Archive for October, 2015

It’s official: Your grandma can soon invest in startups

By Dan Primack The SEC finally approves equity crowdfunding rules, which will go into effect sometime next year. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday morning voted 3-1 to approve equity crowdfunding rules, a scant three years after its original deadline to do so. These are the so-called Title III rules originally contained in the 2012 […]

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SEC Approves Title III of JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding with Non-Accredited

By Chance Barnett The SEC just voted on and passed rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act, bringing non-accredited investors into the fold for equity crowdfunding. This sets the stage for equity crowdfunding to continue its exponential growth over the next 3-5 years, on top of the existing market for accredited investors. Crowdfunding […]

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SEC Chief Takes Stock of JOBS Act and Crowdfunding Rules

By Bernice Napach Companies began to take advantage of the initial public offering ‘on-ramp’ as soon as the JOBS Act was enacted,” White said Just two days before the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to approve final rules for equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS), Chairwoman Mary Jo […]

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What Is Regulated Crowdfunding and Why Is There So Much Confusion?

By Oscar Jofre There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding. I wanted to take a moment to try to clear up some of it with some simple information. To understand regulated crowdfunding, you must know what crowdfunding is and what the different types are. What is crowdfunding […]

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SEC To Vote On Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rulings October 30th

By Chance Barnett After over three years of delays, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will vote to finalize rules on Title III of the JOBS Act this Friday, October 30th. The Title III equity crowdfunding rulings will be voted on in a public meeting at the SEC scheduled to take place Friday morning, and are […]

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PR During Regulation A+ Funding: Proceed With Caution, Experts Say

By Cheryl Conner I saw a blog post from a marketing agency lead this week who was considered expert enough he’s slated to speak on a panel on Regulation A+ and alternative funding this week. (For the uninitiated, Regulation A+ is the new funding avenue now allowed by the SEC that allows growth stage companies […]

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The Best Way to Raise Money for a Project or Business

by Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club Most wealthy Americans achieved their affluence not by inheritance or real estate speculation but by starting and managing a profitable business.Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time, the investment capital or the experience necessary to found and run a successful company. But you can still […]

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As SEC Mulls Equity Crowdfunding, CA Entrepreneurs Test Other Options

By Bernadette Tansey California is one of the dominant U.S. producers of fruits, nuts, vegetables—and tech startups. In the Silicon Valley, the startups sprouting up each season are nurtured by a host of accelerators and incubators as well as VCs and angel investors providing seed funding. That still leaves some startups hungry for cash, but […]

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It’s Time for the Mining Sector to Embrace Equity Crowdfunding

By  Oscar A Jofre Jr. Calling all mining companies: If you’re not thinking about equity crowdfunding, then you just don’t get it. You’re missing out on a market opportunity that totaled $65 billion in 2014. Equity Crowdfunding is the most disruptive thing to happen to the finance sector this century, and if you’re not considering […]

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