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Reg CF: 62 FINRA Regulated Crowdfunding Portals. How Many Will Endure?

To issue securities under Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding), a platform must either be a FINRA regulated funding portal or a broker-dealer. In this sector of online capital formation, both types of regulated entities issue securities under this rule. Periodically, we re-visit the number of FINRA… Read More

On Anniversary of Reg CF, there are Now 51 Active Funding Portals. Almost 1,500 companies Have Raised $367 Million

This past week, Reg CF (or Regulation Crowdfunding) celebrated its 4th birthday. Reg CF is one of three securities crowdfunding exemptions that were created by the JOBS Act of 2012. While Reg CF became law back in 2012, it took the Securities and Exchange Commission… Read More

Honeycomb Credit Announces “Loyalty Bonds”

Honeycomb Credit has announced a new financial product for SMEs called “Loyalty Bonds.” This new product is less a bond and more of a gift card as the offering enables small businesses to quickly raise cash today with the purchaser receiving a gift card worth… Read More

SEC Small Business Advocate to Host Virtual Coffee Breaks. First Meeting to Include NextSeed, Republic and Honeycomb Credit

Earlier this week the SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation announced a series of  “virtual coffee breaks” to engage with the public to discuss updates, trends, and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital. The very first virtual gather is… Read More

Reg CF Platform Honeycomb Credit Provides 2019 Update

Bank replacement platform Honeycomb Credit has distributed an update on platform progress during 2019. Based in Pittsburgh, Honeycomb Credit is a FINRA approved crowdfunding portal offering securities under Reg CF. Honeycomb typically matches investors with small businesses in need of debt capital somewhat similar to… Read More

Reg CF Funding Portals: 50 in Total with Several Exits and Several Additions. Is Reg CF Ready to Scale?

Periodically, Crowdfund Insider revisits the Reg CF sector of online capital formation. Reg CF or “Regulation Crowdfunding” may have garnered most of the attention from popular media but really there are three individual crowdfunding exemptions including Reg A+ and Reg D 506c. Under Reg A+… Read More

BNY Mellon Executive: There’s More Open Banking Activity in US B2B Payments Industry than in the Eurozone

Laura McGortey, director of strategic partnership solutions at New York-based BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK), a multinational banking and financial services holding company, says that there is more open banking activity in the US business-to-business (B2B) payments industry, when compared to the Eurozone (on the last… Read More

Reg CF Update: Three New FINRA Regulated Portals Enter – One is Blockchain Based, One is Canadian & One to Finance Videos

Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) is a unique securities rule that allows companies to raise up to $1.07 million from both accredited or non-accredited investors. Created by the JOBS Act of 2012, Reg CF is the smallest of the three online capital formation exemptions. Reg D… Read More

Three Years of Reg CF: 44 Funding Portals, 9 Departures, 1 Suspension & $200 Million Raised

Last week Regulation Crowdfunding, or Reg CF as it is affectionately called, celebrated its 3rd birthday. While the JOBS Act legislation that created online capital formation was signed into law in 2012, final rules for Reg CF did not become actionable into about 4 years… Read More

SEC’s Office of Advocate for Small Business Provides Additional Details on Upcoming Roundtable on May 6th

The Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation has provided additional details on the upcoming Roundtable scheduled for May 6th. The Roundtable was announced yesterday and is scheduled to take place the same day as the first meeting of… Read More

SEC Announces Members of Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the new members of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. The Committee will hold its first meeting on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Committee replaces the Advisory Committee on… Read More

Reg CF: Small Change Recognized as Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding platform, was recently recognized in a write up in US News and Weekly report. The online investment site was included along with a short list of other prominent names in the world of real estate investing. What was unique… Read More

Honeycomb Credit CEO & Co-Founder George Cook Discusses Rust Belt Crowdfinancing Buzz, Launching & More…

Honeycomb Credit, a two year old Pittsburgh-based fintech platform, aims to enable growing businesses loans to be underwritten by its customers at reasonable rates and terms. Honeycomb Credit reportedly offers investors (customers of a certain business) an 8-14% return on their investment over a 36-60… Read More

There are 46 FINRA Regulated Reg CF Portals. In 2018 $109.3 Million was Raised Using this Security Exemption

Periodically, Crowdfund Insider reviews the status of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) the smallest crowdfunding exemption in the US. Reg CF has been in use since May of 2016. According to a recent report published by Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), $194 million has been raised in… Read More

As of January 1st, There Are 46 FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals

Reg CF (or Regulation Crowdfunding as it is inconveniently called) is a securities exemption that enables companies to raise up to $1.07 million online via a regulated funding portal or broker-dealer. The concept of a funding portal was created alongside the exemption which was part… Read More

London Cabbie Slings Bitcoins from the Backseat

A taxi driver in London is selling Bitcoins from the back of his cab, Decrypt Media reports. He’s not making a mint- he just enjoys it, he says: “I just enjoy having a go at it. I don’t feel I’m going to become a millionaire… Read More

SEC Publishes Agenda for Upcoming Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just published the agenda for the 2018 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. An annual event, this year’s Forum will take place in the Heartland of Ohio hosted by Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of… Read More

Sly Fox Brewing Co. Investors Roll Out the Funds on Wefunder: Beer Here!

Beer and Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding and Beer. Ein Prosit to the many successful campaigns. Enter a new contender on the crowdfunding scene:  Sly Fox Brewing Co. The southeastern Pennsylvania brewery has been crafting award winning ales and lagers for over 22 years –now touting a Regional Brewery status —… Read More

Reg CF: 44 FINRA Approved Crowdfunding Portals and Counting

In June, we updated readers on the number of FINRA approved Reg CF portals. At that time the count stood at 41 regulated crowdfunding platforms. As of today (September 21, 2018), that number has now increased to 44 FINRA approved Reg CF platforms as three new… Read More

Good Outcome: Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Small Change Reports Positive Result of Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change, a Reg D and Reg CF real estate crowdfunding platform, reported some positive news today. In one of their earliest offerings, Small Change has experienced a good exit as investors in the “Buvinger Building,” that crowdfunded in 2016, have experienced a higher rate… Read More

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