Tag Archives: Regulation Crowd Funding

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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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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Common Complaints About Reg. Crowd Funding

Some common complaints about Reg. Crowd Funding, now that it’s almost a year old, include: the $1 million cap (which, according to some, need not be since each investor is capped), the investor cap (which is basically unenforceable as it’s … Continue reading

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New Cannabis Oriented Crowdfunding Platform

If you really want to be on the cutting edge of finance today, then perhaps a crowdfunding campaign that intends to invest in the cannabis industry. That’s where Fundana is going. The company is the first ” Regulation Crowdfunding platform … 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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Reg. Crowd Funding Report Card 2016

VentureBeat did a report card on Regulation Crowd Funding for 2016. It reports that: there were 21 crowdfunding portals registered, one shut down by the SEC; 186 companies launched campaigns; 79 of them hit their minimum funding target; investors pledged … 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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Is Crowd Funding Worth It?

Prof. John Coffey recently published a paper that compares the Crowdfunding Regulation to a Reg D offering. Here are some of the comparisons (including some of mine): The issuer can advertise under Rule 506(c), but not under Regulation Crowd Funding … Continue reading

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