Tagged: private placements

Don’t Crush the Ability of Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Raise Capital

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering substantial increases in the Regulation D thresholds for “accredited investor” income and net worth, which would reduce the pool of potential investors in small businesses and start-up companies by 60 percent to 70 percent. This will impede… Read More

GrowthCap.co Launches, Helps Established Companies Seek Funding From The Power Crowd

GrowthCap.co launches today as a funding platform with an aim to connect institutional investors with established private companies. Specifically, the site is targeting high-growth private companies with capital needs north of $10 million and up to or exceeding $75 million. GrowthCap aims to become the… Read More

SEC, House Reps Spar Over General Solicitation

In a joint letter sent to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White on July 22nd, 2013, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) raised serious concerns over the proposed implementation of Title II and the lifting of the ban on general solicitation for private… Read More

Ban on General Solicitation for Private Placements to be Lifted on September 23rd.

Earlier this month the SEC formally adopted rules which removed the ban on advertising – or general solicitation – on private placements.  With the publishing of the final rules in the Federal Register the regulations take effect 60 days from the date of publishing, being… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: An Explanation Of General Solicitation From Fundable

Fundable has released the following infographic explaining the high-level details of the removal of the ban on general solicitation for select private placement offerings. Fundable is a Columbus, Ohio based crowdfunding platform. NOTE: Brian Knight of CrowdCheck points out that the requirement to file Form… Read More

Breaking Down General Solicitation For Private Placements In The US

Mark your calendar. July 10th was a big day in the fight for increased access to capital in the United States, as well as the overarching timeline of the fledgeling crowdfunding industry. Title II of the JOBS Act mandated a lifting of the ban on… Read More

SEC Fact Sheets Regarding General Solicitation on Private Offerings

The SEC has released a set of three different Fact Sheets regarding their meeting today which addressed General Solicitation for certain offerings as well as Disqualification of Felons or “Bad Actors” from Rule 506 Private Placements along with rules which impact the number and types… Read More

SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation For Private Placements

The SEC commissioners have voted to issue the adopting release lifting the ban on general solicitation for private placements by a vote of 4-1. The SEC will move to create a new class of offering, called a 506(c) offering, which allows general solicitation (advertising) while… Read More

Online Crowdfunding portals enable firms to market Regulation D private placements.

Like the entrepreneurs on Kickstarter trying to raise money to sell hot-chocolate cubes or cut an album, later-stage private companies may soon be finding investors online. But will crowdfunding for more-established companies be the bonanza it is for some start-ups? It’s possible, given that the… Read More

Who Needs Wall Street? Private Issues Rise to $1.16 Trillion

A tectonic shift is under way in how companies raise money—and it will have a profound impact on U.S. investors and markets. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s most recent estimates, businesses have been raising more funds through private transactions than through debt and… Read More

SEC: Don’t Make Crowdfunding Useless for Main Street

Nearly two years ago, I championed the idea of making it legal for entrepreneurs to raise money by selling equity stakes in their companies online. This kind of crowdfunding came much closer to becoming a reality when President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law… Read More

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