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Lame Duck Congress: Still Time for JOBS Act 3.0

After the first of the year, control of the House of Representatives will move over to the Democrat party following mid-term elections. While the Senate will remain in Republican control, the split Congress means agenda items will frequently be at odds. But in the final… Read More

Must See Live Stream: Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed

This just popped into the inbox and for US based online capital formation platforms – this will be a must view live stream. On Tuesday, October 23rd, The Heritage Foundation will be hosting a live presentation at their office in Washington, DC. The topic of… Read More

JOBS Act 3.0: Breaking Down Highlights of The  “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018”

Earlier this month the House Financial Services Committee unveiled a new bill aimed at fostering increased private investment. The “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018,” as the bill is titles, is actually a compilation of 32 individual bills. While the complete list of the… Read More

Fixing the JOBS Act Beyond JOBS Act 3.0: Follow the Money

  Often repeated, but not always followed, is the advice: follow the money. Sometimes basic problems – and their solutions – are more readily understood (and solved) with this simple mantra. Effective capital markets are no exception. They demand faithful adherence to this principle. Lose… Read More

House of Representatives Passes JOBS Act 3.0 with Broad Bipartisan Support: 406 Vote Yes, 4 Vote No

As was expected – the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018,” also being branded as the JOBS Act 3.0, passed the House this week in a nearly unanimous act of legislation that rarely happens on Capitol Hill. The bill is actually a compendium of… Read More

JOBS Act 3.0: Representatives Hensarling and Waters Join on Bipartisan Bills to Boost Small Business & Help Entrepreneurs

In a profound act of bipartisanship, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, and Representative Maxine Waters, ranking member on the Committee, have joined together on a series of bills that are designed to “help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to… Read More

Flyover Country No More: Silicon Prairie Portal & Exchange Combines Intrastate with JOBS Act Crowdfunding Exemptions, Preps Blockchain based Secondary Market

The JOBS Act of 2012 was create with the recognition of the importance of providing funding to early stage ventures and entrepreneurs. Access to capital can be really hard. This is even more true if you happen to live outside of prominent hotbeds of innovation… Read More

There are Now 41 Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals 2 Years After JOBS Act Exemption Commenced

The number of Reg CF crowdfunding platforms in the US continues to slowly grow with several recent additions. Last time we reviewed the number of FINRA approved investment platforms in March, there were 38 regulated sites. So what has changed? First, to update on what… Read More

The 2017 State of Regulation Crowdfunding: US Securities-based Crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act

Recently, my company crafted a report for the US Securities and Exchange Commission that summarizes progress on Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012, also referred to Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF. This newest securities exemption was added to the options that smaller companies… Read More

US Treasury Report Outlines Ways to Boost Capital Markets Including JOBS Act Improvements

The US Department of Treasury has published a report on ways the government may streamline and reduce burdens of capital markets regulation. The report is an interesting compendium of the pressing need to reduce regulatory hurdles while pointing to policy initiatives that can improve access… Read More

The JOBS Act Turns Five, Regulation A+ Turns Two, Regulation Crowdfunding Turns One: What Should Be Next on the SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Agenda

With the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act having just reached its five year milestone, Regulation Crowdfunding hitting its one year milestone, and the two year anniversary of Regulation A(+) fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to (briefly) reflect on the… Read More

Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Expected to Include Changes to Jobs Act Exemptions and More

The creation of Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 is geared to replace much of Dodd-Frank legislation. Dodd-Frank has become the poster-child for poorly written law that increased cost to financial service firms while increasing the potential of “too big to fail.”… Read More

The JOBS Act Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act is celebrating its 5th year anniversary. This is the law enacted during the Obama administration that legalized three different iterations of investment crowdfunding. The JOBS Act under Title II enabled Reg D (506c) issuers to “generally solicit”… Read More

SEC Updates JOBS Act Amendments Including Reg CF Funding Cap

The SEC has announced it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies may raise under Reg CF or retail crowdfunding. Initially, Reg CF capped the amount allowable for issuers to $1 million. The SEC has adjusted the amount for inflation and increased the… Read More

JOBS Act @ 5: House Committee Updates on Investment Crowdfunding Progress & Other Regulatory Reforms

The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, met for the first time in 2017.  A new Chairman, Congressman Bill Huizenga, managed the proceedings for the first topic of the year regarding the “Impact of the JOBS Act After Five Years”. The Hearing involved the… Read More

Five Years Ago Today … Thousands Asked Congress to Enact the JOBS Act that Legalized Crowdfunding

  Today, exactly 5 years ago, thousands of US Citizens asked the Senate to push forward and pass the JOBS Act of 2012 into law.  The letter, embedded below was signed by a diverse group of stakeholders, including: 534 investors 18 incubators 2,726 Entrepreneurs and… Read More

Update: Financial Services Committee Hearing on JOBS Act Progress Moved to March 22nd

Originally scheduled to take place tomorrow (March 15, 2017), the Hearing entitled “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets”, hosted by the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, part of the House Committee on Financial Services, has been… Read More

The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact & Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets – Washington, DC

Hearing entitled “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets” Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Click here for the Committee Memorandum. Witness List Mr. Raymond Keating, Chief… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing: The JOBS Act at Five – Witness List

Crowdfund Insider reported on the forthcoming House Financial Services Committee hearing on the JOBS Act last week and today the list of witnesses has been revealed. The hearing entitled, “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital… Read More

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