Category Archives: Groundfloor

For Real Estate Lender Groundfloor, It’s Slow and Steady and Open to All

Real estate has been one of the hottest areas of crowdfunding, although most of it is focused on wealthy “accredited” investors who put money into funds, known as REITs. (And let’s face it, accredited investors don’t lack investment options!) Just two platforms allow direct investing by unaccredited investors. One is Pittsburgh-based Small Change, which uses […]

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With New Offering, StreetShares Opens Small Business Lending to All Investors

Ordinary investors across the country can now lend money to small businesses, thanks to a regulatory greenlight given to online lender StreetShares. The move comes as the industry gears up for Title III, the long awaited JOBS Act provision that will open up investment crowdfunding to the mainstream when it goes into effect on May […]

Georgia, a Crowdfunding Pioneer, Marks Another First for Intrastate Crowdfunding

Georgia, one of the frontrunners of the intrastate crowdfunding movement, has changed its exemption allow for larger offerings. The new cap, which has not yet been publicly announced but went into effect in October, raises the aggregate amount that Georgia-based companies can raise in a year through the Invest Georgia Exemption to $5 million, up […]

With First ‘Reg A’ Deals And Final Rules, The JOBS Act Gains Steam

Elusive for so long, the JOBS Act is suddenly coming into fruition. On Friday, automotive upstart Elio Motors received Securities & Exchange Commission qualification for its widely anticipated $25 million Regulation A offering. The deal, which will help the company commercialize its innovative low-cost, three-wheeled cars, is the first official “Tier II” deal using the […]