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Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) Partner With Coastal Shows to Launch First Annual Crowdfund Global Expo

CFIRA, the leading lobbying organization dedicated to working with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on legislation regarding the JOBS Act, has joined forces with Coastal Shows to present the Crowdfund Global Expo. Taking place January 30-31, 2014, peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding and real estate investment experts will gather in San Diego to deliver an education-focused conference [...]

Proposed Rule Amendments for Small and Additional Issues Exemptions Under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act

Fall 2013 brought about monumental changes surrounding the JOBS Act, and this week, more progress was generated in the crowdfunding industry. On Wednesday, the SEC proposed Title IV rule amendments for Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act. These rules include two tiers of offering exemptions, which could increase the value of small-company private stock offerings by [...]

Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing

Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors gave an in-depth analysis of current world crowdfunding and its future with impact investing in a recent article from Crowdfund Insider.  The World Bank/infoDev’s annual funding meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya early December where focus centered around the creation of Climate Innovation Centers (CIC) in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Vietnam and [...]

U.S. Equity Crowdfunding Infographic

U.S. EquityCrowdfunding is simple to understand and provides details to those who are considering raising capital via equity crowdfunding or launching a portal. As of 23 September 2013, SEC Jobs Act Title II Equity Crowdfunding in the U.S. allows only accredited investors to invest.    In the U.S., similar to Canada (Saskatchewan), there are 2 States (Georgia and Kansas) which have launched their own equity [...]

CFIRA Members Distill SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules

CrowdCheck prepared a summary and analysis of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s daunting 585-page proposal for equity crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. CrowdCheck, co-founded by Sara Hanks, a CFIRA member and former General Counsel of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel, delivers due diligence and disclosure services for online investment. CrowdCheck’s team distilled the SEC’s tome [...]

WePay Spots ” Huge Spike” In Crowdfunding Payments

WePay, a platform that helps online businesses process payments, says it’s processing up to $1.5 Million per day in crowdfunding, which attests the growing popularity of crowdfunding. WePay says it’s experiencing a “huge spike” in crowdfunding processing numbers. For example: – WePay has averaged 35% month growth in processing crowdfunding projects since the launch of its [...]

Americans say creating jobs is the most important way for the federal government to improve the economy

Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say creating jobs is the most important way for the federal government to improve the economy. The results are based on a Gallup poll conducted Sept. 19-20, prior to the government shutdown on Oct. 1,2013,  in which Americans were asked in an open-ended format to say the most important [...]

Four Things Marketers Should Know About the New General Solicitation Rules

Commentary by Joy Schoffler For decades, private companies and investment firms have been forbidden from advertising that they are seeking investors. On September 23, however, one of the first provisions of the JOBS Act went into effect, lifting the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation of capital investments. Many believe the result could be a large [...]

SEC Launches New Data Site

Washington, DC – The Securities and Exchange Commission is embracing big data in a big way today, by launching a new dynamic website to provide  investors and the public to explore a range of data and metrics of financial markets.  As part of the launch, the SEC unveiled a new analysis that shows the speed [...]

SEC Extends Comment Period for Section 506 Reg D Advertising Rules

Washington, DC – The Securities and Exchange Commission extended the public comment period for proposed, new rules that would govern how businesses can advertise equity offerings to accredited investors under Rule 506 Regulation D. On July 10, 2013, the SEC issued rules that would lift the ban against general solicitations for Rule 506 Regulation D offering [...]

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