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Funding Portal’s Diligence Questioned

Under new Regulation Crowdfunding, a funding portal is required to deny access to its website if it has a “reasonable basis for believing that the issuer or the offering present the potential for fraud.” (A fairly subjective standard that will, … Continue reading

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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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In-State Crowdfunding Emerges

Eleven states have enacted statutes to permit real crowdfunding by in-state companies looking for in-state investors. To service these nascent deals, new funding portals are springing up to provide internet financing vehicles for recently enacted “intra-state” offerings of securities. One, … Continue reading

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Today’s Crowdfunding Webinar

Crowd-Funding” in Business Ventures: Raising Capital from the Public – 1 CLE hour https://m360.atlantabar.org/event.aspx?eventID=99402&instance=0 “Crowd-funding” is an innovation under securities law that allows companies to raise capital from small investors using certain online platforms. Companies are able to raise capital from … Continue reading

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Bad Brokers Could Spoil Your Exemption

The Wall Street Journal turns up more than 1,600 stockbrokers whose records failed to disclose bankruptcy filings, criminal charges or other red flags in violation of regulations, without regulators noticing. Note that under recent SEC regs, a “bad actor” includes … Continue reading

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Bad Actor Interps

The SEC is trickling out some interpretations on the Rule 506(d) “bad actor” disqualification. A couple of recent ones included:  All persons who have been or will be paid, directly or indirectly,remuneration for the solicitation of investors, including marketing personnel … Continue reading

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Crowd Capital Services Vets Investors

From the press release: Crowd Capital Services Helps Companies Qualify Their Investors Assists Companies and Investors in Complying With New SEC Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Investor Review, Inc. announced today the launching of its website www.crowdcapitalservices.com that helps capital raising companies … Continue reading

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