Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding law, which was unanimously passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Walker last November, officially took effect on June 1, 2014.  Wisconsin is one of 11 states that has “taken matters into its own hands” by passing its own crowdfunding laws while the federal rules are still pending.

Crowdfunding for Music Artists

Many unsigned or independent music artists struggle to finance studio time, recording an album, touring the country or even promoting their music locally.  The struggle can push some artists to treat their talents like a hobby or even give up the dream of performing professionally. Others work full- or part-time jobs to raise the money themselves while playing small gigs for little pay. Some industrious artists use crowdfunding websites to raise the capital necessary to fund their talent.

LXBN TV: For Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs, Failing to Fulfill Promises Has Real Repercussions

By | LXBN | July 23, 2014
LXBN TV

The advent of crowdfunding has led to some incredible feats of entrepreneurism—the realization of products, restaurants and services that may have never seen the light of day. It’s also led to one man raising more than $50,000 just to make some potato salad. The thing is, non-serious campaigns—or even serious ones that fail to make good on promises—could face repercussions.

States Take the Lead On Crowdfunding

States Take the Lead On Crowdfunding

The JOBS Act’s crowdfunding provisions were once one of the most eagerly anticipated items contained in that Act. Many companies and their advisors had high hopes that these crowdfunding provisions would open up new arenas for financing smaller companies while easing the costs and challenges associated with securities regulatory compliance.

Guest Post: Some States Have Sidestepped the JOBS Act’s Burdensome Crowdfunding Rules

By | The D&O Diary | May 15, 2014
Guest Post: Some States Have Sidestepped the JOBS Act’s Burdensome Crowdfunding Rules

The new crowdfunding provisions in the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012” have received a lot of attention, including a piece on this blog earlier this month:  Title III of the Act exempts certain crowdfundings from the registration requirements of the federal securities laws (the “Federal CF Exemption”), and the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed regulations in October 2013 to implement the exemption (the “Proposed CF Regulations”).