Archive for September, 2016

Legal Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding

When crowdfunding first emerged, Attorney Anthony Zeoli was skeptical of online real estate investing. “When you start dealing with securities and the legal side of things,” explained Zeoli, “a lot of things can go wrong if not executed correctly.” Although concerned that crowdfunding’s lack of best practices could create a slew of legal challenges, he […]

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Giving Small Businesses the Best Possible Chance of Succeeding when Crowdfunding

There is no question that the proliferation of various forms of alternative finance has proven vital for Britain’s scaling businesses attempting to secure growth funding. In the UK, the alternative finance industry traded a staggering £3.2 billion worth of business in 2015, an increase of 84% on the previous year. Within this rapidly expanding market, equity […]

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The Digital Age: Preparing Private Companies for Modern Investor Relations

By Joan Dromey The JOBS Act of 2012 created attractive options for private companies to raise capital from outside investors without ‘going public’. There are also emerging choices to provide some degree of liquidity for non-traded securities. Depending on where you are in your corporate life-cycle and your investor population, you’re using different means to […]

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SEC Reg A+: The Industry Now has a Level of Comfort with New Financing Tools

While Title IV of The Jobs Act (Reg A+), the amended and expanded securities regulation, changed in mid-2015, organizations have been slow to change their processes until there was a clear understanding of how to use these new funding tools and stay in compliance. The Industry now has comfort with these new financing efficiencies – […]

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Through the Lens: Testing the Rocky Waters of the JOBS Act

I’m Chad Newell, the CEO of Snapwire, an on-demand stock photography marketplace with an innovative take on the traditional stock photo industry. We are currently raising capital via an equity crowdfunding campaign on the platform StartEngine thanks to new rules as part of the JOBS Act of 2012. The following is the third part of […]

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Regulation A+ Offering: Hype or Reality?

Jobs creation and wages are in the spotlight again by voter demand this presidential election year and receiving attention from both Republican and Democratic parties. This begs the question whether an improved version of Regulation A under the JOBs Act of 2012 offers a practical solution for smaller companies to access capital and create new […]

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The Potential and Perils of Title III Crowdfunding

For the first time in 80 years, thanks to Regulation Crowdfunding, startups and small businesses can raise up to $1 million from friends, family, customers and non-accredited investors. As of May 16, 2016, the JOBS Act’s Title III Regulation Crowdfunding exemption enables capital-raising via Securities and Exchange Commission-registered websites. Prior to this SEC provision, entrepreneurs’ […]

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Why the Most Significant Part of the JOBS Act Has Yet to Catch On

Businesses are turned off by the reporting requirements and costs of raising money under Title III Like many small-business owners, Crista Freeman relied on personal savings when she first started her company, Phin and Phebe’s Ice Cream. It was a small operation: from her Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, she would whip up unique flavors such as […]

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Accessing Capital Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has sparked equality in real estate investment. For the first time in history, Americans may use the Internet to participate in deals that are shaping the constructs of our nation. To share ideas and propel the industry on a path of continued success, leaders and innovators will convene in Chicago this month atRealCap Chicago. […]

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