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SEC to Issue Crowdfunding Proposal Easing Investor Verification

SEC to Issue Crowdfunding Proposal Easing Investor Verification

By Dave Michaels, Small businesses raising money by selling shares over the Internet wouldn’t have to verify that their backers comply with individual investment limits under a U.S. regulatory proposal set for a vote as soon as  next week. The plan, targeted for an Oct. 23 vote by the Securities and Exchange Commission, would allow such companies to use so-called equity crowdfunding without having to check that a person’s investment is a greater share of their income or net worth than allowed by law, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter who asked not to…

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More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding

More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding

by  Alan McGlade - After a very slow start, there is momentum at the SEC to enable crowdfunding at the national level. Title II of the JOBS Act, which permits General Solicitation to accredited investors, became law in September. It is expected that the rules for Title III, which expands this right to non-accredited investors, will be published for comment before the end of the year. We’ll see. Several weeks ago I wrote that crowdfunding will flourish regardless of what the SEC does. One reason for this is that an increasing number of individual states want to…

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Crowdnetic Launches Industry’s First Private Offerings Content Suite on MarketWatch

Crowdnetic Launches Industry’s First Private Offerings Content Suite on MarketWatch

Alliance brings aggregated data and analytics on private companies raising capital on AngelList, Crowdfunder, EarlyShares, MicroVentures, WeFunder, and other leading intermediaries to millions of retail investors.   NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crowdnetic, the leading provider of market data solutions for the global crowdfinance industry, announced today that its premier private offerings content suite of companies publicly raising capital online will now be featured on Dow Jones’ leading finance portal, MarketWatch. MarketWatch is a leading innovator in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data. Commenting on the alliance, Luan Cox, Crowdnetic’s CEO, said, “This…

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The JOBS Act Isn’t All ‘Crowdfunding’

The JOBS Act Isn’t All ‘Crowdfunding’

By Chris Brummer & Daniel Gorfine On September 23, the SEC officially implemented Title II of the JOBS Act by lifting a decades-old ban on the mass marketing of private securities offerings – meaning those securities not formally registered with the SEC.  This has triggered enormous excitement in startup and small business communities as entrepreneurs consider ways to raise funds through newly available capital-raising tools.  But even with the increased media coverage and interest, there is still a good deal of confusion about what portion of the law went ‘live,’ and how this portion relates to…

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What Obama’s Vision of OFA Means for CrowdFunding

What Obama’s Vision of OFA Means for CrowdFunding

BY Rodrigo Davies As the field of civic crowdfunding emerges and grows, it is spawning many competing visions of what the field is and where its appeal comes from. Lately I’ve been thinking about questions such as: How much is crowdfunding about community and shared values? How much is it about physical places? How much is it about a desire to participate and feel agency, and how much is it about ownership? It’s unlikely to be just one of the above, and surely differs across contexts. But there are instances that present one vision over the others.…

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U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands Equity CrowdFunding

U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands Equity CrowdFunding

  U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they ought to take a page from the Dutch. In the Netherlands, equity crowdfunding from unaccredited investors has been legal for the better part of three years. “The Netherlands are really a frontrunner in equity-based crowdfunding,” Korstiaan Zandvliet, the co-founder of Symbid, said at the Massolution crowdsourcing conference in New York City last week. Korstiaan Zandvliet is the co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Symbid.com, which has funded 23 startups with more than 2 million euros. Images credit: Symbid.com…

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Introducing the Securities Crowdfunding Market Matrix

Introducing the Securities Crowdfunding Market Matrix

  “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo When analysing the crowdfunding market it is typically broken down into four main categories such as donation, reward, debt and equity. Securities crowdfunding, which is the generic clause for debt and equity crowdfunding, is sometimes also called crowdfund investing or crowdfinance. As argued in a previous post,crowdfunding is not a new asset class; it is rather a new conduit for financial flows which dis-intermediates the supply chain of capital allocation, and provides efficiency and transparency in the investment process, enabling investor and issuer to…

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Who is Crowdfunding a Hotel?

Who is Crowdfunding a Hotel?

When we think of “crowdfunding” we usually associate it with throwing in a few bucks to support our friends’ short films or art projects. Lucky, then, that we’re not friends with Rodrigo Niño, CEO of New York real-estate company, Prodigy Network, because he’s looking to raise $31 million in equity for his company’s hotel project: $100,000 at a time. Prodigy Network actually have a successful track record at this novel approach to hotel development: they previously raised $171 million in $20,000 increments for a mixed-use skyscraper development that is currently under way in Bogotá, Colombia. The…

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What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write the laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they ought to take a page from the Dutch. In the Netherlands, equity crowdfunding from unaccredited investors has been legal for the better part of three years. “The Netherlands are really a frontrunner in equity-based crowdfunding,” Korstiaan Zandvliet, the co-founder of Symbid, said at the Massolution crowdsourcing conference in New York City last week. Korstiaan Zandvliet is the co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Symbid.com, which has funded 23 startups with more than 2…

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Crowd-funding rules a very high priority, SEC’s White says

Crowd-funding rules a very high priority, SEC’s White says

The Securities and Exchange Commission is moving to propose rules that would allow companies to raise money through equity crowd-funding and more lightly regulated offerings, Chairman Mary Jo White said. The regulator considers it a “very high priority to get those rulemakings done” and hopes to do so this year, White said at the Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit in New York Tuesday. “Those are things we are devoting maximum resources to, not neglecting everything else we have to do with our limited resources,” White said of the rules required under last year’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups…

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