On October 30th, the SEC adopted their Crowdfunding rules and the adopting release became available on October 31st, commonly referred to as Halloween.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Obamacare Contraceptive Non-Profit Sequel; Crowdfunding Uncrowded; & Electric Water Effluents
The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) granted certiorari in seven Obamacare contraceptive coverage cases signaling the return of an agency regulatory compliance issue, not a constitutional or “rights” issue.
Prior to the “crowdfunding” era, entrepreneurs would typically seek capital by tapping their personal bank accounts or 401Ks, or by asking their network of family, friends and professional contacts for loans or an equity investment in their product or startup.
In the current hype about venture capital and crowdfunding, it is easy to forget that there are other options to starting a business and reasons not to take these routes too early.
Companies in early and growth stages often need significant funding to achieve their business goals but can have difficulties finding potential investors.
Today, there appears to be an ever-expanding number of sponsors and markets for crowdfunding.
Since the Regulation A+ effective date last month, a number of websites have emerged that promote “Regulation A+ crowdfunding” contributing even further to the confusion in the market regarding “crowdfunding.”