Tagged: safes

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

SEC Posts Investor Bulletin Cautioning on Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted an Investor Bulletin yesterday (May 9) addressing the utilization of “Simple Agreement for Future Equity” commonly referred to as SAFEs. These securities are frequently utilized in equity crowdfunding offers, specifically under the Reg CF exemption. The Bulletin, from… Read More

When It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty First

A Reply on the Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding On September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). Our essay raises a number of concerns about… Read More

When You Use a Bomb to Swat a Fly: A Response to the Proposal of Banning SAFEs in Crowdfunding

This article is a response to the draft paper referenced in the article entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE” authored by Joseph M. Green and John F. Coyle. There are many so words to describe my thoughts about the paper: patronizing, impractical, misguided—but mostly, unfortunate. One… Read More

Is the SAFE Not So Safe for Investment Crowdfunding?

Earlier this year, on May 16, 2016, the final portion of the JOBS Act became actionable. The much anticipated Title III provisions and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) went into effect, marking the official beginning of retail crowdfunding in the United States. While the industry is… Read More