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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
Sherwood Neiss is passionate about entrepreneurship. And he has helped lead the charge to change nearly 80-year-old federal securities laws about investing, so that entrepreneurs can gain access to capital. Called crowdfunding, the changes will allow small investors to fund start-up businesses, hopefully creating jobs and boosting the economy in the process.
Miami Herald December 30, 2012
Now here is the one percent you do want to hear about! The world is on the precipice of creating a trillion-dollar crowdfunding market. In Australia, the ASSOB has offered a crowdfunding investment portal since 2005. In the UK, equity crowdfunding is already in progress, with investment platforms such as Crowdcube andSeedups. And in the Netherlands, crowdfunding is ramping up with Symbid.
Venture Beat December 27, 2012
When the Jobs Act became law in April, supporters proclaimed a new era for small businesses seeking to raise money. The “game changer,” as President Obama put it in the Rose Garden as he signed the bill, was a provision to let small companies “crowdfund” — that is, sell stock and other securities over the Internet directly to the public.
New York Times December 26, 2012
Today I kick off a special series of conversations with one of our contributing experts on the JOBS Act and the future of crowdfunding for equity in the US and elsewhere. Douglas Ellenoff, a partner at the firm Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole will help me...
Crowdsourcing.org December 11, 2012