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The Equity Crowdfunding Rules: What You Need to Know

The SEC’s equity crowdfunding rules finally go into effect this month almost four years after Congress passed the JOBS Act, requiring the relaxing of certain rules on raising funds. So what does equity crowdfunding actually look like? Here is a primer:… Continue reading this entry

Crowdfunding 101: The Four Types You Need To Know

This post was originally written by Dylan Rochon, 2015 Foley & Lardner LLP Startup Connector. The term “crowdfunding” is closely associated with websites such as Kickstarter.com and GoFundMe.com. These sites provide a platform for startup companies to attract attention and funding. They provide an avenue for a wider group of investors to help fund or … Continue reading this entry

What Do the Expanded Reg A+ Rules Mean for Your Company?

This spring, the SEC adopted final rules required by the JOBS Act, which some hoped would increase smaller companies’ access to capital. Note, this wasn’t the long-awaited crowdfunding rules, it was the expansion of Regulation A (called by many Reg A+). Regulation A is an existing, and little used, exemption from the registration requirements of the … Continue reading this entry

I Would Still Pass on Crowd Funding

Several weeks ago, we explained that the SEC’s proposed crowd funding rules may make financing your start-up via websites like Kickstarter more time consuming and expensive than is necessary.  On October 23, 2013, the SEC clarified and proposed additional crowd funding rules, which, while not as onerous as they might have been, are still far from … Continue reading this entry

JOBS Act Private Placement Rules: Pros and Cons for Your Offering

On June 10, 2013, the SEC put into effect provisions of the JOBS Act intended to make it easier for companies and funds to conduct private placements by issuing final rules allowing for general solicitations and general advertisements in the sale of securities. The rules go into effect on or about September 23, 2013. Before … Continue reading this entry