Tagged: regulation d

CoinList Attempting to Standardize & Self-Regulate ICOs

CoinList, founded as a partnership between Angel List and Protocol Labs, is quietly trying to standardize initial coin offerings (ICOs) by self-imposing similar restrictions as the SEC imposes on companies that conduct certain private offerings under Regulation D. The Growing ICO Market ICOs have been… Read More

Storm Sondors Files Two Reg A+ Offers: One for Electric Cars, One for Electric Bikes

Storm Sondors, the founder of the Sondors eBike company that has ridden to success on rewards based funding platforms, has filed to Form 1-As with the SEC.  Each filing represents a different crowdfunding offer. The first offer, which was initially messaged during Sondor’s Electric Car… Read More

Crowdfunding Portal for Cannabis Fundanna Files to Raise $2 Million

Fundanna, part of TrueCrowd, has filed a Reg D (506c) with the SEC indicating its intent to raise up to $2 million in a SAFE with revenue participation.  Investors may participate starting at $2500. This is the initial filing with the first sale yet to… Read More

International Investors: Can US Crowdfunding Platforms Accept Foreign Money?

Some crowdfunding platforms are accepting money from international investors. First, to clarify, is is allowable under US regulations but there are caveats to the rules. In the US, there are three different securities exemptions where you can publicly promote your offerings online: Reg D (506c),… Read More

HelloMD’s Crowdfunding Offer on SeedInvest Receives $200,000 Boost from “Selections Fund”

HelloMD has received a significant boost from SeedInvest’s “Selections Fund”. HelloMD announced that is has received $200,000 from the Fund in addition to the already $900,000 committed to the crowdfunding offer on SeedInvest. HelloMD is a digital healthcare platform in the fast growing market of… Read More

Sondors Electric Car Lists Reg D Offer to Raise $20 Million on StartEngine

Sondors Electric Car Company has listed another crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine – this time targeting accredited investors under Reg D 506c (Title II of the JOBS Act). Previously, Sondors raised $1 million under Reg CF rules. Under Reg CF, issuing firms have the ability to… Read More

500 Startups Creates Pooled Investment Fund for Fintech

500 Startups has filed a Form D 506(c) for a pooled investment fund targeting Fintech. The 500 Fintech LP is seeking $25 million according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 500 Startups and its co-founder Dave McClure is one of the most… 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

How To Blow Your Reg D Offering: General Solicitation

Welcome to Part 1 of a series discussing the various ways an issuer can easily screw up their offering. In this part, we’ll be talking about general solicitation as it applies to Regulation D (Reg D) offerings. For those that are unaware, Reg D is, for… Read More

Update on Regulation D: Data from 2016 Form D’s

It’s been over a year since the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) published its report on Private Securities Offerings post-JOBS Act. And while since that time, DERA has published more data about Regulation CF and Regulation A, the SEC has yet to… Read More

Rule 506, Reg D: Two Ways to Conform with SEC Exemption Law

According to the Securities Act of 1933, any company that sells securities must either register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or file for an exemption. The JOBS Act 2012 provides a way for companies to use crowdfunding as a means of selling securities,… Read More

Live Crowdfunding with SeedInvest at LAUNCH Festival Combines Pitch & Investment Opportunity for All

LAUNCH Festival, a two-day event hosted by Jason Calacanis, kicked off yesterday with a new twist. Live crowdfunding was offered for a handful of companies that were simultaneously listed on the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform.  These companies each delivered a 3 minute explanatory pitch to a… Read More

Netcapital Announces Reg CF Crowdfunding Portal. Will Offer Side-by-Side Reg D Offers to Top $1M Cap

Netcapital has announced the launch of its securities crowdfunding platform.  Netcapital has received the approval of FINRA and will empower companies to raise capital under Reg CF in a structured and standardized process.  Netcapital said it would also facilitate side-by-side offers under Reg D (506c)… Read More

SeedInvest Partners with Jason Calacanis with Live Investing at Launch Festival

SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has revealed a new partnership with Jason Calacanis’ Launch Festival. Launch is said to be the largest startup event in the United States. Past headliners at Launch have included Mark Cuban, Paul Graham, Evan Williams, and Yves Behar. Calacanis is… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is Here … And it’s Total BS

“The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” ― Dan Ariely Happy New Era, my fellow entrepreneurs, and next generation financiers! In a world of dramatically accelerating technological, social and economic changes, it is clear we are heading into a time where… Read More

Wefunder Plans to Triple Crowdfunding Growth in 2017

Wefunder Leads Reg CF Crowdfunding Space in Both Successful Funding Rounds and Total Raised. Once Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable, Wefunder jumped out of the gate and never looked back. In fact, Wefunder’s founders lobbied Congress to legalize investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Reg D or Reg A+? Mark Elenowitz of Tripoint Global Equities Explains

Mark Elenowitz, CEO and founder of Tripoint Global Equities, is a firm believer in the potential of Regulation A+.  The updated securities exemption, improved under the JOBS Act, enables companies to raise up to $50 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. Typically most early… Read More

Needed Policy Reforms to Improve Entrepreneurs’ Access to Capital

Capital formation and entrepreneurship improve economic growth, productivity and real wages. Existing securities laws impede entrepreneurial capital formation. To promote prosperity, Congress and a reconstituted Securities and Exchange Commission need to systematically reduce or eliminate state and federal regulatory barriers hindering entrepreneurs’ access to capital…. Read More