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Crowdfunding For Equity Proposal To The SEC: Good Crowd, Bad Crowd

October 23, 2013 marked another milestone for capital formation as the bi-partisan group submitted its 585-page proposal for crowdfunding for equity to the SEC. The proposal is open to public comment for the next 90 days, and then history is set to unfold. If we don’t see further delays, will we see a functional set […]

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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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Holding Periods for Investors

By: Bruce E. Methven (Guest Contributor) With private placement offerings (not public offerings), investors must hold the securities for certain minimum periods of time.  These securities are called “restricted” because of these conditions regarding resale.  The basic purpose of holding periods is to ensure that an investor is not buying the securities for someone else. […]

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Mary Jo White is New SEC Chair: Any Chance Equity Crowdfunding Will Happen This 2013?

  By David Drake After 3 months since being nominated by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate on Monday April 10  approved Mary Jo White as the new chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  How will this affect the final steps of implementing the last two laws of the JOBS Act?  Our prediction […]

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JOBS Act: Interview with Scott Purcell, CEO of Arctic Island

By David Drake To probe the legal intricacies revolving around the JOBS Act and how these new laws might impact the crowdfunding scene in the next months leading to and right after the much-anticipated full implementation of crowdfunding for equity, David Drake spoke with Scott Purcell, CEO of Arctic Island. Image Credit: From www.freedigitalphotos.net Drake:Scott, […]

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SEC suggestion: Allow foreigners TINs to crowd invest in the US

SEC suggestion: Allow foreigners TINs to crowd invest in the US It will be a busy fall for The Soho Loft with partnerships with EFactor and the West Coast Wall Street Conference. The global events calendar is full-packed; it also covers an exciting University Series on Entrepreneurship focusing on crowd funding.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

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Summary and Highlights: 2012 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation Program, SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012 (Thursday)

Summary and Highlights: 2012 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation Program, SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012 (Thursday) By David Drake Close to 200 people participated in the SEC public hearing on Small Business Capital Formation last Thursday. The morning workshop covered the JOBS Act implementation (which includes crowd funding) while the […]

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JOBS Act: Interview with Douglas Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP

JOBS Act: Interview with Douglas Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP By David Drake, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft In this edition, David Drake consults with Douglas Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman & Scholle LLP to probe the legal intricacies revolving around the JOBS Act – how these impacts the crowd funding scene in […]

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Obama’s 10 Steps with SEC & FINRA to Legalize US Equity Crowd Funding

Obama’s 10 Steps with SEC & FINRA to Legalize US Equity Crowd Funding By David Drake Crowd funding for equity won’t be ready till Q4 2013 at the earliest and my guess is that implementation will be closer to Q1 2014. Let me walk you through my thinking around this. SEC Chair Mary Schapiro will […]

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Summary and Highlights: 2012 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation Program, SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012 (Thursday)

Summary and Highlights: 2012 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation Program, SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012 (Thursday) By David Drake Close to 200 people participated in the SEC public hearing on Small Business Capital Formation last Thursday. The morning workshop covered the JOBS Act implementation (which includes crowd funding) while the […]

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