Category Archives: JOBS Act

Bill to Improve Regulation Crowdfunding Passes House

The legislative process has been compared to sausage being made. That was certainly the case with Regulation Crowdfunding, the provision of the JOBS Act that allows for mainstream investment crowdfunding open to all investors. In their desire to protect mom & pop investors, lawmakers modified the original bill in ways that made it too cumbersome to be […]

Exit Strategies for DPOs and Crowdfunded Offerings

In the traditional world of finance, big companies raise capital via an IPO (initial public offering) and their shares are then traded on a stock exchange like the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. But that process can be very expensive, so smaller companies traditionally raise capital in private placements, and their shares are not […]

Can the Stock Market be Saved? Some New Ventures Think So.

From the days when brokers gathered under a Buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan, stock markets have been central to a healthy functioning economy. But these days, they seem kind of sick. Initial public stock offerings (IPOs) have been in steep decline as companies put off going public. And who can blame them? The financial costs […]

The White House on Crowdfunding and American Innovation

In May, the final “crowdfunding” rule of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) went into effect, making it possible for entrepreneurs across the country to raise small-dollar investments from ordinary Americans. This new rule is a result of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. When President Obama signed the bipartisan JOBS Act, he […]

From Doughnuts to Bionic Organs, Entrepreneurs Start Raising Under Regulation Crowdfunding

Bionic organs, doughnuts, co-working spaces and whiskey: these are just a few of the first ventures to raise money under newly available Regulation Crowdfunding rules. Although just a handful of funding portals have received the regulatory greenlight to operate, more than two dozen small businesses are launching fundraising campaigns today as the new rules—which open […]

SeedInvest Continues Selective Approach With Title III Crowdfunding

SeedInvest was founded in 2012 by Ryan Feit (above, right) and James Han (left) after they saw how hard it was for their Wharton classmates to raise money for their startups. Since then, SeedInvest has helped over 60 companies raise capital through Title II (accredited investors) and Title IV (Regulation A+) of the JOBS Act, […]

SeedInvest Continues Selective Approach With Title III Crowdfunding

SeedInvest was founded in 2012 by Ryan Feit (above, right) and James Han (left) after they saw how hard it was for their Wharton classmates to raise money for their startups. Since then, SeedInvest has helped over 65 companies raise capital through Title II (accredited investors) and Title IV (Regulation A+) of the JOBS Act, […]

Advertising Rules for Title III Crowdfunding Are More Flexible Than You May Think

Like most legislation, Regulation Crowdfunding, aka Title III of the JOBS Act, was a compromise. The final bill and the subsequent rules written by the Securities & Exchange Commission attempted to balance competing views on the best way to increase access to capital for the nation’s small businesses while protecting investors. One result of that […]

The Crowdfunding Countdown Is On. Entrepreneurs, Are You Ready?

The countdown is on! In just a little over a week, Regulation Crowdfunding, which implements Title III of the JOBS Act and opens up investment crowdfunding to all investors, will go live. In CrowdCheck’s experience, there are going to be a lot of companies not ready for launch on that date. So we’ve put together […]

WeFunder Plans to go Big on May 16 With Title III Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding platform WeFunder began five years ago with a simple premise: everyone, regardless of their net worth, should be able to invest in small businesses that they believe in. The only problem was, securities laws basically prevented all but the wealthiest individuals from investing in private companies. WeFunder’s three founders were among those that lobbied […]