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The Number of FINRA Regulated Funding Portals Declines

  In the past, CI has tallied the number of FINRA-regulated Funding Portals active in the Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) sector. Funding Portals are intermediaries created by the JOBS Act of 2012 – the legislation that enables online capital formation. These platforms are kind of… Read More

Funding Portal Honeycomb Credit Raises $6 Million in Seed+ Funding

Honeycomb Credit, a top FINRA regulated Funding Portal, has raised $6 million in Seed + funding, according to a note from the platform. Honeycomb Credit is a bank replacement platform that provides loans to smaller businesses. The company leverages the Reg CF securities exemption, which… Read More

Republic Partners with Healthcare Investment Platform RedCrow

Republic, the largest investment crowdfunding company in the world, has revealed a partnership with niche crowdfunding platform RedCrow. RedCrow is an online investment platform that invests in early-stage healthcare firms. It is part of Alira Health, a healthcare consulting firm. Details of the relationship were not… Read More

Crowdfunding OG Sara Hanks Sells Crowdcheck, Updates on Her Future in Online Capital Formation

Crowdcheck is one of the foundational firms that entered the securities crowdfunding sector, supporting issuers and platforms that enable online capital formation. Crowdcheck is probably the top legal services firm preparing Reg A+ documents for issuers, which the Securities and Exchange Commission must qualify for… Read More

CfPA Announces Policy Platform for Securities Crowdfunding Industry

The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) has issued a Policy Platform containing eighteen recommendations for the investment crowdfunding industry. The CfPA believes the recommendations will help to fuel the growth of online capital formation using the Reg CF securities exemption. Brian Christie, the 2024 President of… Read More

Report States There Have Been 14 IPOs by Firms Which Raised Money Using Reg CF

A report shared at the most recent meeting of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Access Committee (SBCFAC) on women and minority-owned businesses participating in Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) provides an update on exits for firms utilizing the securities exemption. Authored by Melody Change, PhD,… Read More

SEC: SBCFAC Expected to Recommend Threshold for Reviewed Financials Under Reg CF Should Rise to $350,000

After discussing the activity of the Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), has decided to recommend raising the threshold for reviewed financials from $124,000 to $350,000. Currently, reviewed financials cost around $5000 to… Read More

SEC Issues Report on Minority, Women Activity Under Reg CF

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Advocate for  Small Business Capital Formation, has posted a report on minotry and women activity in the Reg CF securities crowdfunding sector. Reg CF is one of the exemptions that enables online capital formation as well as… Read More

Crowdfunding: Newsletter Says it Will Name and Shame Reg CF Issuers Who Do Not File Form C-AR

Community Round Ventures says it will create a “naughty list” for firms that raised money using Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) that have not filed their mandated Form C-AR [Annual Report]. Form C-AR is mandated for issuers that use the Reg CF securities exemption. The annual… Read More

Reg CF Issuers Must File Form C-AR by Today

Companies that raised money online using Reg CF or Regulation Crowdfunding must file Form C-AR by today (April 29, 2024). Form C-AR references the required filing of the company’s annual report. While there have been thousands of firms that have leveraged the JOBS Act securities… Read More

SEC’s Small Business Committee to Discuss Crowdfunding (Reg CF), Angel Investing Trends in Upcoming Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) is set to convene on Monday, May 6, 2024, to discuss key topics in small business financing, including the state of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and trends in angel investing. The meeting, accessible… Read More

The Reg A & Crowdfunding Conference – Westchester, New York

The Reg A & Crowdfunding Conference is the largest annual gathering place for online investment platforms, brokers, legal and financial advisors, investors, and other dealmakers involved in Reg A and crowdfunding deals. This event is also well attended by private and public companies looking to… Read More

Reg CF: Crowdfund Capital Advisors Shares Guidelines For Submitting Form C-AR to SEC

Recently, CI reported on the requirement to file a Form C-AR (annual report) for firms that raised money using the Reg CF securities exemption. While Reg CF is a notice filing there are still legal requirements to remain compliant on an ongoing basis for firms… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding : Companies That Raised Money Using Reg CF Are Not Filing their Form C-AR

Reg CF or Regulation Crowdfunding is a securities exemption that allows a company to raise up to $5 million from both Accredited and Non-Accredited investors. To pursue a Reg CF offering, a company must file documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The documents… Read More

Property Investment Platform Arrived Has Raised Over $37 Million, Retail Investors Can Access on Wefunder

  Arrived, an online investment platform enabling access to rental and vacation homes, is raising money on Wefunder. According to the offering page, Arrived raised over $37 million in a side-by-side offering. Smaller investors may participate in a Reg CF offering, and Accredited Investors may… Read More

Reg A+ Needs Some Fixes: Issuer Shares Challenges of Raising Money Using the Crowdfunding Exemption

There are three securities exemptions created by the JOBS Act of 2012 that enable firms to raise money online. Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding], Reg D 506c (accredited only), and Reg A+ [Regulation A]. If a company uses Reg A+, they may raise up to $75… Read More

Pending Legislation (HR 2865) Will Increase the Threshold When Issuers Need to Provide Reviewed Financials Under Reg CF

The Amendment for Crowdfunding Capital Enhancement and Small-business Support Act of 2023 has re-emerged in Congress. Originally introduced into the House in December of 2023, HR 2865 has now been referred to the House Financial Services Committee, indicating it may come up for a vote…. Read More

Honeycomb Credit is a Top Reg CF Platform that Can Replace Bank Loans for Smaller Firms

  Honeycomb Credit has emerged as a top platform enabling firms to raise money online utilizing the Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) securities exemption. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the past couple of years, the FINRA-regulated Funding Portal has expanded its services across the country. As… Read More

Honeycomb Credit Reports Topping $25 Million in Funds Raised for Small Businesses

Honeycomb Credit, a FINRA-regulated funding portal that provides online capital formation for small businesses, is reporting that it has surpassed $25 million in money raised for small businesses. Honeycomb can help SMEs sell securities online under the Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) securities exemption. Firms may… Read More

Reg CF: Where on Earth Are All the Form C-AR Filings?

Look, I’m the CEO of an equity crowdfunding company, so believe me when I say that I want Regulation Crowdfunding [Reg CF] to work. But I’m deeply concerned that an apparent recent trend of non-compliance with SEC filing requirements could erode investor trust and pose… Read More

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