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Mar 02, 2012
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What the SEC Letters to FundersClub and AngelList Mean for Investment Crowdfunding

No-action letters from the SEC to FundersClub and AngelList have lessons for other platforms in the accredited investor crowdfunding space - if not for those crowdfunding portals waiting on rules to implement investment crowdfunding for non-accredited investors.

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William CarletonApr 02, 2013 06:01 pm GMT18329 views
Three Things Broken in Investment Crowdfunding That SEC Regulations Won't Fix

Hopes being placed on prospective SEC regulations are based on a false promise. Non-accredited investment crowdfunding under the JOBS Act was never meant to actually work.

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William CarletonJan 07, 2013 02:30 pm GMT5751 views
Congratulations President Obama, Now Please Help Fix Equity Crowdfunding

Now that the US 2012 election is over, it's time to make sure equity crowdfunding will work for all Americans.

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William CarletonNov 09, 2012 10:39 pm GMT5540 views
Does the U.S. Equity Crowdfunding Legislation Need a "Do-over"?

Should Rep. Patrick McHenry be angry about what has happened to his signature equity crowdfunding bill, or should he just start over? In this post one of our resident experts, contrarian and attorney William Carleton, envisions what a "do-over" might look like. Carleton argues that the interests of all involved were sacrificed by what the Senate did to the equity crowdfunding legislation.

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William CarletonOct 05, 2012 03:30 am GMT5715 views
Crowdfunding is White-hot on Capitol Hill - Will it Survive the Fire?

Crowdfunding is really heating up in Washington, D.C. with new developments every day and plenty of mainstream media attention. But few people are as close to the issue as's contributors. The following comes to us from contributing expert William Carleton, who has been following the different bills to legalize crowdfunding in the U.S. Congress for us for months now. This post was originally published on his blog. Carleton is a Seattle attorney with experience as a startup lawyer and angel investor.

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William CarletonMar 19, 2012 08:49 pm GMT14386 views
Crowdfunding for the 1%

The same Congressperson, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) of North Carolina, has introduced separate pieces of crowdfunding legislation, one for the general public and one for angel investing. That's awesome, although the two pieces of legislation don't exactly synch.

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William CarletonMar 13, 2012 05:18 pm GMT3360 views
Angels & Crowdfunding

As the crowdfunding exemption in the US heats up again, there may yet be time to think through how crowdfunded deals could coordinate with the "accredited," angel investing paradigm.

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William CarletonMar 05, 2012 06:30 am GMT3918 views
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