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During today’s crowdfunding press conference at the National Press Club, Doug Ellenoff of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole mentioned a rather hilarious acronym he’s built for the crowdfunding community. He shared that crowdfunding is CREDIBLE…
CrowdFund Insider February 19, 2013
This morning, Leverage PR provided media relations services at the State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The members of the Crowdfunding Professional Association who spoke at the event went on to meet with lawmakers and the press at Capitol Hill for an informational luncheon. At this morning’s press conference, leaders of the venture and Crowdfunding community pushed for immediate action on fulfilling the promises made in last year’s Jump Start Our Businesses Startups Act (JOBS Act) to make equity- and debt-based Crowdfunding a reality in the U.S.
Leverage PR February 19, 2013
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Frequently Asked Questions About the Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration in Title II of the JOBS Act
The SEC Division of Trading and Markets has provided guidance on the exemption from broker-dealer registration in Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.
The SEC February 5, 2013
Investors using Crowdcube, an online “crowdfunding” platform, will now be able to claim compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and access the Financial Ombudsman Service if they have a complaint. Luke Lang, co founder of Exeter-based Crowdcube, said FSA approval was “crucial” for inspiring confidence among investors and small companies using the service.
The Telegraph February 4, 2013
Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best of Crowdfund Capital Advisors co-authored this crowdfund investing primer to provide guidance to investors interested in this emerging financial marketplace.
Crowdsourcing.org January 11, 2013
In response to encouragement from the crowdfunding industry, FINRA has taken the proactive step of creating an Interim Form for Funding Portals to commence the application process ahead of final SEC and FINRA rulemaking. The application will give both FINRA and applicants the ability to develop rules that reflect the funding portal community and its business. FINRA will treat the filed information as confidential. Once the rules are implemented, applicants will have the opportunity to provide additional or different information. This voluntary interim application will not confer FINRA membership and is not a license to conduct business under the JOBS Act.
FINRA January 10, 2013
The CrowdfundTX Conference featured an impressive assemblage of crowdfunding leaders from around the country. Organizer, Chris Camillo Founding Board Member of the Crowdfunding Professionals Association, noted that bringing this group of “speakers together may never happen again.”
Forbes January 9, 2013
Douglas S. Ellenoff participated in "Crowdfund Texas: Impact of the JOBS Act on Texas Investors and Start-ups" in Austin, Texas on January 8, 2013. It was a premiere industry conference that brought together Texas investors, start-ups, incubators, accelerators, and academic leaders in entrepreneurship for an intensive day of interactive educational sessions from leading thought leaders. Mr. Ellenoff was invited to speak on several panels as well as one exclusively for the media.
YouTube January 8, 2013
RYAN CALDBECK was stumped. A director at a private equity firm, he was taking part in a panel discussion at a consumer goods conference last summer in New York when an entrepreneur raised his hand with a question: Where could a young company with just a few million dollars in sales go for money to grow?
NY Times January 5, 2013
CrowdFunding will lead the way! The first half of 2013 will be a time when self-assessed delivery, customer and consumer communication and angel experience in quality control and supply chain operations will become key topics.
Forbes December 31, 2012