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This site covers the policy, legal and regulatory issues of crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding and crowfund investing under the US Jobs Act.
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The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider

The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
After more than two years of waiting, the news from Capital Hill is not good. The JOBS Act was a political compromise passed by Congress in 2012 due to se
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According to the article, "unverified rumors suggest that the SEC has informed the administration that Title III in its current form is untenable." 

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You're the Boss | As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns ... - New York Times (blog)

You're the Boss | As the Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules, Concerns ... - New York Times (blog) | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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Washington AG sues crowdfunding project founders, first suit of its kind - AGBeat

Washington AG sues crowdfunding project founders, first suit of its kind - AGBeat | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
In the first lawsuit of its kind, an AG has sued crowdfunding founders who never delivered a simple deck of cards they received funds to create.
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Trouble in crowdfunding paradise. 

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Pubslush

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Pubslush is a global, crowdfunded publishing platform with a cause.
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A new way to crowdfund your book.

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FINRA Solicits Comments for Crowdfunding Portal Rules

FINRA Solicits Comments for Crowdfunding Portal Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
By A. Brian Dengler Washington, DC - In tandem with the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposal for crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority posted t...
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SEC Reveals Long-Anticipated Crowdfunding Regs

SEC Reveals Long-Anticipated Crowdfunding Regs | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
By A. Brian Dengler Washington, DC -- (Updated 12 PM Eastern) - In a unanimous vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission today released for public comment proposed rules to implement equity crow...
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Updated as of 12:30 PM, 23 October 2013

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Media entrepreneurs: Five myths can stop you before you start up | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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WePay Spots " Huge Spike" In Crowdfunding Payments

WePay Spots " Huge Spike" In Crowdfunding Payments | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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...
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Could Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Marketing?

Could Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Marketing? | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Startups are increasingly using crowdfund projects to augment or even replace traditional PR/marketing campaigns I posed that question this week to my friend Dr.
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More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding

More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
After a very slow start, there is momentum at the SEC to enable crowdfunding at the national level. Title II of the JOBS Act, which permits General Solicitation to accredited investors, became law in September.
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SEC Launches New Data Site

SEC Launches New Data Site | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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 ...
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CFIRA Offers Alternatives to Proposed SEC General Advertising Rule

CFIRA Offers Alternatives to Proposed SEC General Advertising Rule | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates took aim at some new proposals offered by the SEC that would increase regulations of advertisements for private placements of equity enabled by Congr...
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Crowdfunder questions SEC startup funding rules

Crowdfunder questions SEC startup funding rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
dd Alejandro Cremades of equity crowdfunding site Rock The Post to the growing chorus of startup mavens concerned about proposed Securities and Exchange Commission rules about how startups raise money.
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How To Make Smart Crowdfunding Investment Decisions

How To Make Smart Crowdfunding Investment Decisions | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
How to make smart crowdfunding investment decisions? http://t.co/nydgIF0ekv http://t.co/Z1T6XAHbOj
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Infographic: Crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour

Infographic: Crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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Acording to this infographic on Entrepreneur Magazine, crowdfunding generates more than $60,000 per hour.

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Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies, Part II" | House Committee on Financial Services

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At a high level, Rep. Patrick McHenry has proposes in his new bill: Raising the aggregate amount is $3,000,000 and allowing adjustment for CPI. Raising the aggregate amount to $5,000,000 If the issuer provides potential investors with audited financial statements.  Individual investor can provide greater of $5000, 10% of annual income or 10% of net worth Regarding reporting requirements, a startup can rely on a financial statement certified by principal executive officer if raising amounts less than $500,000. Financial statements must be reviewed by a public account if raising funds between $500,000 and less than $ 3 Million.  Regarding verification of investor, an intermediary may rely on a certification by an investor as to the investor’s status as an accredited investor and, regarding an unaccredited investor, the investor’s annual income, network, and the aggregate amount of securities sold to the investor in reliance on the exemptions provided under Title III.  Other terms: An intermediary does not need to be registered as a broker. An Intermediary may select transactions.  An intermediary may terminate transactions.
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CFIRA Members Distill SEC's Crowdfunding Rules

CFIRA Members Distill SEC's Crowdfunding Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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 Ha...
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SEC Posts Proposals for Crowdfunding Rules

SEC Posts Proposals for Crowdfunding Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon posted its 585 pages proposal for equity crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. The SEC this morning unanimously approved the ...
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The SEC just released its 585 page proposal for crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act. This article will provide you a link to the PDF version of the proposals. Public comment period will be 90 days. 

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A First Look at the SEC's Crowdfunding Proposals

A First Look at the SEC's Crowdfunding Proposals | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
By A. Brian Dengler Washington, DC -- In a unanimous vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission today released for public comment proposed rules to implement equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Ac...
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The Biggest Crowdfunding Criticisms

The Biggest Crowdfunding Criticisms | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
While crowdfunding has received considerable fanfare since the JOBS Act, there has also been criticism leveled against the crowdfunding companies and the investors funding them.
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Four Things Marketers Should Know About the New General Solicitation Rules

Four Things Marketers Should Know About the New General Solicitation Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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 prov...
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Americans say creating jobs is the most important way for the federal government to improve the economy

Americans say creating jobs is the most important way for the federal government to improve the economy | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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, ...
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Research indicates crowdfunding could help create 2 million new jobs.

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SEC to Release Crowdfunding Rule Easing Investor Verification

SEC to Release Crowdfunding Rule Easing Investor Verification | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Small businesses raising money by
selling shares over the Internet wouldn’t have to verify that
their backers comply with individual investment limits under a
U.S. regulatory proposal set for a vote as soon as next week.
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SEC Extends Comment Period for Section 506 Reg D Advertising Rules

SEC Extends Comment Period for Section 506 Reg D Advertising Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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 inve...
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Koomkey Offers No-Strings Micro Crowdfunding | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Koomkey Offers No-Strings Micro Crowdfunding | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
People share their creativity via social media as a way to make connections. If the message resonates, we can retweet, like, follow, or hand out trophies to show our appreciation.
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