Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tom Still: Crowdfunding trend gets green light in Wisconsin – but there are still caution flags 10/28/2013

Reprinted from WisBusiness Tom Still: Crowdfunding trend gets green light in Wisconsin – but there are still caution flags By Tom Still To cut down on fraud in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, Washington banned private companies … Continue reading

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SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules Under JOBS Act

Reposted from Harvard Law School Posted by Kobi Kastiel, Co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 9:15 am Tags: Crowdfunding, Davis Polk, Disclosure, JOBS Act, Michael Kaplan, SEC,SEC rulemaking, Securities Regulation, Small firms Editor’s Note: The following post comes to us from Michael … Continue reading

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A Dating Service for Those Who Love Hedge Funds

From Businessweek By Kirsten Salyer  October 30, 2013 There’s a new dating website in town. This one doesn’t care if you like brunettes, how often you shower, or if you would ever have sex on a first date. Instead, it wants to know what … Continue reading

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Could Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Marketing?

From Forbes  By:  Cheryl Conner, Contributor Could Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Marketing? I posed that question this week to my friend Dr. Phil Windley, an expert technologist, Executive Producer of IT Conversations and a serial entrepreneur. He and co-founder Stephen Fulling have launched … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Rule Could Set Dangerous Precedent

From Forbes If reports are true that crowdfunding companies won’t be required to do income verification of investors, that could open up the door for abuse. Under the JOBS Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

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More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding

Reprinted from Forbes Alan McGlade, Contributor 10/16/2013 @ 5:15PM More States Are Leading The Way In The Push For Crowdfunding After a very slow start, there is momentum at the SEC to enable crowdfunding at the national level. Title II … Continue reading

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SEC to Release Crowdfunding Rule Easing Investor Verification

Reprinted from Bloomberg Businessweek   Bloomberg News SEC to Release Crowdfunding Rule Easing Investor Verification By Dave Michaels October 17, 2013 Small businesses raising money by selling shares over the Internet wouldn’t have to verify that their backers comply with individual … Continue reading

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Wisconsin crowdfunding bill raises concerns

From Milwaukee Business Journal Oct 10, 2013, 2:57pm CDT Equity crowdfunding has gotten a lot of positive press, particularly quoting startups eager for a new source of capital. Jeff Engel Reporter-The Business Journal Email  | Twitter  | LinkedIn  | Google+ Much of the news coverage of … Continue reading

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Should You Use Reg D Rule 506b or 506c to Raise Capital?

Reprinted from AccreditedInvestorLeads.com The majority of capital raised through private offerings, also known as private placement memorandums, is done through Rule 506 of Reg D. Companies and Issuers like Rule 506 because it provides the ability to raise an unlimited … Continue reading

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