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The Top 10 Crowdfunding Legal Developments of 2015

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  2015 could go down as the most active year for regulatory reform in the private securities market since 1940.   After a long delay since passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, we saw an unprecedented flurry of regulatory activity in 2015. Without further… Read More

Scorecard: Kiran Lingam Grades Title III Crowdfunding Rules

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  Kiran Lingam, a securities attorney and Fintech investor, previewed the SEC’s meeting on Title III equity crowdfunding last week.  In an article entitled 11 Big Questions Heading Into Tomorrow’s SEC Crowdfunding Vote, he outlined pressing issues regarding proposed rules and what it meant for issuers and… Read More

11 Big Questions Heading Into Tomorrow’s SEC Crowdfunding Vote

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At long last (3 years, 6 months, 25 days since signing of the JOBS Act to be exact), we will get Title III equity crowdfunding rules tomorrow potentially opening up a new novel avenue for small businesses to raise capital. When the original rules were… Read More

LendTech Angels Hosts First Successful LendLab for FinTech Entrepreneurs

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Despite a hot and rainy New York City morning, there was a great turn-out at LendTech Angels’ first LendLab event.  Hosted by Kiran Lingam, managing director of LendTech Angels, the event gave aspiring marketplace lending startups an education in the regulatory landscape they are entering…. Read More

Perspective: What Does SEC No Action Letter Mean for P2P Lending?

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Kiran Lingam, Managing Director at LendTech Angels, has published his thoughts on the Citizen.VC No-Action letter released earlier this week.  Lingam, a securities attorney by education, sees the clarification pushing marketplace lenders to use 506(b), as opposed to utilizing 506(c) – an exemption that allows… Read More

FinTech Founder Matchup: Looking for a Co-Founder for Your FinTech Startup? This Event is Perfect for You.

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Do you have an amazing FinTech startup concept? Are you looking for co-founders and mentors? Then this event is perfect for you. A week from today over 70 potential co-founders and dozens of mentors (with money) are gathering in New York City with the sole… Read More

Regulation A+: What Do Industry Leaders Think About The New Investment Crowdfunding Exemption

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Title IV of the JOBS Act finally become an actionable exemption today.  Rules 251 through 263 of Regulation A, under the Securities Act of 1933, were amended in an effort to fix a previously untenable securities rule.  Reg A+, as it is commonly known, has… Read More

SeedInvest: By Using Reg A+, Issuers May Avoid VC “Strings”

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There has been much debate, discussion and recent consternation regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act, something commonly labeled as Reg A+.  Some prognosticators believe it is much ado about nothing but others believe Reg A+ can become an important step in the evolving capital… Read More

SeedInvest Will Remove Legal Review Fees for Startups Using KISS Legal Documents

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Yes KISS means Keep It Simple Stupid, but in this case it means Keep It Simple Security. SeedInvest, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has announced they will no longer assess legal review fees to startups using KISS Convertible Note documents. SeedInvest is a highly selective… Read More

Understanding Today’s Capital Raising Options (Infographic)

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They say that there is no such thing as bad press but I am not so sure that I agree with that statement. While this may be the case for the Kardashians, I don’t think the same holds true for the crowdfunding/P2P lending industries. In… Read More

SeedInvest Launches in Georgia, Continues Regional Expansion Strategy

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Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest opened up operations in Atlanta, Georgia last week and organized a launch party to introduce their investment platform to the local crowd. This is a continuation of their strategy to create local hubs in key markets across the United States by… Read More

The Reg A+ Bombshell: $50M Unaccredited Equity Crowdfunding Title IV takes Center Stage

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In a stunning development earlier today, the SEC released final Regulation A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act that pre-empts state law for larger Regulation A offerings up to $50M and provides for state coordinated review for offerings up to $20M.  Growth companies… Read More

SeedInvest to SEC: Please Enact Final, Simple, Crowdfunding Rules

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SeedInvest, a widely respected investment crowdfunding platform that operates under Title II accredited crowdfunding (for now), has just submitted a comment letter to the Securities Exchange Commission pleading with the agency to “keep Title III crowdfunding simple”. The JOBS Act was signed into law almost… Read More

SeedInvest Hammers the Cost Challenge of Crowdfunding in SEC Comment Letter

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SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding platform that is currently operating as an accredited investor site, recently submitted two comment letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The documents were posted to the section regarding proposed rules regarding the JOBS Act, Title III commonly referred to… Read More

Crowdfunding Costs Are Too High. Tell the SEC Today!

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Since the proposed crowdfunding rules were released on October 23, 2013, the top concern for many in the industry has been that the costs of compliance would make crowdfunding too expensive to be useful. Our Crowdfunding Cost Model further backed up this concern, indicating that… Read More

Webcast: The SEC’S Crowdfunding Proposal– A Preliminary Look (Video)

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Recorded video is posted below. As previously reported on Crowdfund Insider the Business Law Section and the International Section of  the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is hosting a live program and webcast in New York City on December 11, 2013, to review crowdfunding. The… Read More

The SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal – A Preliminary Look (Webinar)

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The Business Law Section and the International Section of  the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is hosting a live program and webcast in New York City on December 11, 2013, to review crowdfunding.  The event is titled, “The SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal – A Preliminary… Read More

SeedInvest Creates General Solicitation Cheat Sheet

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Earlier today we shared with you an excellent description of the changes in General Solicitation coming from Kiran Lingam at SeedInvest.  The document focused on demo days and was a good read.  Kiran has returned to produce a document for those of us with limited… Read More

SeedInvest Releases White Paper: “Living with New Reg D…”

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Coinciding with the relaxation in general solicitation, or advertising  for certain private placements, equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has released a White Paper on the regulator change addressing the new playing field.  The document is titled “Living with the New Reg D and its impact on Demo… Read More

WATCH: General Assembly Hosts Panel On General Solicitation For Entrepreneurs

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SeedInvest general counsel Kiran Lingam and Cooley, LLP partner Jim Fulton recently took part in a panel hosted by General Assembly. The goal was to wrap some perspective around the changes coming with Title II of the JOBS Act and general solicitation for offerings under… Read More

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