Tagged: karen kerrigan

JOBS Act 3.0: Representatives Hensarling and Waters Join on Bipartisan Bills to Boost Small Business & Help Entrepreneurs

In a profound act of bipartisanship, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, and Representative Maxine Waters, ranking member on the Committee, have joined together on a series of bills that are designed to “help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to… 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

Micro-Offering Exemption Passes House of Representatives, Next Up the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (HR 2201) today largely on a party line vote of 232 to 188. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer from Minnesota,  seeks to allow small businesses to raise up toe $500,000 per year… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council CEO Karen Kerrigan Receives Crowdfundie Award at Global Crowdfunding Convention

Karen Kerrigan, the CEO and President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has received a “Crowdfundie Award” at the 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) held in Las Vegas this week. Kerrigan attended GCC speaking on the topic of taking equity crowdfunding to… Read More

Legaltech is Hot: Seedrs forms Partnership with the Law Society

Seedrs has announced a new partnership with the Law Society. The agreement will allow the Law Society’s members to access early stage startups via the crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously,  promising Legaltech startups will have the support of the Law Society when they raise funding on the… Read More

US Senate Passes Three Bills that Benefit Small Business & Capital Formation

The US Senate has passed several key pieces of legislation that boost access to capital and help startups and small businesses. All three bills received broad bipartisan support. While the bills were quickly passed via a voice vote in the Senate, the bills received heavy… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Declares Strong Support for Trump SBA Pick

Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has declared her organization’s strong support for President Trump’s selection to manage the Small Business Administration. Trump has picked Linda McMahon an entrepreneur who scaled and built the highly successful World… Read More

Ldny Unveils Work Wear Collection “Dress to Invest” to Support Female Entrepreneurs on Seedrs

Ldny, a social enterprise that aims to use the power of fashion to address social issues, announced on Wednesday it was launching a “Dress to Invest” work wear collection that is dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The new collection made its… Read More

One Way Donald Trump Can Actually Double GDP Growth

How Donald Trump Can Leverage Crowdfunding Under Reg CF to Double GDP Growth President-elect Trump made it a hallmark of his campaign to double GDP growth. According to Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council; “His agenda of lowering taxes, simplifying the… Read More

CFIRA Teams Up With CCA & SBE Council to host Crowdfunding Showcase & Celebration

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Crowdfunding Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) to host the upcoming event, Crowdfunding Showcase and Celebration. The event, which will be held on May… Read More

Brief: Seedrs’ Karen Kerrigan & Federation of Small Businesses’ Tony Baron Shares Alternative Finance in 2016 Predictions

This week, chief legal officer of crowdfunding platform Seedrs, Karren Kerrigan, and chairman for tax and economic affairs of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Tony Baron, sat down with Workspace to discuss their 2016 predictions for alternative finance. During the interview, Kerrigan stated alternative finance will… 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

What the Crowdfunding Opportunity Under Title III Will Mean for Small Businesses

When we showed up in Washington, D.C., Karen Kerrigan, of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, became a champion for our cause to legalize debt and equity crowdfunding. Karen, and the SBE Council, is the closest thing small businesses and entrepreneurs have to a lobby… Read More

Leaders of Innovative Finance Respond to UK Budget Policy, Embrace ISA Approach

  The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s summer budget was said to put economic security first and was a plan for “working people”. But incorporated in the policy statement was also aspects that should benefit disruptive financial firms on both the debt and equity side of… Read More

In Equity Crowdfunding, The Redcoats are Winning

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Fresh from my trip across the pond, I can tell you I have seen the light. Crowdfunding can and is working and we (the United States) are behind the eight ball on this one. When describing the US regulatory regime to crowdfunding professionals in the… Read More

Seedrs Responds to FCA Announcement on Crowdfunding Regulations

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom has released their much anticipated review of regulating the nascent crowdfunding industry.  This includes both the debt and equity categories of crowdfunding. Seedrs, one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK, has released their response… Read More

CES “Finding the Money” Panel Targets Crowdfunding

CES International is just around the corner where over 150,000 people from all around the world will queue up for a dose of tech heaven.  Touted as the most important consumer electronics show in the world, the event is always evolving and always adapting to… Read More

SBE Council: Data Suggests Work To Do For Crowdfunding Industry

Only 11% of small business owners are familiar with crowdfunding as a means of capital formation for their businesses. That revelation comes via SBE Council President and CEO Karen Kerrigan, who shared the information via  a survey entitled “Entrepreneurs & the Economy Survey.” The survey… Read More

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