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Crowdfunding Made this guy worth $20 Million.

Crowdfunding Made this guy worth $20 Million.

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AIG to Sell Crowdfunding Insurance, Looking to Make Money Off Investors’ Worries

Reprinted from the Wall Street Journal: By LESLIE SCISM May 24, 2016 8:10 am ET American International Group is giving crowdfunding a try. Not to raise money for startups, but to profit off investors’ concerns about being ripped off as they … Continue reading

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Capital Raising in the U.S.: An Analysis of the Market for Unregistered Securities Offerings, 2009-2014

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10-30-2015: New Crowdfund Final Rules – effective 180 days after publication in FR

10-30-2015: New Crowdfund Final Rules – effective 180 days after publication in FR Crowdfunding Final Rules issued 10-30-2015 ?bv=claritin-online-secure

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SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding

Proposes Amendments to Existing Rules to Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015-249 Washington D.C., Oct. 30, 2015 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.  The … Continue reading

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Proposed Rule Amendments to Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings

Statement on Proposed Rule Amendments to Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings Commissioner Kara M. Stein Oct. 30, 2015 I join my colleagues in thanking the staff for their hard work and efforts to advance these rule proposals. Specifically, I … Continue reading

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Statement on the Adoption of Regulation Crowdfunding

Statement on the Adoption of Regulation Crowdfunding Commissioner Kara M. Stein Oct. 30, 2015 Let me join in praising the hard work of the staff. Getting crowdfunding up and running may seem like a simple endeavor, but it has been … Continue reading

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Amendments for Small and Additional Issues Exemptions Under the Securities Act (Regulation A); Final Rule

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Tiny Houses, Big Crowdfunding

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If You Raise Funds… Use Them Wisely

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SEC Slammed For Failure To Act on JOBS Act of 2012.

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The Need for Greater Secondary Market Liquidity for Small Businesses – March 4, 2015

The Need for Greater Secondary Market Liquidity for Small Businesses – March 4, 2015 Securities and Exchange Commission continue to discuss – ad infinitum – the need for capital liquidity for small businesses and how crowdfunding can assist in this … Continue reading

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Calling all Equity Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs

January 31, 2014 @ 3:32 am By Mary Juetten Reprinted from CrowdfundInsider If you are an entrepreneur with an opinion on crowdfunding, please take note – Monday, February 3rd, 2014 is a very important day for you. Public comments on the proposed rules … Continue reading

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Where Does Crowdfunding Go From Here? Experts Explain

Reprinted from Forbes  2/01/2014 @ 7:37PM Crowdfunding is a genuine phenomenon. If you include—as many people do—the newly created market for “private issuers publicly raising” or PIPRs using the new SEC rules allowing general solicitation of accredited investors allowed under … Continue reading

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As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

Reprinted from Reuters Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:22pm EST  The official period of public debate over equity crowdfunding is nearing an end, but don’t breathe easy just yet. The controversy is hardly over. When President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart … Continue reading

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Legislation Allows Michigan Companies to Raise Capital, Avoid Federal Crowdfunding Rules

Reprinted from National Law Review Article By: Seth W. Ashby, Kimberly A. Baber, Jacob A. Droppers, Harvey Koning, Michael G. Wooldridge of Varnum LLP posted on: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Effective December 30, 2013, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder enacted into law Public Act 264 of 2013 (the “Act”). … Continue reading

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OUTSTRETCHED HANDS: IS CROWDFUNDING REALLY MORE THAN ONLINE PANHANDLING?

Reprinted from Las Vegas Weekly OUTSTRETCHED HANDS: IS CROWDFUNDING REALLY MORE THAN ONLINE PANHANDLING? Mike Prevatt Thu, Jan 23, 2014 (midnight) I’m feeling the burn of the beg. It seems everyone from the needy to the philanthropic, the destitute to the … Continue reading

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Private Equity Interest in Crowdfunding Grows, Including Bain Capital

Crowdfunding : Interest Among Serious Finance Players Grows Reprinted from International Business Times By Nat Rudarakanchana on January 23 2014 12:24 PM Interest in crowdfunding from traditional finance players like private equity’s Bain Capital is growing, even though skeptics have downplayed … Continue reading

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Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption Treatment in Alabama

Alabama SB44 – Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

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1.16.14 “SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal: Will it Work for Small Businesses

Hearing on Crowdfunding held on January 16, 2014 by the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.  Witnesses discussing crowdfunding included: 1.  Jason Best (author of “Crowdfunding Investing for Dummies” and tech entrepreneur) who thought the audit … Continue reading

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