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Company Claims To Insure Vs. Crowdfunding Fraud

There’s a company that claims to be insuring donors against crowdfunding fraud. It’s website says that: “If a campaign you back turns out to be fraudulent, [they] will refund each dollar you lost.” The premium is cheap, $10 for 1 … Continue reading

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Real Crowdfunding Starts Today!

Today is the day that will change the way small businesses raise equity capital in the United States. For that’s the day that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules go into effect, allowing entrepreneurs to raise money from every … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #6: Possible Number of Issuers

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, to get a feel for the number of possible crowdfunding issuers, from 2009 to 2014, there were approximately 4,559 issuers per year in new Regulation D offerings with offer sizes of up to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #5: Effective Date of Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding Factoid #5: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules will become effective 180 days after their publication in the Federal Register, which is expected to be on or about May 16, 2016, except for Form: Funding Portal and the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #3: Crowdfunding Beneficiaries

The  Securities and Exchange Commission thinks that crowdfunding will be of some help to the more than 5 million small businesses in the U.S., defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as having fewer than 500 paid employees.

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Crowdfunding Factoid #2

The final crowdfunding rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission are contained in a release that is 686 pages long.

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Crowdfunding Factoid #1

Now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules for real crowdfunding for non-accredited investors, this blog will be issuing “Crowdfunding Factoids” from time to time. This is Crowdfunding Factoid #1: Due to its complexity, it took the … Continue reading

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