Topics Under Tag: "JOBS Act"

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The JOBS Act at 5: A Progress Report

Locavesting Staff | April 5, 2017

The fifth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act marks a significant milestone. For the first time, we can begin to take the full measure of the law, now that all of its six provisions have gone into effect. So how is it living up to its promise to channel more capital to the […]

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Can Tax Incentives Jumpstart the JOBS Act?

Chelsea Eddy | January 24, 2017

Investing in local businesses, rather than in publicly traded corporations, is an idea generating interest globally. But until recently, that was hard to do in the U.S., thanks to federal and state laws that have impeded such investments by average citizens. The JOBS Act, passed in 2012 and fully implemented last May, has lowered many […]

These New Crowdfunding Sites Seek Social as Well as Financial Returns

Locavesting Staff | October 25, 2016

When the JOBS Act was signed into law, it was hailed as a major step in democratizing finance and opening up new pools of capital for small businesses, especially those run by women, minorities and social entrepreneurs who have traditionally struggled to raise funding. For the first time, everyone could be an impact investor. So […]

Bill to Improve Regulation Crowdfunding Passes House

Locavesting Staff | July 6, 2016

The legislative process has been compared to sausage being made. That was certainly the case with Regulation Crowdfunding, the provision of the JOBS Act that allows for mainstream investment crowdfunding open to all investors. In their desire to protect mom & pop investors, lawmakers modified the original bill in ways that made it too cumbersome to be […]

Exit Strategies for DPOs and Crowdfunded Offerings

Brian Beckon | July 1, 2016

In the traditional world of finance, big companies raise capital via an IPO (initial public offering) and their shares are then traded on a stock exchange like the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. But that process can be very expensive, so smaller companies traditionally raise capital in private placements, and their shares are not […]

Can the Stock Market be Saved? Some New Ventures Think So.

Amy Cortese | June 20, 2016

From the days when brokers gathered under a Buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan, stock markets have been central to a healthy functioning economy. But these days, they seem kind of sick. Initial public stock offerings (IPOs) have been in steep decline as companies put off going public. And who can blame them? The financial costs […]

The White House on Crowdfunding and American Innovation

Thomas Kalil and Doug Rand | June 18, 2016

In May, the final “crowdfunding” rule of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) went into effect, making it possible for entrepreneurs across the country to raise small-dollar investments from ordinary Americans. This new rule is a result of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. When President Obama signed the bipartisan JOBS Act, he […]

From Doughnuts to Bionic Organs, Entrepreneurs Start Raising Under Regulation Crowdfunding

Amy Cortese | May 16, 2016

Bionic organs, doughnuts, co-working spaces and whiskey: these are just a few of the first ventures to raise money under newly available Regulation Crowdfunding rules. Although just a handful of funding portals have received the regulatory greenlight to operate, more than two dozen small businesses are launching fundraising campaigns today as the new rules—which open […]

SeedInvest Continues Selective Approach With Title III Crowdfunding

Amy Cortese | May 14, 2016

SeedInvest was founded in 2012 by Ryan Feit (above, right) and James Han (left) after they saw how hard it was for their Wharton classmates to raise money for their startups. Since then, SeedInvest has helped over 65 companies raise capital through Title II (accredited investors) and Title IV (Regulation A+) of the JOBS Act, […]

Advertising Rules for Title III Crowdfunding Are More Flexible Than You May Think

Scott Purcell | May 10, 2016

Like most legislation, Regulation Crowdfunding, aka Title III of the JOBS Act, was a compromise. The final bill and the subsequent rules written by the Securities & Exchange Commission attempted to balance competing views on the best way to increase access to capital for the nation’s small businesses while protecting investors. One result of that […]