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SEC Files Notice of Amendment & Accelerated Approval for Reg CF Funding Portal Rules (Document)

The Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a filing last Friday regarding FINRA’s regulatory role pertaining to investment crowdfunding portals operating under Title III of the JOBS Act.  According to the SEC, FINRA just responded (January 21st) to several comment letters and the Commission is now… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part II: Practical Concerns for Funding Portals

As discussed in part one, the SEC’s final Regulation Crowdfunding rules require thorough analysis to not fall prey to potential traps. While I firmly believe that we can make crowdfunding work regardless of the roadblocks set forth, it does not mean that we can afford… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part I: Practical Concerns for an Issuer

  When SEC Commissioner Piwowar lodged his controversial “NO” vote for the final rules implementing Title III Regulation CF last October, he did so with concern that the overcomplicated rules were laden with “traps” that could snare an unassuming company trying to raise funds. Unfortunately,… Read More

Orchard: Helping Marketplace Lending Investors Make Their “Pick”

The marketplace lending industry has been above the fold lately, in particular the online platforms, borrowers and investors, but it is important to remember that the MPL ecosystem is made up of many other players. If you need evidence of this, just check out the… 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

Will Indiegogo Into Investment Crowdfunding?

  In the wake of the recent passage of the final rules implementing Title III of the JOBS Act and Regulation CF, Indiegogo has been on my mind. And why not, they are one of the leaders in the US crowdfunding industry, focused on rewards… Read More

KoreConX Announces New Partnerships & Expands Equity Crowdfunding Services

KoreConX, the recently launched a free all-in-one solution that is disrupting the market by helping companies navigate the equity crowdfunding process and reduce risk, announced on Thursday new partners that add additional value and resources for their users. These additions greatly expand the scope and usefulness… Read More

Funding Circle is Creating Meaningful Change in Lending

At a time when some are claiming that marketplace lending has not gone far enough to challenge the traditional banking system, Sam Hodges and Funding Circle have quietly proven that steadily acting on your principles and advancing your mission, can achieve meaningful change. It had… Read More

Growing Up: Lending Club Has Been Tested, Survived & is Getting Bigger

  It has been almost a year and a half since my last visit to Lending Club and my last interview with Renaud Laplanche its CEO. A lot has changed since then, but even more has stayed the same. Lending Club is now a public… Read More

FundPaaS Unveils Equity/Debt Crowdfunding Product For Funding Portals & Broker Dealers Using Title III “Wisdom”

Alongside yesterday’s SEC’s 3 to 1 vote to approve equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act, FundPaaS has unveiled a new product called Wisdom, an application that is said to power any crowdfunding portal or broker dealer seeking to raise capital for issuers online. According… Read More

Title III Crowdfunding: Talking About a Revolution

What took place this morning is nothing short of revolutionary. For the first time in the history of the Securities and Exchange Commission (82 years), retail investors (ordinary people without income, wealth or sophistication qualifications) will be able to invest in private businesses en mass…. Read More

iDisclose Cuts Cost for Entrepreneurs with Online PPM Tool – Perfect for Equity Crowdfunding

iDisclose has announced the launch of its online tool that enables entrepreneurs to draft institutional-grade disclosure documents for private offerings perfect for equity crowdfunding issuers. Called private placement memorandums (PPMs), iDisclose streamlines the disclosure process for small and startup businesses.  According to the Fintech company, the… Read More

Securities Disclosure Documents Cost Too Much? iDisclose Will Save You Thousands

The legal industry is an archaic sector of business that operates largely as it has for 100s of years. And why change it?  A professional sector that is knowledge driven and protectionist by way of bar exams and “ethics” rules, everyone in business needs legal… Read More

SEC Commissioner Gallagher: Thank You For Your Thick Skin

It was bittersweet walking into Commissioner Daniel Gallagher’s office for the first and last time. He has been a true champion for small business and access to capital and we all owe him a debt of gratitude. It was also wholly appropriate that the amazing… Read More

LendTech Angels Hosts First Successful LendLab for FinTech Entrepreneurs

Despite a hot and rainy New York City morning, there was a great turn-out at LendTech Angels’ first LendLab event.  Hosted by Kiran Lingam, managing director of LendTech Angels, the event gave aspiring marketplace lending startups an education in the regulatory landscape they are entering…. Read More

Gust Leads the Wind of Change in Connecting Entrepreneurs with Investors

For over a decade Gust, and its predecessor Angelsoft, has quietly been become one of, if not the, largest private investing platforms in the world. Gust is a SaaS platform that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors and other benefactors, in whatever form such investors take,… Read More

Capital Unbound; Piwowar Suggests Regulators Need Restraining & Crowdfunding Should Look to States

A CATO Institute event on the status of capital markets in the US provided a bright spot to an otherwise bleak and rainy day in New York City. Amidst the libertarian rhetoric and literature, two speakers stood out with certain observations and proposed remedies to… Read More

Georgia Quinn Joins Law Firm of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole

Georgia Quinn, a securities attorney specializing in the crowdfunding field, has joined the firm of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole.  Quinn, a Senior Contributor to Crowdfund Insider, has been a champion of new forms of finance and widely recognized for her support of the emerging crowdfunding sector… Read More

Lending Club IPO: A Watershed Moment for Peer to Peer Lending

  As far as the peer-to-peer or marketplace lending industry is concerned, 2014 ended with a bang and not a whimper as Lending Club, the leading online lender, completed its initial public offering. On December 10, 2014 the Lending Club offering went effective, and ultimately… Read More

Growth Capital Summit 2014 Highlights (Video)

GrowthCapitalist, part of the MarketNexus Media group, organized a small gathering just prior to the SEC Small Business Capital Formation event in Washington, D.C. last November.  The event was held at the National Press Club and several well known names from the investment crowdfunding world… Read More

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