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 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.