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Crowdfunding 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 -

Legislation Relating to Capital Formation

As the 115th United States Congress is currently in session, a number of bills designed to promote capital raising for companies have been introduced in both the House and the Senate. In the last two months, both the House...more

HB 2946 – The New and Improved Illinois Angel Investment Tax Credit Program

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

For those who don’t know, Illinois has had an “Angel Investment” program since 2012 where investors who invested in qualifying companies would receive a 25% tax credit against their Illinois income taxes. Sounds great in...more

New Belgian Crowdfunding Law: Requirements and Tax Benefits

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 on crowdfunding will enter into force on 1 February 2017. The crowdfunding law creates a specific status for equity and debt crowdfunding platforms (referred to as “alternative...more

Illinois Crowdfunding Starting Strong in 2017

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

While it took longer than expected to get here, Crowdfunding for Illinois businesses is now officially up and running and its full steam ahead. To mark the occasion, a joint press conference was held Tuesday at local...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

Regulation Crowdfunding: A Six-Month Update

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

It has been almost seven months since issuers across the country began raising money through Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”), which went into effect on May 16, 2016. In the six months since Reg CF went into effect, 160...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - December 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, Our client, Benji Cohen, was running an Energy Markets Division at Macquarie when he had a lightbulb moment. Everywhere he looked valuation models were being put together in...more

KISSing SAFEly or SAFEly KISSing: The New Financing Instruments for Startups

by Jackson Walker on

As the startup community continues to expand around the country, there is an ever-growing need to understand different ways that a company can structure early stage financing so that it can be equipped to discuss with its...more

SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings....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

Key Elements To A Successful Reg A+ Offering and Why DSTLD Is A “Perfect Fit”

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

Now I don’t usually use this blog to discuss particular crowdfunding offerings. However, after seeing a recent MSNBC piece on DSTLD, and their current Regulation A+ equity offering, I simply had to highlight their truly model...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Long-Term Success Starts With Managing Your Startup's Runway - This week’s post is all about fundraising. Managing your startup’s money can be just as...more

Registrations Under New Federal Crowdfunding Regulation

by Clark Hill PLC on

As of July 1, 2016, more than fifty crowdfunding campaigns have been registered under the new federal regulation crowdfunding rules effective on May 16, 2016. In contrast, over a two year period of time only fourteen...more

To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That Is The Question

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

In connection with a private offering of securities the issuer will provide potential investors with some form of disclosure document. Regardless of what type of offering it is (e.g. Rule 506, Title III, Intrastate, or other...more

A New Path to Capital Opens for North Carolina Businesses

by Smith Anderson on

The NC PACES Act: “Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small Business” is expected to be signed into law very soon. After years in the making, “intrastate” crowdfunding is coming to North Carolina. ...more

Equity For The Crowd

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On May 16, 2016 the long awaited Crowdfunding rules became final. In some 680 pages of regulations, not to mention the length of the text of the enabling law, Congress and securities regulators have sought to balance the...more

Can Fintech Startups Carry Out Crowd-Funding in Hong Kong?

by Bryan Cave on

What is crowd-funding? “Crowd-funding” is an umbrella term describing the use of small amounts of money, obtained from a large number of individuals or organisations, to fund a project, a business or personal loan, and...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom - Equity crowdfunding went live this week under the SEC’s recent rulemaking, but many...more

3D Printing: Where’s the Money Coming From?

by Benesch on

Based on research we deployed, here is a general report. Like any industry, 3D printing took a while to find solid footing, but in recent years it has gained notable attention. Since 2011, 3D printing companies raised...more

Crowdfunding, Online Payments, and Charitable Fundraising

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Nonprofits engaged in fundraising from the general public have been “crowdfunding” for centuries! Now, however, there is a profusion of online crowdfunding platforms of different types, each with its own benefits and...more

SEC Publishes Investor Guide for Crowdfunding

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

As part of its commitment to consumer education the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published an Investors Guide to Crowdfunding. Referring to the upcoming May 16, 2016, start date, the SEC's publication is...more

Plain English guidance for Crowdfunding

by Sullivan & Worcester on

In mid-February, the SEC posted an investor bulletin designed to educate investors about the ins and outs of its crowdfunding rules that go into effect in mid-May. The bulletin presents examples illustrating the investment...more

Crowdfunding Is Something Worth Explaining to Investors

by Blank Rome LLP on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new Regulation Crowdfunding to implement the requirements of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. Regulation Crowdfunding prescribes rules...more

SEC Issues Investor Alert on Crowdfunding

With the May 2016 effective date of the new crowdfunding rules approaching, the SEC is attempting to help prepare the market. On February 16, 2016, the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued an investor...more

Crowdfunding Portals Begin to Register With the SEC

The SEC registration process for Title III crowdfunding portals was recently commenced. So far we are aware of one Form Funding Portal that has been filed to begin the registration process. ...more

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