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Shelf Offerings Under Regulation “A PLUS”


by Charles Kaufman, CrowdFundBeat  contributing guest editor , securities counsel at Homeier & Law P.C., Among their less heralded innovations, the JOBS Act regulations allow an issuer to make public “shelf” offerings under so-called “Regulation A Plus” – to qualify an offering memorandum with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now, and then issue the securities later or continue issuing them over a prolonged period. In the world of public companies and their register SHELF OFFERINGS UNDER REGULATION “A PLUS red offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), shelf registrations have developed into an important capital-raising tool. An eligible company may file a registration…

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Is Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act Dead?

Is Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act Dead?

By David Jenson CrowdFund Beat Guest Contributor, A Corporate Finance Lawyer at Stinson Leonard Street, In a recent article titled JOBS Act State of the Union (well worth a read in full), Samuel Guzik makes the case that the SEC has given up on creating rules to implement Title III crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. Title III of the JOBS Act established a framework for investments in private offerings via “crowdfunding portals” by average investors (no “accredited investor” threshhold). Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina introduced crowdfunding legislation in 2011 that served as the basis for Title III, but by the time the proposal emerged from the messy legislative process, it was…

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SEC’s Crowdfunding rule proposal


By Matt Kitzi, States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC 10.23.14 On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules and regulations for Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act, better known as Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding was the most publicly discussed portion of the JOBS Act, but the Reg D general advertising change was finalized first, and the Reg A+ component may have generated more excitement in some circles. Now, one year after their proposal, the federal Crowdfunding rules have not been adopted or finalized, so the nascent securities…

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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 [...]

How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup Game - Singularity HUBSingularity HubThe development of innovative technology — from virtual reality headsets to space exploration to solar-powered roadways — is no longer the province of ...and more » [...]

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). [...]

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 [...]

The Daily DotHey buckaroos, Chuck Tingle and Zoe Quinn are crowdfunding a ...The Daily DotErotic ebook legend Chuck Tingle and game developer Zoe Quinn are almost ready to unleash the biggest tingler of them all. The two have teamed up for a full ...and more » [...]

Bitcoinist.netVulture Capital Hits Crowdfunding Minimum for 'Listen Carefully'Bitcoinist.netHowever, in light of achieving its minimum crowdfunding goal, Hedley Productions has decided to move up the start date for Listen Carefully's filming from its late 2017 estimate [...]

“Beyond the Void” Announces New Crowdfunding VenturenewsBTCRTS-MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game Beyond the Void has joined forces with crowdfunding platform OpenLedger to build a new funding series for what is being touted as the “world's first MOBA game ICO.” The crow [...]

ThinkAdvisorSEC Approves Intrastate Crowdfunding RulesThinkAdvisorAs SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White explained in her Wednesday remarks, the agency over the last few years has adopted “several important” new rules to facilitate capital raising by smaller issuers, including new provisions [...]

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 [...]

CNNMoneyDorothy's fading red slippers saved by $300000 in crowdfundingCNNMoneyThe ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the beloved 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" are set to undergo a major conservation effort following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The Smithson [...]

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