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Live Interview with Sang Lee on connecting investors with innovative and socially conscious startups

Sang Lee is the founder and CEO of Return on Change, the next generation’s investment crowdfunding platform aiming to connect investors with innovative and socially conscious startups. Sang is also a recipient of the Under 30 CEO Award in New York.

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Final Crowdfunding Rules Not Likely Until Late 2014

Final Crowdfunding Rules Not Likely Until Late 2014

Final crowdfunding rules are not likely to be in place until late 2014 because the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission need to take more action, according to a blog on corporate and securities regulation. TheCorporateCounsel.net blog said today that Finra still needs to create a regulatory system for funding portals and the SEC is still developing rules. “As a result, the ability to do exempt crowdfunding offerings remains limited, except that many are anticipating the ability to do more accredited investor-only crowdfunding offerings once general solicitation is permitted under Rule 506…

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Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities...

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SEC lifts ad ban on private offerings, broadening investor pool for businesses

Businesses raising money through private offerings will be able to advertise this opportunity to investors thanks to a rule change adopted today by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule change implements a provision in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act,which was signed into law more than a year ago. The elimination of the advertising ban on private offerings should make it easier for startups and other businesses, including hedge funds and venture capitalists, to raise money. Only accredited investors — individuals with net worth of more than $1 million, excluding their residences, and/or income of more than…

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SEC To Rule on JOBS Act July 10th

SEC To Rule on JOBS Act July 10th

NEW YORK (TheStreet) –The JumpStart Our Businesses Act, or JOBS Act, needs a jumpstart itself. Progress, however, finally seems to be happening as the SEC is scheduled to hold an open meeting on July 10 to vote on the Title 2 portion of the Act. It isn’t the crowdfunding portion that many are anxiously awaiting, but it is a sign of action which is giving the crowdfunding crowd a feeling of hope. Title 2 was supposed to be completed 90 days after the enactment of the JOBs Act, but has only gone so far as a…

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FINRA Board To Consider Proposals for Crowdfunding Portal Rules on July 11th

FINRA Board To Consider Proposals for Crowdfunding Portal Rules on July 11th

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Board of Governors will consider a proposal on July 11, 2013 to solicit comment via Regulatory Notice on proposed rules and related forms governing funding portals pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act. After the July 11 meeting, FINRA will notify firms via email about the Board’s actions on these items and anticipated next steps, if any. Proposal Below: Rulemaking Items for Discussion at the July 2013 Meeting The FINRA Board of Governors will consider the following rulemaking items at its July 2013 meeting. After the July 11 meeting, FINRA…

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Law Prof Urges “Keep it Light, Chairman White”

“Keep it light, Chaiman White,” University of Colorado Law Associate Professor Andrew Schwartz urges the SEC on formulating new regulations for equity crowdfunding. In a law review article entitled “Keep It Light, Chairman White: SEC Rule making Under the Crowdfund Act” just published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Professor Schwartz says the SEC should keep the rules and regulations governing securities crowdfunding “as light and simple as possible.” Professor Schwartz’s primary concern is that over-regulation would make crowdfunding costly and defeat the very purpose Congress enabled crowdfunding under the Jumpstart Our Business Securities Act, which is…

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Crowdwatch: Could Crowdfunding Save The U.S. Economy?

In its purest form, crowdfunding creates options for companies and organizations looking for ways to raise capital — a significant variable in an economy with close to 8 percent unemployment and slow GDP growth. According to the Mass Solution Crowdfunding Industry Report, these campaigns raised $2.7 billion last year, an amount expected to double this year. That’s an 81 percent increase from 2011. Furthermore, crowdfunding loans doubled from $555 million last year to $1.17 billion this year, and crowdfunding-for-rewards grew from $62 million to $383 million and are expected to quadruple this year. Virginia Senator Mark…

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SEC Accused of Neglecting Implementation of the JOBS Act

On Thursday, Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives criticized SEC for failing to meet deadlines mandated by the Congress to complete portions of the JOBS Act designed to help small business funding. While the JOBS Act had been signed among much fanfare touting much needed capacity building of small businesses in the U.S., in reality, only portions of it found implementation. Key provisions like lifting a ban on general advertising for private placement offering or establishing new regulatory regimes for crowdfunding required rewriting by the SEC. However, the SEC being mostly busy with trying…

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Crowdfunding delays, SEC silence spark hostility on Capitol Hill

Already months behind schedule, federal regulators charged with establishing the rules to implement new online crowdfunding portals still cannot say when they will issue those guidelines. On Monday, the resulting frustration from entrepreneurs, investors and those trying to build those online financing portals was on full display at a forum in Washington. During the event, David Blass, a chief counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said his team is working diligently to craft regulations required to give the go-ahead to crowdfunding sites, which were authorized a year ago as part of the Jumpstart Our Business…

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