Monthly Archives: January 2017

Institutional Investors Want To Get Rid of Dual Class Stock

For all you entrepreneurs that want to maintain control of your company by using two classes of stock (voting or super-voting shares for you, non-voting or low-voting shares for your investors), take notice. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that … Continue reading

Posted in checkbook, Investments, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Actor Responds to Twitter Troll By Crowdfunding For Refugees

Actor and Presidential assistant Kal Penn (https://lnkd.in/deyzNzP) who was born in New Jersey, got a tweet that told him he didn’t belong in the US. So, he started a crowdfunding campaign for Syrian refugees and is seeing donations made in … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indiegogo Celebrates 2 Months of Equity Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, a rewards crowdfunding portal that recently received approval from FINRA, is celebrating its two month equity crowdfunding anniversary by touting that it’s funding portal has raised over $1.4 million for 5 companies including: a multi-player video game, smartphone-connected sensors, … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, FINRA, Funding Portals, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adoption App Crowdfunding Campaign Suspended

Tinder for adoption? Kickstarter has apparently suspended the Adoptly crowdfunding campaign which was seeking funds to develop an app that would match orphans with potential parents. “If the kid or expecting mother likes you, it’s a match!” The campaign had … Continue reading

Posted in Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, discrepancies, fraud, Funding Portals, Legislative Intent, review, technology, unfair and deceptive practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Venture Capitalist Embraces Crowdfunding

One venture capital firm has determined that it will be transparent when it comes to crowdfunding. Draper Esprit, a United Kingdom venture capital firm, states that: they now invest alongside the crowd on the same terms, which helps both the … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Investments, Jobs, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doubts Arise About Reg. Crowd Funding

Is there trouble on the horizon for Regulation Crowd Funding companies? According to the New York Times, almost none of the companies crowdfunding under the JOBS Act are in full compliance with the law and 40% don’t have audited or … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, FINRA, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything.  ;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, discrepancies, fraud, Funding Portals, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment