Topics Under Tag: "Regulation A"

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Impact Investing Platform SVX.US Debuts With Offering by TechSoup

Amy Cortese | November 14, 2018

A new impact investing platform is launching this week and its first offering—a financially self-sufficient global nonprofit—signals the type of innovative social enterprises it aims to help. The funding platform, SVX.US, is a three-way collaboration between Cutting Edge Capital, the Bay Area-based community capital consulting firm, Bequia Securities, a broker-dealer, and SVX Canada, an impact […]

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Will Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Reg A Inspire?

Anne Field | September 6, 2017

If you were vacationing in late August, you might have missed a notable milestone in the young annals of crowd investing: the IPO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, which raised $30 million in four weeks using Regulation A+. Not only is it one of the best known brands and social enterprises to date […]

American Homeowner Preservation

A Fund Where Investors and Homeowners Both Win

Locavesting Staff | April 21, 2017

The mortgage crisis might seem like a distant memory, but in some ways, American families are more vulnerable than ever. More than 83,000 new families are impacted by foreclosure every month. Nationwide, one in every 200 homes goes into foreclosure. Jorge Newbery is out to change that. His company, American Homeowner Preservation (AHP), buys distressed mortgages […]

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Move Over Microbrews, Cars Are the New Crowdfunding Darlings

Amy Cortese | January 30, 2016

Are cars the new beer? You might think so from the latest spate of high profile crowdfunding campaigns. As new securities regulations go into effect that allow significantly larger amounts of capital to be raised, a new breed of issuer is grabbing the spotlight. In the last several weeks, boldly imaginative car and aircraft makers have […]

Crowdfinance: Experts Predict What’s in Store for 2016

Locavesting Staff | December 28, 2015

2016 will be the year that the long-awaited Title III “Regulation Crowdfunding” goes into effect.  That, along with Title II (for accredited investors), Regulation A+ (Title IV, the ‘mini-IPO’) and intrastate crowdfunding, will open up new avenues for entrepreneurs, investors and portals alike. But where will it all lead? We asked some experts to weigh […]

With First ‘Reg A’ Deals And Final Rules, The JOBS Act Gains Steam

Amy Cortese | November 23, 2015

Elusive for so long, the JOBS Act is suddenly coming into fruition. On Friday, automotive upstart Elio Motors received Securities & Exchange Commission qualification for its widely anticipated $25 million Regulation A offering. The deal, which will help the company commercialize its innovative low-cost, three-wheeled cars, is the first official “Tier II” deal using the […]

Is Investment Crowdfunding Finally Coming to Main Street?

Amy Cortese | September 25, 2015

The crowdfunding world has been abuzz with rumors that the rules for the crowdfunding provision of the JOBS Act—which would open up investment crowdfunding to all investors—will be finalized this fall. That timing was seemingly confirmed on Wednesday when S.E.C. Chair Mary Jo White told an advisory committee that final rules were coming “in the […]

Insights on The New Regulation A+ From Fundrise, a Reg A Pioneer

Amy Cortese | June 21, 2015

In 2011, Ben and Dan Miller had an audacious idea: why not let local residents, rather than outsiders, invest in commercial real estate in their neighborhoods? But that seemingly simple idea was not easy to pull off. It was months before the JOBS Act would be passed, much less proposed, and their inquiries led to […]

A JOBS Act Rule Goes Into Effect And Companies Begin Testing the Reg A+ Waters

Sara Hanks | June 19, 2015

The promise of the JOBS Act may finally be fulfilled, thanks to a new Regulation A+ rule that goes into effect today. Private companies can now use Reg A+ to raise up to $50 million from the general public without conducting a full blown initial public offering. They can also “test the waters” before they […]