Tag Archives: crowdfunding

SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They’re Fundraising

The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds to openly advertise that they’re raising money in private offerings. While it may pose added risk of investors being misled, it should […]

How To Make Sure Your Crowdfunding Dreams Don’t Turn Into An Investor Relations Nightmare

Author: JASON BEST AND SHERWOOD NEISS Sunday, August 5th, 2012 The concept of crowdfunding to launch and grow your business may seem like a dream come true—reduced cost of capital, access to new pools of investors, the community opening their arms and wallets— all giving your business a shot to make it big.  While crowdfunding (both […]

Direct Market Impacts

 Direct Market Impacts Author: Dennis McCarthy, April 2012   After I spoke with Kevin Lupowitz, head of the DirectMarkets unit of Rodman Renshaw, about the upcoming launch of his automated public offering service, I considered its likely impact on the small cap market on Wall Street. In my opinion, this is more than idle speculation.  […]

A Closer Look at Crowdfunding for Startups

Strings attached to the JOBS Act may nullify much of its ability to truly help startups – by Bill Hanigan and Mark Wickham.  Congress is in the business of making laws. Some of those laws prove helpful, while others do not help much at all. The recently enacted (and eagerly anticipated) crowdfunding provisions contained in […]

Subcommittee Examines Regulatory Environment For Equity Finance

Washington, Apr 19th, 2012 House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access today held a hearing to examine the current regulatory environment for equity finance and ways to strengthen the ecosystem. Equity financing is a funding method where a business owner sells a percentage of their company in exchange for an ownership stake. […]

Crowdfunding: Using the Internet to Raise Small Business Capital

Crowdfunding: Using the Internet to Raise Small Business Capital By Mike Liles, Jr. April 05, 2012 For several years entrepreneurs have looked forward to the day when they could freely raise capital for emerging businesses over the internet without having to register the securities with federal or state securities regulators.  The recently adopted Jumpstart Our […]

8 Crowdfunding Sites to Watch

8 Crowdfunding Sites to Watch Julianne Pepitone @cnnmoneytech – April 5th, 2012 The just-passed JOBS Act will let businesses raise cash from small-time investors through crowdfunding. These sites could become the go-to spots for those deals. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law by President Obama this week, wipes away a batch […]

Jobs Act Signed Into Law by President Obama – SEC to Draft New Rules by 2013

GlobalPost Samantha Stainburn – April 5, 2012 17:38 President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law today, CNN Money reported. The JOBS Act is designed to give fast-growing startups like biotech and tech companies a boost. The bill got bipartisan congressional support, but it was only a small part of […]

Crowdfunding,The JOBS Act And Scams In Your Inbox

Crowdfunding,The JOBS Act And Scams In Your Inbox John Wasik, Contributor, Forbes I’m disappointed with the version of the JOBS Act the Senate just passed. Yes it will permit generous crowdfunding abilities on the Internet and so may open a new door for small businesses who want to get some quick capital. But it will […]