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Commenters Complain About Crowdfunding Costs

As the comment period for the Crowdfunding rules has closed, it appears that the biggest concern of the commenters is the cost to initiate a crowdfunding campaign. In particular, the requirement of audited financial statements, that could, per the SEC, … 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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Nasdaq Wants In On Crowdfunding Market

In order to get a handle on the new private equity trading markets now being made popular by crowdfunding under Regulation D, the Nasdaq has announced that it will be accelerating the opening of its new trading platform called the … Continue reading

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Proof of Equity Crowdfunding Concept

While Kickstarter had another incredible year, with 3 million people  pledging $480 million, that site is a different model than one that does equity crowdfunding. Kickstarter is essentially a pre-sale model for folks who want some sort of product, be … Continue reading

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SEC Statistics Offer Insight to Crowdfunders

The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis provided some interesting statistics in a recent proposed rule regarding Regulation D. These stats can help crowdfunders manage their, and their investors’ expectations in forthcoming capital raises. The SEC’s research found that: … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Regs Coming Next Week ! (Update: Maybe)

UPDATE: (10/21/13) The SEC has not responded to reports that the Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 23 to vote on the regulations under the Crowd Fund Act. At the moment, the SEC website only says that there will be a … Continue reading

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Are Crowdfunding Portals A Good Investment?

Can you make money as a crowdfunding portal? Google seems to think so. “Fortune has learned that AngelList recently raised around $24 million at a valuation in the $150 million range. Atlas Venture and Google Ventures helped lead the round, … Continue reading

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SEC Ramping Up Investor Education

In the wake of the recent flood of private placement advertisements (and more to come for sure), the SEC has published two investor advisories. One, titled “Advertising for Unregistered Securities Offerings,” discusses advertising, the definition of private placements and how … Continue reading

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Open Season for Private Placement Ads Begins

The ban on advertising and generally soliciting investors for private placements ends today. Under the amendments to Rule 506, companies can now advertise online, in print and even on television. If done, they must then take reasonable steps to verify … Continue reading

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Follow The Rule, Not The Proposal

SEC Chairman White recently clarified the SEC’s position on Rule 506(c) passed on July 10, 2013, and to be effective on September 23, 2013. That rule  permits general solicitation in Reg. D private placements as long as the issuer takes … Continue reading

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