The day before Halloween the SEC gave entrepreneurs a treat by passing final rules to enact Regulation Crowdfunding. The SEC rules will allow the offer and sale of up to $1 Million of securities through crowdfunding over a 12 month period. Who is eligible? Any company except for the foregoing is eligible to use the…

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement of charges against a man running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The FTC, in its first case involving crowdfunding, alleged that Mr. Chevalier used deceptive practices in offering investment in a game called the Doom That Came to Atlantic City. Apparently he raised the approximately $122,000 via…

Courtesy of Seedkicks, this post on the Founder Institute site goes into the 3 ways to acquire backers before you launch your crowdfunding campaign: 1. Identify influencers 2. Design your landing page to collect emails 3. Create a teaser video https://www.fi.co/posts/16051

Colorado’s governor signed an equity crowdfunding bill into law Monday. The bill allows intrastate equity crowdfunding of up to $5,000 for non-accredited investors. Under the new law companies have to disclose their business concept and risk factors to investors, and commit to spending 80 percent of crowdfunding money inside Colorado. More and more states are…

Recent articles and news coverage have demonstrated that there is a lot of confusion about what crowdfunding is and is not. To shed some light on this topic let’s look at the history of crowdfunding. History Crowdfunding as a concept and practice has been around since the late 19th century. Some might argue that it…

The Los Angeles Business Journal interviewed a few executives and early stage investors to get their reaction. The topic was crowdfunding rules and the new Regulation A+ from the SEC. http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2015/apr/12/capital-gain/?page=1&

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