Tag Archives: Reg D

Crypto & Crowdfunding Come Together

Crowdfunding has officially met cryptocurrency as the popular site Indiegogo is now hosting the Initial Coin Offering for the St. Regis Hotel Aspen. The hotel company is using Rule 506(c) under Regulation D to sell security tokens that will represent … Continue reading

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CF Portal Now Accepting Crypto-Currency

StartEngine, a FINRA registered crowdfunding web portal, announced that it will take Bitcoin as a payment method for investing in equity offerings hosted under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. The cryptocurrency is transferred directly to the issuing … Continue reading

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Reg. D ICO Raises $125M From Accredited Investors

Intangible Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized last year, apparently conducted a private placement of Simple Agreement for Future Tokens under Rule 506(c) of Reg. D and raised  $125 million from accredited investors for its Basecoin, a stablecoin project that … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Portal Reports Results

Seedrs, a United Kingdom equity crowdfunding web portal, has issued a report on 253 equity crowdfunding deals financed by the platform since July 2012. Some results show a market-wide internal rate of return of 14.4%, with the best performers being: … Continue reading

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Regulation Crowd Funding Report Card

Yahoo Sports, of all places, has an article reporting the first quarter (May-August) results of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding and they are fairly encouraging. Here are some of the statistics from the article: 20 campaigns out … Continue reading

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Kicksnarker: Making Fun of Stupid Crowdfunding Things

Seen something about crowdfunding that is stupid, fraudulent or just plain bad? Now you can blog about it at Kicksnarker. It’s a website that allows pissed off or frustrated crowdfunding backers to bitch and moan, but in a humorous way. … Continue reading

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600 People In Your Crowdfunding Network?

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon? According to The Huffington Post, it’s actually 600 degrees, or supposedly there are 600 people in your network that you can tap for crowdfunding. (However, the New York Times article this article is based on … Continue reading

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Valuation A Concern In Crowdfunding

Ms. Sam Smith, CEO of finnCap, a United Kingdom stockbroker, likes crowdfunding but is concerned that companies are being over valued, putting early investors at risk of losing value to later, more sophisticated ones or getting little or no profit … Continue reading

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Slick Crowdfunding Marketing: Is It Worth It?

What’s it worth? Would you spend $499 to get $499 in your crowdfunding campaign? A crowdfunding marketing firm is guaranteeing that it will insure that you get at least $499 in your Indiegogo account if you pay them $499 upfront. … Continue reading

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