Tagged: regulation cf

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

ICO: MedChain Plans MedCoin in Blockchain Push to Fix Medical Record Management

The US healthcare system is a mess on many levels. Yes, health insurance costs too much and prices are going up while quality of care declines. But there are other areas of healthcare that are in need of a serious update. Record management is one… Read More

NextSeed Updates on 2017 Progress

NextSeed, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform that focuses solely on providing debt based financing for small business, has provided a brief report on 2017 progress. NextSeed launched as a Texas intrastate platform but migrated over to Reg CF only in May of 2016 when the… Read More

There are Now 36 FINRA Approved Reg CF Portals. Can They All Survive?

Last month, we visited the roster of FINRA approved Reg CF funding portals which stood at 34. Today, that number has increased by 2 so now it stands at 36 in total. Last week, we discussed the three Reg CF platforms that departed this segment… Read More

Three Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals are No Longer FINRA Approved

The Reg CF crowdfunding sector has had a mixed bag this year. While several platforms are experiencing success most approved portals have had little to no activity. This is due to a combination of ill thought out rules where myopic officials made compliance too harsh… Read More

New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches in North Carolina as Full Stack Platform Including Intrastate NC PACES Act

Good news for North Carolina. LocalStake NC is a new full stack crowdfunding platform that has just launched in the Tar Heel state. The investment crowdfunding platform will offer securities under Reg D (both 506(b) & 506(c)), Rule 504, Reg CF, and the instrastate rule… Read More

Everybody is Going to Do It: Indiegogo / Microventures Lists first Initial Coin Offering with Fan Controlled Football League

The opportunity is simply too strong to resist. The rapid rise of tokenized securities and the booming initial coin offering market is compelling crowdfunding platforms to reposition provide issuers the platform they demand. As the United States is the top ICO issuer in the world,… Read More

Nude, an App to Hide Your Naughty Photos, is Crowdfunding on Microventures / Indiegogo

The “sexiest App ever” has launched a Reg CF crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo / Microventures. Aptly named Nude, is an App where you can safely stow your naughty photos. We have all read about, or viewed, naked pictures of celebrities and others that have been… Read More

Indeco Launches Pre-Sale ICO on StartEngine Under Reg CF Crowdfunding Rules

Indeco, the first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale under the SEC’s rules for Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF, as it is widely called is open for investors now on StartEngine. First announced during the ICO Summit hosted by StartEngine in November, by using Reg CF… Read More

CoinList – Republic Partner on Initial Coin Offering Enabling both Accredited and Non Accredited Investors to Participate in PROPS Token Crowdsale

  First Ever Side-by-Side Reg D – Reg CF Initial Coin Offering Takes Place YouNow, a global video platform featuring mobile live streaming, has announced an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on CoinList using Reg D (506c).  The offering for PROPS tokens will also be  listed… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine Lists Several Compliant ICOs Including First Offer Using Reg CF

StartEngine announced its intent to provide Initial Coin Offering services to small businesses seeking to leverage the new form of raising capital this past August. In October, StartEngine started accepting applications for companies looking to do a compliant ICO. Last week, StartEngine listed the first… Read More

There are Now 34 FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Platforms

There are now 34 FINRA approved crowdfunding platforms leveraging Title III of the JOBS Act, widely called Reg CF. The number of Reg CF portals is inching higher having added 5 approved platforms since this past summer (after revoking Ufundingportal ‘s certification). Under Reg CF an… Read More

Daplie is Raising Seed Funding with Reg CF Offer on Wefunder

We wrote about Daplie last year when the company decided to launch a side-by-side rewards/investment offer on both Indiegogo and Wefunder. Now Daplie is back on Wefunder looking to raise additional money. The Daplie offer on Indiegogo raised $682,000 and is now using In-Demand. The… Read More

PieShell, a Rewards Site for Food & Beverage, Crowdfunds on SeedInvest with Side by Side Offer

PieShell, a rewards based crowdfunding platform focused on the food and beverage industry, is raising money on SeedInvest. The securities sale is a side-by-side Reg D / Reg CF offer that will allow both accredited and non accredited investors to participate in the funding round. Running… Read More

Geostellar is Republic’s Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO

Geostellar successfully crowdfunded on Republic last week and became the most funded campaign on the platform to date. According to the campaign page, Geostellar attracted the support of 729 investors who invested $325,308 on a minimum goal of $50,000. Geostellar is a platform that is… Read More

US Treasury Report Outlines Ways to Boost Capital Markets Including JOBS Act Improvements

The US Department of Treasury has published a report on ways the government may streamline and reduce burdens of capital markets regulation. The report is an interesting compendium of the pressing need to reduce regulatory hurdles while pointing to policy initiatives that can improve access… Read More

Is FINRA Broken? Does FINRA Need to be Fixed?

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA is currently in the midst of a comprehensive review of its rules and practices. The internal project has been labeled FINRA 360 and is said to ensure that FINRA is operating as the most effective self-regulatory organization it can be…. Read More