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Regulation A+ (“Regulation A+”), also known as the “mini IPO”, is an alternative to the traditional IPO, through Form S-1, as filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Regulation A+ was passed into law to encourage small businesses to raise capital, by removing restrictions that limited access to private investor funds. Regulation A+ became […]
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Over the last few months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settled charges against a few different companies that sold security tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Since the ICO tokens were not registered or unregistered offerings, the companies violated section 5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). SEC Settles Unregistered […]
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On December 19, 2018, the SEC adopted final rules to allow current Exchange Act reporting companies to utilize Regulation A+, also known as the “mini-IPO offering”. Reg A+ provides an exemption from public registration, utilizing two separate offering tiers. Under Tier 1, companies can raise up to $20 million in a 12-month period, while Tier 2 allows issuers […]
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We developed a comprehensive Equity Crowdfunding Chart Comparison below for all crowdfunding requirements that includes Reg A+ (Tier 1 and Tier 2), Reg D 506 C, and Reg CF. Our chart creates an easy-to-read visual representation of all the different requirements, so you can pick which form of crowdfunding works best for you. Requirements for […]
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A transfer agent is a company or financial institution that helps manage securities recordkeeping duties for private and public entities. Transfer agents perform many functions, including but not limited to: ensuring compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following an initial public offering (IPO) or private placement, company merger/acquisitions, processing stock splits, administering shareholder […]
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President Trump issued executive order 13,772 on February 3, 2017, which aimed to regulate the U.S. financial system with a set of core principles. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury prepared a report titled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Capital Markets”, to identify all laws and regulations that are either compliant […]
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On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to change Rule 147 and creating new Rule 147A. Additionally, amendments will be made to Rule 504 of Regulation D. These changes are intending to modernize how issuers can raise money to fund their businesses. Amendment to Rule 504 Rule 504 of Regulation D […]
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When you attempt to start any small business or other venture and need funding, crowdfunding is an excellent option. Crowdfunding allows for funding through various investors and entrepreneurs using different web portals. Often, the desired funding involves contributions made by investors, which is known as securities-based crowdfunding. Since this type of crowdfunding requires you to […]
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In order to operate, a crowdfunding service intermediary is required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) either as a broker or funding portal. Funding portals are designed to be engaged in managing securities transactions for the accounts of others through an independent crowdfunding website. This article is provided as a compliance guide […]
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Equity-based crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs to access investors who are interested in raising capital for their startup or private businesses. Crowdfunding has evolved to become an accessible multidisciplinary means of raising capital for projects that cannot raise funds through traditional means or are not significant enough to gain the attention of banks and venture capitalists. The […]