Archive for May, 2016

Will S.E.C. Advertising Rules Cripple Equity Crowdfunding?

By Robb Mandelbaum Two weeks ago, in a post marking the inauguration of the new equity crowdfunding industry, I interviewed the founder of one of the first companies to launch its equity crowdfunding campaign. I didn’t realize it at the time, but when David Baird of Gigmor agreed to speak with me, he may have […]

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Crowd Finance

By DOUGLAS FINK Could Elio Motors, a maker of a quirky three-wheeled car, be the model for the future of corporate finance? The Phoenix startup has created a sexy, high-mileage, low-cost, car, which–yes–will sport three wheels. More importantly, perhaps, last month it became the first crowd funded company to be traded publicly, eventually rising to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By SUSANNA KIM Starting today, companies using crowdfunding websites to raise money can offer stock options to donors. More than four years after equity crowdfunding was signed into law through the 2012 JOBS Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission is permitting start-ups to offer stock in their companies to the investing public through consumer-facing websites. […]

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Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Go Live, One Deal At A Time

By Robb Mandelbaum This afternoon, the mothers and fathers of the nascent — but still somehow long-suffering — equity crowdfunding industryare gathering to celebrate its birth with a demonstration on Capitol Hill. No, it’s not a protest — rather, some of the upstart fundraisers plan to show off their shiny new technology to officials from […]

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What Title III Means for Entrepreneurs and Startups

By Rod Turner The SEC’s new Title III Equity CrowdFunding rules go into effect May 16th. These new rules expand Equity CrowdFunding to allow main street investors to invest in private startup companies as a key part of the JOBS Act. In June 2015, the SEC also enabled groundbreaking new rules called Regulation A+ (or […]

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