What is the CFIRA v3

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), in a Not-for-Profit 501(c)4, that was established following the signing of the JOBS Act in April 2012.

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Why does the CFIRA Matter v2

CFIRA serves as industry advocates for the Crowd Investing ecosystem.  With over 100 Members that comprises of Funding Platfroms, Broker Dealers, Service Providers, Investors and Entrepreneuer, we are here to make a difference in the capital market.

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What is the Legislation v2

On April 5, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into legislation, to catalyze funding for emerging growth companies and job creation.

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Why Become a Member v2

Become a Member of CFIRA if you want to make a difference by helping to democratize the capital markets for the thousands of underfunded emerging companies and investors seeking to make investments.

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CFIRA Commentary

CFIRA Blog

International Crowdfunding Off to a Great Start

International crowdfunding is off to a great start. The United Kingdom released final rules and opened the market on April 1, 2014, and New Zealand approved two equity-based platforms, which has started connecting buyers and sellers online. The New Zealand...
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Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering changes to its 30-year-old definition of “accredited investor” that could have serious implications for the crowdfunding industry. Accredited investors are permitted to participate in private securities placements, and since the passage of the...
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Title IV – Regulation A+

The issuance of proposed rules for Regulation A+, in December 2013, brought ~90 comment letters submitted to the SEC. Title IV of the JOBS Act increases the offering limit from $5 million to $50 million in a 12-month period, requires that certain...
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Title III – Regulation Crowdfunding

500+ days later, and Title III remains a far-off reality. Eagerly approaching fourth quarter 2014, we must persevere as an industry and strengthen our advocacy, lobbying and engagement with regulators. A key feature of the JOBS Act was Title III,...
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Six Steps You Must Take Now to Succeed at Crowdfunding

By Ruth Hedges, Founder and CEO CrowdfundingRoadMap and FundingRoadMap and Board Member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFRA).  In order to get you ready for your crowdfunding campaign we have put together a list of actions companies must take now to be prepared. Read More
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StartupValley Sponsors Crowdfunding Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

SADDLE BROOK, N.J., AUG. 27, 2012 — PRNewswire — StartupValley will attend Crowdfunding Bootcamp and the First Annual CfPA National Conference on Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the Ravella Resort and Spa in Lake Las Vegas, NV. Read More
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CFIRA - Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates

Despite this significant progress, there is much that the SEC still needs to accomplish. Completing the rulemakings and studies mandated by Congress in the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts remains among my top priorities.
Chairman Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, May 14, 2014
The Commission has another great opportunity in its rulemaking for crowdfunding. Crowdfunding holds the promise of harnessing the power of the internet to provide capital for start-ups and small businesses that otherwise lack access to such capital.
EC Commissioner Kara M. Stein addressed the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) at their 2014 Public Policy conference in Washington, DC., April 8, 2014