Tag Archives: JOBS Act

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investment Outlook 2014: Are you Ready to Race with Stallions?

By David Drake, The Soho Loft   The year 2014 will be full of change and innovation in the finance and investing landscape as many newcomers will enter the game of finance. Here are some of the changes and trends that we see for the year 2014:   1. JOBS Act   SEC will try to make it clear for […]

A Storm is Coming: PE Funds Fall Under Reg D 506

By David Drake In spite of prior delays, on August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its first proposals for rules under the Jobs Act that would relax general solicitation for accredited investors. Signed into law on April 5 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act makes revolutionary changes to federal security laws that are over […]

Will the JOBS Act Lead Employees from Goldman, Merrill, and Morgan to Launch Funds?

Many Wall Street experts think that the JOBS Act will change the hedge fund industry. According to Daniel Strachman, a financial expert who serves as the Director of Research and Strategy for the GAIM Conference Series, it could also lead to the consolidation of existing funds — and the creation of others. “It would not surprise me if you saw […]

Will the JOBS Act Transform the Hedge Fund Industry?

There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act and its inevitable impact on the job market. But what impact, if any, will it have on the hedge fund industry? “For more than 60 years, hedge funds have never been allowed to advertise,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO […]