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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Since the JOBS Act was signed by President Obama in 2012, advocates have been urging Congress to increase the overall limit of $1 million (now $1.07 million, after adjustment for inflation) to $5 million for offerings under Title III (aka Regulation Crowdfunding). But for many issuers, the overall limit is less important than the per-investor […]
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A new investment crowdfunding platform joined the fray over the summer. Founded by AngelList alumni, Republic.co brings with it a high level of street cred—and ambitions to match. It focus: everyday investors and companies that are innovative, diverse and mission-driven. Since it was launched six years ago, AngelList has become the gathering place for early […]
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 […]
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 […]
Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting Regulation Crowdfunding has been the law of the land for a few weeks now. But if you’re still unsure whether it can help your business, you’re surely not alone. The rules surrounding this new exemption are complex, in part because it allows companies to market their securities to the […]
One of the first funding portals to receive SEC approval was NextSeed. The company, founded by Youngro Lee, Abraham Chu and Bob Dunton (with team, above), had been quietly raising money for small businesses in Texas for a year. With the implementation of Title III of the JOBS Act, Houston-based NextSeed is now expanding to the […]
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 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 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, […]