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Crowdfunding: Law Professor Rutherford Campbell, Jr. on Reg CF, “It’s Just Not Working”

The much heralded JOBS Act was signed into law in 2012 during a brief moment of bi-partisan cooperation. The objective was to drive economic growth, and job creation, via a series of regulatory updates including the legalization of investment crowdfunding. But has the JOBS Act… Read More

Must See Live Stream: Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed

This just popped into the inbox and for US based online capital formation platforms – this will be a must view live stream. On Tuesday, October 23rd, The Heritage Foundation will be hosting a live presentation at their office in Washington, DC. The topic of… Read More

Perspective: How Regulation Crowdfunding Has Fallen Short of its Goal

The vision Behind Regulation Crowdfunding Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) allows any business to raise up to $1.07 million without a public registeration with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The idea behind Regulation Crowdfunding is to enable small businesses and startups to leverage the advertising power… Read More

Why Real Estate Deals, Not Startups are the Big Success Story of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding for startups was supposed to be a game-changer. The excitement began in 2013 when Title II of the JOBS Act gave individuals who met certain requirements for income or net worth—called accredited investors—the ability to invest in some types of assets that had… Read More

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

NextSeed is a Bank Loan Alternative Helping Entrepreneurs Raise the Money They Need to Succeed

NextSeed is one of a handful of FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portals that is successfully providing access to growth capital for small businesses across the US. It is the only platform in operation that focuses solely on debt financing as most other platforms are… Read More

Report: Reg CF Offerings Top $100 Million in Capital Raised

Crowdfund Capital Advisors is out with a note that Reg CF, or Regulation Crowdfunding, has topped $100 million in funding raised surpassing an industry milestone. Reg CF is one of the investment crowdfunding exemptions created by the JOBS Act of 2012.  Issuers may raise up… Read More

EquityMultiple CEO Charles Clinton Highlights Real Estate Opportunities & Disruption, Reflections on 2017, Predictions for 2018… But Not the Secrets to the Platform’s Success

CEO Charles Clinton and CIO Marious Sjulsen co-founded EquityMultiple with a shared vision of transforming real estate investing through tech and by providing new access to private transactions while streamlining the investment process. With a mission committed to transparency, rigorous underwriting, and investor support, EquityMultiple is backed by the… Read More

Perspective: There are Two Sides to the Initial Coin Offering Debate

On Friday, Crowdfund Insider ran a story entitled “ICOs are Securities: Token Based Offerings Poised for a Rude Awakening as US Regulators May Soon Act”. Raising funds through the sale of digital tokens (commonly known as initial coin offerings or “ICOs”) has garnered tremendous attention… Read More

Pitfalls for Funding Platforms Continuing to Raise Capital over the Internet under Rule 506(b)

Even with the flexibility provided to Regulation D private placement offerings by Title II of the JumpStart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) data has consistently shown that most Regulation D offerings continue to raise capital under traditional Rule 506(b). … Read More

US Treasury Report Outlines Ways to Boost Capital Markets Including JOBS Act Improvements

The US Department of Treasury has published a report on ways the government may streamline and reduce burdens of capital markets regulation. The report is an interesting compendium of the pressing need to reduce regulatory hurdles while pointing to policy initiatives that can improve access… Read More

US Investment Crowdfunding Regulations Explained (Document)

Some time ago, I created a grid comparison that addressed the differences between the various iterations of investment crowdfunding. In the US, there are effectively three different securities exemptions, created by the JOBS Act of 2012, that allow issuing business to raise capital online by… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Closes Reg A+ at $30 Million with Pre-Money Valuation of $120 Million

A Defining Moment for the Crowdfunding Industry as Offer Mirrors Small Cap IPOs of the Past Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS Entertainment) is reporting that its Reg A+ crowdfunding offer has closed at the top end of its range having raised $30 million… Read More

SEC Publishes Report on Access to Capital & Market Liquidity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Economic Risk Analysis (DERA), has just published a report addressing the issue of access to capital as well as market liquidity. DERA, the research arm of the SEC, was enlisted by Congress to report on the impact… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Shares Perspective on Anniversary of Regulation Crowdfunding Launch

Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the crowdfunding space. A founding partner of the Manhattan law firm of Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole, LLP, he has spent the last few years acting as a JOBS Act champion and crowdfunding advocate both publicly… Read More

The JOBS Act Turns Five, Regulation A+ Turns Two, Regulation Crowdfunding Turns One: What Should Be Next on the SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Agenda

With the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act having just reached its five year milestone, Regulation Crowdfunding hitting its one year milestone, and the two year anniversary of Regulation A(+) fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to (briefly) reflect on the… Read More

Regulatory Notice: FINRA Asks for Comments on Capital Formation Including Crowdfunding & More

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has filed a regulatory notice and a request for comments regarding capital formation. The review includes aspects of the JOBS Act and crowdfunding. FINRA said the request for comments was part of its FINRA360 initiative, a comprehensive review of… Read More

The JOBS Act Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act is celebrating its 5th year anniversary. This is the law enacted during the Obama administration that legalized three different iterations of investment crowdfunding. The JOBS Act under Title II enabled Reg D (506c) issuers to “generally solicit”… Read More

Supporting America’s Innovators Act Passes the House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives passed the Supporting America’s Innovators Act (HR 1219) today. The bill received solid backing with a vote of 417 for and 3 against. The bill now moves to the Senate for review. Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, the Vice Chairman… Read More

JOBS Act @ 5: House Committee Updates on Investment Crowdfunding Progress & Other Regulatory Reforms

The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, met for the first time in 2017.  A new Chairman, Congressman Bill Huizenga, managed the proceedings for the first topic of the year regarding the “Impact of the JOBS Act After Five Years”. The Hearing involved the… Read More

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