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... 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.
Crowd funding under the JOBS Act
Crowdfunding: What Is It? Who Will Use It? Is It Worth the Hype?—Fox Rothschild’s James Saksa
On March 8, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) closed the comment period on its Staff Consultation Paper 45-710: Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions (the Consultation Paper), which sought...more
When President Obama signed the JOBS Act almost a year ago it introduced a new era of startup financing. But until the SEC makes the required rules, the fundraising bonanza known as crowdfunding that will allow companies to...more
In recent weeks, the SEC has given notice of matters that SEC Commissioners will consider at an open meeting on August 22, 2012, including:
- general solicitation rulemaking required by Title II of the JOBS...more
On April 5, 2012, the President signed into law the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (JOBS Act). The JOBS Act also allows small businesses to harness “crowdfunding,” expands “mini-public offerings,” and streamlines the...more
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act...more
“Crowdsourcing” and “crowdfunding” have become popular terms for harnessing the power of the “crowd” (that is, the general public) to solve problems. On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our...more
Congress passed legislation that, if signed as expected by President Obama, will allow companies to raise capital more easily in both the private and public markets. As reported in our client alert dated March 14, 2012, the...more
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