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Equity Crowdfunding Celebrates First Anniversary

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. Venture Beat provided some statistics on how the year went, including: 335 companies have filed offering documents, of those, 43% were funded and 30% failed, … Continue reading

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SEC Increases Maximum Amount To Be Raised In Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding to adjust for inflation. Now, the maximum aggregate amount an issuer can sell under Regulation Crowdfunding in … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding 4 Ways

Crowdfunding goes by various names, but there are now 4 types of equity “crowdfunding” that includes: accredited (Reg. D), non-accredited (Reg. CF – the “real” crowdfunding), intra-state (now available in 29 states) and Reg. A+ (actually a registered but small … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #10:Max Investment

Under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding regulation, the maximum investment for any person in any year is : (i) the greater of $2,000 or 5% of the lesser of the investor’s annual income or net worth if either the investor’s … Continue reading

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SEC Looking at “Accredited Investor” Qualifications

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White testified before the House Committee on Financial Services last week, stating that the SEC is now involved in a comprehensive review as to “whether to change the definition of accredited investor, including … 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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The Proof is In the (Yorkshire) Pudding

The reason that the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to adopt final crowdfunding regulations is that it has been worried about whether selling unregistered and unregulated risky investments to non-accredited, non-sophisticated (the great “unwashed”) investors can actually work. Consequently, … Continue reading

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Advertised Private Placements Take Off

Since the SEC amended Reg. D in 2013 permitting the advertising of private placements, there have been about 2,900 new offerings that planned to raise more than $37 billion in new capital. These issuers are required to take reasonable steps … Continue reading

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D.C. Intra-State Crowdfunding Finds Success

Two talented bakers, a lease and a dream.The remaining ingredient is startup capital. In D.C., the secret sauce may be the EquityEats’ funding portal where any resident or business can ante up fto $10,000 to buy a piece of Bluebird … Continue reading

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Who Is An “Accredited Investor”?

Are Angels only in startup heaven (i.e., Silicon Valley)? No, they actually exist in “flyover” country also. The below the radar angels are starting to worry that the SEC’s review of the definition of who is an “accredited investor” may … Continue reading

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