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Republic Announces Republic Local to Bring Securities Crowdfunding to Main Street Businesses

Republic, a lead investment crowdfunding platform, has announced Republic Local –  a vision of bringing securities crowdfunding to main street businesses. Republic Local is said to be an extension of NextSeed, a crowdfunding platform acquired by Republic in late 2020. At that time, Republic said… Read More

Policy Expert Comments on Removal of IRA Clause from Social Spending Bill that May Have Impacted Securities Crowdfunding

Last week, CI reported that a damaging clause included in pending legislation had been pulled from the language of the bill. The portion of the legislation was ostensibly designed to halt IRA investors (investment retirement accounts) from holding private securities in these tax-sheltered, retirement vehicles…. Read More

Lessons From StartEngine’s 1st Successful $5 Million Reg CF Campaign

When it comes to small businesses and startups, funding is crucial. It’s also one of the most difficult steps in the entrepreneurial journey. Why? Because nine out of 10 startups fail within a decade of forming, and financial problems are one of the main culprits…. Read More

FINRA Regulated Crowdfunding Platform SMBX Raises $11.5 Million to Fuel Growth

SMBX, a FINRA regulated crowdfunding platform, has raised $11.5 million in seed funding, according to a note from the company. The seed funding round was led by Dovi Frances’s Group 11, with participation from existing investors Better Ventures, Impact America Fund (IAF), Unpopular Ventures, Berkeley SkyDeck,… Read More

Three Trends that We predict Will Shape Investment Crowdfunding in 2022

Investment crowdfunding took off when the JOBS Act regulation went into effect back in 2016 and has become a booming industry in short order. We saw some significant regulatory changes in March of this year, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirming capital formation… Read More

Republic Lists First Initial Litigation Offering for Apothio Case

Republic, a top online investment platform, has listed its first litigation funding offer or “Initial Litigation Offering” (ILO) a tokenized security for a court case initiated by Apothio. Litigation funding is a method to crowdfund a legal case that is expected to be brought to… Read More

Rialto Markets CEO Says Calls NFTs “Unregulated Securities,” Optimistic on Investment Crowdfunding Under Reg CF, Reg A+

Shari Noonan, CEO of Rialto Markets, has issued a positive statement on investment crowdfunding while warning of “choppier waters” in the crypto sector and labeling NFTs [Non-Fungible Tokens] ” unregulated securities.” Rialto Markets is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer that offers securities under Reg CF (Regulation… Read More

$3.5 Trillion Social Spending Bill Includes Section Banning Private Securities from Retirement Accounts, May Impact Investment Crowdfunding

  Earlier this month, John Berlau, a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), wrote an article discussing the controversial $3.5 trillion social spending bill that is currently stuck in the US Senate due to intraparty disagreements. While initially pitched as “infrastructure” or “reconciliation”… Read More

Reg CF: Investment Crowdfunding Tops $1 Billion on Heals of Funding Cap Increase

Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) has topped $1 billion – five years after the securities exemption became actionable for issuers in need of growth capital. According to Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), 1.2+ million investors have backed over 4500 companies to achieve this milestone. The third quarter… Read More

StartEngine Touts Industry Leading Reg CF Funding During Q3

StartEngine, an investment crowdfunding platform, has distributed an email touting its industry-leading  Reg CF offerings that topped $60 million during Q3. Since the start of 2021, StartEngine reports it has raised $184 million through Q3 surpassing both Wefunder and Republic at $123 million and $130… Read More

Qoins Wants to Help You Pay Debt and it is Raising Growth Capital on Republic

Qoins, a Fintech that aims to help to you save money and pay debt faster, is raising growth capital on Republic. According to the offering page, Qoins is seeking up to $1.07 million in a CrowdSAFE with a valuation cap of $12 million. As it… Read More

Real Estate Tokenization Platform RedSwan CRE Looks to Raise $5 Million on SeedInvest

Real estate tokenization platform RedSwan CRE is raising preferred equity capital on SeedInvest seeking up to $5 million in funding. The securities are being issued under both Reg CF and Reg D so it is open to both accredited and non-accredited investors. The “tiered preferred… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Silicon Prairie Acquires Funding Portal Miventure

Investment crowdfunding platform Silicon Prairie has acquired Miventure, according to a note from the company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Silicon Valley lists securities under Reg CF as well as other exemptions. Miventure is a FINRA regulated funding portal seeking to raise… Read More

Security NFTs: Crypto Firm Opulous Helps Launch Republic Music, Allowing Listeners to Invest in Music they Love

Music Tape to Tape Reel

Republic, the financial services firm offering a full-stack investment crowdfunding platform, has introduced “Republic Music,”  which is described as a new type of investment product that aims to provide an innovative way to create, produce and share royalties acquired from music. The initiative has been… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Says Commission Should Consider Expanding Definition of Accredited Investor, Improve Crowdfunding Exemptions

Speaking at the opening of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Committee meeting held earlier this week, Commissioner Hester Peirce shared her opinion on several key topics regarding access to investment opportunities and improvements for crowdfunding exemptions. The subject of the definition of an accredited… Read More

MicroVentures is a Broker Dealer Offering Securities Crowdfunding. The Investment Platform Has Now Topped $450 Million in Investments

MicroVentures is a broker-dealer that raises capital under the various crowdfunding exemptions including Reg CF+, Reg D, and Reg A+. An early entrant into the sector, MicroVentures got its start catering to accredited investors but expanded its portfolio of services following the enactment of the… Read More

Funding Portal Fundify Launches, Lists First Securities Offerings

Fundify has officially announced its launch as a FINRA regulated funding portal offering securities under Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding). In a company release, Josh Chodniewicz, founder and CEO of Fundify, stated: “This is an incredible time in the equity crowdfunding market. It’s growing by triple-digit… Read More

Young America Partners Plans to Launch Reg CF Securities Platform Powered by Capital Engine

FINRA regulated broker-dealer Young America Partners (YA Partners) says it will launch a Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) platform powered by Capital Engine. Reg CF is a securities exemption where issuers may raise up to $5 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. The exemption was… Read More

Rialto Markets Alternative Trading System Looks to Provide Secondary Trading in Reg A+, Reg CF Securities

Rialto Markets, a regulated alternative trading system (ATS), is looking to provide liquidity to the crowdfunding sector by enabling retail investors to sell or buy shares in securities issued under the Reg CF and Reg A+ exemptions. Rialto Markets CEO Shari Noonan says it is… Read More

Reg CF Update: Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors Discusses H1 Performance, Expectations Going Forward for Investment Crowdfunding

Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss is one of the creators of Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012 – the legislation that legalized Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and launched a new sector of financial innovation. Neiss also co-founded Crowdfund Capital Advisors along with Jason Best –… Read More

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