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Pitfalls for Funding Platforms Continuing to Raise Capital over the Internet under Rule 506(b)

Even with the flexibility provided to Regulation D private placement offerings by Title II of the JumpStart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) data has consistently shown that most Regulation D offerings continue to raise capital under traditional Rule 506(b). … Read More

Is Your Crowdfunding Portal Ready For Your First FINRA Exam?

With the one year anniversary of Crowdfunding under Regulation Crowdfunding occurring on May 16th, business executives and compliance officers at registered Crowdfunding Portals (CFPs) should be actively preparing for their first regulatory examination by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).   FINRA’s 2017 exam cycle… Read More

Are Overseas Portals the Next Big Thing in US Equity Crowdfunding?

Much excitement has been generated with the enactment of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and the ability of non-accredited investors to invest in startup companies in the United States. The SEC recently reported that while early capital raising efforts is still growing, Regulation Crowdfunding has provided… Read More

Five Key Take-Aways from FINRA’s Expulsion of Crowdfunding Portal UFP

FINRA recently completed a settlement expelling from FINRA membership UFP, LLC, a registered funding portal that operated under uFundingPortal.com.   The matter marks both early and decisive action by FINRA against a registered funding portal operating under Regulation Crowdfunding.  It establishes that FINRA takes seriously… Read More

The Top Regulatory Mistakes Being Made by Issuers & Crowdfunding Platforms

General solicitation is growing for securities offerings conducted under Rule 506(c) and Reg A+ Tier II in the US.  A more limited form of general solicitation is also available to issuers participating in offerings pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act (Crowdfunding).  Issuers may… Read More

Entrepreneurs Beware: The EB-5 & JOBS Act Industries Are Under the SEC Enforcement Microscope  

The recent economic downturn is not the only challenge for entrepreneurs in the EB-5 and JOBS Act industries.  Rather, the challenges include close regulatory scrutiny by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement.  While both EB-5 and the JOBS Act were… Read More

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