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Investment Crowdfunding: Is a SAFE Safer than the SEC Thinks?

Not too long ago the SEC came out with an Investor Bulletin, emanating from the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, regarding the utilization of SAFEs as an investment vehicle on crowdfunding platforms. The SEC stated; “Some issuers have been offering a new type of… Read More

International Investors: Can US Crowdfunding Platforms Accept Foreign Money?

Some crowdfunding platforms are accepting money from international investors. First, to clarify, is is allowable under US regulations but there are caveats to the rules. In the US, there are three different securities exemptions where you can publicly promote your offerings online: Reg D (506c),… Read More

Live Crowdfunding with SeedInvest at LAUNCH Festival Combines Pitch & Investment Opportunity for All

LAUNCH Festival, a two-day event hosted by Jason Calacanis, kicked off yesterday with a new twist. Live crowdfunding was offered for a handful of companies that were simultaneously listed on the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform.  These companies each delivered a 3 minute explanatory pitch to a… Read More

Republic Holds Crowdfunding Mixer in Partnership with iDisclose

Crowdfunding platform Republic hosted a “mixer” event to help educate companies considering raising capital online. The event included the participation of Georgia Quinn, a Senior Contributor to Crowdfund Insider, who is also the CEO and co-founder of iDisclose – an online tool designed to streamlined… Read More

CrowdInvest Summit 2017 – Los Angeles

What is Crowd Invest Summit? Crowd Invest Summit is a crowdfunding conference and expo with a mission to educate and bring together accredited and non-accredited investors with startups, issuers, and real estate investment opportunities. ✓ Investors meet Investment Opportunities under the new Crowdfunding Regulations ✓ Introducing Investors to Crowdfunding Startups, Companies, and Real Estate… Read More

Calling All Would-be Angels: “Invest In America Act” Bill Could Help You Find Your Wings

Start-ups and small businesses represent the heart of the American economy and fostering this sector is integral to continued innovation and job growth in the U.S.  Access to capital however, is always a critical issue for these types of businesses and angel investors often represent… Read More

FINRA Action on uFundingportal: Potential for Fraud Found on Crowdfunding Platform

uFundingPortal (UFP, LLC), disappeared from the ranks of approved Reg CF crowdfunding platforms in early November. Before their removal, a multitude of crowdfunding industry insiders questioned the operation and the investment offers posted on the site. The posted investments lacked transparency while proposing valuations and… Read More

First Four Reg CF Crowdfunding Offers on Indiegogo Quickly Raise Funds

Indiegogo announced the launch of their equity crowdfunding vertical in partnership with MicroVentures this past Tuesday . In just a few days the first four companies raising capital online have quickly captured the interest of hundreds of investors raising thousands of dollars. The inaugural four, listed… Read More

Indiegogo Enters Equity Crowdfunding Sector with Partner MicroVentures: New Investors Welcome

  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

Equity Crowdfunding Evangelist Victoria Silchenko: We Have Witnessed Unprecedented Growth in Alternative Finance

Victoria Silchenko has been a staunch propopent of the benefits of crowdfunding and alternative finance since day one. The founder of Metropole Capital Group and the Global Alternative Funding Forum, an annual event that brings together many prominent names in the Fintech sector, Silchenko has charted… Read More

A Pretty Insane Internal Rate of Return for AngelList Investors

Investing in early stage companies is a risky venture. The advent of internet finance has made it easier than ever before to gain access to purchasing securities in startups.  Correspondingly, the debate regarding risk versus return has always been a very hot topic. Recently Crowdfund… Read More

How to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act

Let me begin by saying god bless Congressman Patrick McHenry. He is out there on the front lines actually trying to make a difference and help entrepreneurs and small businesses get off the ground and succeed. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, and a… Read More

Online Lending at AltFi: A New Phase for a Growing Industry

  When I realized the 2016 AltFi Conference was at the posh Pierre Hotel on the corner of Central Park, it immediately gave me pause. I remembered 2007 and 2008 when certain mortgage-backed security investment conferences were held at such addresses. Also, is the storied… Read More

To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That is the Question

In connection with a private offering of securities the issuer will provide potential investors with some form of disclosure document. Regardless of what type of offering it is (e.g. Rule 506, Title III, Intrastate, or other private offering), the intent of this disclosure document is… Read More

SEC Edgar PDF Gag Reflex Cured by iDisclose

iDisclose is offering a new service and it is free to all. iDisclose has launched a free “SEC scrubber tool” for companies uploading documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database. The online tool automates the process for PDFs to conform to an SEC… Read More

Syndication is the What, Crowdfunding is the How

Syndication and crowdfunding are terms that have been used interchangeably within the last decade, and their concepts and meaning have become increasingly blurred. However, whereas syndication focuses on funding relationships and structure between the funder and funded, crowdfunding is a method of finding investors (or… Read More

AngelList’s New Republic Enters the Title III Crowd

With AngelList spinoff Republic’s official launch last week, we decided to take a deeper look at Republic to see how they plan to differentiate themselves in this rapidly expanding crowdfunding marketplace. AngelList, arguably the largest and most successful investment crowdfunding platform in the world, provides… 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

Go Live: AngelList Offshoot Republic Launches as Reg CF Platform

Republic, an offshoot of AngelList, has launched its Title III / Regulation CF crowdfunding platform today. The company stated in a release that it would be providing investors access to “mission-driven startups” curated by the Republic team. Republic expects to garner investor interest from both… Read More

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