Tagged: sara hanks

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

In the SEC’s JOBS Act Lawsuit, a Message to Critics

The SEC announced a lawsuit on Thursday against a business in Spokane Valley, Wash., accused of defrauding 21 investors of about $400,000. The agency’s news release leads with charges that the company fooled investors “with claims to raise billions of investment capital under the Jumpstart… Read More

Crowdfunding’s on Hold. So Is Crowdfunding Fraud

When President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April 2012, supporters expected the change to unlock new capital for small businesses through crowdfunding. Regulators and consumer watchdogs predicted a bonanza for fraudsters. A year on, neither one’s materialized. As envisioned by the law, crowdfunding means… Read More

Crowdcheck Sponsors Gathering in DC on Risks of Securities Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding due diligence platform Crowdcheck has scheduled a gathering in Washington DC to discuss the possible risks to securities Crowdfunding. The event is featuring keynote speaker US Senator Mark Warner (D – Virginia). Entitled Fraud and Red Tape: Risks to the Potential of Securities Crowdfunding… Read More

Video Series: ProHatch Offers Crowdfunding Tips From Recent Incubator

ProHatch recently held what is rumored to be an extremely successful crowdfunding incubator, and they have made the videos from the training sessions available to the public. Guest speakers include Sara Hanks from CrowdCheck, Domenick Celentano from Foodpreneur, and Joy Schoffler and Jillian Pedersen from… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Leaders Take To Washington To Speed Adoption

After today’s press conference at the National Press Club one thing is clear. Crowdfunding industry stakeholders want movement toward implementation of the JOBS Act and they want it soon. SoMoLend CEO Candace Klein spoke to a concern that tumult in the SEC’s leadership could delay… Read More

“The State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding” Brings Thought Leaders Together In Washington

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding…Primed, Capitalized and Waiting on the SEC Members of the Media are Invited to Attend a Press Conference at the National Press Club on February 19th Prior to Briefings at Capitol Hill, The White House, and the SEC Washington,… Read More

Crowdfunding Not Number One on SEC’s To Do List

Well, as we’ve already pointed out, it will not be legally or logistically possible for the SEC to have its crowdfunding regulations in place by December 31.  Some commentators have speculated that we might get the proposals December.  Or January.  All I can say with respect… Read More

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