Archive for November, 2015

NextGen Crowdfunding 2015: Will The ‘New 98%’ Create A New Economy?

By Moira Vetter There are many people who have their hopes pinned to equity crowdfunding—not the least of which are the entrepreneurs hoping to fund their startups. There is a cottage industry of those that see the bigger picture promised by crowdfunding. The NextGen Crowdfunding Conference held November 19th in Santa Monica was a place for […]

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Want to Invest in the Next Facebook Before It Goes Public? Soon You Can

By Brooks Crankshaw By January 2016, you’ll be able to invest in start-up companies even if you don’t have a lot of money to invest. Earlier this month, the SEC adopted new rules allowing internet-based equity crowdfunding as a way for companies to raise funding from would-be individual investors to support the companies’ growth. The move […]

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The $4T disruption: Why startup investing is up for a big change

By Jason Best In five years, we will no longer talk about crowdfunding versus traditional funding — it will all just be “funding.” Crowdfunding will be treated as a regular part of the private capital markets because it will co-exist with angel, VC, and private equity funding; it will also incorporate some of their their […]

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Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.

By Kendall Almerico Ever since Regulation A+ became the law in June, I have been inundated with calls from companies excited about the prospect of raising up to $50 million in new capital online through a Mini IPO (initial public offering). Potential clients I speak to understand that Regulation A+ offerings need approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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SEC Fires Back in Battle with Montana & Massachusetts on Regulation A+

By JD Alois The ongoing battle between the States and the Securities and Exchange Commission took another step forward this week as the Commission responded to the States claims.  States securities regulators in both Montana and Massachusets, supported by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), have persistently expressed their dislike and disdain of Regulation […]

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The regulation of equity crowdfunding: too strict or too loose?

By Nicholas Gorham The model of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter is on its way to providing investors with another way to get involved in alternative finance: equity crowdfunding. In the US, the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” act, signed in 2012, aims to relax securities regulations in order to boost funding for small businesses. In particular, parts […]

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