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Illinois Crowdfunding Starting Strong in 2017

While it took longer than expected to get here, Crowdfunding for Illinois businesses is now officially up and running and its full steam ahead. To mark the occasion, a joint press conference was held yesterday at local incubator 1871 which I was privileged to be… Read More

VestLo Becomes the First to Submit Application to Operate as an Illinois Investment Crowdfunding Platform

This week, Chicago-based fintech company VestLo announced that it has become the first to submit an application to the Illinois Secretary of State, Securities Division, so that it may register as a “qualified” crowdfunding platform under the new Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption. The adopted Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill creates… Read More

The Zacks Group Opens New Equity Crowdfunding Platform

The Zacks Group announced this week the launch of ZacksInvest.com, an equity crowdfunding platform that provides investors with access to select privately held, early and mid-stage companies seeking growth capital. This new website launches just a couple of months after the SEC approve of Title… Read More

Zacks to Offer Microcap Research, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo

Zacks Investment Research has announced it is launching microcap research and has selected its first company for “detailed investigation”.  Simultaneously Zacks has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $7000 in capital for the new research product. “Independent research is the platinum standard. Zacks… Read More

Localstake Partners with Zacks CF Research on Intrastate Crowdfunding

Zacks and Localstake have announced a partnership where Zacks CF Research will offer valuation and rating reports on Localstake listed crowdfunded issues. “Localstake is providing a funding platform in several states now and just closed the first-ever intrastate crowdfunded issue in Michigan. We believe this… Read More

truCrowd, Zacks Form Strategic Alliance

truCrowd and Zacks CF Research have partnered up to bring independent valuation reports to companies seeking to raise money from non-accredited investors. “We’re pleased to announce this partnership. We look forward to working with truCrowd to bring additional transparency to the companies [that] choose truCrowd… Read More

Zacks Creates Crowdfunding Investment Research

Zacks, a large provider of independent research in the US, has launched Zacks CF Research, a crowdfunding research division and the first of its kind for the industry.  The new division of Zacks Investment Research that will focus exclusively on providing valuation analysis of Title… Read More

Crowdfunding site IPOVillage Announces More Than $2 Million in Pledges

“This is just beyond tremendous,” said IPO Village Mayor Howard Orloff. “This is absolute proof crowdfunding is a major force in the investing world. It is more proof that investors are ready to take advantage of buying stock directly from businesses without having to go… Read More

Upcoming DPOs will help bring about Equity Crowdfunding Rules

After reflecting on the event at Crowdfund Texas, I have come to the firm belief that the upcoming IPO(s) from IPO Village will encourage movement on the rules that will ultimately  govern equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding will bring about a new asset class that will… Read More

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