Archive for October, 2016

SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings. The SEC adopted new Rule 147A and amended Rule 147 of the Securities Act that ease restrictions on solicitation of investor capital in […]

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Hatch Oregon And Intrastate Crowdfunding Get A Boost From SEC Rule

There’s been a lot of press about the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and its opening up of equity crowdfunding to unaccredited investors. What’s received less attention is intrastate crowdfunding–platforms that, as the name suggests, allow small investors to put their money into local businesses, opening up a new source of funding for social […]

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The Rise of Equity Crowdfunding

The CrowdfundingHub has published a report on the rise of equity crowdfunding across Europe. The  document provides a snapshot perspective on sector growth noting that more evolved markets have gained investor trust but risks remain. Pointing to data provided by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), alternative finance utilization jumped to €5.4 billion across Europe […]

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The First $50 Million Reg A+ Raise Will Be Hybrid

Equity crowdfunding has been in the news a lot lately. When Elio Motors used Reg A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to raise almost $17 million from 6,500 mostly unaccredited investors, and subsequently listed on the OTC Markets (OTCQX: ELIO) back in February, it caught the attention of certain proud-to-be-regulated bastions of Wall Street who were […]

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Is Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out.

Less than a third of crowdfunding campaigns reach their financial goals. Will yours be one of them? Say you have an awesome idea and you need some money to get things started. Have you considered crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a popular and increasingly accessible way to put your prospective product or business in front of millions of […]

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Is Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out.

Say you have an awesome idea and you need some money to get things started. Have you considered crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a popular and increasingly accessible way to put your prospective product or business in front of millions of people. And, thanks to the visibility of massive success stories, there’s a public perception that most […]

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Ruth Hedges: Crowdfunding Will Be Ubiquitous

Ruth Hedges is from the early days of crowdfunding in the United States. Part of an original group of committed individuals who advocated on behalf of updating antiquated securities regulations, Hedges is a founding member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA); the group originally created to help push legislation across the line and legalize […]

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What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups

The JOBS Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2012, allowing companies to acquire funding through online portals from non-accredited investors, which roughly accounts for 97 percent of the population in the United States. On May 16, 2016, Title III of the JOBS Act, also known as regulation crowdfunding, orequity crowdfunding, was the last section to be implemented […]

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NextGen Reports on Reg A+ Market: Reviews Early Data on 131 Filings

A new report from NextGen Crowdfunding, authored by NextGen Chief Strategy Officer Richard Swart, reviews all Reg A+ filed since June 2015 up until June of 2016.  NextGen analyzed 131 companies that have taken advantage of updated rules established by the JOBS Act of 2012. The new securities exemption created a two-tier rule where companies […]

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