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JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding

By David Drake   Under the proposed rules, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will create a new investor class by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding. These rules will lead to a democratized investment landscape profitable to entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, writers, and everyday Americans. Since everyone else can […]

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JOBS Act Leaves Crowdfunding Investors Unprotected

The SEC is Working with a Flawed Law, says Attorney who Filed the Original Petition  The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released the proposed rules for the crowdfunding exemption of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Confirming initial indications, nowhere in the over 500 pages of proposed rules are businesses raising capital under the […]

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Three Solutions the JOBS Act Would be Crippled Without

Guest post by Richard Rodman As the crowd waits on the implementation of Title III, an even bigger crowd is observing the implementation of Title II and contemplating whether to jump in and swim around in the murky waters of general solicitation. Just like with any other piece of landmark legislation, there is going to […]

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Q&A with David Drake: Perspectives on Global SME Policies and Early Stage Equity Developments

Below is the equities.com interview with Mr David Drake, chairman and founder of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft, and an early stage equity expert with his focus now on private equity advisory, financial innovations and the communications and media propelling all of them into the future. David, you are a thought leader on early-stage […]

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Advertise for LPs: QIBs This or That – Who Cares If You Have $100 Million?

Actually, we care very much about Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs), investors with $100 million+ assets under management, especially given the new JOBS Act rule. Effective Sept. 23, 2013, the rule will remove the solicitation ban under SEC Regulation D, 506 exemption. This was one of the hot topics covered on November 19, 2012, in Newport […]

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Finally — Some Real Action On The JOBS Act

Finally, we again are seeing some progress toward the implementation of the advertising legislation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), which was enacted in April 2012. The 1933 and 1934 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) laws last July 10 were revamped for the 21st Century, as the commissioners voted 4-1 to […]

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Breaking News: On Monday September 23, 2013: Advertising to Investors Becomes Legal in the US!

By David Drake The JOBS Act Title II  was published today on the Federal Register which makes this new law effective on Monday September 23 or 60 days later. Image credits to hedgeye.com This is a gargantuan change from the Securities Act of 1933 — breaking the 80 year old ban on allowing advertising of […]

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Italy Law announced for Equity Crowdfunding today

Italy now legally leads the global crowdfunding pack with the implementation of the first equity crowdfunding law in the world. The Soho Loft comments on these legal provisions in effect today.        Italy Crowdfunding Conference       by The Soho Loft in January 2013 “This is a powerful announcement to the nations […]

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U.S. Leads World In Burgeoning Crowdfunding Trend

Right now the spotlight is on LendingClub that offers peer-to-peer loans of up to $33,000. Last month they transacted $125 million with projections to lend up to $1.5 billion by year end. They stand to double in size from 2012 and are considered the behemoth as they are triple the size of the US second […]

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Italy Beats the U.S. to Equity Crowdfunding Law

 By David Drake Moving more quickly than even the United States, Italy is the first country in the world to pass and enact an equity crowdfunding law – the Decreto Crescita Bis, or the Italian “Growth Act 2.0.” The Italian parliament voted for the implementation of a crowdfunding law last December 17, 2012, and our […]

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