Archive for May, 2016

Mark Cuban is Interested in Using Reg A+

By JD Alois Billionaire shark and outspoken entrepreneur Mark Cuban is considering using Title IV of the JOBS Act. He sees the updated securities exemption as a huge opportunity.  Currently, most of the Mark Cuban media coverage has focused on him taking up the banner of the #nevertrump movement and running for President. Some conservative […]

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US investors join the crowd

By Andrew Neil Crowdfunding for start-up companies comes to the US person in the street from Monday American investors will be able to take a punt on start-ups via crowdfunding from Monday, prompting a last minute word of warning from regulators. Changes from top financial watchdog the SEC mean equity crowdfunding for the average punter […]

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Which Entrepreneurs Will Benefit Most From the New Era of Crowdfunding?

By Catherine Clifford The next era of crowdfunding begins May 16. From that Monday, entrepreneurs can raise money by selling pieces of their companies to anyone with the cash and the interest. Before this rule change, entrepreneurs could only raise funds with equity crowdfunding from accredited investors, or those investors who meet certain thresholds of […]

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Equity Crowdfunding For Non-Rich People Is Coming

By SARAH KESSLER Today—unless you have a net worth of at least one million dollars, or an income of at least $200,000 per year—it is not legal for you to receive equity in exchange for backing a company on a crowdfunding site. But as of next May 16, Title III of the JOBS Act goes […]

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Q&A: How to Raise Capital with the JOBS Act’s Equity Crowdfunding

By Adam C. Uzialko, Business News Daily Staff Writer Co-founders of the technology startup Keen Home, Nayeem Hussain and Ryan Fant are coming fresh off of a highly successful round of equity crowdfunding. Using the JOBS Act’s Title IV Regulation A+ rules, known colloquially as a “Testing the Waters” campaign, Hussain and Fant partnered with […]

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Why Equity Crowdfunding Could Be Dangerous for Investors and Entrepreneurs

by Tanya Prive The new rules are well-meaning, but flawed. In the very near future, equity crowdfunding will no longer be reserved for the ultra-wealthy. That’s thanks to the Securities and Exchange Commission passage of Title III JOBS Act, which goes into effect May 16. It’s a turning point for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Before […]

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Equity Crowdfunding Rules: What You Need to Know

The SEC’s equity crowdfunding rules finally go into effect this month, almost four years after Congress passed the JOBS Act, requiring the relaxing of certain rules on raising funds. So what does equity crowdfunding actually look like? Here is a primer: Non-public US companies may raise funds on the internet from accredited and non-accredited investors alike […]

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