Tagged: small business

Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges Presents at the House Committee on Small Business​ Hearing

In a Wednesday hearing titled “Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending,” Funding Circle‘s co-founder and managing director Sam Hodges presented to the House Committee on Small Business​. According to the committee’s website, “The purpose of the hearing was to examine the rise of peer-to-peer lending platforms… Read More

Fundable Acquires LaunchRock (And Their Enormous User Base)

If you happen to have used the Internet in the past year or two, chances are you’ve stumbled upon a page created and hosted by LaunchRock. It’s a service that allowed anyone with an idea to quickly and easily set up a landing page and… Read More

A Michigan Perspective: Crowdfunding is Essential to Growing Business, Communities

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What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? What would happen if that entrepreneur you know could raise the capital needed to start a business from friends and neighbors and investors who are intimately familiar with the project? Michigan citizens… Read More

House Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing on JOBS Act Implementation, Delays

Today the US House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a meeting today in an effort to provide an update on the implementation of the JOBS Act. Two panels were invited to testify on the record. The first panel included Lona Nallengara and John Ramsay of… Read More

Takeaways from the SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The 2012 Forum on Small Business Capital Formation is in the books. Industry leaders met with representatives from the SEC in an effort to build consensus on regulatory recommendations for crowdfunding’s implementation in the US. Although the movement has come a long way, there is… Read More

SEC Forum Considers Obstacles To Small Business Capital Formation

The Securities and Exchange Commission is sending fresh signals that it intends to modify rules governing small private and public companies to give them greater access to capital, but the agency faces a wide range of views on how to balance this against its mandate to… Read More

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