Tagged: regulation cf

NextSeed: A Community-Driven Small Business Fundraising Platform Utilizing Crowdfunding Laws

NextSeed CEO Youngro Lee shares what is working & what is not under Reg CF. NextSeed was the very first, crowdfunding portal to receive FINRA approval. But the investment crowdfunding platform was honing its skills and processes under the Texas intrastate crowdfunding exemption before Reg… Read More

FlashFunders Sold to UK-based Boustead & Co.

Full stack crowdfunding platform FlashFunders has been sold to Boustead & Co. While no official announcement has been made, social media profiles are being updated to reflect the transaction. Co-founded by Vincent Bradley and Brian Park, FlashFunders was one of the first Regulation Crowdfunding portals… Read More

Guzik Welcome’s Congressman McHenry’s Letter to SEC But Believes More Needs to Be Done

Sam Guzik, a securities attorney and Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, has shared his perspective on Congressman Patrick McHenry’s letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton. Guzik welcomes, McHenry’s requests but believes more needs to be done; “I applaud the unrelenting and tireless efforts of Congressman McHenry… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Asks SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Act & Fix Crowdfunding Rules

Once again, crowdfunding’s white knight rides into action. Congressman Patrick McHenry sent a letter to the newly sworn in Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton outlining certain provisions of the regulations relating to Title III of the JOBS Act that need… Read More

Is Your Crowdfunding Portal Ready For Your First FINRA Exam?

With the one year anniversary of Crowdfunding under Regulation Crowdfunding occurring on May 16th, business executives and compliance officers at registered Crowdfunding Portals (CFPs) should be actively preparing for their first regulatory examination by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).   FINRA’s 2017 exam cycle… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding: Title III, Reg CF Crowdfunding Exceeds $37 Million in Investments

NextGen Crowdfunding is out with some data on the status of Title III Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF. NextGen has a tracking application that follows all past and active Reg CF offers. According to their numbers, over $37 million has been raised since the securities… Read More

Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin Talks Equity Crowdfunding on Reg CF Anniversary

  Indiegogo was originally envisioned as a vehicle to sell securities in small companies to the masses. That was back in 2008 and, as we all know, the regulatory environment had not yet caught up to the realities of a world with internet access. Thus… Read More

The First Year of Title III Crowdfunding: A Growing Market and New Opportunities – Live Stream

NextGen and a group of crowdfunding experts look at Title III Crowdfunding one year after it went into effect. The webinar will be co-hosted by NextGen Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Richard Swart and investment crowdfunding expert Adam Chapnick. The program will also feature guest host… Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding: One year In Force 

    The new crowdfunding rules – Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) – are celebrating 1 year anniversary of being in force on May 16th. The new rules open new opportunities for both sides. Business owners have an alternative to funding their companies from a bigger… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Shares Perspective on Anniversary of Regulation Crowdfunding Launch

Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the crowdfunding space. A founding partner of the Manhattan law firm of Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole, LLP, he has spent the last few years acting as a JOBS Act champion and crowdfunding advocate both publicly… Read More

Wefunder Publishes Open Letter to SEC: Six Recommendations to Improve Regulation Crowdfunding

Wefunder has sent a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On the anniversary of the launch of Title III of the JOBS Act, or Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), Nicholas Tommarello, co-founder and CEO of Wefunder, has taken a moment to reflect on… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Schedules Title III, Reg CF Anniversary Show

NextGen Crowdfunding, a platform that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, has announced a webinar special celebrating the one year anniversary since Title III regulations took effect in May 2016. The webinar will take place today (May 16, 2017) at 1PM PT / 4PM ET…. Read More

Sondors Electric Car Company Expects to Raise Capital via Reg A+ & Reg D (506c)

Sondors Electric Car company raised $1 million on StartEngine using Reg CF at the end of 2016. The company is back on StartEngine now with a smaller funding round but buried within the Offering Memorandum was the statement that  Sondors apparently intends on using both Reg… Read More

The JOBS Act Turns Five, Regulation A+ Turns Two, Regulation Crowdfunding Turns One: What Should Be Next on the SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Agenda

With the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act having just reached its five year milestone, Regulation Crowdfunding hitting its one year milestone, and the two year anniversary of Regulation A(+) fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to (briefly) reflect on the… Read More

Pearachute Founder Desiree Vargas Wrigley Shares Insight into Successful Crowdfunding Offer on Republic

  Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the founder of two companies, GiveForward and Pearachute. GiveForward is the well-known donations based crowdfunding platform that was recently acquired by YouCaring. The combined platforms have helped to raise over $800 million for medical expenses and other charitable causes. Vargas Wrigley… Read More

The Fix Crowdfunding Portion of the Financial Choice Act is Not Much of a Fix

The Financial Choice Act is a valiant effort to address the profound shortcomings of the Dodd-Frank law. Dodd-Frank has been lambasted as regulatory overreach driven by politicians that really don’t quite understand what they are doing. At worst, Dodd-Frank has institutionalized too big to fail…. Read More

Shut Down on Indiegogo, Pulled from StartEngine Only to Return. What Happened to the Aido Robot by InGen Dynamics?

  A couple of weeks back we received a tip from a CI reader informing us that the InGen Dynamics Aido Robot offer had been unceremoniously yanked from equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine. Not a good sign. StartEngine is perhaps best known for crowdfunding Elio Motors… Read More

Republic Adds Ability to Accept Credit Card Payments for Crowdfunded Securities

Recently, Crowdfund Insider reported that a Vantiv, a credit card processor, had stepped up to the plate to facilitate payments in purchasing crowdfunded securities. Vantiv was the first company to enter the emerging sector of finance. The hesitancy was due to the newness of crowdfunding… Read More

Failure to File Ongoing Reports Could Lead to ‘Permanent Put’ on Reg CF Issuers

Speaking on a panel at the 4th Annual CrowdfundingUSA Conference today, Sarah Hanks, CEO and Founder of CrowdCheck Inc., talked about some of the compliance issues facing Regulation CF issuers. Issuers Are Not Filing Annual Reports One of the biggest issues discussed was the ongoing reporting… Read More

Women & Minorities in Regulation Crowdfunding: High Success Rate Despite Low Representation & Lower Funding Levels

  Regulation Crowdfunding finished its fourth Calendar Quarter this past March and the data shows that women and minorities have a higher percent chance at hitting their minimum funding target but represent fewer campaigns and receive less capital. While the overall market is beginning to… Read More