JOBS Act Rewards U.S. Exchanges Amid Surge of Criticism Bloomberg “Some of the increase in biotech IPOs is undoubtedly due to the JOBS Act, although the bull market for biotech stocks makes it difficult to tell how much,” Ritter said in an e-mail.
Congressmen to SEC: Crowdfunding Laws Are Taking Way Too Long To Pass Betabeat When President Obama signed off on the JOBS Act, it looked like crowdfunding project backers were going to be rewarded for their faith in pipe-dream projects with some...
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Bipartisanship is so rare in Congress these days that one hopes every meaningful law passed with even just an ounce of across-the-aisle support is the best gosh-darn law it can be. Unfortunately, that can’t be said about one of the last bipartisan laws of note, the JOBS Act of 2012....
A. Brian Dengler's insight:
The author of this Slate article suggests that "Crowdfunding’s extensive registration and disclosure requirements manage to be simultaneously too heavily regulated for businesses to use and too poorly regulated to protect investors.."
The Agenda How small-business issues are shaping politics and policy. It has been more than three months since the comment period on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules for equity crowdfunding ended, and with no sign of final regulations on the horizon, stakeholders are getting antsy. The crowdfunding industry’s supporters are wondering when the agency, which was supposed to have those rules in place at the beginning of 2013, will finally let them begin selling stock in start-ups and emerging companies to average Americans.
Guest post by Jason Wiens More than two years after passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still writing the regulations that will govern equity crowdfunding in America. Widely anticipated for its perceived potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in [...]
TechCrunch The JOBS Act Progress Report: The Number Of Tech IPOs Can Double By 2016 TechCrunch Recently, the soul-searching and spirited talk about the long-term health and sustainability of the IPO market has included much discussion of the...
We all know that the crowdfunding projects can’t accumulate funds on their own. This is the very reason why the term “campaign” is used quite often for generating funds in this manner.
There are several factors that make crowdfunding a success, but the most prominent factor is promotion. In case, if you are planning for funding an idea or a project then it’s for sure that you already might have thought about numerous promotional methods. However, the real question is, “Have you considered using promotional tips which involve little effort and give best results?”
Most of the promoters dread the idea of video promotion, as they are not that simple to do. Besides, most of the users are either too shy to face the camera or believe that it’s a costly affair. However, the fact is that video promotion is not costly at all and there’s no need for you to give the presentation by yourself. Hence, make it a point to go for video promotion, as it will play a major role in the success of your campaign. Videos make it easier for the viewers to connect with your cause emotionally. In other words, you can convey your message in a smart manner and gain the interest of your potential funders. A brief, but well crafted video will answer all the questions which your audience would usually ask. It will make things easier for you once you launch your campaign.
Creating a video presentation is not that hard. All you need us a built-in web cam or a small camcorder. You can then use strings of still pictures along with the voiceover to execute the job. However, make sure to put your face in the video, so that the viewers will be able to trust you more. In case, if you still don’t want to face the cam, you can ask your friend of family member to become the face of the video.
2. Word of mouth (own voice)
We all get busy promoting our campaign in social media and platforms, but forget to utilize the real social network i.e. talking face to face with people in real scenario.
Nothing can be better than convincing people about your campaign via face-to-face discussion. However, keep in mind not to reveal your business model and ideas which took you months of hard work to create. If your aim is to generate funds from the public, then don’t leave out your friends & family members. They can be the first to fund your project or campaign. Be ecstatic about what you are explaining to your audience. This will generate more interest in your audience and they would like to know more about it.
Once the funds start coming in, you will automatically create a whole new network of followers and associates who all wish to see your campaign succeed. Hence, make it a point to share updates with your investors and supporters.
You can go for short updates like “we just achieved 75% of our target! Thank you all for your help. Please share our campaign page with your followers & friends.” This will not offend your followers, but instead they will feel obliged to be a part of your campaign and will spread out your message to their own followers.
In a nutshell: Create an attractive video, promote your campaign face-to-face and follow up quite often for maximum crowdfunding success.
Post-JOBS Act IPO Trends JD Supra (press release) Perhaps it is too early to assess, but some have speculated that test-the-waters meetings for EGC IPOs are providing useful information regarding pricing and that is contributing to more deals...