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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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Fine Line Between Crowdfunding Fraud and Bad Business Judgment

Failed crowdfunding companies may come close to committing fraud. Such is the story of Kanoa, the wireless earbud firm that displayed signs of failure at various stages, but no one person had all the facts to conclude that the company … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Regulated At Local Level

Charity crowdfunding is now being regulated by none other than the Naugaunee Public Schools Board of Education. Where is Naugaunee? It’s is a city in Marquette County, Michigan, with a population of ~4,568. The NPSBE dictate says that any teacher … Continue reading

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Scientists Turn To Crowdfunding

Because the National Institutes of Health grant rate is at about 22% and other grants are dying up, scientists are turning more and more to crowdfunding. While some have called it “panda science,” the number of scientific projects on crowdfunding … Continue reading

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If Adjusted, Number of Accredited Investors Would Decline

Congress wants the SEC to study the definition of “accredited investor” to determine if it should be increased to adjust for inflation. The current definition (Regulation D, Rule 501) defines an individual accredited investor as one who has an income … Continue reading

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“Accredited Investor” Definition Could Change

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee, established by the Dodd-Frank legislation, has recommended to the SEC to change the “accredited investor” definition to increase the dollar amounts for inflation, and to include a class of “sophisticated” investors who have either financial … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – Portals Could Be Liable for Issuer Fraud

The SEC’s proposed crowdfunding rules would require a funding portal, like Kickstarter or Indiegogo (were they to host equity offerings) to deny access to its platform if the intermediary believes that the issuer or the offering presents the potential for … Continue reading

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SEC Statistics Offer Insight to Crowdfunders

The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis provided some interesting statistics in a recent proposed rule regarding Regulation D. These stats can help crowdfunders manage their, and their investors’ expectations in forthcoming capital raises. The SEC’s research found that: … Continue reading

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Does Knowledge Make You “Accredited”?

Now that the crowdfunding regs have been released, certain Congressmen are seeking to expand the definition of “accredited investor.” The Wall Street Journal reports that Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) want to include “highly trained financial professionals” … Continue reading

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