Tagged: regulation cf

After Long Wait, Updates to Crowdfunding Exemptions Publish in Federal Register with New Rules Effective in March

After a long delay, final rules approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have made their way over to the Federal Register. By being published in the Federal Register, the clock begins ticking as to when the new rules become available to use by… Read More

$239 Million was Raised using Reg CF During 2020, this Amount Could Double in 2021

The year of COVID-19 was a difficult time for all. 2020 saw government-mandated lockdowns, a shift to virtual offices, and a health crisis that has not been experienced in many decades. While all industries had to adapt, some thrived – typically tech-centric firms that have… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on Updates to the Exempt Offering Ecosystem. Momentum in SPACs Expected to Continue

  Doug Ellenoff, the Managing Partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole (EGS), has been involved with the Fintech sector since the early days of the JOBS Act – the legislation that eventually legalized investment crowdfunding. He is not only deeply engaged with… Read More

Platform Tech Company For Tunneling, Energy Drilling, Transportation, Aerospace, & Materials Production HyperSciences Raises More Than $640,000 Through StartEngine Reg CF Round

    HyperSciences, a U.S.-based platform technology company that is seeking to solve some of the most challenging problems in tunneling, energy drilling, transportation, aerospace, and materials production, has successfully raised more than $640,000 through its Regulation CF (Reg CF) investment round on crowdfunding platform… Read More

Reg CF: 62 FINRA Regulated Crowdfunding Portals. How Many Will Endure?

To issue securities under Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding), a platform must either be a FINRA regulated funding portal or a broker-dealer. In this sector of online capital formation, both types of regulated entities issue securities under this rule. Periodically, we re-visit the number of FINRA… Read More

NextSeed and Republic Discuss Acquisition: See Opportunity in Blockchain, Plan for Global Expansion

  Last month Republic, a leading investment platform and crowdfunding marketplace, announced it had acquired the assets of NextSeed small business investment platform for an undisclosed amount. NextSeed co-founder and CEO Youngro Lee became Chief Operating Officer of Republic while remaining CEO of NextSeed Securities… Read More

MAGFAST Completes Maximum Reg CF Offering on Netcapital in Less Than One Day

  MAGFAST, a direct to consumer electronics company listed and closed on a Reg CF offering in a single day. The securities offering was hosted on Netcapital and raised the maximum amount of $1.07 million in under 24 hours. The securities offering was for common… Read More

Offering Support for Crowdfunding and Broker-Dealers Subject to Transfer-Agent Requirements

On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) voted to amend its rules to harmonize, simplify, and improve the exempt offering framework. These amendments will, in general, be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Bigger is Better An… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Advocates Join to Launch New Fintech Startup GUARDD in Move to Boost Secondary Markets for Exempt Securities

The exempt securities marketplace can be arcane and challenging to manage for entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital. The advent of online capital formation has helped to democratize access to capital as well as streamline securities offerings but hurdles do remain. A new startup co-founded by… Read More

Jason Frishman, CEO of Netcapital, Predicts Big Improvements for Reg CF with Increased Funding Cap, Plans for Digital Securities

Netcapital has emerged as one of the top FINRA regulated funding portals in the sector of online capital formation that has grown to over 55 approved crowdfunding platforms.  Last month, it was reported that Netcapital was a top 5 funding portal raising around $2.5 million… Read More

The Exempt Offering Ecosystem: What the SEC Changed

TL;DR – The SEC announced a series of amendments (likely to be effective early next year) to the rules governing private offering exemptions – by far the most frequent path for venture fundraising.  The amendments retain the same “menu” of exemptions but make incremental improvements…. Read More

Q3 Was The Biggest Quarter Ever for Reg CF and that Number Will Go Higher

StartEngine, one of the most active investment platforms offering securities under Reg CF, has posted that Q3 2020 was the biggest quarter ever for Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding). During the quarter, issuers raised around $72.9 million – over a 50% increase versus Q2 and more… Read More

Carlos Domingo, CEO of Securitize: More Startups Will Now Use Reg CF

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission updated rules affecting the exempt offering ecosystem. Many of the changes impact online capital formation and the regulatory environment that issuers may leverage to raise capital online and the ability of platforms to assist in these securities offerings. The… Read More

The SEC Updates Reg CF, Reg A+ and More. Boosts Reg CF to $5 Million, Reg A+ Increased to $75 Million

During an open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commission approved updates to the exempt offering ecosystem that are designed to improve access to capital, boost access to greater opportunity for investors while maintaining important investor protection criteria. In a party-line vote,… Read More

AltoIRA, a Fintech that Enables Individuals to Use their IRA to Invest in Startups, Finalizes Crowdfunding Campaign on Republic

AltoIRA, a Fintech firm that enables individuals to use their IRA to make investments in startups, private real estate, crypto-assets, and art has finalized a “unique” $1 million crowdfunding campaign on Republic, a leading US-based investment crowdfunding platform. As confirmed in a note shared with… Read More

StartEngine’s Secondary Market to Launch this Friday

  StartEngine, a leading securities crowdfunding platform, has announced that it will fire up its secondary marketplace for crowdfunded securities this coming Friday, (October 30). StartEngine started the process to launch “StartEngine Secondary” years ago. A pre-cursor to receiving approval to operate an “alternative trading… Read More

SEC Schedules Open Meeting on Expanding Access to Capital for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an open meeting to “consider whether to adopt rule amendments to facilitate capital formation and increase opportunities for investors by expanding access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs across the United States.” The meeting… Read More

NextSeed Adds New Asset Class for Investors: Film

NextSeed, formerly a Reg CF funding portal operating as a bank alternative that has since morphed into a full-stack online capital formation and private equity platform, has added a new asset class to its list of available investments with its first film offering. Described as… Read More

Common Owner is Newest FINRA Regulated Funding Portal

Common Owner is the newest FINRA regulated funding portal, according to a note from the crowdfunding platform. Common Owner says that after a long vetting process, they were recently approved to offer securities under Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding]. Common Owner joins more than 50 funding… Read More

StartEngine Shares Details on Launch of Secondary Marketplace, Sees Opportunity in Europe

StartEngine is a leading investment crowdfunding platform in the US. Last August, StartEngine announced that it had topped $200 million in funding having only surpassed $100 million in July of 2019 – after having launched in 2015. During 2019, StartEngine raised about $44 million –… Read More

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