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October was Biggest Month for Reg CF Since May 2016

October was a big month for Reg CF campaigns, according to the StartEngine Index. In fact, October booked the most money raised using the crowdfunding exemption since the rule became actionable in May of 2016. According to StartEngine, $10.9 million in funding was raised. Until… Read More

Small Change Leads Industry on Reg CF Real Estate Crowdfunding Offers

Small Change, a mission focused real estate investment platform, is one of a very few platforms offering real estate investments under Reg CF – the smallest securities crowdfunding exemption and the most difficult to work with. Envisioned as a vehicle to boost online capital formation,… Read More

Investing in Crowdfunded Companies: Concept & Team Count but Pay Attention to Deal Structure

Investing in early-stage firms is highly risky. As this publication has stated time and again, many, if not most, early-stage firms will fail or simply bounce along failing to achieve the founder’s expectations of great financial success. Investment crowdfunding platforms typically list mainly startup or… Read More

Blockchain and Security Tokens (a/k/a Digital Securities): A Securities Lawyer’s View from the 2018 Los Angeles Crypto Invest Summit

As a securities attorney, when I attend a conference in a rapidly developing area, I come with my own prejudices and beliefs, but with an open mind and open ears – to hear,  digest and discuss the latest developments and thinking.  The 2018 Crypto Invest… Read More

Crowdfunding: Law Professor Rutherford Campbell, Jr. on Reg CF, “It’s Just Not Working”

The much heralded JOBS Act was signed into law in 2012 during a brief moment of bi-partisan cooperation. The objective was to drive economic growth, and job creation, via a series of regulatory updates including the legalization of investment crowdfunding. But has the JOBS Act… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Activity Jumps in September

StartEngine has published their tally of Reg CF crowdfunding campaigns for the month of September. According to their numbers published on their StartEngine Index, September showed a solid increase in total raised on active CF funding portals. StartEngine reports that $8.7 million was raised under… Read More

SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Issuers Using Reg CF & Reg A+ Impacted by Hurricane Michael

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued temporary rules for companies that issued securities under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and Regulation A (Reg A+). The rules provide relief for victims of Hurricane Michael. The “interim final temporary rule”  extends the deadline for issuers subject to… Read More

Reg CF: 44 FINRA Approved Crowdfunding Portals and Counting

In June, we updated readers on the number of FINRA approved Reg CF portals. At that time the count stood at 41 regulated crowdfunding platforms. As of today (September 21, 2018), that number has now increased to 44 FINRA approved Reg CF platforms as three new… Read More

Reg CF Dipped in August but Crowdfunding Total “Still Strong”

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StartEngine published their monthly report on Reg CF volume and according to their numbers, $7.4 million was raised during August. This comes after a new high in July when it topped $10.7 million. Since the securities exemption went into effect in May 2016, Reg CF… Read More

President Trump: It’s High Time for a few More Tweets to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

President Trump:  It’s High Time for a few More Tweets to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Any good litigator can tell you that the difference between success and failure is often the ability to ask the right questions – at the right times – and asking… Read More

Perspective: How Regulation Crowdfunding Has Fallen Short of its Goal

The vision Behind Regulation Crowdfunding Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) allows any business to raise up to $1.07 million without a public registeration with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The idea behind Regulation Crowdfunding is to enable small businesses and startups to leverage the advertising power… Read More

Reg CF Hits New Monthly High in July Crowdfunding $10.7 Million

StartEngine has just published its monthly index of Reg  CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) campaigns and raises. According to their tally, July was a banner month with issuers raising $10.7 million – new monthly high for 2018. In aggregate, since Reg CF became usable in 2016, issuers… Read More

Petition the SEC: Raise the Crowdfunding Limit to $20 Million

“small businesses are still shut out from equity crowdfunding due to the current regulatory constraints.” Recently, a group of prominent small business advocates and crowdfunding industry insiders sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton. The group, which included representatives of… Read More

Why Real Estate Deals, Not Startups are the Big Success Story of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding for startups was supposed to be a game-changer. The excitement began in 2013 when Title II of the JOBS Act gave individuals who met certain requirements for income or net worth—called accredited investors—the ability to invest in some types of assets that had… Read More

Fixing the JOBS Act Beyond JOBS Act 3.0: Follow the Money

  Often repeated, but not always followed, is the advice: follow the money. Sometimes basic problems – and their solutions – are more readily understood (and solved) with this simple mantra. Effective capital markets are no exception. They demand faithful adherence to this principle. Lose… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Republic is Now Two Years Old

Last week, Republic – a Reg CF crowdfunding platform founded by AngelList veterans – announced that it was celebrating its second birthday. How time flies. Republic announced its intent to enter crowdfunding sector as a FINRA regulated funding portal back in 2016 – the same… Read More

Prominent Group of Fintech Leaders Send Letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton Demanding an Increase in Regulation Crowdfunding to $20 Million

In a letter forwarded to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, a group of Fintech leaders demanded the Commission to increase Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) from the current $1.07 million max amount to $20 million – a substantial increase to current rules. The… Read More

EnergyFunders Lists Side by Side Offer on SeedInvest

  EnergyFunders, a crowdfunding platform in the oil and gas sector, is raising capital on SeedInvest. The company has listed a side by side Reg CF – Reg D offering (accredited only) so the firm can raise beyond the CF cap. Under Reg CF, EnergyFunders… Read More

KingsCrowd Wants to Become MorningStar of Crowdfunding, Raises Money on NetCapital

KingsCrowd, a startup that wants to become the “Morningstar of equity crowdfunding” is using crowdfunding to raise their seed funding round. The offer is posted on NetCapital and seeks a max raise of $106,999. The minimum is low at $10,000 – but two weeks into the… Read More

In June, Businesses Raised Over $6.5 Million via Reg CF

Reg CF is the smallest segment of the crowdfunding industry but it is also the securities exemption that was designed to cater to the smallest of businesses. Signed into law in 2012, Reg CF became actionable in May of 2016 and since that time has… Read More

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