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Why Do We Need Regulation Crowdfunding?

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): In a recent opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC reiterated that: “Section 5(a) of the Securities Act prohibits the sale of any security, in interstate commerce, “unless a registration statement is … Continue reading

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Slow Start For Intra-State Crowdfunding

Guess what? Crowdfunding is hard. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that small businesses in states that have adopted intra-state crowdfunding rules are finding it difficult to raise capital from non-accredited investors. Reasons vary, but risk of the return of … Continue reading

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Film/TV Tax Expense Relief in Extenders Bill

Congress may show some bi-partisanship in the lame duck session between now and the holidays by passing the Tax Extenders Act of 2013 that will give businesses a number of tax breaks that expired in 2013, including but not limited … 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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Single State Secondary Markets – Too Small?

Michigan has become the fourth state to permit intra-state crowdfunding of up to $2 million and is considering an intra-state stock exchange to create liquidity for those investors. However, a mini-market for a small number of shares will likely not … Continue reading

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SEC Small Business Forum Focus on Crowdfunding

The SEC will hold a small business forum on Thursday, Nov. 21 at its Washington, DC headquarters. The agenda states that the morning session will have 2 panel discussions: on the “new world of Regulation D offerings,” and the other … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Dead on Arrival?

A commentator in Venturebeat suggests that crowdfunding via The JOBS Act is already dead. http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/21/state-crowdfunding-state-banks-will-moot-the-jobs-act/ The better solution is intra-state crowdfunding legislation (passed in GA and KS with bills pending in NC and WA)  and state banks (ND) that will loan … Continue reading

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