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2017 Real Estate Crowdfunding: Surveying the Landscape

        “Copyright” By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFund Beat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP The impact of crowdfunding on real estate finance and deal-making has been one of the hottest topics of the past year.[1]  With the advent of crowdfunding, real estate developers and investors have multiple pathways to finance their projects and even to plot their exits.  But in many ways the impact of crowdfunding has not yet arrived.  Crowdfunding for real estate is still in the early stages and may take several detours along the way to its final destination. What is Crowdfunding? The idea of “crowdfunding” has been…

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Reg A+ From Zero To One To $50MM – The Roadmap To Get It Done

Reg A+ From Zero To One To $50MM – The Roadmap To Get It Done

By Philip Chen, CrowdfundBeat  Sr. Editor, Reg A+ is the latest rule to be enacted as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and is otherwise known as Title IV of the Act. The predecessor Titles were passed in 2012 and 2013 and the main one, Reg CF (aka Title III- Crowdfunding) is expected anytime now. Reg A+ is the first federal legislation that combines the benefits of general solicitation with providing non-accredited and accredited investors an opportunity to participate. Given it’s complexity and expected cost, it’s meant for late state growth companies to raise up $50MM by performing a “mini-IPO”. Moreover, the…

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Jobs-act Title III on the Horizon, FINRA Releases Proposed Funding Portal Rules

By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP  On October 12, 2015, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) announced that it would file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a proposed rule change to adopt Funding Portal Rules 100, 110, 200, 300, 800,900 and 1200 (collectively, the “Funding Portal Rules”) and related forms.  In addition, FINRA proposed to adopt new FINRA Rule 4518 (Notification to FINRA in Connection with the JOBS Act) in the FINRA rulebook. The proposed rules are part of FINRA’s effort to implement the crowdfunding provisions of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS…

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SEC Sanctions Finder’s Fees by non-Broker-Dealer

SEC Sanctions Finder’s Fees by non-Broker-Dealer

By Jonathan Wilson CrowdFundBeat , Sr. contributing guest editor, partner in the corporate law department of Taylor English  LLP In a consent judgment announced recently the SEC re-emphasized its position that parties who are not licensed as broker-dealers are prohibited by securities laws from accepting so-called finder’s fees for connecting investors with securities issuers. In its consent judgment in In re IREECO, LLC, the SEC described IRRECO, LLC and certain named affiliates who ran a business in which they assisted prospective investors in EB-5 transactions with regional centers who were seeking investors for EB-5 project financings.  The EB-5 program is one that allows non-U.S. citizens to make an investment of at…

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FTC Settles Crowdfunding Fraud Case

Jonathan Wilson  CrowdFundBeat , Sr. contributing guest editor, partner in the corporate law department of Taylor English  LLP The FTC announced last week its first settlement in a crowdfunding fraud case. The FTC had accused Erik Chevalier of defrauding consumers in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in which he sought to raise funds for a board game to be called “The Doom that Came to Atlantic City.” Chevalier and his company, The Forking Path, launched their campaign for “The Doom That Came to Atlantic City” on Kickstarter in May 2012.  The game was based on a board that looked a lot like Monopoly, and required players to play the roles of…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: Lala Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight t [...]

UK FundraisingJustGiving removes platform fees for crowdfunding, major incident & disaster campaignsUK FundraisingJustGiving has today (15 October) announced key changes to its fee structure that will see platform fees no longer charged for its Crowdfunding product, or for major i [...]

Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrowdfunding can ease teachers' 'burden'Crain's Cleveland BusinessBooster seats. Reading materials. A bass clarinet. What do these things have in common? At the start of October, teachers in Ohio were trying to raise money to buy all [...]

Crowdfunding Global Market Trends, Growth, Opportunities, Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025Digital JournalThis report studies the Crowdfunding market status and outlook of Global and major regions, from angles of players, countries, product types and end industries; this report ana [...]

Money MagazineCrowdfunding Campaign to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Surges Past $3 MillionMoney MagazineA crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $3 million to unseat Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 after she voted on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although th [...]

AdAge.comLego, Coke and other big brands are turning to crowdfunding for R&DAdAge.comEnter Indiegogo, a crowdfunding service that is luring more business from large corporations, which are using the platform to test ideas. New interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Tyson provide [...]

REITs Vs. Real Estate Crowdfunding: What's The Better Way To Invest In Real EstateSeeking AlphaReal estate crowdfunding has gained in importance, and many today consider it to be a superior alternative to REITs. I strongly disagree and believe that REITs should be favored in most [...]

AllBusiness.comIs Your Startup Ready for Equity Crowdfunding? 7 Questions to AskAllBusiness.comIf all you know of crowdfunding for startups is the world of Kickstarter, you're missing out on a booming opportunity to raise money online. Equity crowdfunding (aka crowdinvesting) is [...]

Khmer TimesAbandoned by banks, Indonesia's poor farmers turn to crowdfundingKhmer TimesInstead of turning his back on farming, the 26-year-old decided to help others struggling financially by setting up CROWDE, a mobile crowdfunding platform that allows users to invest as little [...]

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