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OTC Markets Group CEO Cromwell Coulson: Cannabis is Hot, Cautious on Blockchain Tech & Digital Assets

OTC Markets Group trades over 10,000 US and global securities. The company, a regulated alternative trading system (ATS), operates three tiers of trading platforms with each marketplace (OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market and the Pink® Open Market). OTC Markets largely targets smaller companies… Read More

OTC Markets Welcomes Expansion of Reg A+ Exemption to Reporting Companies

Buried within the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act” that was signed into law last week, was an expansion of Regulation A or Reg + that it is popularly called. The securities exemption is now available to not just private companies but also… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Scheduled for March 8th

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled its first meeting for 2018 of the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC). The Committee helps to guide the SEC on initiatives that protect individual investor interests. In practice, this largely means investor protection issues. The upcoming meeting includes… Read More

Legislation that will Expand Scope of Reg A+ Passes the House

Yesterday the House of Representatives approved the Improving Access to Capital Act (HR 2864), legislation that will expand the usage of Regulation A+, a securities exemption that has gained in popularity for smaller firms. The legislation was sponsored by Representative Kyrsten Sinema. Reg A+ was… Read More

New & Improved: Reg A+ May Soon Be Available for Publicly Traded Firms

There is a bill circulating in Congress that may dramatically impact Reg A+ utilization – the crowdfunding rule that currently allows issuers to raise up to $50 million in a scaled disclosure environment. Sponsored by House Representatives Kyrsten Sinema and Trey Hollingsworth, the bill (HR… Read More

OTC Markets Releases Q1 Results as Revenue Increases 5% versus Year Prior

  OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. OTC revenues came in at $13.4 million for the quarter versus $12.8 million for prior year quarter a 5% increase. Operating income hit $4.2 million for the quarter versus… Read More

VStock Transfer to Participate in OTC Markets Public Repository for Share Data

OTC Markets has enlised VStock Transfer as the first participant in its new initiative to create a central repository for share data on companies traded on their various marketplaces.  The initiative is designed to boost overall transparency for securities traded on OTC Markets.  Cromwell Coulson,… Read More

NASAA Criticizes National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act as Undermining State Authority

The North American Securities Administrator Association (NASAA), the lobbying group for state securities regulators, published a comment last week regarding the passage of the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act (HR 5421).  NASAA appears ready to battle the legislation, which passed on a voice vote… 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

National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act Passes House on Voice Vote

The National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act (HR 5421) passed the House of Representatives yesterday on a voice vote. It previously was approved by the House Financial Services Committee on a vote of 47-12 last month. The bill will alter how the SEC regulates exchanges. The… Read More

OTC Markets Tells SEC: Extend Eligibility of Reg A+ to All Smaller Reporting Companies

OTC Markets (OTCQX: OTCM) has filed a petition with the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting the SEC to extend amendments under Reg A+ to a far wider range of SEC reporting companies. R. Cromwell Coulson, CEO of OTC Markets, explained that Reg A+ securities offerings… Read More

OTC Markets Releases First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of open, transparent and connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced on Wednesday its financial results for the first quarter 2016. R. Cromwell Coulson, president and CEO of OTC Markets, stated: “During the first quarter,… Read More

OTC Markets to Host “Mini-Conference”, Will Feature Barry Silbert of Digital Currency Group

OTC Markets Group (OTCQX:OTCM) will be hosting a “mini-conference” entitled Capital Raising 2.0 to discuss the process of raising capital and potentially going public under the JOBS Act exemptions. The event held at the OTC Markets office will present an introduction to crowdfunding portals and… Read More

OTC Markets CEO Cromwell Coulson: “Online Securities Offerings are Completely Disruptive”

The odyssey of Elio Motors (OTCQX:ELIO) and the process of raising capital online is notable not because of the fact it raised $17 million on StartEngine  and then quickly followed with a listing on the OTCQX but because it is a “first”. As all forms… Read More

“Growing Pains” as Elio Shares are Slow to Trade After Reg A+ Mini-IPO

As the very first equity crowdfunding offer to go through the process of issuing shares and then listing on a public exchange under Reg A+, Elio Motors was bound to encounter a few bumps along the way.  One of the challenges was the transfer process… Read More

Main Street Growth Act Seeks to Create Venture Exchange for Smaller Companies

OTC Markets Questions Monopoly Model for Venture Exchange. The House Financial Services Committee has been busy once again with a slew of proposed laws designed to improve the environment for smaller companies.  One of the bills on the list for the Committee yesterday (March 2,… Read More

OTC Markets Releases Four Quarter & 2015 Fiscal Year Financial Results

OTC Markets Group Inc.,  operator of open, transparent and connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced this week its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015. R. Cromwell Coulson, president and CEO of OTC Markets, stated: “Our record revenues in… Read More

Elio Motors CEO: “Regulation A+ is How Wall Street Was Meant to Work”

On Thursday, Elio Motors founder and CEO, Paul Elio sat down with Cromwell Coulson, CEO of OTC Markets and Ron Miller of StartEngine to discuss the use of Regulation A+ and advancements in capital formation. Elio utilized the StartEngine equity crowdfunding platform to raise about $17 million… Read More

Paul Elio of Elio Motors to Share Reg A+ Equity Crowdfunding Experience this Thursday

Elio Motors founder and CEO, Paul Elio, will be joining Cromwell Coulson, CEO of OTC Markets and Ron Miller of StartEngine, to “share the inside story” of using Regulation A+ to raise capital from investors online. Elio utilized the StartEngine equity crowdfunding platform to raise… Read More

OTC Markets CEO: “We are Finally Starting to Enter a New Age of Online Capital Raising”

In a recent PIPEs report from The Deal, the observation was made the Regulation A+, an updated exemption under Title IV of the JOBS Act, is picking up steam.  So far over 70 companies have filed a Form 1-A with the SEC and, according to the… Read More

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