Tagged: regulation cf

StartEngine Reports Reg CF Has Now Topped $100 Million

StartEngine, a full stack crowdfunding platform listing Reg CF, Reg D and Reg A+ offerings, has reported that Reg CF or “Regulation Crowdfunding” has now topped $100 million of successful funding (as of March 31st that number stood at $102.1M). There was an earlier report… Read More

Profitable for 30 Straight Months, Splash Wines Crowdfunds on SeedInvest

Splash Wines, family-run direct-to-consumer wine marketing company, recently announced that first quarter 2018 profits increased by 139% over the same period in 2017. While still small, profits jumped from $19,854 to $47,033 on revenues of $2.1 million. Splash also said it beat its expectations for… Read More

Last Year the US Department of Treasury Published a Roadmap to Create More Economic Opportunity Including Crowdfunding, So What Has Been Accomplished So Far?

In the Fall of 2017, the US Department of Treasury published a document entitled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities – Capital Markets.” This comprehensive overview of the current regulatory environment regarding capital formation is probably the best publication I have ever seen produced… Read More

What’s next for the ICO? Reflections on Securities Law and the Future of Initial Coin Offerings

  To date, fundraising has been blockchain’s killer app. In 2017, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraising eclipsed that of traditional venture capital, and in 2018, ICOs have already raised nearly $3 billion in non-dilutive funding. This new form of early-stage financing is incredibly promising, at… Read More

FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals: 38 and Counting

Last time we checked in back at the end of December, there were 36 FINRA approved Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) portals in operation. Today, that number has increased to 38 as two more entrants have entered the Reg CF space. As for portals that have… Read More

US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular among very young firms. Nearly a third of firms were six months or younger when… Read More

Deadline Approaching: Reg CF Crowdfunding Issuers Must File Form C-AR by April 30th

For companies that have used Reg CF to raise growth capital online compliance does not stop at the Form C. Issuers must file an annual report type document. If you have an end of year (December 31st) fiscal calendar, and you used Reg CF, the… Read More

Full Circle Brewing: First Equity Crowdfunded Brewery West of the Rockies

BreakAway Funding has successfully helped Full Circle Brewing complete a Reg CF crowdfunding round. According to the Breakaway website, Full Circle, Fresno, California’s longest running brewery, has raised $809,000. According to the filing with the SEC, the offer was seeking $1 million under Reg CF by… Read More

Emerald Metrics Signs Agreement with Tetracam for Cannabis Specific Tool as it Crowdfunds on SeedInvest with Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D Offer

Emerald Metrics has announced an exclusive agreement with Tetracam for the distribution of spectral imagers targeing the emerging Cannabis market. The partnership with Tetracam is said to allow Emerald to continue to help evolve the Tetracam cameras and build in Cannabis-specific firmware from Emerald Metrics…. Read More

Republic Reports Record Week. Second Crypto Offer Hits Max Funding in Days

Republic, a US based crowdfunding platform that utilizes the Reg CF exemption, says it had a gang-buster week – one of their biggest ever. Activity was driven in part due to their second crypto offer – Witnet. that easily hit the max amount allowable. Witnet… Read More

NextSeed is a Bank Loan Alternative Helping Entrepreneurs Raise the Money They Need to Succeed

NextSeed is one of a handful of FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portals that is successfully providing access to growth capital for small businesses across the US. It is the only platform in operation that focuses solely on debt financing as most other platforms are… Read More

Initial Coin Offerings: Is this How it Should’ve Been a Few Years Ago When US Securities Crowdfunding First Became Legalized?

    The very first initial coin offering (ICO) took place in June of 2013 when Mastercoin raised around $5 million in Bitcoin. That was the same year that Title II of the JOBS Act launched allowing general solicitation (SEC lingo for advertising) under Regulation… Read More

Report Updates on Reg A+ & Reg CF Investment Crowdfunding Progress During 2017

Earlier this year, Amit Singh, an attorney and shareholder in the west coast law firm of Stradling, compiled data for Reg CF and Reg A+ issuers for 2017. These two securities exemptions represent two of the three rules that enable crowdfunding in the US and… Read More

StartEngine Index: Slow January follows Robust December as Reg CF Tops $90 Million

StartEngine, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, produces a monthly index focusing on Reg CF – the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions. The snapshot is an interesting perspective on sector progress. The most recent Index, published last week, indicates $90.7… Read More

Raise-It-All with a Razitall Reg CF Campaign: Interview with CEO Dean Hampton on Crowdfunding Platform Launch

Razitall, a phonetic play on Raise-It-All, is a new crowdfunding platform founded with both entrepreneurs and investors in mind. The goal of the New York-based platform is to help entrepreneurs raise the target amount needed during a Reg CF campaign in order to succeed and to help… Read More

Report: Reg CF Offerings Top $100 Million in Capital Raised

Crowdfund Capital Advisors is out with a note that Reg CF, or Regulation Crowdfunding, has topped $100 million in funding raised surpassing an industry milestone. Reg CF is one of the investment crowdfunding exemptions created by the JOBS Act of 2012.  Issuers may raise up… Read More

The 2017 State of Regulation Crowdfunding: US Securities-based Crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act

Recently, my company crafted a report for the US Securities and Exchange Commission that summarizes progress on Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012, also referred to Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF. This newest securities exemption was added to the options that smaller companies… Read More

Reg CF: 200% Growth Year over Year

Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF as everyone calls it, is the youngest federal crowdfunding exemption available in the US. While the JOBS Act was signed into law in 2012, it took the Securities and Exchange Commission 4 years to release finale rules. Yes, the wheels… Read More

Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest, Updates on 2017 Progress & Crowdcube Partnership

SeedInvest is one of the most selective investment crowdfunding platforms in the US. Launched in 2012 by Ryan Feit and James Han when the JOBS Act of 2012 was signed into law, the two founders most likely had no idea how long it would take… Read More

Napa Valley Distillery Returns to Indiegogo/Microventures with Reg D Offer

Less than six months after completing its first Reg CF round, Napa Valley Distillery has returned to Indiegogo/Microventure’s equity crowdfunding platform with a Reg D – 506 (C) offer. The earlier CF round raised $772,112 for a revenue loan that expects to pay investors 1.5X their… Read More