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Crowdfunders Grouse About Reg. CF

People are grousing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding isn’t helping small business like it should. Although 438 small companies have raised over $105 million since the regulation went effective in May 2016, the complaints about the … Continue reading

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Brain Cancer Drug Co. Crowdfunding

New pharma company CNS Pharma is using Regulation CF to raise SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity at a 16% discount to the future raise) to fund Phase II clinical studies of its drug Berubicin for the treatment of the … Continue reading

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Reg. CF Campaign Hit With Scam Allegations

Something fishy is going on in the world of regulated crowdfunding. A Regulation CF registered crowdfunding campaign on the Microventures portal is being “bombed” by paid “scam alert” advertisements that claim (allegedly) that the person running the SuperDope campaign has … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Needs More Regulation(?)

A recent scholarly study noted that Regulation Crowd Funding is not sufficiently protective of the typical investor. The study notes that, notwithstanding the disclosure requirements, unsophisticated investors could easily be sucked into a “get rich quick” Ponzi scheme or outright … Continue reading

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Doubts Arise About Reg. Crowd Funding

Is there trouble on the horizon for Regulation Crowd Funding companies? According to the New York Times, almost none of the companies crowdfunding under the JOBS Act are in full compliance with the law and 40% don’t have audited or … Continue reading

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Does Regulation Crowd Funding Need Fixing?

If you remember, getting Regulation Crowd Funding enacted was a long slog, primarily because the Securities and Exchange Commission wanted to build in many “investor protections” that mimicked the registration process. Griping persists that the Reg is not working because: … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Starts Offering Equity Crowdfunding (At a Price)

One of the biggest rewards crowdfunding web platforms will now permit non-accredited investors to buy equity in startups posted on its site. Indiegogo, which until today, permitted its entrepreneurs to return only products and swag, will now let them offer … Continue reading

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Why This Entrepreneur Likes Equity Crowdfunding

An equity crowdfunder has praised the Crowd Fund Act notwithstanding the regulatory “burden,” because: financial transparency in a startup should be a non-issue; potential liability risk from disgruntled investors should be low due to the disclosures required to be made … Continue reading

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First Million Dollar Raise Under Regulation Crowd Funding

MIT Tech Review says that BetaBionics is the first company to raise $1 Million under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new crowdfunding rules. BB, ” a startup created by Boston University biomedical engineer Ed Damiano, ” raised the capital using … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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