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If you want to raise money for your business, there are several options available through a private offering. One example is SEC Regulation D Rule 506C. This rule was enacted in 2012, and it provides businesses with an opportunity to raise money from private investors without having to register. This rule also allows companies t
Traditional crowdfunding allows individuals to give money to startups and charitable organizations. In return for the donations, companies typically provide early access to the company's products or other perks. Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo are some of the most popular crowdfunding sites used by entrepreneurs and phil
Want an easy way to meet and learn about the companies you are interested in investing in? Equity crowdfunding creates the handshake. Although risky, these transactions offer a potentially high return on investment. Donation-based crowdfunding provides perks and rewards such as presales. Equity-based crowdfunding provides owner
Title IV Regulation A+ allows companies to raise up to $50 million per year, a process that many people refer to as "Mini-I.P.O." Ever since the SEC announced exemptions and leverages in Regulation A+, we have been witnessing new crowdfunding platforms eager to take a plunge in the vast money pile like uncle scrooge. But it is c
On June 18th, 2020, The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation virtually hosted the SEC's 39th annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, Commissioner Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner Elad L. Roisman, and Commissioner Allison Herren Lee gave introductory
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 priva
Before diving into the different types of crowdfunding, it is important to explore what is meant by the term "equity crowdfunding." Instead of a company raising debt capital, companies will raise money by offering money in exchange for shares of the company, also known as equity. This is a common method of raising capital for st
One of the common issues that small businesses encounter is the challenge of finding the funds to invest and grow. This is particularly problematic for an entrepreneur or a startup business, that may not be as well-known or may not have built a strong reputation. An equity crowdfunding solution may be the ideal match for your s
Introduction At the beginning of his opening remarks in May of 2017, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar expressed that he was happy to be involved in the SEC-NYU dialogue in which he shared his views on the IPO market. Piwowar has a thorough background in economics, politics, and finance – including an employment history in eco
On April 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published three regulatory notices proposing amendments to three of their rules regarding capital formation, corporate financing, and safe harbor, respectively. The first notice describes FINRA as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) with primary emphases on
Investing is an effective way that people can increase their monetary wealth. It allows people to generate a higher income and acquire funds that will help them protect their financial future going into retirement. The income they generate can even be set aside for their children, be distributed after they pass away, or when the
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 Regula
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 crow
There are many ways to invest; you can invest your money through owning collectables, owning a home, opening a savings account, or investing in a company. Below are five benefits of investing through equity crowdfunding. Dividend Income If you invest in a company that offers stock dividends, you could have a consistent source
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 artic
Do you have a great business idea but lack the funding to start your own company? Are you unable to secure enough money to maximize your company’s potential, even with financial backing from your bank? When starting a business, it is important to have adequate finances to ensure a promising future for your startup and help it