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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

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

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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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

Aberdeen Evening ExpressFierce Beer smash crowdfunding target in bid to open first bar in AberdeenAberdeen Evening ExpressAn Aberdeen brewery has hailed the “incredible” response to a crowdfunding campaign after it smashed the original £60,000 target in just 24 hours. The Evening Expr [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

Japan TodayZoo starts crowdfunding campaign to protect endangered birdJapan TodayA Toyama zoo has launched a crowdfunding campaign to collect funds to protect an endangered Japanese bird designated as one the nation's special natural treasures. To supplement funding from the stat [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

Born2InvestHere are the latest updates on the crowdfunding industryBorn2InvestWhen pressed for the reason behind the move, the company pointed to their charter which states that Kickstarter is committed to the arts and creative projects. Another provision in the charter shows that the [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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