Category Archives: Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: Striking a Balance between Investor Protection and Investor Freedom

CPA and auditor makes commentary on coming equity crowdfunding.

The Internet and the advent of social media did not exist in 1933 and 1934 when the initial SEC regulations were written. Furthermore, in today’s market, an entrepreneur could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal and accounting fees in order to raise $1 million in capital. Hence, early stage entrepreneurs find it nearly impossible to identify cost-efficient sources of funding for their emerging growth companies.

 

For the full article, visit triplepundit.com

Investors warned about Dragon’s Den-style ‘crowdfunding’ ventures

Crowdfunding appeals to amateur investors because it gives them the chance to own a stake in a new business without a significant outlay.

Investment opportunities are usually marketed over the internet by companies unable to secure funding through traditional lending channels.

 

For the full article, visit swns.com

What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Equity Crowdfunding

Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder answers questions about equity crowdfunding.

What could you ask readers to do to accelerate implementation of the rules?

Reach out to your congressmen and ask how they care for job creation, capital access for small business owners by writing the SEC.

 

For the full article, checkout the Forbes.com article.

Beyond Kickstarter: Why One Site Shouldn’t Dominate Crowdfunding

Kickstarter’s one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit every dream, or every group of dreamers. For starters, the site requires every project to create some sort of final product, whether it be a physical object or a piece of media or a performance. This leaves many types of undertakings out in the cold.

One site to rule them all won’t apply with all the different niches and needs of people raising funds.
For the full article, visit Wired.

While waiting for SEC regulations, crowdfunding leaders focus on investor education

With all of these investors that are new to investing in non-public companies, education will play a key role.

Some crowdfunding industry leaders are using the lull before the fundraising practice is publicly viable to develop educational material for people who may soon be making their first investments.

For full article, visit the Washington Post site.