Monthly Archives: October 2015

SEC Proposed Rule Changes on Intrastate Crowdfunding

SEC Proposed Rule Changes on Intrastate Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Soon you will be able to invest in a startup even if you’re not rich. On Friday, the SEC finalized rules to give regular people the opportunity to make investments normally limited to big-money types. At the center of the change is the JOBS Act, which passed three and half years ago with bipartisan support… if you are interested in using equity crowdfunding on a local basis, a growing number of states have enacted exemptions within existing federal law that allow local small businesses and entrepreneurs to use crowdfunding to help grow their businesses by tapping into the crowd within their state’s…

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“Game Changer” Jobs-act Title III CrowdFunding

By William Michael Cunningham , CrowdFundBeat Media  Sr. contributing editor The US Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3 to 1 to allow small companies to raise up to $1 million online. Small firms and startups can now solicit anyone, regardless of their location, net worth or wealth, giving them a chance to invest in what may be the next Facebook or Google. It also means that the day care center or restaurant down the street can now offer ownership stakes, or shares of stock, to their most supportive customers and clients. This is great news for women and Black-owned firms, which tend to be small and capital starved. The SEC vote approving Title III of…

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Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation Crowdfunding and on Securities Act Rules 147 and 504

Chair Mary Jo White Oct. 30, 2015 Good morning.  This is an open meeting of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2015, under the Government in the Sunshine Act. Today, the Commission will consider two staff recommendations for rules intended to increase companies’ access to capital within a strong framework of investor protections.  The first is a recommendation to adopt congressionally mandated rules under the JOBS Act that would permit startups and small businesses to raise capital by offering and selling securities through crowdfunding, the last of our significant rulemakings under the JOBS Act. The second is a recommendation to propose changes…

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DR. Richard Swart to Join NEXTGEN CROWDFUNDING as Chief Strategy Officer

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Los Angeles, CA… Dr. Richard Swart, recognized as one of the top thought leaders in crowdfunding and alternative finance, with particular interest in its impact on social innovation and global challenges, will join NextGen Crowdfunding as Chief Strategy Officer. “With equity crowdfunding becoming available to everyday, un-accredited investors through Reg A+, and probably Title III in 2016, the timing of Richard joining NextGen Crowdfunding is excellent. We are pleased to have a recognized authority in crowdfunding on board as Chief Strategy Officer,” stated Aubrey Chernick, founder of NextGen Crowdfunding. “Over the last four years I’ve had the great pleasure of researching and…

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SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

CrowdfundBeat Data Center , The SEC today also proposed amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504.  The changes would facilitate intrastate crowdfunding and regional crowdfunding efforts. Rule 504 is also available to non-US resident companies that comply with the rule requirements.   SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973

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[document] Final Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rules the SEC approved

[document] Final Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rules the SEC approved

By Alixe Cormick , special to CrowdFundBeat , Lawyer, Venture Law Corporation Attached are the actual final Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rules the SEC approved today.  The portal rules become effective January 29, 2016.  The other rules needed to conduct an actual transaction do not become effective until 180 days (6 months) after they are published in the US Federal Register. The SEC today also proposed amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504.  The changes would facilitate intrastate crowdfunding and regional crowdfunding efforts. Rule 504 is also available to non-US resident companies that comply with the rule requirements. The DERA report released concurrently today reports on the US…

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SEC Finally Releases Rules For Equity Crowdfunding

SEC Finally Releases Rules For Equity Crowdfunding

By Kendall Almerico Chief Executive Officer at BankRoll Ventures The SEC has released rules for Title III of the JOBS Act giving us guidance as to how equity crowdfunding will be legalized. Nearly 3 years and 7 months after the game-changing law was signed by the President, the use of equity crowdfunding will be available to startups and small companies in 180 days.  And yes, the SEC did make the law workable for most startups and small businesses, despite critics believing it could not be done. With equity crowdfunding,  a company can raise up to $1,000,000 online on new equity crowdfunding portals from anyone in the general public. If…

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SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding FACT SHEET

SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding  FACT SHEET

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Today was a monumental day in our industry. 3 1/2 years after the landmark passage of the JOBS Act, the SEC has finally approved the final rules for Title III!  What does that mean for the private investing market?  Well, as of January 2016, our vision of enabling retail investors to invest in the private securities market will become a reality! Proposes Amendments to Existing Rules to Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015-249 Washington D.C., Oct. 30, 2015 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.  The…

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A Watershed Moment?  Just maybe …

By Steve Cinelli , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Editor, @stevecinelli               For a country that has espoused entrepreneurialism, we may be on the verge of a new economic order of sorts with the formal institution of Title III of the JOBS Act. After a three year wait, it appears that a more democratic version of crowdfund investing may just be upon us. No longer will participation in privately held company securities’ offerings be restricted to those“with means”, but will shortly be opened to the masses. Fundamentally, this is only natural and sensical, as both our economy’s output and much of the wealth created has emanated from private…

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[document] SEC DERA reports on the US private placement market

CrowdFundBeat Data Center. See more report at http://crowdfundbeat.com/2014/08/01/crowdfunding-beat-is-1-source-for-data-analytics-research-reports/ The DERA report released concurrently today reports on the US private placement market.  Canada, Cayman Islands and Israel (in that order) account for the majority of the 20% of $1.3 trillion raised under Regulation D by foreign issuers in 2014.  There are also lots of other gems in the report well worth the time to read. SEC DERA Report on US Private Placement Market 2009 to 2014 Oct 2015 (1)

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Trick-or-Treat on Title III CrowdFunding

“WEBCAST” WATCH LIVE 10AM EST the SEC meeting  will be live-streamed   SEC’s Open Meeting Agenda Friday, October 30, 2015 The Commission will consider whether to adopt rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities through crowdfunding under Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, as mandated by Title III of the JOBS Act. http://www.sec.gov/news/openmeetings.shtml (Live link will be available here 5-10 minutes before the start of the meeting.)

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SEC Open Meeting Oct. 30, 2015

Regulation Crowdfunding SEC Open Meeting Oct. 30, 2015 Action The Securities and Exchange Commission will consider whether to adopt final rules that would allow the offer and sale of securities through crowdfunding. The recommended rules would give small businesses an additional avenue to raise capital and provide investors with important protections. If adopted, this would complete the Commission’s major rulemaking mandated under the JOBS Act. Highlights of the Recommended Final Rules The recommended rules would, among other things, enable individuals to purchase securities in crowdfunding offerings subject to certain limits, require companies to disclose certain information about their business and securities offering, and create a…

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HEADLINE NEWS

Equity Crowdfunding: What Kinds of Businesses Are Being Funded?Motley FoolThe Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act -- aka, the JOBS Act -- went into effect last year, opening up the equity crowdfunding industry. In this clip from Industry Focus: Tech, Motley Fool tech analyst Dylan Lew [...]

Forbes7 Ways To Generate PR For Your Crowdfunding CampaignForbesAs a contributor to Forbes and the owner of a PR firm, I've seen thousands of pitches from companies using crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. These founders are generally in a state of desperation [...]

Forbes4 Dirty Little Secrets Of Crowdfunding And Why You Should Still Do ItForbesI wasn't prepared for what would happen when I jumped into the murky crowdfunding waters. Before you end up splashed with cold water like I was, here are ...and more » [...]

Equity Crowdfunding and Venture Capital, More Friends than Foes ...Motley FoolIndiegogo's founder shares his thoughts on the trends shaping equity crowdfunding.and more » [...]

EntrepreneurHow to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding ProjectEntrepreneurThis is exactly what Andrew Thomas did. Thomas is the co-founder of Skybell, an interactive video doorbell for your smart home. Thomas went right into the heart of entrepreneurship when he became one of the top 10 [...]

Five garden crowdfunding projects to back this springThe Guardian (blog)Five garden crowdfunding projects to back this spring. From giving women at Yarl's Wood a place to garden, to transforming a Glasgow community's soft drinks habit, these projects are all seeking funds to [...]

Myrtle Beach Sun NewsThree Grand Strand area projects and their leaders who have tried crowdfundingMyrtle Beach Sun NewsKickstarter is just one player on the field of online crowdfunding platforms. Other companies with quirky names like Indiegogo, Fundable, GoFundMe, Patreon and many [...]

What Does the Future Hold for Equity Crowdfunding? -- The Motley ...Motley FoolThe equity crowdfunding market has just started to take off after last year's implementation of the JOBS Act. Here's what two pioneers in the space see in store for ...and more » [...]

RTCrowdfunding for police officer murdered in London attack exceeds early targetRTA crowdfunding initiative to raise money for family of the police officer killed during the London terrorist attack has received a massive amount of donations. TrendsUK Parliament terrorist attack. The a [...]

ChipInTop 6 Crowdfunding Trends for 2017ChipInThat influence was felt in the crowdfunding world as well through the many voice-controlled smart home systems and other devices that made waves. With voice user interfaces positioned as the next big thing in technology in the same vein as [...]

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