Tagged: blue sky

GUARDD, a Fintech Supporting Private Securities Trading on ATSs, Partners with Two Marketplaces

Trading private securities in the US entails certain compliance requirements that can make it difficult and a young Fintech is on a mission to make it easier. GUARDD, a startup looking to facilitate private security liquidity, has announced two new partnerships with Alternative Trading Systems… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Advocates Join to Launch New Fintech Startup GUARDD in Move to Boost Secondary Markets for Exempt Securities

The exempt securities marketplace can be arcane and challenging to manage for entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital. The advent of online capital formation has helped to democratize access to capital as well as streamline securities offerings but hurdles do remain. A new startup co-founded by… Read More

OTC Markets Receives Blue Sky Recognition in Several States

OTC Markets Group (OTCQX: OTCM) has received Blue Sky recognition in several states. Vermont has recognized the OTCQX market and Iowa, Wyoming and Washington have recognized both OTCQX and OTCQB.  Each state recognized these markets for their Blue Sky Manuel Exemption. Cromwell Coulson, CEO of… Read More

Scorecard: Last Years Fintech Predictions Reviewed

  The end of one year, and the entry into another, typically brings a cacophony of predictions for the new year along with lamentations and accolades for the one ending. At the beginning of 2015 (January 2nd to be precise), I peered deeply into my… Read More

Reg A+ Fight Between The States & The SEC Rages On, But What Is The End Game?

As many of you know, since the release of the final Title IV (i.e. “Regulation A+”) rules earlier this year, Massachusetts and Montana have been vehemently contesting the provisions allowing for pre-emption of State regulation with respect to “Tier II” offerings. They have even gown… Read More

SEC Schedules Open Meeting on Rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an open meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 25th, to consider whether to adopt rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 to implement… Read More

NASAA Champions Electronic Filing Depository System as Solution to Blue Sky Challenge

In late December of last year, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) launched, what it refers to, as its Electronic Filing Depository (EFD) system. The EFD system is designed to allow users to submit certain required “blue sky” notice filings in connection with exempt… Read More

Crowdfunding Predictions for 2015

With 2014 finally at an end and 2015 just kicking off it is that time of year when predictions on the future of crowdfunding roll in.  Crowdfund Insider has already published more than a few interesting predictions for 2015 and we expect more to follow…. Read More

SEC Commissioner Stein Talks Blue Sky, JOBS Act in Speech to NASAA

In a double header day, SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein also addressed the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) at their 2014 Public Policy conference in Washington, DC. Introduced by NASAA President Andrea Seidt from Ohio, Commissioner Stein dove right in to addressing the pressing… Read More

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