It has been a while since our last episode, but that is because we have been so busy traveling around talking about crowdfunding. In this podcast we finally get the whole gang in one room to talk about their experiences with traveling to Sweden to talk cröwdfůnding (not the actual Swedish spelling), talking to entrepreneurs and eating barbecue in Austin, Texas, and letting it ride in Vegas at the First Annual Crowdfunding Bootcamp and CFPA meeting. Fun for the entire family (even the Vegas part).[audio https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CrowdFundCast-10-21-2012-a.mp3]
In the second part of this week’s episode we move beyond what our past adventures to a discussion on the present and future of crowdfunding. Here we speculate wildly on what is taking the SEC so long (and why that may not be a bad thing in the long run), what might happen once the regulations are put forward, and why Congress might just write the thing themselves. We also discuss the potential problems with how the SEC and FINRA may come down on the regulations.[audio https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CrowdFundcast-10-21-2012-b.mp3]
Note: the Mark Mohler article I mentioned can be found here. While it has a more pessimistic view than we do on the SEC’s regulation it is a well thought-out and serious piece and absolutely worth a read.