Tagged: non-accredited investors

Q&A: David Behin, CEO of CityFunders, Talks Title III And Real Estate Crowdfunding

For David Behin, co-founder and CEO of CityFunders, proving real estate investment opportunities for accredited investors, his goal was to help bring real estate investing to the masses. Fast forward to now, and the pool of real estate investors has noticeably increased, with the passage of the JOBS Act, Title III. The… Read More

Troops Rallying For Smarter Rules Around Equity Crowdfunding

There are a lot of people with high hopes for the equity crowdfunding industry in the United States, including the legislators that saw the JOBS Act through. However, it seems there is also increasing concern that the entire exemption could fall flat without some serious… Read More

Crowdfunding, The Main Street VC Make List Of Bold 2014 Predictions

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Among ten bold predictions for 2014 made by Dominic Basulto in the Washington Post, one crowdfunding-related prediction sticks out: your next-door neighbor becomes a venture capitalist. It encapsulates some of the highest hopes among crowdfunding industry stakeholders and pundits. The forthcoming ability for anyone to… Read More

Brief: Local Crowdfunding Being Floated In Wyoming

Today the Wyoming Business Report has a story about The Local Crowd LLC and CEO Diane Wolverton. Wolverton has spent 16 years working in the University of Wyoming’s Small Business Development Center. She is now in the process of seeking federal grant money in order to test… Read More

JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding

Under the proposed rules, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will create a new investor class by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding. These rules will lead to a democratized investment landscape profitable to entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, writers, and… Read More

Miami-Based EarlyShares Goes Live With Equity & Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Deals

EarlyShares is a crowdfunding platform based in Miami, Florida. The operation is poised to be one of the leaders in the nascent equity crowdfunding space in the United States, and in light of the implementation of Rule 506(c) that took place in September the platform… Read More

A Michigan Perspective: Crowdfunding is Essential to Growing Business, Communities

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What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? What would happen if that entrepreneur you know could raise the capital needed to start a business from friends and neighbors and investors who are intimately familiar with the project? Michigan citizens… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Lauds Equity Crowdfunding In Article For CNBC

Danae Ringelmann released an article via CNBC yesterday that lauds equity crowdfunding as a solution that could help in “making fundraising more efficient and fair.” The piece is a deep dive into the functional effects of the proposed SEC rules surrounding Section 4(a)(6) of the… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon On Crowdfunding

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that’s it’s legal in the US.Chris Dixon Chris Dixon is a prolific investor and has been a co-founder of multiple companies including Hunch and SiteAdvisor. He is currently an… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 28, 2013

Taylor English | Analysis of Crowdfunding Rules Relating to issuers This week we expect many interests in the world of securities to publish their breakdowns of the proposed rules for equity crowdfunding in the United States. We’ll be collecting them throughout the week. Here, law… Read More

On Crowdfunding & SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s Legacy

SEC Chair Mary Jo White, October 23 2013Because of the impact that this rule could have on the market, we have directed the staff to develop a comprehensive work plan to review and monitor the use of the crowdfunding exemption. If the proposal is adopted,… Read More

SeedInvest Weighs In On Equity Crowdfunding Proposed Rules

In one statement, equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest summarized their thoughts on the proposed rules for equity crowdfunding. SeedInvest is thrilled by the SEC’s proposal on equity crowdfunding. “We thank the SEC for referencing our letters (including CFIRA’s) 60 times, for sticking to the original intention of the JOBS… Read More

Rep. Partick McHenry On Today’s Equity Crowdfunding News

“On the heels of another month of anemic job growth, I am encouraged that the SEC unanimously agreed to release equity crowdfunding rules for public comment.  Crowdfunding can unlock private capital and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and everyday investors to spur economic growth.  To meet… Read More

THEY’RE HERE: SEC’s Proposed Rules For Retail Equity Crowdfunding

The SEC has released proposed rules for Title III retail equity crowdfunding. The 582 page document is going to take a while to digest, but we wanted to share immediately. In related news, publication of these rules to the Federal Register will mark the official… Read More

SEC Proposed Equity Crowdfunding Rules: What We Know

The SEC has provided a fact sheet on today’s proposed rules. As we wait for the official rules to hit the SEC’s web site, here is what we do know about said proposed rules now. Note that most of this information was in the statute itself, so… Read More

Commissioner Gallagher On Equity Crowdfunding, Proposed Rules

Here are Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher’s comments on proposed rules for equity crowdfunding. I am glad to be able to support today’s proposal, and I want to thank those who have worked so hard to get us to this point.  In particular, I want to… Read More

Commissioner Stein On Equity Crowdfunding, Proposed Rules

Here are Commissioner Kara M. Stein’s comments on proposed rules for equity crowdfunding. I’d like to echo my fellow Commissioners in thanking the staff. The proposing release before us today reflects excellent and clearly cross-divisional work on an important and challenging topic, and I commend… Read More

Commissioner Aguilar On Equity Crowdfunding, Proposed Rules

Here are Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar’s comments on proposed rules for equity crowdfunding. You can see the full text including citations at SEC.gov. Also, be sure to check out the tweets from during today’s open meeting on equity crowdfunding rules. Today, the Commission is proposing new… Read More

SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s Remarks On Equity Crowdfunding, Proposed Rules

Here’s the meat of Chair Mary Jo White’s comments on equity crowdfunding proposed rules. Head to SEC.gov for the full statement. Also, be sure to check out the tweets from during today’s open meeting on equity crowdfunding rules. Good morning. This is an open meeting of… Read More

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