Category Archives: WeFunder

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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Crowdfunding Platform Wefunder Becomes a Benefit Corp.

Wefunder, Inc. is now Wefunder PBC. On Wednesday, Wefunder will become the first investment crowdfunding platform to become a public benefit corp., a legal designation that hardwires a company’s social mission into its charter. In Wefunder’s case, that mission is to “defend the American Dream.” Wefunder follows in the footsteps of Kickstarter, the rewards-based crowdfunding […]

Who’s Crowdfunding? A Snapshot of Week 1 of Regulation Crowdfunding

Will Regulation Crowdfunding be the game-changer that it was expected to be when the JOBS Act was signed into law four years ago? Time will tell. In the meantime, we decided to take a closer look at the offerings floated under the new rule, which opens up investment in private companies to all Americans and […]

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 […]

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 […]