Tagged: accredited investors

Crowdentials Offers Low-Friction Solution To Investor Accreditation For Private Issuers

The implementation of an exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D in September of 2013 creates a new set of opportunities for private issuers looking to raise capital. It also creates a new set of challenges, specifically a need for issuers (and, by proxy, the… Read More

JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding

Under the proposed rules, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will create a new investor class by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding. These rules will lead to a democratized investment landscape profitable to entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, writers, and… Read More

David S. Rose On Crowdfunding, IP Protection & Execution

We recently stumbled upon a Quora answer from David S. Rose made in July of last year. One of the topics relevant to crowdfunding is IP protection. Crowdfunding is a very public endeavor, and exposing early-stage ideas to the crowd carries some risk of garnering… Read More

Vulcan Capital Invests $125M In Emergent P2P Lender

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s venture capital firm Vulcan Capital has invested $125 million into Freedom Financial Network, a debt consolidation firm with aspirations to enter the P2P lending space. Freedom Financial Network’s core business revolves around “programs and solutions that cover everything from helping families decide on… Read More

Miami-Based EarlyShares Goes Live With Equity & Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Deals

EarlyShares is a crowdfunding platform based in Miami, Florida. The operation is poised to be one of the leaders in the nascent equity crowdfunding space in the United States, and in light of the implementation of Rule 506(c) that took place in September the platform… Read More

A Michigan Perspective: Crowdfunding is Essential to Growing Business, Communities

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What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? What would happen if that entrepreneur you know could raise the capital needed to start a business from friends and neighbors and investors who are intimately familiar with the project? Michigan citizens… Read More

Howard Leonhardt Crowdfunding $15M From Accreds For Cal-X Stars Accelerator Portfolio

Howard Leonhardt and his venture firm Leonhardt Ventures are making use of a new exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D to solicit funding from accredited investors. The money will go towards funding a cadre of businesses participating in his Cal-X Stars accelerator. Leonhardt explains… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon On Crowdfunding

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that’s it’s legal in the US.Chris Dixon Chris Dixon is a prolific investor and has been a co-founder of multiple companies including Hunch and SiteAdvisor. He is currently an… Read More

Terrafugia Crowdfunding On Wefunder, Aims To Bring Flying Car To Market

Since 2006, Terrafugia has raised over $10 million from investors in order to design and develop the Transition, a flying car that is said to be market-viable and ready to deliver in 2015. The company is seeking $500,000 in additional investment on Wefunder to bring… Read More

Accreditation Does NOT Equal Sophistication

This article is contributed by Sang Lee (@rocsang), CEO and founder of Return on Change, the next generation’s investment crowdfunding portal (www.returnonchange.com). Follow Return on Change @rocspeaks for investment crowdfunding advice and updates. Recently, there has been a ton of news around the unanimous approval of the… Read More

Realty Mogul Sees Hockey Stick Growth With October Stats

Real estate crowdfunding platform Realty Mogul has announced their stats for the month of October, and the numbers suggest that things are looking up for CEO Jilliene Helman and her team. They crossed $8 million in total investments after announcing a $4 million total last… Read More

The JOBS Act: Misreporting & Setting The Record Straight

In the wake of legalized general solicitation under Rule 506(c), some media outlets, individuals and pundits have shared information that is not accurate. See this infographic as an example, which appeared on Forbes. That isn’t to pick on Forbes or the creators of that infographic…. Read More

Wisconsin Crowdfunding Bill Moves To Senate After Passing In Assembly

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It has been a busy week in the world of intrastate crowdfunding legislation. Yesterday we reported on Michigan introducing a crowdfunding bill. Yesterday the Wisconsin Assembly passed a similar bill. The bill will now make its way to the Senate. Thus far Wisconsin Governor Scott… Read More

Poliwogg Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Healthcare

Poliwogg is a crowdfunding platform for accredited investors specializing in emerging growth healthcare and life sciences companies. The platform has been on hold pending the lifting of the ban on general solicitation. As of September 23rd, the platform has announced that it has launched its online… Read More

AngelList Syndicates: Turn Thought Leadership Into Startup Cash

AngelList has been testing a new feature called AngelList Syndicates. Synidcates allow accredited investors to pool resources, and the syndicator can charge a carry for value adds similar to many hedge funds and VCs. AngelList explains… Here’s an example. Sara decides to invest in a… Read More

Wisconsin Crowdfunding Bill Would Mean More Accredited Investors

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Point of Law is a great resource for digestible breakdowns of regulation and bureaucratic legal-speak. Today Jonathan B. Wilson published a great breakdown of Wisconsin’s proposed crowdfunding exemption this morning. One paragraph is of particular importance… In a strange twist, however, the Wisconsin bill would… Read More

iCrowd Report: Young Accredited Investors Drawn To Alternative Assets

A new report from social networking site iCrowd has found that young wealthy investors are investing less of their portfolio in the stock market and more in alternative assets versus older investors. The survey confidentially polled a large sample of accredited investors – investors with… Read More

Front Page PR Launches Marketing Product Geared Toward General Solicitation

Front Page PR has announced the launch of a new “turnkey general solicitation marketing program” aimed at helping crowdfunding portals, broker-dealers and issuers market 506(c) offerings. Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR’s Director of Media Relations, is hopeful that general solicitation will help increase accredited investor… Read More

AngelList’s Ravikant: Form D Filing Rules Could Cause “Disastrous Unintended Consequences” For Startups

In a comment letter submitted to the SEC, AngelList co-founder and CEO Naval Ravikant raises concerns over a proposed rule that would require startups seeking funding to file Form D 15 days before general solicitation takes place. In a nutshell, Ravikant expresses doubt that entrepreneurs… Read More

Too Many Rookies: FundersClub Goes Invite-Only

FundersClub has become an invitation-only community in an effort to limit participation to experienced and able accredited investors. Those seeking access to FundersClub deals will now have to request an invite or receive one from an existing member. It seems to go against the ethos… Read More

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