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SEC Finalizes Regulation A+ “Chart”

SEC Finalizes Regulation A+  “Chart”

By Brian Korn, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP,  Guest Editor CrowdFundBeat, Securities lawyers had a “first time in forever” moment on March 25, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve landmark reforms to its Regulation A, the so-called (and until now little-used) “small offering exemption.” “Regulation A+,” as it has come to be widely known, ushers in a new type of quasi-public offering that breaks the classic dichotomy of registered public offering or private placement. Regulation A+ is a novel opportunity for small businesses, including peer-to-peer lending platforms, to raise capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors without becoming fully registered public companies.…

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Reg A+ disrupts the public/private yin/yang of securities


Brian S. Korn, Capital Markets Partner, Manatt, CrowdFundBeat special Guest Contributor,   “Much like an NBA Champion Warriors team, Regulation A+ disrupts the public/private yin/yang of securities offerings that we have had for the past 40 years.  We now have a handy alternative to full (read: costly) SEC registration for reaching accredited and non-accredited investors.  The Staff of the SEC has done a commendable job resurrecting a seldom-used exemption and producing a new ecosystem of abbreviated rules and filings.  The real question now will be whether the execution of Reg. A+ by the Staff will match the promise to balance investor protection with small business…

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Is Regulation A+ Financial Revolution ? Expert Opinion

Regulation A+ Financial Revolution ?

CrowdFudnBeat News, Jun 19th marks a major milestone in investment history: the SEC is allowing individuals to invest in private companies via crowdfunding

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Lending Club IPO Packs More than the Usual Legal Drama

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by PETER RENTON on NOVEMBER 3, 2014 [Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Brian Korn. He is the Founder and Co-Head of Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Brian has become one of the leading legal experts in the country on p2p lending and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences. We asked him to write about the Lending Club IPO from a legal perspective, commenting on some of the lesser known issues, including whether Lending Club will become available to investors in all 50 states post-IPO.] The upcoming initial public offering of LendingClub Corporation will be a true “coming of age” event in the peer-to-peer lending…

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BloombergCouples Desperate For Children Turn to Crowdfunding FertilityBloombergCrowdfunding has become a popular mechanism for many couples who can't afford the high costs of IVF, or adoption and surrogacy. “It's not an easy thing to share publicly,” says Crystal Barrett, 33 [...]

MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

Huffington PostReal Estate Crowdfunding's Pathway of ChangeHuffington Post“Crowdfunding is just the Internet,” stated Attorney Mark Roderick as he opened last month's RealCap Chicago. RealCap is an annual conference that joins crowdfunding leaders and innovators to propel th [...]

Smart From The Start: 3 Ways To Properly Establish Your Business When CrowdfundingCBS LocalConsequently, burgeoning entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding platforms to get the seed money they need to get business ideas off the ground. However, seeing as 98 percent of crowdfunding p [...]

Crowdfund InsiderOn Investment Crowdfunding, Diversification & the Wisdom of the ...Crowdfund InsiderStill Time to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act One of the cardinal rules of investing is diversification - a critical ingredient for long-term portfolio growt.and more » [...]

ExtremeTechNew crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM's Power8ExtremeTechWe don't cover many crowdfunding projects at ExtremeTech, because most of the pitches we get are frankly terrible. While we can't make any promises about any crowdfunding project [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees of Initial Coin OfferingsCoinTelegraphOne major difference exists between traditional crowdfunding methods and ICO, and that is market value. When a product is introduced on crowdfunding platforms like Indie [...]

EntrepreneurIs Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find ...EntrepreneurLess than a third of crowdfunding campaigns reach their financial goals. Will yours be one of them?and more » [...]

MedCity NewsMedical device entrepreneur's crowdfunding campaign seeks to make vision for infusion catheter a realityMedCity NewsThe entrepreneur behind a revolutionary cancer technology is taking the unusual approach of using crowdfunding to raise $500,000 in a bid to get the dev [...]

Commercial Property ExecutiveCrowdfunding in the Investment MainstreamCommercial Property Executivebryan-hancock-redo-190x190 As I watch the crowdfunding industry play out, I am reminded of an old Bruce Lee quote about water slowing as it makes its way through cracks. Technology has a [...]

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