Archive for April, 2016

Can retail investors compete with hedge funds in p2p?

By George Popescu Founder and Editor in Chief (Lending Times), Partner ( LunaCap Ventures), Board of Advisors (Gatecoin, AltOptions) CrowdfundBeat Guest post LendingRobot is claiming that it is difficult for retail investors or even high net worth individuals to manage so many micro-loans and to simultaneously compete with hedge funds looking to scoop the best loans under microseconds. […]

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Why VCs Do Not Like Equity Crowdfunding

By Howard Marks In April 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act and announced that Americans will now have access to the capital they need from ordinary investors. Yet the media received the declaration quietly — meaning most U.S. citizens remained blissfully unaware of this revolutionary new regulation. The venture capital industry is probably one of the most vital sources […]

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Equity crowdfunding a real option

The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia is urging small businesses to consider equity crowdfunding platform as a way to raise capital now that SME bank loan approvals have shrunk, reports DAVID TAN. SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) should consider turning to angel investors for funding through the equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform approved by […]

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What Will Define The Future of Crowdfunding? – An Interview with Danae Ringelmann

By Barry James What defines crowdfunding now – and in the future? Danae Ringelmann commenced a quest to redefine and redesign funding with an entrepreneurial journey that began in 2001. She has been a driving force behind the team that co-founded and launched the first of the two crowdfunding behemoths. Indiegogo, launched January 18th, 2008, eighteen months […]

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Capital Raising Before Regulation A Offering

By Louis A. Bevilacqua In this article, I take a closer look at capital raising before Regulation A Offering and some key items to consider. This is a necessary follow-up to my December 2015  article entitled “How to Fund the Expenses of Regulation A Offering,” which describes how issuers that desire to raise capital using Regulation A could […]

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Change in SEC Regulation Should Make It Easier for Small Companies to Raise Money

By Steven Dresner Last March, the Securities and Exchange Commission finalized its new Regulation A rules to address so-called mini IPOs that allow retail investors to invest up to $50 million in these small public offerings. Broker-dealers who have traditionally used an underwritten IPO process to take companies public believe that this new version of Regulation A, commonly […]

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Equity-Based Crowdfunding: The New Kid on the Block

By David Glickman You’ve come up with a great business idea, and after plenty of due diligence and sleepless nights, you’re ready to turn it into something big. Naturally, your first order of business is money. There are a number of ways to raise early capital for your business, and understanding your options will set you […]

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

By Cliff Ennico Last week, my new book, “The Crowdfunding Handbook,” was officially released. Three years in the making, this book is the first of many you will be reading about equity crowdfunding — how a business can utilize crowdfunding websites, such as Kickstarter, to raise capital online from its social media followers and fans. […]

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Report: SEC Has Received 30 Applications for Title III Crowdfunding Portals

By JD Alois Title III crowdfunding will join the other two variants of investment crowdfunding, Title II and Title IV (Reg A+) this coming May to create a more vibrant capital ladder for companies seeking to raise capital using the internet. While no exemption is perfect, both accredited crowdfunding and Reg A+ have seen growing […]

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JOBS Act Exemptions are Expensive & Burdensome but Loopholes Exist

By Frederick D. Lipman It would be an exaggeration to say that the SEC purposely sabotaged the Jobs Act, a rare bipartisan law adopted by Congress in 2012 in light of an almost 10% unemployment rate.  It would be more accurate to say that the SEC, purportedly in the name of investor protection, decided to […]

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