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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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Business Crowdfunders Face Investor Liability Minefield

If you plan to raise money for your business through crowdfunding, get ready to spend lots of quality time with a good lawyer. If you run afoul the rules, which could be quite easy, you’ll need one
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Audiovisual News Angel to Transform Traditional Newspapers into SmartNewspapers

Audiovisual News Angel to Transform Traditional Newspapers into SmartNewspapers | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 -- Silicon Valley company seeks funding through Indiegogo to create the only newspapers that can be listened to like an audiobook--and read like an ordinary paper--on mobile devices.
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SEC Chair Says Request to Withdraw New Proposals for JOBS Act Rules is "Premature"

SEC Chair Says Request to Withdraw New Proposals for JOBS Act Rules is "Premature" | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - SEC Chair Mary Jo White tells a House subcommittee that it's premature to withdraw some new proposals that would place additional restrictions on how businesses can advertise their...
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CareerFuel® Launches Crowdfunding Education Site For Entrepreneurs

CareerFuel® Launches Crowdfunding Education Site For Entrepreneurs | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Summit, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 -- On September 23, 2013, entrepreneurs will have a new way to reach accredited investors with private offerings—advertising.
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It's Official: Stein and Piwowar In at SEC

It's Official: Stein and Piwowar In at SEC | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - It's official: the US Senate approved the appointment Kara M. Stein, a Democrat, and Michael Piwowar, a Republican as commissioners for the Securities and Exchange Commission. The ...
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Advertising Rules for Private Placements Set for September 23

Advertising Rules for Private Placements Set for September 23 | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - New securities rules to lift the advertising ban on private offerings under Title II of the JOBS Act take effect on September 23, 2013.   The rules and their effective date were pu...
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GAO Study Says Hiking Minimum Net Worth Thresholds for Accredited Investor Status Would Cut the Number of Eligible Households Under Reg D

GAO Study Says Hiking Minimum Net Worth Thresholds for Accredited Investor Status Would Cut the Number of Eligible Households Under Reg D | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - In a new study released today, the General Accounting Office suggests adding new criteria to qualify accredited investors under Rule 506, Regulation D -- such as by looking at inve...
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Senate Banking Committee OK's Nomination of Stein and Piwowar for SEC

Senate Banking Committee OK's Nomination of Stein and Piwowar for SEC | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Senate Banking Committee today approved the nominations of Kara M. Stein, a Democrat, and Michael Piwowar, a Republican as commissioners for the Securities and Exchange Commiss...
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For crowdfunding, the revolution will be localized

For crowdfunding, the revolution will be localized | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Despite hoopla over the JOBS Act, few believe that national crowdfunding is set to take off -- and states aren't waiting around to find out
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FINRA Plans to Take Parallel Track on Crowdfunding Rules

FINRA Plans to Take Parallel Track on Crowdfunding Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The FINRA Board of Governors today authorized FINRA to publish proposed rules for portals that will handle equity crowdfunding authorized under the federal JOBS Act. FINRA indicate...
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SEC Posts Rules to Lift Advertising Ban on Private Offerings

SEC Posts Rules to Lift Advertising Ban on Private Offerings | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today posted for public review its proposals to life the advertising ban on private offering. The SEC posted its proposals shortly after the ...
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Bank Economists Warn Crowdfunding Will Disrupt Banking

Bank Economists Warn Crowdfunding Will Disrupt Banking | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Bank economists from BBVA Research USA warn that lending and equity-based crowdfunding and disruptive technologies have the potential to displace banks as the primary source of funding for personal...
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Crowdfunding a Poor Investment? — HBS Working Knowledge

Crowdfunding a Poor Investment? — HBS Working Knowledge | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding promises to democratize funding of startups. But is that necessarily a good thing? Entrepreneurial finance experts Josh Lerner, Ramana Nanda, and Michael J.
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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?
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Kara Stein Sworn in As SEC Commissioner

Kara Stein Sworn in As SEC Commissioner | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - August 9, 2013 - SEC Chair Mary Jo White swore in Kara M. Stein today as the newest SEC Commissioner. The US Senate approve Ms. Stein's appointment to the Securities and Exchange C...
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Critics Lamblaste SEC's Proposals for General Advertising Rules

Critics Lamblaste SEC's Proposals for General Advertising Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
  Investor associations and members of Congress assail proposed new rules by the SEC to regulation general advertising for private placement of  equities, charging the new rules place undue bu...
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SEC Chair Predicts Equity Crowdfunding Rules For Fall 2013

SEC Chair Predicts Equity Crowdfunding Rules For Fall 2013 | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
  By A. Brian Dengler Washington, D.C. -- SEC Chair Mary Jo White told a Senate committee that proposed rules for equity crowdfunding may be revealed this fall among other "front burners" before th...
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SEC Seeks Comments on New JOBS Act Rules

SEC Seeks Comments on New JOBS Act Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking comments of its news rules to implement a JOBS Act requirement to lift the ban on general solicitation or general advertising for ...
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Paternalism and Securities Law

Paternalism and Securities Law | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission just published rules to lift the ban on advertising for private placements under  Title II of the JOBS Act, which is expected to take effect in September 2013...
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Crowdfunding Is Blowing Up! Here Are Some Stats For 2012

Crowdfunding Is Blowing Up! Here Are Some Stats For 2012 | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding statistics and information for 2012 brought to you by EventStir
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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.) | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps. I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at Bran...
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This is a very interesting case study on a successful Kickstarter campaign, and a lot of "how to" instruction to go with it. 

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SEC Seeks Comments on New JOBS Act Rules

SEC Seeks Comments on New JOBS Act Rules | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking comments of its news rules to implement a JOBS Act requirement to lift the ban on general solicitation or general advertising for ...
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SEC's New JOBS Act Rules: What Does It Really Mean?

SEC's New JOBS Act Rules: What Does It Really Mean? | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
 Commentary and Analysis by Sarah Hanks, CFIRA Member and CEO of CrowdCheck.com. On July 10 the SEC complied with a mandate in the JOBS Act of 2012 to permit “general solicitation” in private secur...
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SEC Adopts Rules for General Solicitations Under JOBS Act

SEC Adopts Rules for General Solicitations Under JOBS Act | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
July 10, 2013 – (Updated 11:18 EST) – Washington, DC -  In a close three to two vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicit...
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Former SEC Member Questions Viability of JOBS Act Crowdfunding » Bloomberg Law

"Roel Campos, a Washington-based partner at Locke Lord LLP who served as SEC commissioner from 2002 to 2007, noted that although equity crowdfunding has great potential, “how to make it work in a safe way is really key.” An early scandal would “put a damper” on the activity, he told a small-business gathering. . ."

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