Tagged: regulation a

Acting SEC Chairman Piwowar Talks Crowdfunding & Small Business Advocate to Open ACSEC Meeting

SEC Acting Chair Michael Piwowar was present to open the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) last week. Piwowar, a Republican appointee, took the opportunity to highlight several policy issues. While pointing to the importance of small business as the… Read More

SEC & NASAA Sign Agreement to Share Data on Intrastate Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have signed an information-sharing agreement regarding new rules to facilitate intrastate crowdfunding offerings and regional offerings take effect. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state securities regulators. According to the… Read More

Indie Crowd Funder Raven Fund 1 Has Registered Over $43 Million of Investor Interest

Indie Crowd Funder, a crowdfunding platform set up to provide equity capital for films and entertainment, has seen solid progress on their Raven Fund 1. Using Tier 2 of Reg A+, Raven Fund 1 has now garnered over $43 million in investor interest. Crowdfund Insider… Read More

Crowdfunding Success: Fundrise Passes IPO Target in Just 24 Hours, Stands at $14.6 Million

Real estate investment platform Fundrise has shared an update on their initial public offer (IPO) using Regulation A+, an offer we first uncovered in January. As we reported last week, Fundrise filed an amended Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the name of… Read More

Forthcoming ACSEC Meeting to Tackle Several Important Issues: Secondary Markets & Dearth of IPOs

The SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) is scheduled to meet in Washington, DC next week at SEC HQ.  On the Committee’s agenda are two important issues: Secondary market liquidity for Regulation A Tier 2 and non-exchange listed companies and why companies are… Read More

The More You Shop, the More Stock You Own: iConsumer uses Reg A+ in Unique Manner

iConsumer is eBates meets Wall Street: “Ownership is the Ultimate Loyalty Program” iConsumer has announced its first successful closing of its mini-IPO offering launched in December 2016. iConsumer says that it has issued preferred stock to 1,650 customers and that 10,000 additional customers are in the… Read More

Fundrise IPO is Over-Subscribed. Real Estate Platform Increases Max Share Offer Under Reg A+

In a solid indication of confidence of the young real estate crowdfunding platform, Fundrise has received solid investor interest in its self-crowdfunding IPO under Reg A+. Demand was sufficient to compel management to increase the maximum funding round from 2 million shares to 3 million… Read More

Where to List Your Shares? OTC Markets Says it Offers All the Benefits of NYSE MKT at Half the Cost

The advent of new securities exemptions has created opportunity for various sectors of finance. Beyond the fact that issuing companies now have new alternatives for raising capital, and a broader group of investors may gain access to early stage companies, there is a question of… Read More

Rayton Solar Reg A+ Qualifies. Seeks $7 Million on StartEngine

Rayton Solar explains that it has “bridged the gap between particle accelerator technology and solar energy production to create a revolutionary silicon cutting technique”. This new technology is predicted to reduce solar panel manufacturing dramatically thus making solar energy more affordable and efficient.  Founded by Andrew… Read More

Fundrise IPO Update: Minimum Raise of $1 Million at $5 per Share

The forthcoming Fundrise IPO was revealed last week as a public filing under “Rise Companies” was uncovered. Today, the Form 1-A has been updated revealing additional information regarding the self-crowdfunding campaign under Reg A+. According to the document, Fundrise will be offering up to 2… Read More

Fundrise is Crowdfunding Itself Under Reg A+

The other day Crowdfund Insider shared that Fundrise was preparing for its “Greatest Innovation Yet”, today we may have a bit more information. Fundrise is going to crowdfund itself. True to form, the real estate marketplace will use Reg A+ to raise capital and offer equity… Read More

Real Estate as an Alternative Investment for Non-Accredited Investors

Real estate crowdfunding has experienced rapid growth in the US.  Yet most opportunities have been made available only to accredited investors. As securities laws are updated to accommodate the emerging innovation of internet finance traditional methods of funding real estate projects are being disrupted. At… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is Here … And it’s Total BS

“The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” ― Dan Ariely Happy New Era, my fellow entrepreneurs, and next generation financiers! In a world of dramatically accelerating technological, social and economic changes, it is clear we are heading into a time where… Read More

Wefunder Plans to Triple Crowdfunding Growth in 2017

Wefunder Leads Reg CF Crowdfunding Space in Both Successful Funding Rounds and Total Raised. Once Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable, Wefunder jumped out of the gate and never looked back. In fact, Wefunder’s founders lobbied Congress to legalize investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Reg D or Reg A+? Mark Elenowitz of Tripoint Global Equities Explains

Mark Elenowitz, CEO and founder of Tripoint Global Equities, is a firm believer in the potential of Regulation A+.  The updated securities exemption, improved under the JOBS Act, enables companies to raise up to $50 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. Typically most early… Read More

Med-X in Hearing Before Administrative Judge this Month

Med-X, a marijuana-based startup, is engaged in a public hearing this month before Administrative Law Judge Jason S. Patil. The hearings pertain to an attempt to raise capital that was described as the first ever Reg A+ investment crowdfunding round for the Cannabis industry. The proceedings are… Read More

Crowdfunding a Sports Car: Dubuc Motors Seeks up to $20 Million on StartEngine

Investors from both Canada & USA May Purchase Shares in First True Cross-Border Crowdfunding Offer Under Reg A+. Diesel is on a death march. Gasoline is in slow decline. Inevitably, all cars will be powered by electricity. The popularity and success of Tesla have trailblazed… Read More

SeedInvest CEO Ryan Feit: Issuers Using Reg CF will Raise Over $100 Million in 2017

  SeedInvest is one of the most prominent investment crowdfunding platforms in the US. A full stack funding platform, SeedInvest lists opportunities from issuers under Reg D (both 506c & 506b), Reg A+, and Reg CF.  The platform boasts a solid community of over 140,000… Read More

Raising Funds Online via Crowdfunding from the General Public: Regulation A+ vs. Regulation Crowdfunding

  The JOBS Act, which was signed into law in April 2012, led to the adoption of three exemptions from the registration requirements of securities offerings in the U.S. All three allow raising capital via crowdfunding. The first to go effective (September 2013) was Reg… Read More