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Will We See Crowdfunding Rules This Fall?

Mary Jo White said it.  It’s on C-SPAN. Crowdfunding rules could finally be released this fall.   I don’t really like writing news about no news, but given...

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FundersClub and AngelList: Recent No-Action Letters in the Online Funding Platform Space

Earlier this spring, the SEC issued no-action letters to two venture capital/angel online funding platforms, FundersClub and AngelList. The letters suggest that the business models employed by...

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Crowdfunding “Champs” Score White House Invite

Crowdfunding is a Zeitgeist phenomenon. As further evidence of how much it has become part of popular culture and the new “it” way of grassroots fundraising, the...

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Are You Ready for JOBS Act 2.0?

As the SEC struggles to meet rulemaking deadlines under the JOBS Act, Congress is already talking about the next iteration of the law. The House Financial Services...

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States Enter Crowdfunding Regulatory Mix

While everyone is waiting for the SEC, several states are taking their own turn at crafting regulations. Lawmakers have already passed legislation in Kansas and Georgia.  North...

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Crowdfunding, A Plain English Primer: The Main Players All Start With an “I”

When talking about crowdfunding, there are three main players. They are the issuers, intermediaries, and investors in any deal. In this article, I am talking about equity...

There Is More To Crowdfunding Than the JOBS Act

Until the SEC finalizes rules to implement the JOBS Act, private fundraising, i.e. of rounds of financing without registering securities with the SEC, is restricted to accredited...

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Women Entrepreneurs Rock The World

Usually I don’t like these summits that much, too many people, too much fluff and empowerment stuff.  Don’t ask me why I went to this one, but...

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All that Buzz: Crowd Funding, a Plain English Primer

Crowd funding is ubiquitous these days.  Success stories abound.   No wonder, according to the Crowdsourcing.org report for 2012, crowd funding levels reached $2.6 billion in 2012 and...

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