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10 Tech Holiday Travel Tips to Keep You and Your Data Safe

Traveling with electronic devices puts personal and critical business information at risk. As we embark on the busy holiday travel season, we decided to share some useful tips to help prevent your data and devices from falling into the wrong hands. Here are Eze Castle Integration’s top 10: Back up Your Data Before You Leave: Prior to traveling, back up […]

US Leads Crowdfunding for Equity with Passing of Final Law of JOBS Act

By a two-thirds vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally came to the decision to pass equity crowdfunding, otherwise referred to as Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, into law at a public meeting held on Friday 30 October  2015, more than 80 years after the SEC Act of 1933. SEC Chair White and Commissioners […]

Breaking News: SEC Votes on Crowdfunding for Equity 30 Oct 2015

After three and a half years, the  SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is finally voting on Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act  (JOBS Act).   I lobbied for the JOBS Act in 2011 and was there at the first ever SEC meeting held to discuss the equity crowdfunding law on 20 April 2012, two weeks after President […]

The Future of Online Investing: StartEngine Launches Revolutionary Platform

By David Drake StartEngine has officially launched on Friday, June 19, 2015 and finally brings you “true crowdfunding” as what I had written in Thomson Reuters last 2012. The firm’s model has previously been used by Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, and now it can be used under Regulation A + to raise up to $50 million. The firm can […]

Who Dares to be the next Ben and Jerry’s or Fundrise to Raise up to $50 Million through Regulation A+?

By David Drake   All startups need capital to innovate, launch, scale and grow. For companies seeking additional financing for their working capital or to expand its operations but do not yet want to risk an IPO, using the newly approved Regulation A+ is a possible alternative.   Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. (BJICA) is one firm that was able […]

Why the New Regulation A+ Rules Will Rock the Crowdfunding World

By David Drake The US crowdfunding industry hit a major milestone on March 25 this year as the SEC passed into law Reg A+ under Title IV of the JOBS Act after years of prolonged deliberation and advocating by stakeholders.   Industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors have eagerly anticipated for the passing into law of this regulation to facilitate the […]

CFTC Issues JOBS Act Relief

September 10, 2014  Dear Friends, The CFTC issued an exemptive letter harmonizing its rules with the SEC’s JOBS Act amendments, lifting the ban on general solicitation for certain CPOs, in connection with private securities offerings.  Previously, the CFTC’s marketing restrictions on private offerings prevented CPOs from engaging in general solicitations. The relief granted by the CFTC is not self-executing – CPOs […]

Going into Crowdfunding? Discover 3 Success Stories that Dared to Say No to the Banks

Going into Crowdfunding? Discover 3 Success Stories that Dared to Say No to the Banks   By David Drake     Crowdfunding works like a cockfight where you raise your bet and anybody from the crowd takes the challenge.  The only difference is that in a cockfight it is a 50:50 win-loss probability.  In crowdfunding,  risk is spread into different […]

Crowdfunding Our Natural Resources: A Way to Ethical Mining? #crowdfundmining

By David Drake   Natural resources, which include  minerals, metals, oil or gas, occupy a central role in our everyday life. Minerals are essential to our economic development. The minerals, particularly the metals, have specific properties such as high strength, durability, conductor of heat and electricity and aesthetic appeal that endear them to the  industries, and us.   Figure 1, […]

On The Rise: The Next Moguls like Donald Trump will come from the Crowd – but they will not be Crowdfunding

By David Drake   Direct Public Offering, also known as Regulation A+, is poised to significantly bring down the cost of raising capital for businesses in the US when it becomes legal. And when it does, it could overshadow even its more popular regulatory sibling under the JOBS Act – Crowdfunding.   Such incidences like paying up to $250,000 in […]