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Crowdfunding Accredited Investors

Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including,... more +
Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including, but not limited to, supporting charitable organizations, disaster relief, product development, artistic projects, and financing start-up companies. The passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 sought to broaden the use of crowdfunding in developing private capital for start-up companies by relaxing certain SEC investor registration requirements. less -

Integration of Private and Public Offerings 2017

by Locke Lord LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - A. Outline Coverage - This outline reviews the SEC’s interpretations that relate to the integration of private and public offerings and the challenges they impose for the capital formation process....more

Want to Ruin Your Relationships? Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Startup

by WilmerHale on

When you need cash to fuel your startup, it’s tempting to “think local.” The people with the strongest ties to you—relatives, friends, college roommates, running buddies, and co-workers—are the ones who believe in you. You’d...more

My 2017 Crowdfunding Wish List

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

2016 brought with it many developments in the crowdfunding industry, most notably the introduction of the long-awaited Title III crowdfunding rules. While admittedly not all crowdfunding legislation passed this year was as...more

House Passes Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act (H.R. 6427) (the “Act”) by a vote of 398 to 2. The Act is actually a compilation of six measures that were...more

SEC Will Vote on Final Intrastate Offering Exemptions

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an open meeting at which the Commission will consider the adoption of final rule amendments relating to Securities Act...more

STATE OF THE STATES – An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding (October, 2016)

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

While I have kept both my statutory summary pages and comparative summaries relatively up to date, it has been quite a while since I have done an editorial update on Intrastate Crowdfunding. With the increased number of...more

PACES Act Means Big Changes for Crowdfunding in North Carolina

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Just days ago--on June 29--the North Carolina General Assembly passed a crowdfunding bill, which the Governor is expected to sign shortly. What does this mean for North Carolina businesses and North Carolina investors?...more

Regulation Crowdfunding: Worth the Wait?

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

You’ve been waiting more than four years since Congress passed the JOBS Act to use equity crowdfunding to raise capital for your company. On May 16, 2016, the SEC’s final crowdfunding rules under the Securities Act of 1933...more

The CATO Institute Assesses the Effectiveness of the JOBS Act

On May 3, 2016, the CATO Institute published a policy paper titled, “A Walk Through the JOBS Act of 2012: Deregulation in the Wake of Financial Crisis,” which assesses the JOBS Act and offers certain policy recommendations. ...more

The Equity Crowdfunding Rules: What You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The SEC’s equity crowdfunding rules finally go into effect this month almost four years after Congress passed the JOBS Act, requiring the relaxing of certain rules on raising funds. So what does equity crowdfunding actually...more

Out of Alignment: The Dysfunctional Definition of an Accredited Investor & The Often Overlooked “Entity” Issue

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

As many of you know there is a heated ongoing debate as to whether the current definition of “accredited investor” should be revised and, if so, how it should be revised. The overwhelming majority of recent articles, and even...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The SEC could change the requirements for investing in startups, and that’s not good - With its new equity crowdfunding rules soon to take effect, the...more

New Prospectus Exemption for Investors that Receive Suitability Advice from a Registered Investment Dealer

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Securities regulatory authorities in each of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick recently announced the creation of a new prospectus exemption that will allow certain issuers to distribute...more

CFIRA Offers Its Comments To SEC On Proposed Regulatory Changes

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

As you are probably aware, the SEC is currently considering sweeping changes to some of the most long-standing rules and regulations governing private transactions. These changes include fundamental revisions of both Rule...more

The SEC's Final Crowdfunding Rules: Still May Not Be a Crowd Pleaser

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released the final rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding....more

SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), by a 3-1 vote, adopted the long-anticipated final rules permitting federal crowdfunding (“Title III Crowdfunding”), providing a potentially attractive...more

Using the Internet to Raise Money: Securities Laws and Crowdfunding

by Buchalter on

There are many services available to emerging companies to raise money through crowdfunding. As an entrepreneur or leader of a company evaluating these options, it is important to understand the basic legal foundations of...more

Securities and Corporate Finance Alert: Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Q&A: What is the Current State of the Law?

by DLA Piper on

There is some confusion in the Canadian financial and legal marketplace about the exact state of the law regarding equity crowdfunding. This confusion is understandable, given the fact that there have been a number of...more

Crowdfunding and Real Estate Development

by Sands Anderson PC on

The real estate development market continues to open up to crowdfunding, and the changes to capital raising for real estate projects could be significant if only a small portion of the potential of these new methods take...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

New Era of Capital Raising: Sorting Through the JOBS Act’s New Capital Raising Rules

by Sands Anderson PC on

Since the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) in 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) has slowly been making its way through the titles to the JOBS Act to promulgate the final...more

SEC Regulations on Investment Securities Crowdfunding

by Blank Rome LLP on

Crowdfunding has created a revolution in the raising of funds for startup companies and for other projects, including both for-profit and not-for-profit projects. Crowdfunding is a process by which a company or project can...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - July 2015

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The SEC has finally proposed clawback rules, here, required by Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Act. When adopted, the rules will require stock exchanges to propose and adopt listing standards that implement the requirements;...more

It’s Not Crowdfunding!

Since the Regulation A+ effective date last month, a number of websites have emerged that promote “Regulation A+ crowdfunding” contributing even further to the confusion in the market regarding...more

ACE Portal, in association with NYSE, Brings Technology to Private Equity Fundraising – An Interview with the General Counsel

by Dechert LLP on

In the Summer 2014 issue of the PE Newsletter we reviewed a private placement platform set up by ACE Portal, in partnership with the New York Stock Exchange, to facilitate the private placement of securities by issuers. The...more

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