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Democratizing IPOs With Crowdfunding

Is capitalism undemocratic? When was the last time you got to participate in a hot IPO? Seeing this divide, the London Stock Exchange has made a crowdfunding platform an exchange member to allow small investors get in on initial public … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Consolidates Its Position For Private Shares Trading

The Nasdaq has acquired Second Market, the platform for trading shares of private companies, made famous when Facebook shares traded at record highs before its IPO. The trading site was a competitor to the come-lately Nasdaq Private Market and will … 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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State/Federal Crowdfunding Clash Averted

With several states now permitting equity crowdfunding within their borders, the question has arisen if using the Internet to solicit purchasers would run afoul of the federal securities laws? Sec. 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 of the Securities Act of 1933 … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing A Crowdfunding Fear

The SEC is again moving aggressively against “pump and dump” market manipulators of microcap or “penny” stocks. According to the Washington Post, the agency has opened 5-6 new enforcement cases a month, above last years’ rate, and now has full … Continue reading

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In The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Crowd Fund Act may be the best of all ┬ápossible worlds for small but mature companies looking to raise cash but not wanting to be “public.” The Wall Street Journal reports today that in accordance with the JOBS Act, … Continue reading

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