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Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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UK Regulatory Pendulum Swings Towards Tighter Crowdfunding Rules

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it will be cracking down on Peer to Peer crowdfunding lending sites. The FCA said it is “difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material … Continue reading

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SEC Educates The Crowd About Crowdfunding

Real equity crowdfunding starts May 16, 2016! The Securities and Exchange Commission posted an Investor Bulletin explaining how much a non-accredited investor may invest in equity crowdfunding each year. It also notes: the risks involved, how one calculates her net … Continue reading

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It’s Here, But Beware?

A commentator in the Wall Street Journal suggests that crowdfunders should be aware that the psychic rewards of supporting a passion project may be offset by: numerous risks, the lack of information, the lack of liquidity, high fees and sub-market … Continue reading

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Upfront Honesty May Prevent Future Litigation

Entrepreneurs need to be prepared to answer questions from investors. This means doing a lot of prep work and acknowledging the risks of your venture. Being open and upfront about the business model, the competition, the ability to obtain paying … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Vote of Confidence On Wall Street

Wall Street has joined Silicon Valley in boosting crowdfunding peer-to-peer lender LendingClub Corporation as three of its private investors bailed to the tune of $115.5 million. Oversubscribed by 20X, the company added shares and increased the price of the offering … Continue reading

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Burrito Bond Crowdfunded Successfully

The UK crowdfunding portal CrowdCube is touting the “first” crowdfunded Burrito Bond. The London-based Mexican-style restaurant chain, Chilangos, has successfully raised over GBP2 million (1 million over its target) selling 4 year “mini-bonds” at 8% interest to more than 600 … Continue reading

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ABA Comments on Crowd Funding Regs

The  Federal Regulation of Securities  Committee of the Business Law  Section of  the American Bar Association sent the Securities and Exchange Commission their- comments on the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs that included: it agrees that amounts raised using crowdfunding should … Continue reading

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Senate Neutered Crowd Fund Act

The idea of the Crowd Fund Act, Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012, was to permit small investments from unaccredited investors without requiring issuers to comply with the burdens of SEC “red tape.” Of the many bills floating … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Rules Not Creative Enough ?

The NYTimes finds the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs to be weak and unimaginative. Noting that most professional VC investments payoff only 20% of the time and that the rules don’t prevent fraud (what rules do?), the article bemoans the lack … Continue reading

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