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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

Is the State of Washington Trying to Blow-Up Regulation A+?

The finalization of rules regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act was a watershed moment in the history of securities law and a leap forward for investment crowdfunding.  Title IV, now commonly referred to as Regulation A+, not only allows issuers to raise capital in… Read More

Regulation A+: What Do Industry Leaders Think About The New Investment Crowdfunding Exemption

Title IV of the JOBS Act finally become an actionable exemption today.  Rules 251 through 263 of Regulation A, under the Securities Act of 1933, were amended in an effort to fix a previously untenable securities rule.  Reg A+, as it is commonly known, has… Read More

Federal Trade Commission on Crowdfunding Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges today with a crowdfunding campaign creator that failed to deliver promised perks to backers. Erik Chevalier, doing business as the Forking Path Company, successfully raised over $122,000 from 1,246 backers.  Instead of using the money to fulfill his… Read More

Venovate Seeks Issuers Using New Reg A+ Rules

Venovate is ready to onboard issuers leveraging the new Reg A+ rules announced by the SEC.  The alternative funding platform that has embraced investment crowdfunding recently indicated they had partnered with CrowdCheck to immediately support companies looking to utilized the new rules.  Title IV of… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Schedules Next Public Meeting

SEC Chair Mary Jo White re-animated a previously moribund Advisory Committee on SMEs late last year.  These “small” companies are private companies, as well as those publicly traded, with market capitalizations of under $250 million. This initiative was undertaken in recognition of the importance of… Read More

WealthForge Announces List of Top 15 Influencers in the Private Placement Industry: Congratulations!

WealthForge, a leading technology provider for raising private capital online, today announced its list of the top 15 influencers in the private placement industry. The 15 individuals come from diverse backgrounds, with professionals across the financial, technology, legal and regulatory sectors. “These 15 industry experts… Read More

Gust Files Patent on Crowdfunding

Gust, a global platform for the “sourcing and management of early stage investments – boasting 45,000 investors with relationships to over 200,000 startups, has filed a patent application on crowdfunding. To be specific Gust (previously known as Angelsoft) filed for: “System and Method for Crowdfunded Investment… Read More

SEC Small Business Forum: Takeaways From A Crowdfunding Perspective

The SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation took place last week at the Securities and Exchange Commission Headquarters in Washington, DC. I will admit that I was very excited to attend this event. This was the first event we attended last year shortly… Read More

SEC Vote Coming: Proposed General Solicitation Rules May Bring Big Changes

Yesterday general solicitation became legal for issuers opting to make use of the newly-minted Rule 506(c) of Regulation D. The option was added to Form D yesterday, which is available on the SEC’s web site. Some news outlets reported that Form D had to be filed… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Webinar for Medtech Scheduled

Scheduled for September 12th, Ronald Trahan Associates Inc. (RTA) announced today that it will broadcast a complementary webinar—“Equity-Based Crowdfunding for Early-Stage Medtech Companies”—on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. “Crowdfunding is very likely to become a precious funding resource for many could-be-great medical technologies… Read More

Advertising Private Placements Still An Evolving Process

SEC Formally Allows General Solicitation, or Advertising, for Certain Equity Offerings But Process to Accommodate is Still a Moving Target In the wake of Title II hitting the federal register, those active in the world of private placement securities are busy digesting the net effect… Read More

Crowdfunding Leaders form CF50, Global Think Tank

Announces Founding Leadership of Organization.  Return on Change CEO Sang Lee to be Executive Director. Fifty leaders in the global crowdfunding industry are uniting to create a think tank for the advancement of a global crowdfunding ecosystem. CF50 is a nonprofit invite-only membership organization consisting… Read More

Breaking Down General Solicitation For Private Placements In The US

Mark your calendar. July 10th was a big day in the fight for increased access to capital in the United States, as well as the overarching timeline of the fledgeling crowdfunding industry. Title II of the JOBS Act mandated a lifting of the ban on… Read More

The perils of the pivot

Everyone in the startup world knows a good pivot story, right? The wedding planner site that became a peer-to-peer boat rental outfit, the “gay Groupon” that became a fabulously successful retailer. It’s not that unusual for a team to find that their original concept just isn’t going… Read More

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