Tagged: sara hanks

First Regulated Initial Coin Offering Conference ICO 2.0 Summit Dives Deep into ICO Legal, Regulatory & Economic Implications

On Friday, November 10, 2017, StartEngine, a Regulation Crowdfunding platform based in Los Angeles, California organized ICO 2.0 Summit, the first regulated ICO conference – or at least the first that I’ve seen. While there seem to be an explosion of ICO and Blockchain-related conferences… Read More

Manhattan Street Capital Launches ManhattanStreet-ICO Program for Crowdfunded Offers

Manhattan Street Capital (MSC) has launched “ManhattanStreet-ICO”program for crowdfunding companies. The platform also said it will now accept cryptocurrency for issuers using Reg A+ and Reg D offerings. Several other investment crowdfunding platforms have recently announced their intent to facilitate ICOs. The shift by Manhattan… Read More

Failure to File Ongoing Reports Could Lead to ‘Permanent Put’ on Reg CF Issuers

Speaking on a panel at the 4th Annual CrowdfundingUSA Conference today, Sarah Hanks, CEO and Founder of CrowdCheck Inc., talked about some of the compliance issues facing Regulation CF issuers. Issuers Are Not Filing Annual Reports One of the biggest issues discussed was the ongoing reporting… Read More

We Need a Regulatory Framework for Cross-Border Crowdfunding Offerings

  Sara Hanks is well known in the alternative finance/crowdfunding space. Hanks is CEO and founder of CrowdCheck –  a due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation. She is a Board member of CFIRA and is the current Chair of the SEC’s… Read More

The Securities & Exchange Commission and NYU Partner on Half Day Session on Investment Crowdfunding

The Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), the research arm of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has partnered with New York University’s Salomon Center on a half-day conference reviewing investment crowdfunding. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at… Read More

FINRA Action on uFundingportal: Potential for Fraud Found on Crowdfunding Platform

uFundingPortal (UFP, LLC), disappeared from the ranks of approved Reg CF crowdfunding platforms in early November. Before their removal, a multitude of crowdfunding industry insiders questioned the operation and the investment offers posted on the site. The posted investments lacked transparency while proposing valuations and… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform uFundingPortal Goes Dark. Site Pulled from FINRA Approved List

uFundingPortal, a Regulation CF crowdfunding platform that was, until recently, a regulated and FINRA approved platform has been shut down. Today, the site is gone and has been removed from the list of FINRA approved platforms indicative of some sort of transgression regulators could not tolerate…. Read More

An Inside Look at Legion M Investment Crowdfunding Success

Legion M is one of the early success stories of Reg CF investment crowdfunding. Legion M raised $1 million on Wefunder with the backing of over 3,000 individual investors – the most ever for a single Reg CF offer to date. Out of the 32… Read More

What You Can & Cannot Do to Promote a Reg CF / Title III Crowdfunding Offer

Title II and Title IV of the JOBS Act created two different forms of investment crowdfunding. Title II allows issuers to “generally solicit” or advertise securities  sold under this exemption. The catch is that only  accredited investors may purchase these securities.  Title IV of the… Read More

Week One: How are Title III Crowdfunding Platforms Doing?

Title III platforms launched last week on May 16th. Multiple platforms had received approval from FINRA/SEC and a good number of issuing companies queued up to offer equity or debt in their companies. While opinions in the media were mixed as to whether the Reg… Read More

Sara Hanks: Manageable Chaos on May 16th with Title III Crowdfunding

Sara Hanks is one of the most recognizable and vocal leaders in the investment crowdfunding sector. A securities attorney by training, Hanks has spent many years in and around Capitol Hill working on important policy issues.  Hanks is also a longstanding board member of the… Read More

SEC Posts Agenda for Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the agenda for the forthcoming Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) which is scheduled to meet next week on February 25th.  ACSEC provides a formal mechanism for the SEC to receive advice and recommendations on small… Read More

CrowdCheck CEO Sara Hanks Appointed Co-Chair of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the updated roster of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC). Within the announcement was an important change as Sara Hanks has been elevated to Co-Chair of the advisory group.  Hanks, a former SEC attorney and… Read More

SEC IAC Presentation on Crowdfunding Highlights Investor Protection Concerns (Video)

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee met last week in Washington, DC. The periodic meeting was opened by Chair White who mentioned Title III retail crowdfunding specifically; “Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective in May and funding portals can begin to register with the Commission later this month. … Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Host Presentation on Crowdfunding Today

The Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to convene today at the SEC headquarters in Washington, DC.  The agenda in the afternoon (on the schedule for 2PM) includes an update on crowdfunding rules. The presentation on investment crowdfunding includes the participation of two well known industry… Read More

Save the Date: SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meets on January 21st

Unless winter happens to show up in our nation’s capital, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at the Commission’s headquarters on January 21st. These meetings are open to the public but the SEC typically live-streams the proceedings so anyone may watch the… Read More

The First Investment Crowdfunding Fraud. What Does this Mean for the Industry?

During the buildup to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement regarding the final rules on Title III retail crowdfunding, the Commission filed a fraud case in the US District Court of Nevada.  The SEC accused Ascenergy, a company ostensibly in the oil and gas industry,… Read More

KoreConX Announces New Partnerships & Expands Equity Crowdfunding Services

KoreConX, the recently launched a free all-in-one solution that is disrupting the market by helping companies navigate the equity crowdfunding process and reduce risk, announced on Thursday new partners that add additional value and resources for their users. These additions greatly expand the scope and usefulness… Read More

FundPaaS Unveils Equity/Debt Crowdfunding Product For Funding Portals & Broker Dealers Using Title III “Wisdom”

Alongside yesterday’s SEC’s 3 to 1 vote to approve equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act, FundPaaS has unveiled a new product called Wisdom, an application that is said to power any crowdfunding portal or broker dealer seeking to raise capital for issuers online. According… Read More

State of Washington Addresses Reg A+, Tier 2 Filing Rules

In a somewhat controversial regulatory approach, the state of Washington, Department of Financial Institutions, has indicated its interest in requiring issuers to file with the state when utilizing Tier 2 of Regulation A+.  The new exemption which preempts State Blue-Sky law and raises the investor… Read More