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Association of Online Investment Platforms Ask SEC to Immediately Boost Reg CF Cap to Help Alleviate Challenges of COVID-19

In a public statement, the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to move quickly and to improve the regulatory environment to support small businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Addressed to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, and… Read More

The Association of Online Investment Platforms Responds to SEC’s Proposed Changes to the Exempt Offering Framework

On March 4th the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. If enacted, the proposed amendments would be the largest changes to securities law since the passage of the JOBS Act, and will strengthen the small business and startup… Read More

Senator Klobuchar Proposes Bill to Boost Entrepreneurship with Government Investment Fund

The New Business Preservation Act. Senator Amy Klobuchar, fresh off the Presidential campaign trail, has introduced legislation to help boost entrepreneurship and SMEs during a time when the economy is being pummeled by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Senators Chris Coons and Tim Kaine have co-sponsored… Read More

Huge Win: AOIP Members Comment on SEC Proposal to Improve Capital Formation

This week the Securities and Exchange Commission released a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. The proposed amendments to the exemption ecosystem may dramatically impact online capital formation for the better. These changes could make it easier for firms to raise money online while helping… Read More

There are Now Three Reg CF Funding Portals that Have Been Suspended Due to Unpaid FINRA Fees

The number of FINRA regulated “funding portals,” investment crowdfunding platforms that have been approved to issue securities under Reg CF, has continued to move upward since the new entity was created under the JOBS Act of 2012. Today, there are well over forty funding portals…. Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Crowdfunding Exemptions & More with House & Senate Staffers

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited both House and Senate staffers last week, along with a meeting at the US Department of Treasury. The goal of the trip was to review the status of current crowdfunding exemptions and what must be done to… Read More

Adam Carolla Discusses Crowdfunding on Microventures

Adam Carolla, a comedian/actor etc., visited the studios of CNBC earlier this month to talk about a securities crowdfunding offering which recently closed on Microventures. Carolla has bounced around the rewards space a bit raising funds on Indiegogo and the now-defunct FundAnything site. While on… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Issues Policy Paper Recommending Improvements to Crowdfunding Rules

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has published a series of policy recommendations encouraging Congress to act and improve the online capital formation marketplace by fixing existing flaws in crowdfunding rules. The AOIP is a newer advocacy group formed in the last year. The… Read More

Indiegogo Has Quietly Exited Equity Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, the second largest rewards-based platform in the US, has quietly exited equity crowdfunding. Indiegogo entered the securities realm in November of 2016. The platform partnered with Microventures, a Texas-based broker-dealer, to create First Democracy VC – a FINRA approved funding portal. At the time… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform MicroVentures Eliminates All Fees for Reg CF Issuers, Expects Growing Utilization of Online Capital Formation in 2019

MicroVentures, an equity crowdfunding platform, has just announced the elimination of all fees associated with issuers using Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF). MicroVentures says “gone are the days of high commissions and equity compensation for funding portals.” A quick visit to their site and you may… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Activity Jumps in September

StartEngine has published their tally of Reg CF crowdfunding campaigns for the month of September. According to their numbers published on their StartEngine Index, September showed a solid increase in total raised on active CF funding portals. StartEngine reports that $8.7 million was raised under… Read More

AOIP: New Association Launched to Help Guide Investment Crowdfunding Industry

Youngro Lee of NextSeed 3

Association of Online Investment Platforms Seeks to Boost Trust, Educate Investors & Help Businesses in Need of Funding The investment crowdfunding industry in the United States was launched following the signing of the JOBS Act of 2012. This bi-partisan legislation enabled online platforms to promote… Read More

Balk? Fan Token Sale Now Expected to Move Forward on Entoro After Indiegogo Attempt

Last week, it was announced that Indiegogo, via its partnership with broker dealer Microinvest, was launching a security token offering (STO) for Aspen Digital. The “Aspen Coins” represent a single share in common stock offered under the Reg D 506c exemption for the St. Regis Aspen… Read More

Report: Indiegogo Announced ICO Offerings in December & Now they are Listing Aspen Digital Security Token

Indiegogo was conceived as an investment platform but got a bit ahead of securities law so it started as a rewards platform. Today, Indiegogo now offers securities crowdfunding via a partnership with Microventures.  Last December, Indiegogo announced it was moving into the initial coin offering… Read More

Prominent Group of Fintech Leaders Send Letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton Demanding an Increase in Regulation Crowdfunding to $20 Million

In a letter forwarded to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, a group of Fintech leaders demanded the Commission to increase Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) from the current $1.07 million max amount to $20 million – a substantial increase to current rules. The… Read More

Most US Crowdfunding Platforms will Become Broker Dealers and Some May Become ATSs

Any US based cryptocurrency exchange is going to be compelled to become an Alternative Trading System (ATS), a regulated trading platform but not a full blown exchange. They have to do it or else. The Securities and Exchange Commission has been increasing the volume of… Read More

Everybody is Going to Do It: Indiegogo / Microventures Lists first Initial Coin Offering with Fan Controlled Football League

The opportunity is simply too strong to resist. The rapid rise of tokenized securities and the booming initial coin offering market is compelling crowdfunding platforms to reposition provide issuers the platform they demand. As the United States is the top ICO issuer in the world,… Read More

Nude, an App to Hide Your Naughty Photos, is Crowdfunding on Microventures / Indiegogo

The “sexiest App ever” has launched a Reg CF crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo / Microventures. Aptly named Nude, is an App where you can safely stow your naughty photos. We have all read about, or viewed, naked pictures of celebrities and others that have been… Read More

Producers Michael Simka & Barry Katz Now Seeking Funds Through Reg CF Campaign on Indiegogo/Microventures for Children TV Network “SuperdopeTV”

Mychal Simka, the writer and producer of 14 animated feature films to date including “Adventures of Bunny Bravo,”and Barry Katz, an Emmy and Grammy-nominated producer of over 100 specials, albums, documentaries, reality and scripted tv shows and films, have teamed up to launch a Reg CF… Read More

Cold Brew Drink Brand Palm & Bean Launches Reg CF Campaign Through Indiegogo/MicroVentures Platform

Palm & Bean, a cold brew drink brand that blends coffee with coconuts for natural sweetness and balanced taste, is launched an Reg CF campaign on Indiegogo/Microventures’ equity crowdfunding platform. The company is reportedly developing an innovative line of healthy products that blends two flavorful and popular… Read More

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