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JOBS Act: Interview with Douglas Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP

To probe the legal intricacies revolving around the JOBS Act and how these new laws impact the crowdfunding scene in the next months leading to and right after its much-anticipated full implementation, Equities.com spoke with Douglas Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman & Scholle LLP. Ellenoff has… Read More

The Future of Raising Capital: An Interview With Douglas Ellenoff

Douglas Ellenoff of EGS, LLP, on the Making of the New Crowdfunding Law By David Drake The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, had six underlying bills and Title III is about crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Bill was… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on Updates to the Exempt Offering Ecosystem. Momentum in SPACs Expected to Continue

  Doug Ellenoff, the Managing Partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole (EGS), has been involved with the Fintech sector since the early days of the JOBS Act – the legislation that eventually legalized investment crowdfunding. He is not only deeply engaged with… Read More

Is the No Action Letter for TurnKey Jet a No-Action Non Event? Doug Ellenoff Comments on SEC Digital Asset Statement and STO Framework

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved forward on clarifying their position regarding digital assets. First, a No-Action Letter (NAL) was released pertaining to the issuance of a token by TurnKey Jet. In a tightly defined issuance, Turnkey was deemed not to be… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on FINRA’s Priorities Letter & Intent to Target Online Securities Platforms, Points a Finger at ICOs

FINRA recently posted their annual Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter. As part of the letter, FINRA stated they would be evaluating how firms conduct suitability analyses as well as communications and AML requirements for both Reg D 506c and Reg A+ offerings. These two exemptions… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Discusses the Emerging Security Token Market, Contrasts STOs to the ICO World: In the US, a Utility Token is a Myth

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) hit the popular media screen during 2017 with stories of outrageous sums of money being raised online – sometimes under questionable circumstances. In total, according to EY, $4.1 billion was raised for the top ICOs during 2017. In 2018, that number… Read More

Doug Ellenoff: We Have Concerns about ICOs But Want to Work With the Industry to Ensure a Successful Outcome

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) space has been rocketing recently. It seems that every few days the next hot ICO is raising incredible sums of money from global investors. ICOs have plenty of supporters and detractors with most followers advising caution in this largely unregulated… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Shares Perspective on Anniversary of Regulation Crowdfunding Launch

Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the crowdfunding space. A founding partner of the Manhattan law firm of Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole, LLP, he has spent the last few years acting as a JOBS Act champion and crowdfunding advocate both publicly… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Reflects on 2015. Sees Opportunity in Reg CF / Title III Crowdfunding

      Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the entire investment crowdfunding space. A founding partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, early on he and his firm staked a claim in the nascent alternative finance sector.  Ellenoff… Read More

Doug Ellenoff to Receive “Crowdfunding Visionary Award” at Annual Convention

Attorney and crowdfunding trailblazer Doug Ellenoff, from law firm Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, will be receiving the 2014 Crowdfunding Visionary Award to be presented at the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp taking place in Las Vegas this October. A note from organizers stated… Read More

Doug Ellenoff: Crowdfunding is CREDIBLE

During today’s crowdfunding press conference at the National Press Club, Doug Ellenoff of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole mentioned a rather hilarious acronym he’s built for the crowdfunding community. He shared that crowdfunding is CREDIBLE… Caps on the amount an individual can invest inherently protect investors Registration… Read More

iDisclose Partners with Republic

Just launched crowdfunding platform Republic has formed a partnership with Fintech firm iDisclose to provide legal disclosure services for Form C, as mandated under Reg CF.  iDisclose is a disruptive RegTech provider that empowers platforms, entrepreneurs, and yes other law firms, to more efficiently produce… Read More

KoreConX Partners With iDisclose to Make Discloser Easier for Companies Seeking Funding & Stakeholders

On Tuesday, KoreConX and iDisclose announced that they have partnered to make disclosure easier for companies seeking funding and their stakeholders. The duo revealed they are working to minimize the cost and the burden of raising capital, so businesses don’t spend all their money raising money. iDisclose is an online product… Read More

HongSin Kwek, CEO and founder of PhoenixICT, Talks Crowdfunding in Asia, Female Entrepreneurs

  As the CEO and founder of PhoenixICT, a leading crowdfunding hub, HongSin Kwek is among the organizers of Crowdfunding Asia, the first conference of its type focused on the Asian markets. Crowdfunding Asia held its first event in Singapore in 2014, and this year’s upcoming events include conferences… Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (2014 SEC Government Small Business) Forum

As one who has represented small and emerging growth companies over the past 36 years in navigating access to the capital markets, I have closely followed the legislative and regulatory developments in Washington, D.C. since the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of… Read More

Massolution Research on Crowdfunding Market – Grows 81% in 2012

Crowdfunding is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and impacting government policy, informing enterprise innovation, and changing the role of financial institutions around the world. Massolution, a research firm specializing in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industries, released its annual 2013CF – Crowdfunding Industry Report. After collecting… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Leaders Take To Washington To Speed Adoption

After today’s press conference at the National Press Club one thing is clear. Crowdfunding industry stakeholders want movement toward implementation of the JOBS Act and they want it soon. SoMoLend CEO Candace Klein spoke to a concern that tumult in the SEC’s leadership could delay… Read More

Harvard Business School Holding Program on Crowdfunding

Don’t Miss the Revolution: A New Economy Is Here! Scheduled for January 24th, The Harvard Business School Association of Boston is holding a seminar on crowdfunding featuring some of the leaders of this burgeoning industry.  The scheduled speakers for the panel are currently: Sarah Hanks… Read More

SEC Broadens Definition of Accredited Investor to Include Certain Sophistication Measures

As widely anticipated, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated the definition of an Accredited Investor expanding the rule by adding certain sophistication criteria. The current definition defines an individual who earns over $200,000 a year ($300,000 if married) as accredited. If an individual has… Read More

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