Regulation Crowd Funding Report Card

Yahoo Sports, of all places, has an article reporting the first quarter (May-August) results of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding and they are fairly encouraging.

Here are some of the statistics from the article:

  • 20 campaigns out of 82 filed met their targets (24%) besting the stats on Indiegogo;
  • the average investment was $810, larger than on Kickstarter;
  • 3 deals raised the max of $1 Million, a better percentage than on Kickstarter; and
  • the target goals have been more “realistic,” which has permitted the companies to keep the cash.

Notwithstanding the SEC”s trepidation, it appears that equity crowdfunding is a workable solution.


About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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