Archive for March, 2016

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Addresses the Challenges of Fintech, Pre-IPO Finance in the Heart of Silicon Valley

By JD Alois During the keynote address at Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance at the event entitled “The Silicon Valley Initiative: Protecting Investments in Pre-IPO Issuers”, SEC Chair Mary Jo White delivered a wide ranging speech on the challenges of operating in the internet fueled age of finance.  The purpose of the gathering was to […]

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5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Regulation A+

By Gary Emmanuel Ok I admit it. I was a Regulation A+ skeptic. When the JOBS Act first came out in 2012, predictions that the JOBS Act makeover of Regulation A would be a game changer seemed wishful thinking. While the JOBS Act increased tenfold the annual dollar amount that can be raised under Regulation […]

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Is Investment Crowdfunding Already Here?

By Diogo Costa Today, the term crowdfunding is often associated with the term startup. A startup is a company in its early stage and, usually, such companies wish to seek funding. One of the ways of doing so is to engage in what can be called “collective funding” – crowdfunding. This form of financing allows […]

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Why 2016 is the Year of Equity Crowdfunding

By Adrian Bishop United States equity crowdfunding could double the capital raised this year to generate up to $4billion and 2016 will be the Year of Equity Crowdfunding, industry experts predict. The growth and potential of the sector has been discussed at the 4th Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding event, particularly in light of the latest revision […]

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Oral Arguments in Reg A+ Case Against SEC Scheduled for April 14th

By JD Alois The lawsuit against the SEC targeting the updated exemption called Reg A+ will take another step forward next month as oral arguments are scheduled to be heard in the US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia. The case known as Monica J. Lindeen, Montana State Auditor, ex officio Montana Commissioner of Securities […]

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Ready, Set, Go: Get Prepared for JOBS Act Title III Crowdfunding, Part 1

By Mary Juetten While the JOBS Act turns four years old on April 5, we won’t have the final rules for Title III equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors until May 16. That’s less than sixty days from now. What should entrepreneurs do to take advantage of this new avenue for capital? This past October, the SEC […]

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8 Things You Need To Know For A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

By David Prosser How do small businesses raising money on equity crowdfunding platforms maximise their chances of getting the funds they’re seeking? New research suggests it’s all about emphasising the right part of the pitch: investors seem to care most about the management behind such businesses, they worry about the product too, but aren’t so […]

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The Rise Of Investment Crowdfunding

Written by: Adi Gaskell It’s tempting when you think of crowdfunding to think purely in terms of Kickstarter-like projects whereby participants only get a freebie or two from the entrepreneurs they’re backing, plus the buzz from seeing a project they believe in make it to market. There has however been a groundswell of crowd-investment platforms in […]

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