Tagged: 506c

Sondors Electric Car Company Expects to Raise Capital via Reg A+ & Reg D (506c)

Sondors Electric Car company raised $1 million on StartEngine using Reg CF at the end of 2016. The company is back on StartEngine now with a smaller funding round but buried within the Offering Memorandum was the statement that  Sondors apparently intends on using both Reg… Read More

How To Blow Your Reg D Offering: General Solicitation

Welcome to Part 1 of a series discussing the various ways an issuer can easily screw up their offering. In this part, we’ll be talking about general solicitation as it applies to Regulation D (Reg D) offerings. For those that are unaware, Reg D is, for… Read More

Rule 506, Reg D: Two Ways to Conform with SEC Exemption Law

According to the Securities Act of 1933, any company that sells securities must either register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or file for an exemption. The JOBS Act 2012 provides a way for companies to use crowdfunding as a means of selling securities,… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is Here … And it’s Total BS

“The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” ― Dan Ariely Happy New Era, my fellow entrepreneurs, and next generation financiers! In a world of dramatically accelerating technological, social and economic changes, it is clear we are heading into a time where… Read More

Report: Title II Crowdfunding Data on Three Year Anniversary Tops $1.47 Billion

Crowdnetic has published its annual  Crowdwatch report on Title II investment crowdfunding as enacted under the JOBS Act of 2012. Title II, or Reg D 506(c), allows issuers the option to “generally solicit” or to promote their securities online to accredited investors. According to their… Read More

Vincent Bradley of FlashFunders: We are Heads Down Right Now Building Momentum with Reg CF

Late last year, FlashFunders co-founder and CEO Vincent Bradley stated in an interview; “The recent passing of Title III is a clear sign that the SEC believes this industry is a viable solution for companies to raise capital. By creating further regulatory processes in regards to… Read More

An Explanation of Title II, Accredited Crowdfunding (Video)

The JOBS Act of 2012 legalized three different variations of investment crowdfunding. Title III or Reg CF, allows for anyone to invest in smaller companies that are raising up to $1 million.  Title IV, or Reg A+, allows issuers to raise up to $50 million… Read More

Verification of International Accredited Investors: What You Need to Do

International investors have always played an important role in providing capital to private placement offers.  The private placement market under Regulation D is enormous. Since Title II made actionable by the SEC in September of 2013, until the end of 2014, over $1.5 trillion in… Read More

Crowdfunder Offers Up Fundraising Tips: 506(b) vs. 506(c)

Ready to offer up some tips for crowdfunding campaign organizers, Crowdfunder unveiled some details about 506(b) and 506(c). The equity crowdfunding platform explained in a recent blog post: “With the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, startup fundraising and investing has changed drastically. An opaque… Read More

Fund Wisdom: Equity Crowdfunding Public Offerings Drove $278M in Angel Investing for 2014

Fund Wisdom, an equity analytics firm analyzing online equity offerings, released its first annual Investment Insight report for 2014. The report details industry-wide online private equity offerings from top investment platforms including AngelList, SeedInvest, WeFunder, Onevest, Fundable, EquityNet, Return On Change, CrowdFunder, and EarlyShares for… Read More

Patch of Land: We are Leading the Way for 506(c) Filings

Real estate crowdfunding platform Patch of Land has apparently had a nice 2014. Granted things are just revving up this year after an eventful 2014, but the investment portal recently shared that in Q4 of 2014 they topped the list of SEC filings for 506(c) offerings…. Read More

This Presentation Shows How Huge the Reg D Private Placement Market is in the US

The presentation below was created by SEC Senior Financial Economist Vladimir Ivanov and incorporates data on the private placement securities market through 2013.  While there are other available reports the research provided by Ivanov is probably the best.  Prior to his first review in 2012… Read More

Staying Compliant with 506c Private Placements (Infographic)

Title II of the JOBS Act allowed companies raising capital using private placements to advertise the investment opportunity.  Think about it.  If you were trying to sell your house but were not allowed to advertise it would be pretty hard.  Well “general solicitation” as it… Read More

OfferBoard CEO and CFIRA Chair Chris Tyrrell Presents at DC Growth Summit Update

OfferBoard CEO and CFIFA Chair Chris Tyrrell presented detailed research in his paper  “Equity Crowdfunding Under Title II of the JOBS ACT: The First Year” at the Washington, D.C. Growth Summit Update.  Tyrrell founded OfferBoard, an investment platform that uses technology, big data and dating-style matching… Read More

General Solicitation for Private Placements is One Year Old Today (Infographic)

Oh how time flies.  On September 23, 2013 the over 80 year old ban on general solicitation (advertising / promotion) for certain private placement offers was lifted.  This was enacted by Title II of the JOBS Act and a profound change for our securities industry…. Read More

DreamFunded’s Co-Founder Manny Fernandez: Catching Up with SF’s Guardian Angel

DreamFunded: A Crowdfunding Platform “Built by Angels for Angels” Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform DreamFunded and SF Angels Group founder, has enjoyed quite a summer:  Fernandez recently was awarded “SF Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase and his recently… Read More

Registry of Accredited Investors Shares Data on 506(c) Filings

On September 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began accepting filings under Rule 506 (c), a new method of raising capital for private businesses through accredited investors that allowed general solicitation.   The Registry of Accredited Investors, a private company that provides verification services… Read More

Bancbox Invest Adds Accreditation Service To Investment Crowdfunding API

Bancbox Invest is getting into the investor accreditation game with the launch of a new accreditation service. This is in addition to Bancbox’s existing slate of features, including escrow and investment solutions. The goal: to be “a one-stop shop for Private Placement and Equity/Debt based Crowdfunding… Read More

Geostellar Helps Homeowners Find & Finance Solar Power Solutions, Now Seeking Investors Via Return On Change

Saying a web site is the Match.com or Airbnb of some niche has become a bit clichè, but in the case of Geostellar it is probably most apt to call it the Kayak of solar installations. Part search engine and part matchmaking service, Geostellar aims… Read More

SEC Fact Sheet on General Solicitation Under Title II of the JOBS Act

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved rules regarding General Solicitation (IE advertising) for private placements under Regulation D. While old Reg D still exists under 506b, new 506c allows general solicitation directed towards accredited investors. The SEC published a Fact Sheet… Read More