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The Association of Online Investment Platforms Responds to SEC’s Proposed Changes to the Exempt Offering Framework

On March 4th the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. If enacted, the proposed amendments would be the largest changes to securities law since the passage of the JOBS Act, and will strengthen the small business and startup… Read More

Huge Win: AOIP Members Comment on SEC Proposal to Improve Capital Formation

This week the Securities and Exchange Commission released a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. The proposed amendments to the exemption ecosystem may dramatically impact online capital formation for the better. These changes could make it easier for firms to raise money online while helping… Read More

SEC Proposes Raising Reg CF to $5 Million, Reg A+ to $75 Million, Adds Other Improvements to Security Exemptions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed meaningful changes to multiple securities exemptions today. The pending rule change came following a closed meeting of the Commission without a public agenda. The proposals may dramatically impact platforms that facilitate online securities offerings and benefit smaller companies… Read More

NextSeed Continues to Expand Platform with a Real Estate Equity Offering Where NextSeed is a Member of the Sponsor Group

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Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported on NextSeed’s first Reg D offering for a real estate investment. NextSeed started life as a platform acting as a bank replacement. Small businesses could raise debt capital, first under the Texas intrastate exemption (no longer in use) and… Read More

There are Now Three Reg CF Funding Portals that Have Been Suspended Due to Unpaid FINRA Fees

The number of FINRA regulated “funding portals,” investment crowdfunding platforms that have been approved to issue securities under Reg CF, has continued to move upward since the new entity was created under the JOBS Act of 2012. Today, there are well over forty funding portals…. Read More

SEC Proposes Update to Accredited Investor Definition, Includes Sophistication Amendments

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a public meeting to discuss, and vote on, various rules impacting the securities markets. Included in the meeting was an update to the definition of an accredited investor. Currently, the definition is determined by a wealth metric…. Read More

Here are the Recommendations by the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee on Fixing Reg CF

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) met to review, and vote on, recommendations for the Commission as part of the concept release on regulatory harmonization. During a public call, a discussion was held on addressing the… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform NextSeed Merges with Collaboration Capital to Form Fintech Investment Firm

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Investment crowdfunding platform NextSeed has merged with Collaboration Capital in a move to create a leading “technology-driven impact investment firm open to everyone.” In effect, the NextSeed merger with Collaboration creates a Fintech forward digital investment bank providing access to capital and access to opportunity… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Crowdfunding Exemptions & More with House & Senate Staffers

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited both House and Senate staffers last week, along with a meeting at the US Department of Treasury. The goal of the trip was to review the status of current crowdfunding exemptions and what must be done to… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Issues Policy Paper Recommending Improvements to Crowdfunding Rules

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has published a series of policy recommendations encouraging Congress to act and improve the online capital formation marketplace by fixing existing flaws in crowdfunding rules. The AOIP is a newer advocacy group formed in the last year. The… Read More

Concept Release: The Securities and Exchange Commission Asks for Feedback on Ways to Harmonize Securities Exemptions

The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking comments on the current securities exemption structure. In a release yesterday, the SEC asked the public to provide feedback on “ways to simplify, harmonize, and improve the exempt offering framework to expand investment opportunities while maintaining appropriate investor… Read More

Association for Online Investment Platforms & SBECouncil Visit US House & Senate plus SEC to Discuss Improvements to Crowdfunding Rules

The newly formed Association for Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited Washington, DC last week to discuss improvements for access to capital for small business and better opportunities for smaller investors. The trip was organized in partnership with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBECouncil) –… Read More

AOIP: New Association Launched to Help Guide Investment Crowdfunding Industry

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Association of Online Investment Platforms Seeks to Boost Trust, Educate Investors & Help Businesses in Need of Funding The investment crowdfunding industry in the United States was launched following the signing of the JOBS Act of 2012. This bi-partisan legislation enabled online platforms to promote… Read More

Prominent Group of Fintech Leaders Send Letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton Demanding an Increase in Regulation Crowdfunding to $20 Million

In a letter forwarded to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, a group of Fintech leaders demanded the Commission to increase Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) from the current $1.07 million max amount to $20 million – a substantial increase to current rules. The… Read More

NextSeed is a Bank Loan Alternative Helping Entrepreneurs Raise the Money They Need to Succeed

NextSeed is one of a handful of FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portals that is successfully providing access to growth capital for small businesses across the US. It is the only platform in operation that focuses solely on debt financing as most other platforms are… Read More

NextSeed Crowdfunding: Out of 21 Successful Reg CF Offers, 13 are Food Related

NextSeed, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform based in Houston, Texas, has successfully funded every issuer it has listed on its platform. As far as we know, there are only two other Reg CF platforms that can claim the 100% funded accomplishment today. NextSeed is a… Read More

NextSeed: A Community-Driven Small Business Fundraising Platform Utilizing Crowdfunding Laws

NextSeed CEO Youngro Lee shares what is working & what is not under Reg CF. NextSeed was the very first, crowdfunding portal to receive FINRA approval. But the investment crowdfunding platform was honing its skills and processes under the Texas intrastate crowdfunding exemption before Reg… Read More

A Personal Perspective on Title III Investment Crowdfunding

“So why did you leave law to pursue crowdfunding?” Over the past couple years, I’ve received this question more than any other.  Prior to starting NextSeed in 2014, I was a lawyer for over 7 years specializing in private equity fund formation and private investments. … Read More

NextSeed, a Debt Based Crowdfunding Platform, Generates Success with Intrastate Rules in Texas. Sees Potential in Reg CF

Texas is one of the 30 states that pushed forward with an intrastate crowdfunding exemption while the federal exemption of Title III of the JOBS Act remained in the doldrums. Since Title III or “Reg CF” have kicked off in mid-May, there has been some… Read More

Youngro Lee of NextSeed Talks Crowdfunding Rules (Video)

Youngro Lee, CEO and co-founder of NextSeed, visited with Bloomberg this week to talk about his platform launching under the Title III / Reg CF rules. Asked if the new rules will be a “game-changer”, Lee states, “I think it can be.” NextSeed has been… Read More

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