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Congressman McHenry Announces Capital Formation Agenda: Rodney Sampson States SEC is Heading in Wrong Direction

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, has announced a “capital formation agenda.” McHenry said that Republicans want to bring the issue “back to the forefront” helping small businesses and entrepreneurs. McHenry said that capital formation is a vital to… Read More

Part of the JOBS Act Gets Updated as Reg CF and Emerging Growth Company Sees Inflation Adjustments

The JOBS Act of 2012, the legislation that also legalized online capital formation, included multiple regulatory updates. One, Title 1, has been a notable success as it has helped a growing number of smaller firms to go public. Title III created Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg… Read More

AOIP Sends Letter to Congress in Support of JOBS Act 4.0

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has forwarded a letter to members of Congress in support of the JOBS Act 4.0 legislation. In the spring of 2022, Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee submitted draft legislation on the 10th Anniversary of the JOBS Act… Read More

JOBS Act 4.0: Improving the Regulatory Environment for Entrepreneurial Capital Formation

Passed with large bipartisan majorities and signed into law by President Obama, the 2012 JOBS Act was a bipartisan achievement of consequence. The JOBS Act substantially improved the laws governing entrepreneurial capital formation and has had a measurable positive impact on entrepreneurial capital formation. But… Read More

JOBS Act 4.0: What Are Some of the Recommendations to Boost Entrepreneurship, Access to Capital?

  Last week, on the anniversary of the JOBS Act of 2012, Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee pitched a new legislative initiative to support entrepreneurship, access to capital, and helping retail investors. The JOBS Act of 2012 legalized online capital formation. The JOBS… Read More

Republican Staff Report Reviews Past Decade of JOBS Act Benefits: More Work Must Be Done

The Republican Staff of the House Financial Services Committee has produced a report revisiting the JOBS Act of 2012 and the decade since the legislation became law.  Perhaps the best-known outcome of the legislation was to legalize online capital formation – or crowdfunding – but… Read More

JOBS Act of 2012: Ten Years of Legalized Investment Crowdfunding

  The JOBS Act of 2012 was signed into law by President Barack Obama ten years ago today, on April 5, 2012. In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats joined together to help private firms raise much-needed growth capital via online securities offerings…. Read More

Today: Roundtable on Crowdfunding on 10 Year Anniversary of the JOBS Act, the Legislation that Created Investment Crowdfunding

Today, at 2:30 PM ET, Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, will be hosting a roundtable to mark the 10th anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. The JOBS Act legalized securities crowdfunding including, Reg CF,… Read More

GROUNDFLOOR Retains Inc. 5000 Spot

Real estate Fintech GROUNDFLOOR, is once again among the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Today, Inc. Magazine revealed GROUNDFLOOR is 2,075th on its list, with 212 per cent revenue growth over the last three years. This marks GROUNDFLOOR’s second consecutive appearance on… Read More

Doug Ellenoff: Investment Crowdfunding Will Challenge Traditional Venture Capital

The US investment crowdfunding industry received a boost this year as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adjusted the securities exemptions that platforms and issuers utilize to raise growth capital online. Along with other improvements, key changes include the adjustment of Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding)… Read More

NASAA Tells Biden Administration to “Pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace”

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is distributing a letter sent to the Biden Administration asking the new President to “pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace.” This includes exemptions created by the JOBS Act – a bill signed… Read More

SEC Schedules Open Meeting on Expanding Access to Capital for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an open meeting to “consider whether to adopt rule amendments to facilitate capital formation and increase opportunities for investors by expanding access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs across the United States.” The meeting… Read More

Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors Updates on Reg CF Progress: “Successful Reg CF companies have pumped almost $1 billion into local economies”

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and its co-founders have been a leading voice advocating on behalf of online capital formation since Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss and Jason Best helped to create the language of the JOBS Act law that legalized securities crowdfunding in the United States. Neiss… Read More

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

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