Tag Archives: Equity Crowdfunding

The “Fix Crowdfunding Act” – What It Fixes And What It Doesn’t Fix

In early June, the U.S. House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, approved the “Fix Crowdfunding Act” bill (or HR 4855). Maybe it’s the title of the bill that is misleading, but since then I have seen multiple articles which incorrectly … Continue reading

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Beware Of Companies Touting “506(b) Compliant” Internet Platforms

Steve Jobs is quoted as saying that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” While I personally agree with this statement, and it may certainly be the case in the mobile device and other industries, when it comes to … Continue reading

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PRESENTATION – How To Use The Illinois Crowdfunding Exemption To Raise Capital

As the author, and biggest proponent, of the recently signed Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding bill (HB 3429) I have been doing my best to get the word out about it and the potential it holds for Illinois business and investors. As part … Continue reading

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SEC Issues New Guidance: Use Of The Internet Not Always Considered General Solicitation

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) responded to a “no-action” letter (RE: Citizen VC, Inc.) concerning the establishment of “substantive relationships” with previously unknown potential investors and what constitutes “general solicitation” in the context of a private securities offering. … Continue reading

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PRESENTATION – Understanding Debt and Equity Based Crowdfunding

I was recently asked to do a presentation for the Chicago Bar Association to explain how Debt and Equity Based Crowdfunding works. I thought it would be beneficial to post that presentation here for others that might be interested.

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