Category Archives: StartEngine

For Regulation Crowdfunding, a Glass Half Full

Two years ago today, Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect with a promise to transform the investment landscape for entrepreneurs as well as investors. So how’s it working out? In the first two years, 910 businesses have used the Regulation Crowdfunding exemption (aka Title III of the JOBS Act) which allows them to raise up to […]

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What’s a Successful Crowdfunding Exit, Anyway?

Exits. The stuff that crowdfunding investor dreams are made of. Or not? A story we ran recently has prompted us to think more about this topic. It was about the acquisition of Scotty’s Brewhouse, a mini-chain of midwestern brewpubs that is one of the few crowdfunded companies (in this case through Indiana’s intrastate exemption) to […]

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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 […]

Move Over Microbrews, Cars Are the New Crowdfunding Darlings

Are cars the new beer? You might think so from the latest spate of high profile crowdfunding campaigns. As new securities regulations go into effect that allow significantly larger amounts of capital to be raised, a new breed of issuer is grabbing the spotlight. In the last several weeks, boldly imaginative car and aircraft makers have […]