Sharon M. Davison

Crowdfunding Is Here

In Broker-Dealers, Capital Formation, Crowdfunding, Portals, SEC on May 18, 2016 at 10:54 am

When I started this blog many people laughed and said we would never reach a day when you could raise money over the Internet. Well many of those same people started to call me when their clients started to ask questions about crowdfunding. The initial wave came after the JOBS Act allowed general solicitation and advertising for private offering of securities to accredited investors. But slowly I started to get calls about the newly proposed crowdfunding for small issuers to the general public.

So here we are. Yesterday May 17, 2016, 17 companies filed to raise money via crowdfunding. Each company had to file a Form C with the SEC and all offerings must be through a FINRA registered funding portal or a broker-dealer qualified to engage in crowdfunding.

I am going to look into where the money is being raised. As you know I have not looked favorably on funding portals. But let’s see what the companies think.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on crowdfunding. Also check back here as this new sector moves forward.




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