on StartEngine back in December of 2015. The securities offer was promoted as the “first ever” equity crowdfunding campaign for the Marijuana industry. Med-X registered $3.7 million in non-binding investor interest by February but… Read More