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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Worldwide Stock Transfer Offers Investor Accreditation Services to Private Companies
New product offers first-of-its-kind stock transfer option for private companies
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Jan. 7, 2014) – Worldwide Stock Transfer, LLC (WST), a nation’s leading
stock transfer agent, announced today the launch of a first of its kind platform that facilitates
the investor accreditation process by connecting private companies and investors with their
verifiers without requiring private documents.
Worldwide Stock Transfer provides private companies who are utilizing crowd funding as a
method to raise capital, the ability to secure investor accreditation. An individual investor must
document an annual income of more than $200,000 individually, $300,000 as a couple or have a
net worth of more than $1,000,000 excluding the value of a primary household.
"Worldwide Stock has developed the stock transfer industry’s first one stop shopping
platform,” said Jonathan Gellis, president of Worldwide Stock Transfer. “We have put together
a platform that handles all the major back office components for private companies. A private
company can utilize Worldwide for shareholder services, receive escrow and investor
accreditation services all under one roof at a cost competitive rate."
Worldwide’s automated verification software streamlines the accreditation process while also
ensuring that customers comply with the safe harbor provision outlined by Title II of the JOBS
About Worldwide Stock Transfer, LLC
Worldwide Stock Transfer, LLC is a premier stock transfer firm specializing in an array of transfer
services including DRS and DWAC, accurate record keeping and account maintenance, investor
relations and restricted stock. WST offers escrow lockbox capabilities and unlimited online
services to clients and shareholders. Founded in 2005 at the request of numerous micro-cap
and small to mid-level size companies searching for a higher level of service and individual
attention, WST strongly believes in personalized, low cost professional service when it comes to
the stock transfer industry. WST has assembled a highly experienced team consisting of
professionals with extensive years of financial service skills in a variety of areas. For more
information on WST, please visit www.wwstr.com.
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January 4, 2014
Platforms and portals, security firms, investors, title II and III experts, attorneys, financial and fund managers, start-ups, real estate brokers and developers, P2P investors, entrepreneurs, incubators, and accelerators meet up during this two-day professional event while attending informative keynote sessions and networking with industry leaders.
Venture Beat December 9, 2013
The Business Law Section and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is hosting a live program and webcast in New York City on December 11, 2013, to review crowdfunding. The event is titled, “The SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal – A Preliminary Look”, and it is open to anyone who registers on the NYSBA site. The webcast is free of charge.
Crowdfund Insider December 6, 2013