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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

NextSeed CEO on Being First Approved Title III Crowdfunding Platform

Last week Crowdfund Insider published an article on NextSeed, an investment crowdfunding platform that has been operating in Texas under the state exemption.  NextSeed is the first Reg CF/Title III funding portal to be approved by regulators and is thus ready to launch on May… Read More

NextSeed May Be “First” Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portal

NextSeed, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Houston, Texas, may be the first funding portal approved by FINRA under Title III of the JOBS Act.  NextSeed reported they had received approval by FINRA on April 28th, the SEC filing is available here.  Last month, Crowdfund… Read More

NextSeed Becomes First Texas Crowdfunding Platform to Leverage Intrastate Rules

NextSeed just closed its first funding offer (for a small business) under Texas’ recently enacted investment crowdfunding rules. The offer was small, for a local business, but NextSeed founders believe that smaller issuers are an important part of the future of internet finance. NextSeed states, “we… Read More

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