Topics Under Tag: "Title III"

Regulation Crowdfunding

For Regulation Crowdfunding, a Glass Half Full

Amy Cortese | May 16, 2018

Two years ago today, Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect with a promise to transform the investment landscape for entrepreneurs and investors. So how’s it working out? In the first two years, 910 businesses have used the Regulation Crowdfunding exemption (aka Title III of the JOBS Act) which allows them to raise up to $1.07 million […]

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Regulation Crowdfunding’s Investor Limits Are The Real Problem

Mark Roderick | May 4, 2018

Since the JOBS Act was signed by President Obama in 2012, advocates have been urging Congress to increase the overall limit of $1 million (now $1.07 million, after adjustment for inflation) to $5 million for offerings under Title III (aka Regulation Crowdfunding). But for many issuers, the overall limit is less important than the per-investor […]

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Republic Wants to Bring Angel Investing to the Masses

Amy Cortese | September 9, 2016

A new investment crowdfunding platform joined the fray over the summer. Founded by AngelList alumni, Republic.co brings with it a high level of street cred—and ambitions to match. Its focus: everyday investors and companies that are innovative, diverse and mission-driven. Since it was launched six years ago, AngelList has become the gathering place for early […]

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 […]

Five Common Misperceptions About Regulation Crowdfunding

Ryan Flynn | June 7, 2016

Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting Regulation Crowdfunding has been the law of the land for a few weeks now. But if you’re still unsure whether it can help your business, you’re surely not alone. The rules surrounding this new exemption are complex, in part because it allows companies to market their securities to the […]

NextSeed: Crowdfunding Loans for Main Street Businesses

Amy Cortese | May 31, 2016

One of the first funding portals to receive SEC approval was NextSeed. The company, founded by Youngro Lee, Abraham Chu and Bob Dunton (with team, above), had been quietly raising money for small businesses in Texas for a year. With the implementation of Title III of the JOBS Act, Houston-based NextSeed is now expanding to the […]

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 […]