Groundfloor steps up its real estate debt crowdfunding platform with fresh capital

Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular way for companies to raise capital, and investors are taking notice. Groundfloor, the first real estate crowdfunding platform to gain regulatory approva

Alternative assets are becoming mainstream

Simply put: alternative assets are the things that probably wouldn’t come up when you meet with your financial advisor.

Proof of use: A new crowdfunding threshold for passionate users

Instead of a standard based on wealth, or even knowledge -- one based on users’ contributions of time and attention.

Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO

Bram Cohen invented torrenting. Now he’s building a cryptocurrency called Chia that doesn’t waste electricity like Bitcoin, and top investors are lining up. Chia has just raised a $3.395 m

All companies can use ‘confidential filing’ IPO process now

Effective today, any company can file for a "confidential" IPO, even if annual revenue is greater than $1 billion. This means that larger companies can now submit and revise financial filings, waiting

What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups

The JOBS Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2012, allowing companies to acquire funding through online portals from non-accredited investors, which roughly accounts for 97 percent of the po

Equity crowdfunding is now legal, but don’t expect anything to change just yet

Equity crowdfunding is now legal in the United States. Four years in the making, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) finally entered into force on May 16. Prior to this, the ma

One Year Into Title II Of The JOBS Act

Rob Leclerc Contributor More posts by this contributor AgTech Is The New Queen Of Green Editor’s note: Rob Leclerc is the CEO of AgFunder, an online investment marketplace for agriculture and a

The JOBS Act Progress Report: The Number Of Tech IPOs Can Double By 2016

In early January 2014, there was a widespread concern that the IPO window was going to snap shut. But the chilling IPO winter transformed into an early blossom and the market rebounded. Recently,

SeedInvest Raises Series A On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform, $2M Committed So Far

<a target="_blank" href="">SeedInvest</a>, the equity crowdfunding platform based in New York that helps other startups (like <a href="

SEC Votes To Propose Equity Crowdfunding By Unaccredited Investors, Now Up For Public Comment

Hundreds of days past the deadline, an SEC panel today unanimously voted to propose a rule allowing equity crowdfunding of startups by anyone, not just rich accredited investors. The rule will now go

Crowdfunding Industry Celebrates First Anniversary of JOBS Act Despite Delays

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Danae Ringelmann is a co-founder of Indiegogo. Prior to that, she was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies, including Pixar, Lion

AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, ‘Really Important’ In Detroit

Steve Case, CEO of <a target="_blank" href="">Revolution</a> and founder of TechCrunch-owner AOL, was <a target="_blank" href="

SEC’s Proposed Rule on General Solicitation Reads, “Sorry…Please Hold… It’s Too Complicated for Us”

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss led the U.S. fight to legalize debt and equity based crowdfunding, co-authored <a target="_blank" href="http://www.barnesandnoble.c

Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially

<a href="">SolarCity</a>, the cleantech company backed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, filed for an IPO this past week. But there's hardly been a peep about it compared to

How The JOBS Act Will Change The Tech World (And Beyond) [TCTV]

In a press event today held at the White House, President Obama <a href="">just signe

With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body

Today, President Obama <a href="">signs the JOBS Act into law</a>, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyon

Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

On March 22nd, a slightly modified "Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act" <a href="">was approved by the Senate</a> in a 73-26 vot

Soon Even Your Mom Can Invest: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill 73-26 (With Protections)

Well, this just in from a dispatch on Capitol Hill: The Senate has passed legislation that will essentially legalize crowdfunding in startups by practically anyone -- even your mom. U.S. Senators Scot