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News & Events: Crowdfunding


  • August 19 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

  • April 28 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

  • March 27 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

  • March 26 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

  • March 11 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

  • January 22 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

  • 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

  • January 04 2014


    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

    Click here for more information.

“It’s with genuine appreciation to all of our clients that we are in a position to achieve and maintain our leadership position in so many areas.”