Tagged: david weild

Fixing the JOBS Act Beyond JOBS Act 3.0: Follow the Money

  Often repeated, but not always followed, is the advice: follow the money. Sometimes basic problems – and their solutions – are more readily understood (and solved) with this simple mantra. Effective capital markets are no exception. They demand faithful adherence to this principle. Lose… Read More

Optimism for Digital Assets Shines at Security Token Summit

Security tokens are the future of investments, so it appears. The speculation fueled initial coin offering (ICO) industry is quickly morphing into a legitimate sector of finance as securities on blockchain seem poised to become the norm. At the first Security Token Summit held in… Read More

KoreConX Adds David Weild to Board of Advisors, Announces New Partnerships in Era of Blockchain Powered Securities

KoreConX has landed a high profile advisor. David Weild, former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ, CEO of Weild & Company, and JOBS Act proponent, has joined the Fintech firms advisory board. KoreConX is a digital investor relations platform that aids in the capital raising process and shareholder… Read More

ICOInvestor.tv to Stream Live Every Tuesday, this Week’s Guests Include Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin & Sweetbridge ICO

ICOinvestor.tv, is the first video platform dedicated solely to the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) industry.  Streaming live each Tuesday at 5PM ET, this week’s guests on “ICO Insight” will include Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin and Sweetbridge ICO creator Scott Nelson. Pointing to the… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment: Poised to Inspire the Next IPO Boom

It was the summer of 1995. Hootie and the Blowfish were on tour and Brad Pitt was People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. It was a time when salads were big and shirts were puffy. Microsoft released Windows 95, fueling a revolution that helped shape the… Read More

Who Will Be ‘The’ Venture Exchange? Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket, Leader In Secondary Trading Market

Before Facebook’s IPO, there was SecondMarket: a leader in the secondary trading market, which enables repurchases of shares in private companies. SecondMarket’s platform saw over $1.4 billion worth of transactions in 2014–quadruple the volume of its transactions in 2013.  And today (Oct. 22), Nasdaq announced it had acquired… Read More

House Financial Services Committee will Discuss Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation Including Venture Exchanges

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the Financial Services Committee, will meet today (Wednesday, May13th) to discuss multiple proposals designed to improve access to capital for SMEs.  Smaller businesses generate the bulk of economic growth, and correspondingly job creation,… Read More

How Do You Create a Robust Secondary Market for SMEs? Watch this Video to Find Out

The subject of venture exchanges, or secondary markets for small cap companies, is a hot topic right now.  Sparked in part by the signing of the JOBS Act, and the new securities exemptions now coming into play, investing in SMEs is better for everyone if… Read More

Venture Exchanges and How They Should Be Regulated

There is a growing policy push to create a Venture Exchange, or exchanges, to facilitate the purchasing and selling of new types of securities in smaller cap companies.  A securities value is best determined by the market and if one does not exist valuations are… Read More

Reg A Plus & Developing Venture Exchanges (Webinar)

Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, Sam Guzik, joined David Weild, former Vice Chair of Nasdaq, in a presentation last week on current issues regarding capital formation for SME’s. The discussion reviewed Title IV of the JOBS  Act (Regulation A+), the need for venture exchanges for secondary transactions… Read More

JOBS Act State of the Union: What’s Become of Regulation A+ and Crowdfunding?

To borrow a line from SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, quoting from the fight song of his alma mata, Georgetown University:  Oh How Long It’s Been! As we approach the three year anniversary of the signing into law of the JOBS Act of 2012 it… Read More

Smackdown: Steve Case on Mark Cuban “His View is Skewed by the Circles He Runs in” as Cuban Criticizes Crowdfunding

Steve Case, a staunch proponent of investment crowdfunding and advocate of access to capital for SMEs, called out billionaire pundit Mark Cuban on CNBC this morning. Ostensibly the discussion was on the Tech Bubble “Yes or No” polemic but discourse ended up being a bit… Read More

Brief: Sam Guzik & David Weild to Present on Reg A+ & Creating Liquidity for Crowdfunded Offers

Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, and noted Securities Attorney, Sam Guzik will be joining the former Vice Chair of the Nasdaq, David Weild, for a free webinar next week to discuss the status of Title IV, Reg A+, using technology to enhance deal distribution, tick sizes, venture… Read More

David Weild: The Need for a Venture Exchange (Deck)

David Weild, former Vice Chair of Nasdaq and current CEO of IssuWorks, delivered a presentation to the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies that addressed the issue of venture exchanges.  The need for a venture exchange has recently percolated up in discussion as… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Set to Discuss Venture Exchanges, State Blue Sky Pre-emption

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will meet Wednesday, March 4th beginning at 9:30AM. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the SEC offices in Washington, DC.  The gathering will also be live-streamed and viewable on the… 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

Groundfloor Shocker as it Backs NASAA Process on State Blue Sky Review

  Groundfloor, a real estate investment crowdfunding platform based in Atlanta that offers “micro-loans”, posted a comment letter on the SEC site in mid November sharing their opinion on the hot topic of State Blue Sky Pre-emption:  something viewed by many as a compelling aspect… Read More

David Weild: “NASAA is Doing Incredible Harm to The Economy and They Need to Stand Down” (Video)

David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and current CEO of IssuWorks, made an appearance at the offices of Pepper Hamilton last week to discuss capital formation for small businesses. The event was organized by Dara Albright, a vocal advocate of crowdfunding and a leading… Read More

IssuWork Launches Series A Equity Round on Crowdfunder

IssuWorks, a new venture by the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ David Weild, has recently launched its Series A funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. David Weild has been referred to as the “father of the JOBS Act” due to his role in providing data,… Read More

CNBC Reviews “New Kind of Advertiser”, Discusses General Solicitation (Video)

Financial news network CNBC puts their own spin on the change in regulations which allows general solicitation for private placements.  This segment, which aired earlier today,  also includes a quote from former NASDAQ Vice Chairman David Weild indicating there is potential for “billions” in new… Read More

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