Tagged: title II

OfferBoard is Acquired by Entoro Group

OfferBoard, an investment crowdfunding platform operating under Title II of the JOBS Act, has been acquired by Entoro Group. Entoro is a new combination of Clearinghouse Securities and OFSCap LLC. Entoro announced the acquisition today stating the move was designed to enhance its distribution of energy-related… Read More

Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot Shares Insight into Equity Crowdfunding Push: “We Have a Lot of Exciting Things Planned for 2017”

Indiegogo entered into the investment crowdfunding sector with a big splash this month. Partnering with MicroVentures, a FINRA approved Reg CF portal and Broker-Dealer, Indiegogo launched with four diverse investment opportunities: BeatStars, Republic Restoratives, Play Impossible, and ArtCraft Entertainment. Three of these offers have hit… Read More

Report: Title II Crowdfunding Data on Three Year Anniversary Tops $1.47 Billion

Crowdnetic has published its annual  Crowdwatch report on Title II investment crowdfunding as enacted under the JOBS Act of 2012. Title II, or Reg D 506(c), allows issuers the option to “generally solicit” or to promote their securities online to accredited investors. According to their… Read More

Hacking the Law (Crowdfunding Edition): Concurrent Offerings Part 1

First off, don’t panic. We’re not talking about hacking into computer networks or anything. Legal hacking, or hacking the law, doesn’t involve anything surreptitious. From an organization standpoint, Legal Hackers is an organization originating from Brooklyn Law School and now a global movement with over… Read More

Crowdfunding VC: Nin Desai Focuses on Investing in Tech

After years of working for firms like Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest, Nin Desai decided to launch her own venture Nin.VC. Seeing opportunity in the JOBS Act of 2012 that legalized various iterations of crowdfunding, Nin launched a VC-hybrid firm that allows accredited investors access… Read More

An Explanation of Title II, Accredited Crowdfunding (Video)

The JOBS Act of 2012 legalized three different variations of investment crowdfunding. Title III or Reg CF, allows for anyone to invest in smaller companies that are raising up to $1 million.  Title IV, or Reg A+, allows issuers to raise up to $50 million… Read More

To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That is the Question

In connection with a private offering of securities the issuer will provide potential investors with some form of disclosure document. Regardless of what type of offering it is (e.g. Rule 506, Title III, Intrastate, or other private offering), the intent of this disclosure document is… 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

Crowdfunding is Crowdfunding to a Crowd: But Any Other Name Would Work As Well

Exploring the dynamics of equity crowdfunding and provoking thought about what crowdfunding means to you.  Crowdfunding has always existed, and will continue to exist, as long as there are people and scarcity of resources. People have pooled and transferred resources for the benefit of another,… Read More

Report: SEC Has Received 30 Applications for Title III Crowdfunding Portals

Title III crowdfunding will join the other two variants of investment crowdfunding, Title II and Title IV (Reg A+) this coming May to create a more vibrant capital ladder for companies seeking to raise capital using the internet. While no exemption is perfect, both accredited… Read More

Verification of International Accredited Investors: What You Need to Do

International investors have always played an important role in providing capital to private placement offers.  The private placement market under Regulation D is enormous. Since Title II made actionable by the SEC in September of 2013, until the end of 2014, over $1.5 trillion in… Read More

Crowdfunding: A Look at 2015 & Beyond!

  With it being new years eve and all, what better time to reflect on all the advancements made this year and to look ahead to all those still to come in 2016 and beyond. If you follow this industry at all, you know that… Read More

DJ Paul: “We Don’t Want to Limit Investment to People Who are Already Rich”

  “I believe the use of the internet, platforms and websites — and all of the access and transparency that this enables — will become the New Normal for ALL securities transactions, and not just those directly impacted by the JOBS act, but for public… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Reflects on 2015. Sees Opportunity in Reg CF / Title III Crowdfunding

      Doug Ellenoff is one of the most recognizable names in the entire investment crowdfunding space. A founding partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, early on he and his firm staked a claim in the nascent alternative finance sector.  Ellenoff… Read More

OurCrowd Founder and CEO Jon Medved Shares his Vision on Crowdfunding, Startups, SPVs and Liberal Arts

  “I think that what OurCrowd and others have done in this space until now has been quite subversive and wonderful and democratic.” OurCrowd, which is run by serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jon Medved, has put at least $170 million to work in roughly… Read More

DERA: Analysis of Unregistered Securities Offerings (Document)

Title II, 506(c), Equity Crowdfunding has Raised $33 Billion to Date. The unregistered securities market in the US is huge. In fact in 2014, over $2 trillion of capital was raised using unregistered securities largely using Regulation D. This is revealed in a white paper… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Accredited Investor Verification

For years, most capital raises conducted by private companies have primarily relied on Regulation D as an exemption from compliance with certain burdensome securities laws.  In particular, most offerings were conducted under what was known as Rule 506 under Regulation D.  Those offerings, which have… Read More

Commissioner Gallagher Delivers Incomplete Report Card to SEC; Derides Nanny State Protection

We reported on Saturday that Commissioner Daniel Gallagher had visited the land of the Commodores in Nashville and delivered a piercing speech where he labeled Title III, retail crowdfunding as similar to former East Bloc Germany. While I wondered who would play the role of… Read More

JOBS Act State of the Union: What’s Become of Regulation A+ and Crowdfunding?

To borrow a line from SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, quoting from the fight song of his alma mata, Georgetown University:  Oh How Long It’s Been! As we approach the three year anniversary of the signing into law of the JOBS Act of 2012 it… Read More