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 Thursday the SEC sent out a press release captioned “SEC Seeks to Halt Scheme Raising Investor Funds Under Guise of JOBS Act.” The action doesn’t really have anything to do with the JOBS Act, as in the sense that it seeks...more
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently revealed its annual list of financial products and practices that pose the highest risks to investors. The list includes several new threats as well as...more
President Obama is scheduled to sign the JOBS (Jump Start Online Business Startups) Act today that includes provisions to relax the rules on raising capital for equity to allow for crowdfunding. See, sometimes the...more
“Crowdfunding,” a job-creation panacea-of-the-month buzzword, is being peddled under the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930) and extolled by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) as having “very strong investor...more
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