Tagged: regulation cf

Flyover Country No More: Silicon Prairie Portal & Exchange Combines Intrastate with JOBS Act Crowdfunding Exemptions, Preps Blockchain based Secondary Market

The JOBS Act of 2012 was create with the recognition of the importance of providing funding to early stage ventures and entrepreneurs. Access to capital can be really hard. This is even more true if you happen to live outside of prominent hotbeds of innovation… Read More

What’s in a SAFE? New Site Open Sourced by Republic Helps Investors Figure it Out

SAFEs or Simple Agreements for Future Equity are popular investment options for early stage startups that are not quite ready to peg a value on the company.  They are also commonly used on investment crowdfunding platforms. SAFEs typically represent an opportunity to purchase stock at… Read More

Diversity Report: Crowdfunding Platform Republic Says “Good Ideas Are Universal. Opportunity Isn’t”

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform that is mission driven, has published a new Diversity Report that recognizes the fact that “good ideas are universal – opportunity isn’t.” In the US, securities laws have been skewed to favor the wealthy (think of the current punitive definition… Read More

There are Now 41 Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals 2 Years After JOBS Act Exemption Commenced

The number of Reg CF crowdfunding platforms in the US continues to slowly grow with several recent additions. Last time we reviewed the number of FINRA approved investment platforms in March, there were 38 regulated sites. So what has changed? First, to update on what… Read More

Republic: Coinvest Offering Hits Investment Limit Almost Immediately, Partners with OpenFinance Network to Trade Securities

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform that also participates in initial coin offerings (ICOs), had a couple interesting news items this week. First of all, its Coinvest offer sold out almost immediately – before Republic could even shoot an email out to its wider audience.. Coinvest… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Small Change Lists Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change was the first real estate crowdfunding platform in the US to use the Reg CF exemption to offer non accredited investors the option to invest in property online. Recently, Small Change has listed their first side-by-side Reg D 506c / Reg CF offering… Read More

Legion M Returns to Wefunder with New Crowdfunding Campaign

LegionM has filed a new Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating its intent to launch a new crowdfunding campaign to raise additional funding.  LegionM was the second project to leverage Reg CF to hit the $1 million funding cap (since raised to $1.07M) LegionM… Read More

This One County Has Launched More Reg CF Crowdfunding Campaigns than Any Other in the US

StartEngine posts a weekly blog update regarding the state of Reg CF (or Regulation Crowdfunding).  This is the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions and allows companies to raise up to $1.07 million. While the industry is still maturing, and expectations are for Congress to… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Wefunder Launches Results Page, Compares Investment Results to VCs & Comes Out on Top

Wefunder, an investment crowdfunding platform, has recently launched a results page that highlights the performance of securities sold on its platform.  When reviewing the 2013-2014 vintage, Wefunder investments top Venture Capital funds – by quite a lot. According to Wefunder, unrealized net gains for the… Read More

StartEngine Reports Reg CF Has Now Topped $100 Million

StartEngine, a full stack crowdfunding platform listing Reg CF, Reg D and Reg A+ offerings, has reported that Reg CF or “Regulation Crowdfunding” has now topped $100 million of successful funding (as of March 31st that number stood at $102.1M). There was an earlier report… Read More

Profitable for 30 Straight Months, Splash Wines Crowdfunds on SeedInvest

Splash Wines, family-run direct-to-consumer wine marketing company, recently announced that first quarter 2018 profits increased by 139% over the same period in 2017. While still small, profits jumped from $19,854 to $47,033 on revenues of $2.1 million. Splash also said it beat its expectations for… Read More

Last Year the US Department of Treasury Published a Roadmap to Create More Economic Opportunity Including Crowdfunding, So What Has Been Accomplished So Far?

In the Fall of 2017, the US Department of Treasury published a document entitled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities – Capital Markets.” This comprehensive overview of the current regulatory environment regarding capital formation is probably the best publication I have ever seen produced… Read More

What’s next for the ICO? Reflections on Securities Law and the Future of Initial Coin Offerings

  To date, fundraising has been blockchain’s killer app. In 2017, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraising eclipsed that of traditional venture capital, and in 2018, ICOs have already raised nearly $3 billion in non-dilutive funding. This new form of early-stage financing is incredibly promising, at… Read More

FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals: 38 and Counting

Last time we checked in back at the end of December, there were 36 FINRA approved Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) portals in operation. Today, that number has increased to 38 as two more entrants have entered the Reg CF space. As for portals that have… Read More

US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular among very young firms. Nearly a third of firms were six months or younger when… Read More

Deadline Approaching: Reg CF Crowdfunding Issuers Must File Form C-AR by April 30th

For companies that have used Reg CF to raise growth capital online compliance does not stop at the Form C. Issuers must file an annual report type document. If you have an end of year (December 31st) fiscal calendar, and you used Reg CF, the… Read More

Full Circle Brewing: First Equity Crowdfunded Brewery West of the Rockies

BreakAway Funding has successfully helped Full Circle Brewing complete a Reg CF crowdfunding round. According to the Breakaway website, Full Circle, Fresno, California’s longest running brewery, has raised $809,000. According to the filing with the SEC, the offer was seeking $1 million under Reg CF by… Read More

Emerald Metrics Signs Agreement with Tetracam for Cannabis Specific Tool as it Crowdfunds on SeedInvest with Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D Offer

Emerald Metrics has announced an exclusive agreement with Tetracam for the distribution of spectral imagers targeing the emerging Cannabis market. The partnership with Tetracam is said to allow Emerald to continue to help evolve the Tetracam cameras and build in Cannabis-specific firmware from Emerald Metrics…. Read More

Republic Reports Record Week. Second Crypto Offer Hits Max Funding in Days

Republic, a US based crowdfunding platform that utilizes the Reg CF exemption, says it had a gang-buster week – one of their biggest ever. Activity was driven in part due to their second crypto offer – Witnet. that easily hit the max amount allowable. Witnet… Read More

NextSeed is a Bank Loan Alternative Helping Entrepreneurs Raise the Money They Need to Succeed

NextSeed is one of a handful of FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portals that is successfully providing access to growth capital for small businesses across the US. It is the only platform in operation that focuses solely on debt financing as most other platforms are… Read More