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Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules

With recent news that Richard Branson has thrown his support behind Indiegogo, there is a decent amount of mainstream attention to the topic of crowfunding. But while there is a lot happening on the policy front, things haven’t necessarily materialized as quickly as expected. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
SEC Seeking Input on Crowdfunding
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 
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Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Red Tape  Growth & Poverty 
The Long Road to Crowdfunding

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved one step further in enlarging the pool of capital available to entrepreneurs when it unanimously voted to propose regulations to allow unaccredited U.S. investors to invest in startups and small businesses for equity, as set out in Title III of the JOBS Act. I took a look at reactions to this latest step and how it compares to a couple of other nations on a similar mission.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 28, 2013
Jobs Act Crowdfunding Measure Goes into Effect Today
Today marks a new era in entrepreneurial finance as the measure in the 2012 JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act) allowing “emerging growth” companies to ask accredited investors for equity investments publicly (e.g., through social media) without having to register the shares for public trading goes into effect.
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Jonathan Ortmans
on September 23, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The JOBS Act: How Business Should Get Done in Washington, DC

The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act is one small step away from becoming law after its fast passage in Congress and President Obama has given reassurance that he will sign the bill when it gets to his desk this week (probably Thursday). The passage of the JOBS Act last Tuesday during a politically charged time is proof that entrepreneurship promotion is a bipartisan issue. As the clock moves relentlessly toward November, both sides of the aisle found common focus and set out to solve the entrepreneurial access to capital problem. The American public should be proud of how functional Washington was these past few weeks.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on April 02, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
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