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Crowdfunding: What's Legal and When [Live Chat]
Crowdfunding

As a result of this week's live chat, the SRO working group learned that there is some confusion around whether and when platforms can charge a fee for facilitating crowdfunding. We invite you to join members of CFIRA's leadership group and our securities attorney's for next week's live chat to clarify this issue.

Specifically, platforms have the following abilities:

• Until July 4, 2012, platforms may not facilitate any form of "solicitation" or advertising of raises;

• From July 4, 2012 until January, 2013, platforms may only facilitate "Regulation D" offerings, must limit all offerings to accredited investors, and cannot charge a fee for that facilitation;

• After January, 2013, platforms may offer crowdfunding offerings (not Regulation D offerings), and may charge a fee to facilitate those offerings.

We will discuss this in more detail to answer questions you may have, and welcome you to our next Live Chat at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST on 16 April 2012.

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Carl EspostiApr 12, 2012 05:47 pm GMT4408 views
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Transcript of Our Third Crowdfunding Live Chat - SEC Meeting & More
Crowdfunding

Our weekly crowdfunding live chats are becoming one of the hottest tickets around as the gears start turning to put the new investing framework in place. Our third live event was held this past Monday, just a few days after members of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Association met with officials from FINRA and the SEC.

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Eric MackApr 27, 2012 09:40 pm GMT9537 views
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More Than Crowdfunding in the Week's Crowdsourcing News

This week the Senate's passage of a bill to legalize crowdfunding for equity in the U.S. naturally dominated news in the crowdsourcing world, but there was plenty of non-crowdfunding happenings, too.

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Eric MackMar 25, 2012 06:22 am GMT4409 views
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What the JOBS Act Means for You Right Now

The following comes to us courtesy of Candace Klein, founder of SoMoLend and securities attorney Sean Peppard from Ulmer & Berne, LLP. This should answer some of the questions that came up during Monday's live chat on the JOBS Act and crowdfunding in the U.S. moving forward.

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Eric MackApr 10, 2012 10:54 pm GMT4308 views
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Highlights (and a transcript) of Our First Crowdfunding Live Chat

Crowdsourcing.org held a very insightful and provocative live chat on Monday on the topic of establishing the regulatory framework for the new crowdfunding system just signed into law by President Obama in the JOBS Act. Much thanks to Jeff Bullock who volunteered to draft the following highlights and organize the transcript into the easier-to-read format at the end of this post.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 12, 2012 12:53 pm GMT4034 views
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Crowdsource those Crowdfunding Rules!
Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. is turning to one of the most time-honored forms of crowdsourcing for help in drafting new rules for the crowdfunding system that's soon to come into existence as part of the recently signed JOBS Act -- the old-fashioned public comment period.

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Eric MackApr 13, 2012 09:54 pm GMT4180 views
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More From Inside the SEC Crowdfunding Meeting
Crowdfunding

The following is a guest post from attorney Douglas S. Ellenoff, on the meeting between CFIRA members and the SEC staff last week. Also be sure to read our earlier story on the meeting. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 24, 2012 04:59 pm GMT4452 views
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Transcript of Our Second Crowdfunding Live Chat

Here's every word of our second crowdfunding live chat, this one on what's legal and when under the JOBS Act.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 25, 2012 01:16 pm GMT5805 views
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Transcript of Our Fourth Crowdfunding Live Chat - Announcing CfPA

On Monday Crowdsourcing.org hosted our fourth crowdfunding live chat and below is the full transcript of the conversation as promised. The discussion included the official announcement of the creation of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. A detailed statement on CfPA also immediately followed the conclusion of the live chat. CfPA will act as a sister organization to CFIRA, and answers to plenty more questions about the new organization can be found in this full transcript:

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 10, 2012 07:37 am GMT4937 views
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Crowdfunding Chat Transcript - CfIRA and the White House, SEC, FINRA & NFA

Our fifth crowdfunding live chat took place here on Crowdsourcing.org yesterday. The discussion continued to center around how the industry will take shape and the regulatory framework that will govern it. A very lively and informative discussion, as always.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 22, 2012 05:39 pm GMT3490 views
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Crowdfunding Live Chat Transcript - SEC Update and Live Events
Crowdfunding

During Crowdsourcing.org's most recent Crowdfunding Live Chat this past Monday, June 4, leaders from CfIRA, CfPA and others in the emerging equity crowdfunding industry gathered to discuss recent discussions with SEC and FINRA on how the industry will take shape. There was also a recap of the recent Crowdfunding Made Simple event in Salt Lake City and talk of similar events in the works for several other states.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 06, 2012 04:23 pm GMT2347 views
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Business Compliance Partners Notes Regulatory Delays
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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the implementation of several much anticipated key financial market regulations has been delayed. In addition, several other important...

Tim SatterthwaiteAug 31, 2012 12:29 pm GMT1553 views
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Business Compliance Partners Notes Regulatory Delays
Inside The JOBS Act: Equity Crowdfunding
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For equity crowdfunding to operate properly, funding portals will not only need regulations in place, but also the appointment of a self-regulatory organization or SRO. This SRO is most likely to...

Jayne AnnNov 07, 2012 01:41 am GMT1289 views
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Inside The JOBS Act: Equity Crowdfunding
SEC Forum Covers JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Progress and Concerns
Crowdfunding

At its annual "Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," today the U.S. Securities and Exchange commissioners and invited panelists discussed progress, key issues and concerns with implementation of the JOBS Act, including Title III, the provision to legalize crowdfunding for equity.

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Eric MackNov 15, 2012 05:59 pm GMT45289 views
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SRO? Crowdfunding likely to get boost from new law
article Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding - a way of gathering an online community of financial supporters to rally around a specific project - has captured the public imagination, bringing an "it takes a village"...

Claire MackayNov 25, 2012 02:12 pm GMT1209 views
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SRO? Crowdfunding likely to get boost from new law
New SEC Chairman’s Implications to JOBS Act Crowdfunding

A look at what new interim SEC chair Elisse Walter taking over could mean for crowdfunding implementation under the JOBS Act.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 09, 2012 03:41 pm GMT9851 views
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