Unprecedented Transparency and Investor Access In The Crowdfinance Marketplace

  • April 14, 2014
  • Crowdnetic Research Team
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Crowdnetic, the leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace, released its first quarterly PIPR (Private Issuers Publicly Raising) data analysis, for the period ending March 31, 2014. [More]

MARKETS

Unprecedented Transparency and Investor Access In The Crowdfinance Marketplace

  • April 14, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic Research Team
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Crowdnetic, the leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace, released its first quarterly PIPR (Private Issuers Publicly Raising) data analysis, for the period ending March 31, 2014. [More]

JOBS Act Encourages Transparency

  • April 04, 2014
  • by Eric Smith
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April 5th will mark the two-year anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), and while Title III of this act is still lingering at the SEC for final regulatory approval, Title II has been in effect since September 23, 2013. [More]

SEC Director Offers Insights into Crowdfunding

  • March 25, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
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Last Thursday in London, Keith F. Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporate Finance for the SEC, delivered a keynote address at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) – Thirteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe. [More]

OFFERINGS

Regulation A, the SEC, and the NASAA

  • April 10, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
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On Tuesday, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar spoke at the annual conference of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in Washington, DC regarding the JOBS Act, in particular exemptions pertaining to Regulation A. [More]

The Three Means of Equity Crowdfunding

  • March 18, 2014
  • by Eric Smith
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While many advocate that startups bootstrap for as long as possible, eventually, these entrepreneurs will require an infusion of outside capital. [More]

Additional Factors to Consider When Evaluating Crowdfunding Investments

  • February 25, 2014
  • by Eric Smith
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Securities-based crowdfunding has grown over the past year, in part helped by the introduction of JOBS Act – Title II regulations, which removed the ban on general solicitation. [More]

P2P

Google's Investment into Crowdfinance--A Defining Moment for the Financial Markets

  • May 06, 2013
  • by Dara Albright
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Since 2006, P2P & online lending have enjoyed explosive growth. Lending Club and Prosper, America's two largest P2P lenders have now surpassed $2B in loan origination, and P2P has captured the attention of industry legends, the financial media, [More]

REAL ESTATE

Crowdfunding the Future of Real Estate

  • March 27, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
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As more real estate crowdfunding websites emerge on the market, the industry is divided on whether or not this way of funding is legitimate and reliable for real estate transactions. [More]

Crowdfunding a Self-Storage Facility

  • January 22, 2014
  • by NowStreet Wire
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The recent trend toward online “crowdfunding” has begun to make some investment opportunities available at smaller minimum investment amounts than ever before, with investors able to initiate and track their investments directly through their laptop or ta [More]

Transforming Real Estate Through Crowdfunding

  • December 31, 2013
  • by Eric Smith
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Crowdfunding allows for a democratization of the fundraising process to include not just traditional financing methods, but also the crowd. [More]

REGULATORY

Alabama Approves Alternative Form of Financing

  • April 16, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
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?Alabama joined the growing list of states to adopt intrastate crowdfunding exemption legislature last week when Governor Robert Bentley signed Senate Bill 44 into law. [More]

Connecticut Considers Crowdfunding

  • April 01, 2014
  • by Eric Smith
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Connecticut is the latest state to evaluate how to implement intrastate crowdfunding regulations in order to ensure adequate protections for investors without being too onerous as to discourage businesses from using this form of fundraising. [More]

Indiana Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill Passes

  • March 28, 2014
  • by Crowdnetic News Team
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On Tuesday, March 25, Indiana became the latest state to pass an intrastate equity crowdfunding bill as Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Enrolled Act 375 into law. [More]

SECONDARIES

Secondary Markets for Crowdfinanced Offerings

  • December 09, 2013
  • by Dara Albright
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Following the SEC's 568 pages of proposed rules for Title III Crowdfunding, Crowdnetic's NowStreet Wire released a comparison chart highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of selected crowdfinance offerings including PIPRs [More]

The Current IPO Landscape and the Vital Role of the Secondary Marketplace: Size Does Matter--Except If You Are Chinese

  • March 29, 2011
  • by Dara Albright
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, "Yes, Size Does Matter--The Current IPO Landscape," in which I highlighted the most pressing issue affecting today's IPO environment--the blatant bias towards the large cap company. [More]

RETIREMENT / TAX PLANNING

Saving Retirement Savings: Prevent fees from eroding your retirement savings

  • February 27, 2014
  • by James A. Jones
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This is a very insightful article on the power of compound investing, especially if your retirement dollars are always growing in value, and your management fees are cheap. [More]

MyRA – A Wealth Generating Tool for the Masses?

  • January 31, 2014
  • by Dara Albright
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During the state of the union address on Tuesday night, President Obama unveiled a new affordable retirement account, ‘MyRA’ aimed at helping more Americans build a nest egg. [More]

Retirement Funds Chasing Crowdfinance

  • September 04, 2013
  • by James A. Jones
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In many ways, it is the "perfect storm" in this new era of investment options. Crowd funding is going main stream. [More]

INTERNATIONAL

Turkey Turns to Crowdfunding

  • April 08, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
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Previous to the United States’ market collapsing in 2008, emerging economies had become accustomed to financing their own economies with indirect or direct foreign investments. [More]

Concerns Over Pan-European Crowdfunding Legislation

  • April 04, 2014
  • by Jackie Bass
  • 0

The European Commission recently published a report pertaining to the responses that they received concerning its public consultation regarding crowdfunding. [More]

Italy's First Successful Crowdfinancing Campaign

  • April 03, 2014
  • by Eric Smith
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Italy was among the first nations to pass legislation allowing for crowdfunded securities. The laws were created in 2012 as a part of a larger series of legislation intended to promote entrepreneurship in the country. [More]