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Medical Crowdfunding Scams Proliferate

Some folks think that the medical crowdfunding scam (i.e., fraud) is a result of a psychological problem called “factitious disorder,” which at its extreme is illustrated by Munchausen by proxy (where a caregiver purposely causes another, usually a child, to … Continue reading

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SEC Permits Fall Back Verification Methods

The SEC has indicated that even if you cannot use one of the safe harbors under Rule 506(c) to verify that an investor is “accredited,” other evidence could be relied upon to do so under the “principles based” verification method. … Continue reading

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SEC Notes Ways to Verify Accredited Investors

The SEC’s Director of Corporation Finance gave the keynote address at the Angel Capital Association Summit stating that there have been 900 private placements that have advertised under the new Regulation D rules, raising ~$10 Billion, compared to 9,200 non-advertised … Continue reading

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Bad Actor Interps

The SEC is trickling out some interpretations on the Rule 506(d) “bad actor” disqualification. A couple of recent ones included:  All persons who have been or will be paid, directly or indirectly,remuneration for the solicitation of investors, including marketing personnel … Continue reading

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Crowd Capital Services Vets Investors

From the press release: Crowd Capital Services Helps Companies Qualify Their Investors Assists Companies and Investors in Complying With New SEC Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Investor Review, Inc. announced today the launching of its website www.crowdcapitalservices.com that helps capital raising companies … Continue reading

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20 Crowdfunded Films at Sundance

Kickstarter is touting that 20 films that raised money on their site are now at the Sundance Film Festival. The movies include Pariah, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, to Keep the Lights On, Room 237, and The Square. You can see clips of … Continue reading

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Watch The House Committee Hearing on Crowdfunding

The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulation held a hearing titled “SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal: Will It Work for Small Businesses?” this morning (see prior post). You can watch it here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/42779554

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