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
"[Crowdfunding] lays the riskiest investments at the doorstep of those investors that can least afford the risk. And it won’t create jobs except for plaintiff’s lawyers…”...more
It’s about one year since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), designed to help new companies raise capital and go public. For individual investors the most troublesome provisions of...more
When you think of crowdfunding, you think of Kickstarter—or at least many people do. The popular project-funding portal is the current face of crowdfunding and, while it gives people an easy picture of the über-hyped trend,...more
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has just launched a new campaign in support of changing Canadian securities laws to permit crowdfunding. See the news release here.
Crowdfunding is the use of...more
For crowdfunding to be successful, communities, whether local or national, must be involved. As a result, social media has become a critical component of crowdfunding. Indeed, one might wonder if the two are so intertwined...more
On April 6, 2011, Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") sent a letter to Darrell E. Issa, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, responding to a March 22, 2011...more
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