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Crowdfunding Update! Using Title III Disclosures In Title II

Crowdfunding Update! Using Title III Disclosures In Title II

By Mark Roderick , CrowdFund Beat   Sr. Guest  Contributor, @CrowdfundAttny.             Title III requires all these disclosures, reported on the new Form C: The name, legal status, physical address, and website of the issuer The names of the directors and officers of the issuer and their employment history over the last three years The name of each person owning 20% or more of the issuer’s stock The issuer’s business and business plans The number of employees of the issuer A statement of risks How much money the issuer is trying to raise How the money will be used The price of the shares or…

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Equity Crowdfunding but whose crowd is it?

Equity Crowdfunding but whose crowd is it?

by Paul Niederer CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing Editor This article with an Equity crowdfunding headline got me thinking. First equity crowdfunding deal in Australia for 2016 raises more than $675,000 To an entity getting funded to the tune of $675,000 is a great achievement. For a platform to facilitate this is also a great achievement. Well done! However the phrase “With three days still remaining, it has raised $675,000 from 15 wholesale investors” shouldn’t be the substance for a headline like “First equity crowdfundingdeal in Australia for 2016 raises more than $675,000”. Even before the words equity crowdfunding evolved an entity could always receive $675,000 from 15 wholesale…

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 JOBS Act Regulatory Action Update

 JOBS Act Regulatory Action Update

  By Scott Andersen, CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at finLawyer.com During her keynote address at the 47th Annual Securities Regulation Institute on October 28, 2015, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White reminded us that the securities industry is an industry closely monitored by its regulators.  While the speech focused attention on the dramatic changes in capital raising now permissible through the JOBS Act, White made clear that enforcement investigations and actions were a critical part of the SEC’s monitoring of the industry.           White stated that enforcement investigations were open and focused on the Rule 506 offering space, focusing on discrete areas such…

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SEC Regulation A+ – A Primer & FAQ

CrowdFundBeat Data Center, Reg A+ FAQ Regulation A+ – A Primer The following Q & A is intended to provide basic information about the new Regulation A+. Please bear in mind that this information is general in nature, and covers a highly technical area.  So it should be construed as legal or financial advice. Who is Eligible to Use Regulation A+? Any U.S. or Canadian company that has not been a publicly reporting public immediately prior to filing with the SEC is eligible to take advantage of Regulation A+. How Much Can a Company Raise? Any amount up to $50 Million in a 12-month period…

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2016 Predictions for Equity Crowdfunding

2016 from Oscar Jofre, CEO of KoreConX, the recently launched free all-in-one solution that is disrupting the market by helping companies navigate the equity crowdfunding process and reduce risk. Equity Crowdfunding in 2016: One Year from Today   In 2015, we heard the first rumblings of the deafening thunder equity crowdfunding can become.  We waited, with bated breath, for the launch of Title III, and saw the first case of fraud in equity crowdfunding to close out the year.  It was a big and important year for the sector, and 2016 will be game changing.           Equity Crowdfunding vs. Regulated Crowdfunding…

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Intrastate Crowdfunding After Title III

Intrastate Crowdfunding After Title III

By Mark Roderick , CrowdFund Beat   Sr. Guest  Contributor, @CrowdfundAttny.       On one hand, the SEC just proposed several changes to Rule 147 that will make intrastate Crowdfunding easier: We used to worry, at least a little, about the language in Rule 147 saying that you couldn’t offer securities to anyone outside the state. How does this work when your offers are made with the Internet, we wondered? The SEC just proposed eliminating that requirement. If you were doing an intrastate offering in Texas, Rule 147 used to require using a Texas entity – not Delaware, for example. No more. If you’re doing an intrastate offering in Texas,…

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“Regulation Crowdfunding” White Paper

“Regulation Crowdfunding”  White Paper

By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP  On October 30, 2015, more than three years after the passage of the Jumpstart Our Small Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted rules that implement the “crowdfunding” provisions of Title III of the JOBS Act. Title III of the JOBS Act and the SEC’s rules promulgated thereunder (referred to herein as “Regulation CF”) have been called some of the most sweeping changes to U.S. securities laws since the passage of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). They permit, for the…

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Real Estate CrowdFuding : Preferred Equity as Mezzanine Financing

Real Estate CrowdFuding : Preferred Equity as Mezzanine Financing

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat  Guest Contributor. Since modern mortgages were created some 500 years ago, real estate owners and developers have looked to increase their leverage further by financing their projects with capital that is junior to the mortgage debt, but senior to the owner/developer equity. Mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments are used to achieve this higher leverage. All things considered, is one better than the other? Normally banks, life insurance companies and “conduit” lenders will not exceed80% of loan-to-value when making commercial mortgage loans and since the great recession, that leverage has dropped even further often times to 70%. Mezzanine loans 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 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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FINRA’s Latest Proposed Funding Portal Rules and Fees “charts”

FINRA’s Latest Proposed Funding Portal Rules and Fees “charts”

By Lauren Leibowitz, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, On October 9, 2015, 2 years after FINRA first published its proposed Funding Portals rules , FINRA published the amended proposed Funding Portal Rules to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The following are FINRA’s proposed rule submissions:         1. SR-FINRA-2015-040 a. Adopt Funding Portal Rules 100,110,200, 300, 800,900 and 1200 and related forms. b. Adopt FINRA rule 4518: Notification to FINRA in Connection with the JOBS Act. 2. SR-FINRA-2015-041: Adopt Section 15 of Schedule A to the FINRA By-Laws governing fees for funding portals that are FINRA Members. In April 2012, when…

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SEC to regulate crowd-fundingInquirer.netThe Securities and Exchange Commission is set to regulate crowd-funding activities in the country to protect the investing public from the abuse of fund-raising innovations typically designed for start-up companies. Crowd-funding refers to a me [...]

LivemintCrowdfunding Indian hopes and fearsLivemintOver the last few years, crowdfunding websites such as Milaap have become a repository of connected India's aspirations and anxieties. They clearly highlight our country's big failures in the areas of health and education. T [...]

5 Tips for Running a Successful Crowdfunding CampaignHuffPostTake time to really research which crowdfunding platform (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdrise, etc) is best. Don't only talk to the teams there, but also talk to people who have run crowdfunding campaigns on that platform [...]

CNBCSome crowdfunding donors could be accidentally breaking tax lawsCNBCDonors may face tricky gift-tax rules, non-deductible donations and a lack of accountability when contributing online.and more » [...]

CampaignLiveMother-backed incubator Broody acquires a 5% stake in crowdfunding platformCampaignLiveCrowdfunding is part of a societal shift towards world-class brands demonstrating measurable social impact, Pippa Dunn, co-founder of Broody, said: "It's therefore integral to [...]

Eater San DiegoNorth Park Distillery and Restaurant Launches Crowdfunding CampaignEater San DiegoA new distillery and restaurant in North Park is taking to crowdfunding to get the project to the finish line. 619 Distillery & Tasting Room, which is in construction at the corner of [...]

Bankless TimesWhy do crowdfunding campaigns fail?Bankless TimesFor a start, a crowdfunding page is only one of the elements that you need to complete as a business. You should also set up a business site – you can even do it yourself if you follow the instructions on https://WebsiteBu [...]

Financial TimesMonzo plans crowdfunding push to deepen ties with customersFinancial TimesBanking app Monzo is planning to launch one of the UK's largest crowdfunding efforts next year to give customers in the fast-growing bank what it calls “a greater share of ownership”. Tom Blo [...]

Khaleej TimesUAE mulls regulation for crowdfunding - Khaleej TimesKhaleej TimesThe Central Bank of the UAE is looking at regulation for crowdfunding in the emirates as part of measures to boost financing for small and medium enterprises, ...UAE credit growth seen in high single digits [...]

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