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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

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

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

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

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

NextSeed Says it has Now Returned $8 Million to Investors

NextSeed, an online capital formation platform, says it has now topped $8 million in returns since its inception in 2015. Initially launched as a bank replacement platform providing loans to SMEs, NextSeed has since expanded its offerings into other securities. In an email, NextSeed said… Read More

Securities Expert Concerned that SEC Agenda Could Hobble Capital Formation for Early Stage Firms

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shared its regulatory agenda for the next couple of years. The list is quite long and includes many areas of the securities industry. At the top of the list, was the exempt offering ecosystem with the… Read More

Doug Ellenoff: Investment Crowdfunding Will Challenge Traditional Venture Capital

The US investment crowdfunding industry received a boost this year as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adjusted the securities exemptions that platforms and issuers utilize to raise growth capital online. Along with other improvements, key changes include the adjustment of Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding)… Read More

SEC Outlines Regulatory Agenda, Exempt Securities Top the List Including Reg D, Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined its regulatory agenda for the coming months and at the top of the list are exempt securities that include Reg D and perhaps other exemptions such as Reg CF and Reg A+. Of note, is that the… Read More

Supervest, a Securities Crowdfunding Platform for Merchant Cash Advance Products, Seeks $950,000 on SeedInvest

Supervest, a securities crowdfunding platform that allows accredited investors to invest in Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) products, is raising growth capital on SeedInvest. According to the offering page, the crowdfunding platform is seeking $950,000 at a $15 million valuation. The seed round is a side-by-side… Read More

CoPeace Selects Blockchain Powered Equa for Equity and Transfer Management

CoPeace, has selected blockchain-based Equa for its investor relations service including equity and transfer management. CoPeace is building a portfolio of for-profit companies that target social and environmental impact. CoPeace announced a Reg CF offering last year listed on Wefunder. CoPeace currently is promoting a… Read More

SEC Office of Advocate for Small Business Shows Need to Improve Exemptions, Make Access to Capital Easier

Recently, the SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) shared a presentation outlining the performance of securities exemptions during 2020. The presentation reviewed the utilization of Reg D, Reg A+, and Reg CF as these are the main avenues to raise… Read More

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

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

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

SEC Adopts Massive Changes To “Accredited Investor” Definition

Its official, the “accredited investor” definition, which has not changed significantly since its enactment almost 40 years ago, has been massively upgraded. On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final amendments to the “accredited investor” definition which fundamentally change and broaden… Read More

Update: Republic Note Tops $10 Million, Funding Cap Increased [u]

Republic Note, a profit-sharing digital asset launched by the crowdfunding ecosystem Republic, has reportedly generated solid interest – apparently in excess of its stated $8 million goal. According to reports, Republic Not has surpassed $10 million after launching live last week.   Republic Note, The… Read More

Pre-IPO Shares of Impossible Foods Available at Manhattan Street Capital

Manhattan Street Capital, best known for its Reg A+ securities offerings, is pitching shares in Impossible Foods, a competitor to Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND). As you probably know, Beyond Meat went public in mid-2019 raising about $240 million on a valuation of $1.5 billion. Shares were… Read More

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