Tagged: regulation cf

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

What’s Going on with Cannabis & Equity Crowdfunding?

When equity crowdfunding rules went into effect in the USA there was a lot of excitement in the emerging Cannabis industry.  There are plenty of predictions as to how big this industry could grow. Recent law changes in multiple states regarding recreational and medical use… Read More

Activist Petition Network Care2 Launches Reg CF Campaign on StartEngine

Activist petition network Care2 has launched a Regulation CF campaign on StartEngine. Founded in 1998, Care2, which is a B Corporation describes itself as the world’s largest social network for good. It has more than 40 million users. The platform revealed: “Care2 was founded with a simple… Read More

Houston Restaurant Poitín “Resets” Following Hurricane as Investors Step Up to Fund Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding on NextSeed, Poitin has now raised over 80% of its $100,000 minimum goal. Meanshile, the campaign creator has shared that outside investors have stepped up to fund the company but he intends on keeping the offer open. The new bar and restaurant in Houston’s… Read More

Back in the Game: Flashfunders Sees First Reg CF Offer, Triumph Wines, Since Acquisition by Boustead

Ever since control of Flashfunders was migrated to Boustead Securities the platform has been rather quite in the crowdfunding space. An early FINRA approved Reg CF portal, Flashfunders helped Adomani become the first Reg A+ issuer to crowdfund and then successfully trade shares on NASDAQ. Following… Read More

Balance Easily Closes Crowdfunding Round on Wefunder at Max $1.07 Million

Balance, an aggregator of cryptocurrency exchanges that will soon allow for users to buy and exchange digital currencies within a single app, cruised to the maximum allowed under Reg CF crowdfunding rules. Balance closed today having raised $1.07 million with the support of 1666 investors. … Read More

Electric Cars? How About an Electric Boat: Quad Marine is Crowdfunding Now

Electric cars will soon be the chosen type of transportation for much of the population as the internal combustion engine slowly fades away just like the horse and buggy did so many years ago. But what about electric boats? Quad Marine has a concept boat… Read More

Text to Ticket, a Crowd-sourced App to Capture Traffic Rule Scofflaws, Crowdfunds on SeedInvest

Text To Ticket has listed a side-by-side Reg D / Reg CF crowdfunding offer on SeedInvest. Text To Ticket, is a mobile app that is designed to pay citizens to report ordinance violations. The company says that the traditional approach of apprehending traffic and parking… Read More

Bellhop, Kayak for Services, Crowdfunds on Republic

Bellhop, an App that is in development is raising money on Republic. The company is seeking a minimum raise of $50,000 in a Crowd Safe with a 20% discount at a valuation of $5 million. So what does Bellhop do that may merit interest? Bellhop… Read More

US Investment Crowdfunding Regulations Explained (Document)

Some time ago, I created a grid comparison that addressed the differences between the various iterations of investment crowdfunding. In the US, there are effectively three different securities exemptions, created by the JOBS Act of 2012, that allow issuing business to raise capital online by… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine will Enter Initial Coin Offering Space

StartEngine Hops Aboard the ICO Freight Train. StartEngine is one of the more active investment crowdfunding platforms in the United States. A full stack crowdfunding platform, StartEngine offers securities under Reg CF, Reg A+ and Reg D (506c). StartEngine seeks to cater to early stage… Read More

Startwise, a New Crowdfunding Platform using Reg CF Goes Live with Revenue Sharing Offerings

Making Revenue Sharing Investments Accessible to Everyone Today, Startwise, the newest FINRA approved Reg CF platform, has officially launched a marketplace where you can invest in companies you care about for as little as $100. The newest entrant into the crowdfunding sector joins a growing list… Read More

Napa Valley Distillery Completes Equity Round on Indiegogo/MicroVentures

Family-owned and operated distillery Napa Valley Distillery completed its equity crowdfunding round on Indiegogo/MicroVentures’ platform. The company secured its initial $50,000 funding target early on and finished the round with $778,478 from 790 backers. As previously reported, Napa Valley Distillery was founded in 2009 and is… Read More

Don’t Panic! US Securities Exemptions for Initial Coin Offerings

So you were ready to do an initial coin offering (ICO), and then the Securities Exchange Commission released an investigative report concluding that DAO tokens were securities.  Seasoned securities attorneys have always known that token sales could implicate securities laws if the tokens were treated… Read More