Topics Under Tag: "Amy Pearl"

The State-Based Crowdfunding Movement Gets its Own Conference

Amy Cortese | April 11, 2016

When it comes to investment crowdfunding, the spotlight has been on the federal JOBS Act. But that overlooks the flurry of innovation and experimentation happening at the local level, where 30 states (and counting) have passed their own mini-JOBS Acts that allow local investment within their own borders. Now, the state crowdfunding movement has its […]

Crowdfunding, Oregon Style.

Bruce Melzer | April 13, 2015

On Jan. 22, nine entrepreneurs stepped onto a small stage at a launch party in Portland and into Oregon—and crowdfunding—history. There was an artisan ice cream company, a maker of all-terrain farm vehicles, a healthcare startup and, this being Portland, a taproom-cum-barbershop. The nine men and women were the first entrepreneurs to raise capital under […]