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
It was another week of speculation as to when the SEC might finalize or propose any JOBS Act rule. Broc Romanek of the TheCorporateCounsel.net pointed to one article which said the current JOBS Act proposal on eliminating...more
In Silver Hills May Tarnish Crowdfunding, I wrote about Justice Roger J. Traynor’s alternative definition of “security” under the predecessor to the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Silver Hills Country Club v. Sobieski, 55...more
One of the inevitable challenges faced by independent entertainment entrepreneurs, such as film producers or videogame developers, is obtaining financing for the development, production and eventual delivery of their project....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
As we mentioned yesterday, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently listed crowdfunding and Internet offers as the top threat to unwary investors. These risks topped the list in response to...more
If a company makes two securities offerings too close together, the securities regulators may consider the two offerings “integrated”, meaning two parts of a single offering. That can violate the requirements of the...more
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