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  • Crowdfunding with Doug Ellenoff

    Join in online from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 to learn from the 2014 recipient of the “Crowdfunding Visionary” award, Doug Ellenoff, attorney-at-law. Ellenoff is an international expert on crowdfunding. He and his firm, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, have been meaningfully involved in crowdfunding since inception, sponsoring events, working with the SE...

    Casper Journal October 17, 2014

  • Two Years Later, JOBS Act Promises Fall Short, Though Not for Everyone

    More than two years ago, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Among its provisions were several significant changes to the way small private companies could find potential shareholders. In a nutshell, the act did two major things. First, it allowed private companies to openly solicit investors, on the Web and elsewhere.

    Inc. October 16, 2014

  • Douglas S. Ellenoff, a member of the Firm, will receive the "Crowdfunding Visionary Award" at the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp this October in Las Vegas.

    Click here for more details

    September 11, 2014

  • Venture firm tries telling others how to invest in private companies

    A Washington, D.C.-area company that invests in startup companies is moving into a new line of business: advising others on how they too can invest in startups.Disruption Corp., which runs the Crystal Tech Fund in Crystal City, Virginia, said Tuesday that regulators had licensed it to provide investment guidance.

    Reuters August 19, 2014

  • Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd rakes in $25M Series B round

    Israel’s OurCrowd has just pulled in $25 million in Series B funding, on top of the $5.5 million Series A it took in February 2013. According to the company, this is the biggest round yet for an equity crowdfunding outfit anywhere — only a million more than AngelList’s $24 million haul last September, but the point stands.

    Gigaom April 28, 2014

  • Realty Mogul Raises $9M as Real Estate Crowdsourcing Turns Into Hot Property

    Crowdfunding, which has influenced the making of movies, consumer electronics and various types of loans, is now spreading to real estate.  Realty Mogul Chief Executive Jilliene Helman Realty Mogul
    In the second such funding of a real estate startup this week, Realty Mogul Co. raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Canaan Partners, bringing its total funding to $10 million. Valuation is not disclosed.

    Crowdfund Beat March 27, 2014

  • Tough love as crowdfunding grows up

    The main benefactor of this rule change has been the real estate industry. Douglas Ellenoff, a securities lawyer who specializes in crowdfunding, estimates that more than half of the $160 million raised by online crowdfunding platforms in the U.S. since September went into real estate projects. The amount raised offline, for example by developers raising money from neighbors, could be significantly higher.

    Real Estate Weekly March 26, 2014

  • Bills Authorizing Intrastate “Crowdfinancing” Filed in Florida House and Senate

    The Florida Crowd Finance Association held its inaugural meeting March 5 at the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff in Coral Gables in support of a bipartisan initiative filed in the Florida House and Senate authorizing certain forms of “Crowdfinancing” between Florida-based entities.

    PR Web March 11, 2014

  • The top 30 influential leaders in the crowdfunding industry (infographic)

    Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd worked with marketing firm Evolve Inc. to handpick a list of 800 influential members of the crowdfunding community.

    The multibillion dollar crowdfunding industry wouldn't be where it is today without the people on this list.
    They are entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, politicians, analysts, legal professionals, and journalists. Together, their actions and commentary have driven the nascent industry forward.

    Venture Beat January 22, 2014

  • The New Era of Investor Relations

    In 2013, the ban on general solicitation of accredited investors was lifted, causing the largest change to securities laws in decades. While everyone from startups to hedge funds will enjoy new liberties in investor marketing and outreach campaigns, it's critical that the new rules are followed to a T, eliminating the chance for exemption rescission. Panel speakers include veteran securities attorney Doug Ellenoff...

    SXSW January 22, 2014

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