Tagged: intrastate

State of the States: An Updated Analysis of Current Intrastate Crowdfunding Options

While Regulation (Title III) Crowdfunding continues to get all of the attention, the overwhelming majority of states currently have some form of “intrastate” retail crowdfunding laws already in effect; many of which offer significantly more favorable terms to issuers and investors than the federal rules…. Read More

There are Now 34 States Plus the District of Columbia that Have Legalized Intrastate Crowdfunding

The regulatory environment continues to evolve for investment crowdfunding. While many people may have heard of the various federal exemptions that allow non-public companies to sell securities online (Reg D 506c, Reg A+ and Reg CF) most people are probably unaware of the fact that… Read More

Minnesota Updates on Intrastate Crowdfunding

MNVest has tweeted out an interesting graphic that tracks sector progress for investment crowdfunding in the state of Minnesota. For those not in the know, MNVest is the advocacy group, as  well as the name of the law, that helped to make Minnesota’s state crowdfunding… Read More

Michigan Looks to Expand Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

Michigan enacted an intrastate investment crowdfunding exemption back in 2013 with broad bipartisan support. But legislators are looking to expand the reach of the current rule by updating the law. According to the Michigan House Republicans, State Representative Bronna Kahle’s new legislation (HB 4305) will broaden… Read More

NextSeed: A Community-Driven Small Business Fundraising Platform Utilizing Crowdfunding Laws

NextSeed CEO Youngro Lee shares what is working & what is not under Reg CF. NextSeed was the very first, crowdfunding portal to receive FINRA approval. But the investment crowdfunding platform was honing its skills and processes under the Texas intrastate crowdfunding exemption before Reg… Read More

California Crowdfunding Bill Takes Another Step Towards Becoming Law

The California intrastate crowdfunding bill (AB 1517) took another step in the direction of becoming an actual law yesterday.  On Tuesday, April 25th, the bill was green-lighted by the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee. Next up is the Assembly Appropriations Committee. A hearing on the AB… Read More

SEC Rolls Out Amendments to Intrastate Offering Rule

On April 20, 2017, amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A, federal intrastate offering exemptions, finally went into effect. The amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are intended to modernize and update the exemption that allows companies to raise money from investors who… Read More

Try, Try Again. California Crowdfunding Bill Returns to State Legislature

California is perhaps the most natural state to enact an instrastate law to facilitate investment crowdfunding. Yet multiple attempts at crafting bespoke legislation to allow crowdfunding have failed multiple times. Honestly, I have lost count of the number of bills hoisted up the lawmaking flagpole… Read More

No April Fools: North Carolina Crowdfunding Law Kicks in on April 1st

The North Carolina Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small business Act (NC PACES Act) was signed into law in July 2016. Final rules were adopted on March 31, 2017 and were filed with the NC Codifier of Rules on the same day. Subsequently, the rules… Read More

Utah Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill Slowly Endures Legislative Process

Utah, like a majority of the other states, is attempting to enact an instrastate crowdfunding exemption. The bill has been meandering between the House and the Senate since the beginning of the year. Co-sponsored by Representative Brian M. Greene and Senator Wayne A. Harper, the bill… Read More

SEC Acting Chair Michael Piwowar Statement on NASAA Data Sharing Agreement

SEC Acting Chair Michael Piwowar released a statement at the signing of the agreement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today. NASAA is the association that represents and lobbies on behalf of state and provincial securities regulators…. Read More

SEC & NASAA Sign Agreement to Share Data on Intrastate Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have signed an information-sharing agreement regarding new rules to facilitate intrastate crowdfunding offerings and regional offerings take effect. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state securities regulators. According to the… Read More

Ohio is Preparing Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules

Ohio is next on the list to consider intrastate crowdfunding legislation. If the current bill passes (HB 10), Ohio will join 30+ states that have already signed legislation into law that allows for raising capital online for businesses based in their states. Today, issuers have… Read More

MNvest Update: Four Crowdfunding Platforms Operating in Minnesota

Numerous states have enacted “intrastate” crowdfunding regulations to help foster capital formation for local businesses. Some of the states have crafted crowdfunding rules that are superior to Title III of the JOBS Act, also called Reg CF.  Minnesota is one of those states that benefited… Read More

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

Update to Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules 147 & 504 Hit Federal Register

The final rule updates to Rules 147 and 504 have finally hit the pages of the Federal Register. Now the countdown begins for the rules to become actionable. The amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are designed to facilitate capital formation, including through… Read More

Vestlo Lists “First” Intrastate Crowdfunding Offer in Illinois

VestLo is an intrastate crowdfunding platform operating in Illinois. It was set up in 2015 by Howard Orloff and Hector Robles. Anthony Zeoli, a Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor and Chicago based attorney, has advised the firm on its operation. Zeoli is also the main author… Read More

SEC Adopts Modernized Intrastate “Crowdfunding” Rules:  A Time to Yawn?

On October 26, 2016, the SEC’s three Commissioners convened at their headquarters to adopt new rules intended to modernize what had historically been a little used path of raising capital for startups, early stage businesses and community-based enterprises: the so called intrastate exemption. It had… Read More

Here are the Final Rules for Changes in Rule 147 & Rule 504 Improving Intrastate Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 yesterday designed to improve the process in which businesses may sell securities within a state where they are based. These “intrastate” updates will impact the ability for issuing companies to crowdfund from… Read More

Fact Sheet: SEC Updates Instrastate Crowdfunding Rules 147 & 504

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to update Rules 147 and 504 today.  The regulatory changes will improve the environment for intrastate crowdfunding. Some in the industry believe that intrastate crowdfunding may do better than Title III/Reg CF as some states have crafted more… Read More