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Crowdfunding So Far and Necessary Reforms – Washington, DC & Live Stream

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act created a new crowdfunding exemption that allows entrepreneurs to raise up to $1.07 million from a large number of small investors using internet funding portals. The final Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule permitting crowdfunding was effective May 16, 2016. In 2016 as much as $28 million was raised using Title III crowdfunding and a reported $49 million was raised in 2017. These are relatively small sums compared to other means of raising capital. There are 38 funding portals currently registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

As we approach the two year anniversary of crowdfunding, please join us for a discussion of how crowdfunding is working to help small entrepreneurs raise capital, the prospects for crowdfunding, and what reforms are necessary for crowdfunding to work better.


Doug Ellenoff

Member, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole

Sara Hanks

Chief Executive Officer, Crowdcheck

George Cook

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Honeycomb Credit

Jonathan Cohen

President & Chief Executive Officer, 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc.

Hosted by

David R. Burton

Senior Fellow in Economic Policy,

Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

This event will also be Live Streamed on the Heritage website. This is a free event.


April 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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