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VCs Like Peer to Peer Crowdfunding

Some VCs seem to think that crowdfunding may disintermediate banking. New investors Foundation Capital, Partech Ventures and Scott Bommer together with existing investors Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures put $16 million of new money (following a first round of … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Regs Hold Some Surprises

Upon review of the SEC’s proposed crowd funding regulations released this week, I found a number if items that could be problematic for companies that thought they would have a relatively easy time raising funds using the new Section 4(a)(6) … Continue reading

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The Equity Crowdfunding Filter

Equity crowd funding platforms appear to be more discerning about which companies they will list than others. Kickstarter will list pretty much any creative project that doesn’t violate its guidelines. However, Seedrs in the UK carefully curates its listings. Due … Continue reading

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From the Horse’s Mouth

Sen. Merkley (D-OR), an author of a crowdfunding bill, has provided some significant legislative intent in his statement for the record, including: (i) pure funding portals (that are “passive and neutral”) should have fewer regulatory burdens but offer fewer services … Continue reading

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