Tagged: dj paul

CFIRA Voices Support for the Fix Crowdfunding Act

The Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855) passed the House Financial Services Committee earlier this month with solid bipartisan support. The bill was laser focused on addressing intrinsic shortcomings in Title III of the JOBS Act. While the bill was approved the final text saw several… Read More

JOBS Act Revisited: What’s Working & What’s Not (Video)

Below is a video of a panel that took place this past March at a crowdfunding event put together by Crowdfund Beat Media that brought together several prominent names in the internet finance space. Sam Guzik, a Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, Doug Ellenoff, DJ Paul,… Read More

SEC Updates Investor Alert on Pump & Dump Fraud

As Albert Einstein so eloquently commented on the human ability of being duped; “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Yes, most of us have fallen prey to good intentions gone bad at one point… Read More

Leverage PR Launches New Crowdfunding Consulting Service in Response to Growing Demand

Leverage PR, a well known marketing firm in the alternative finance sector, has announced a new crowdfunding consulting service said to be driven by ongoing demand from corporate customers.  Leverage said this new consulting group would utilize both in-house expertise and high-profile industry partners. Speaking… Read More

DJ Paul: “We Don’t Want to Limit Investment to People Who are Already Rich”

  “I believe the use of the internet, platforms and websites — and all of the access and transparency that this enables — will become the New Normal for ALL securities transactions, and not just those directly impacted by the JOBS act, but for public… Read More

The First Investment Crowdfunding Fraud. What Does this Mean for the Industry?

During the buildup to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement regarding the final rules on Title III retail crowdfunding, the Commission filed a fraud case in the US District Court of Nevada.  The SEC accused Ascenergy, a company ostensibly in the oil and gas industry,… Read More

Regulation A+: What Do Industry Leaders Think About The New Investment Crowdfunding Exemption

Title IV of the JOBS Act finally become an actionable exemption today.  Rules 251 through 263 of Regulation A, under the Securities Act of 1933, were amended in an effort to fix a previously untenable securities rule.  Reg A+, as it is commonly known, has… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Fights Back: Issues Statement Opposing State Lawsuit to Block Regulation A+

CFIRA and CfPA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Lawsuit Against the SEC to Block Implementation of Regulation A+, Title IV of the JOBS Act In a joint statement released today by the leadership of crowdfunding industry associations Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and the Crowdfunding Professional… Read More

All in: CFIRA Applauds SEC Commissioners Approval of Reg A+

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted final rules on Wednesday to expand Regulation A, an existing securities registration exemption, under Title IV of the JOBS Act, often referred to as “Regulation A+.” The expansion of Regulation A will expand capital markets for small public securities… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Schedules Next Public Meeting

SEC Chair Mary Jo White re-animated a previously moribund Advisory Committee on SMEs late last year.  These “small” companies are private companies, as well as those publicly traded, with market capitalizations of under $250 million. This initiative was undertaken in recognition of the importance of… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies to Tackle Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released the agenda for the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies that is set to meet on December 17th.  This committee has been dormant for quite some time and recently SEC Chair Mary Jo White re-animated the… Read More

CFIRA CO-Chair DJ Paul Interviewed by Benziga (Audio)

CFIRA Co-Chair and Propelr Co-Founder DJ Paul was interviewed yesterday on Benziga as part of their pre-market prep show. The early discussion covers the basics, IE Title II, III and IV of the JOBS Act that deals with investment crowdfunding and the associated regulatory reform… Read More

Charles Sidman Out as President of Crowdfunding Professional Association

On November 18th the Board of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) announced the departure of longtime President Charles Sidman. In a widely circulated email to CfPA members, CfPA Secretary Scott McIntyre stated, “The CfPA has had a momentous year building out the organization and raising… Read More

SEC Announces Next Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.  The committee will focus on the interests and priorities of emerging and smaller public companies…. Read More

CFIRA Set to Discuss JOBS Act & More at Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has scheduled a public event in Washington, DC, on November 21st, to update and review the community on various aspects of the JOBS Act including Title II, Title III and Title IV.  The 2nd Annual Regulatory Summit has been… Read More

Growth Capital Summit Tackles JOBS Act & More on Eve of SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

November is a big month in Washingtong, DC.  Not only is it the mid-term election season that happens to have a bit of excitement in the air with the Senate being up for grabs, but also there are several events targeting the small business community…. Read More

CFIRA Co-Chair DJ Paul Appointed to SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies

DJ Paul, CFIRA Co-Chair and CSO of Propellr, has been appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White to become a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies for a term that begins immediately.  The SEC established this committee in 2011 as… Read More

Crowdfunding Thought Leaders Gather in Berkeley to Discuss Future of Financial Innovation

For a second year in a row, government policy makers, finance experts and online entrepreneurs gathered at UC Berkeley for the Fung Institute’s academic symposium on crowdfunding.  The event was organized by Dr. Richard Swart – a well known authority and frequent commenter on crowdfunding… Read More

CFIRA Takes Vocal Stand on “Accredited Investor” Definition

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has taken a firm and concise stand on the debate enveloping the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.  CFIRA has been at the forefront in advocating for financial innovation and investment crowdfunding.  The group promotes the interests of issuers AND… Read More

Investor Advisory Committee Decides to Seek More Data Before Recommendation on Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee yesterday where they tackled the very important issue of defining an “accredited investor”.  Barbara Roper, the Chairman of the ‘Investor as a Purchaser Subcommittee’ closed the meeting without recommendations on altering the… Read More