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Death to the Accredited Investor Rules


By Jorge Newbery,  CrowdFundBeat contributing Guest Editor,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Homeowner Preservation LLC The American Dream is dying. Social mobility in America has all but perished for the majority of Americans. With an extraordinary concentration of wealth amongst the richest, working-class Americans are often shut out of opportunities that could allow them to rise. Investments enable citizens to bolster their incomes and plan their financial futures. But, while rules and regulations prohibit most Americans from participating in higher yielding ventures, our society’s wealth gap will continue to widen. The inequality of investment possibilities can be largely attributed to the Security and Exchange…

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Are You An Accredited Investor? It May Not Matter Soon

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By Jorge Newbery,  CrowdFundBeat contributing Guest Editor,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Homeowner Preservation LLC Many people who want to invest in startups, real estate crowdfunding projects, and other privately placed investment vehicles are surprised to learn that these opportunities are typically only open to accredited investors. Many investors don’t know whether they qualify. The term “accredited” implies that a certification is required – maybe even an exam or two. For those who have scratched their heads about these rules, which can feel like high gates blocking entry to a growing field of investment options, here’s a primer: The ‘accredited investor’ requirements are part…

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SEC Advisory Committee will Consider Accredited Investor Definition

SEC Advisory Committee will Consider Accredited Investor Definition

 CrowdFund Beat News Wire,      9:30 a.m. Co-Chairs Call Meeting to Order Introductory Remarks by Chair White and Commissioners   10:00 a.m.   Consideration of Written Recommendations on Accredited Investor Definition   10:30 a.m. Committee Discussion of State Preemption in the Context of Regulation A+   11:00 a.m. Presentation and Q&A on Secondary Market Liquidity Generally/Formalizing Section 4(a)(1½) Annemarie Tierney, Executive Vice President – Legal and Regulatory, General Counsel, SecondMarket Holdings, Inc.   11:30 a.m.   Committee Discussion of Section 4(a)(1½) and Secondary Market Liquidity   12:15 a.m. Lunch Break    1:45 p.m. Presentation and Q&A on Secondary Market Trading Venues/Venture Exchanges David Weild,…

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What does it mean to be an accredited investor? 506c

What does it mean to be an  accredited investor?  506c

CFB  Investment Education , Download  SEC’s  Bolton PDF The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is  issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate individual investors               about what it means to be an “accredited investor.” What does it mean to be an accredited investor? Under the federal securities laws, a company or private fund may not offer or sell securities unless the transaction has been registered with the SEC or an exemption from registration is available. Certain securities offerings that are exempt from registration may only be offered to, or purchased by, persons who are accredited investors. One principal purpose of…

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Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

It is official — on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that once the rule goes into effect (60 days after publication in the Federal Register — so we are talking about mid September), startups along with venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds will be able to market their stocks and investment products via TV, radio and social media to a wide audience. Can I show you my pitch deck? The new S.E.C. rule is only a partial implementation of the JOBS Act but is a radical departure from an 80-year-old policy that…

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Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

July 10th, 2013 was a monumental day for Fundable and startups across the country. The SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding. This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012. With general solicitation now permitted, startups have the opportunity raise money from a wider range of investors – potentially accelerating their funding. With the SEC’s recent announcements, we’ve gotten an outpouring of questions about the JOBS Act, and what it…

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ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesThey say that there are about 7.45 billion people living in this world right now. Imagine that if you could get each of these seven-and-a-half billion people to contribute one cent to your project, well, you know what I [...]

ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesCrowdfunding has helped a lot of businesses recently. Want to join the queue? Here's how to raise funds for your projects.and more » [...]

San Antonio CurrentSan Antonio Cat Cafe Launched 20K Crowdfunding CampaignSan Antonio CurrentAs Austin's Blue Cat Cafe turned one (and dealt with some gnarly vandalization), San Antonio's Cat Cafe launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help open its doors. Casey Steuar [...]

BillboardCrowdfunding for His Life: How GoFundMe Helped Save a Punk Legend's LifeBillboardSo on the advice of a close friend, Julian -- like an increasing number of aging musicians without a lucrative record contract -- turned to crowdfunding, launching a campaign on the No. 1 pl [...]

Minneapolis Star TribuneSEC releases new, relaxed rules on investment crowdfundingMinneapolis Star TribuneNew rules announced this week will make it easier for small companies to raise capital from small-time investors, another step forward for Minnesota's fledgling investment cr [...]

The GuardianCrowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research moneyThe GuardianArchaeologist Dr David Petts, from Durham University, has also used crowdfunding, raising almost £25,000 to fund a project on Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast. The dig, in June, led to [...]

How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup GameSingularity HubCrowdfunding has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, funneling millions of dollars into thousands of projects. Technology in particular is one of the leading categories on popular fundraising platforms like Kickstarter an [...]

The RecorderFTC Hears From Company Leaders as Crowdfunding GrowsThe RecorderSACRAMENTO — The future of crowdfunding is one of specialization, with an ever-increasing number of firms finding niches in equity, nonprofit and even creative projects silos, industry leaders told a Federal T [...]

Crowdfunding in commercial real estateJournal Record (subscription)jdavidchapman In 1997, a British rock band funded a reunion tour through online donations from its fans. This may have been the first example of a concept now known as crowdfunding. The crowdfunding industry has quickl [...]

Crowdfund InsiderWhen It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty FirstCrowdfund InsiderOn September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). [...]

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