JOBS Act

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 approval, announced today…

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

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

Alternative assets are becoming mainstream

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

Proof of use: A new crowdfunding threshold for passionate users

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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 million seed round led by AngelList’s Naval Ravikant and joined by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and more. The money will help the startup build out its Chia…

8:15 am PDT • March 28, 2018
Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO

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…

All companies can use ‘confidential filing’ IPO process now

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…

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

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…

Equity crowdfunding is now legal, but don’t expect anything to change just yet
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One Year Into Title II Of The JOBS Act

11:00 am PDT • October 17, 2014

Editor’s note: Rob Leclerc is the CEO of AgFunder, an online investment marketplace for agriculture and agtech opportunities. The first rule of raising capital is: you do not talk about raising…

One Year Into Title II Of The JOBS Act

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…

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

SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform based in New York that helps other startups (like Vengo Labs) raise rounds, is today launching a campaign on its own plaform to complete an…

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

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…

Editor’s note: 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, Lionsgate, Disney…

Crowdfunding Industry Celebrates First Anniversary of JOBS Act Despite Delays

Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and founder of TechCrunch-owner AOL, was a key player in advocating for the JOBS Act, which will allow for a much broader range of crowdfunding (specifically,…

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

Editor’s note: Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss led the U.S. fight to legalize debt and equity based crowdfunding, co-authored Crowdfund Investing for Dummies and foundedCrowdfund Capital Advisors where they provide strategy and technology services those seeking…

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

SolarCity, 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 most…

Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially

In a press event today held at the White House, President Obama just signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (which cleverly has the acronym of the JOBS Act) into…

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

Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyone and their mother can invest. The new law stipulates that entrepreneurs…

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

On March 22nd, a slightly modified “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act” was approved by the Senate in a 73-26 vote. Last week, the House of Representatives, too, showed…

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

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.…

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