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Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital
Finance

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
Scott Shane
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?
Finance

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.
Sally Outlaw
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding
Finance

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
Catherine Clifford
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea
Starting a Business

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
Jeff Wald
Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered
Finance

Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

A crowdfunding expert answers the most frequently asked questions about this new way of raising startup funds for your business.
Sally Outlaw
Report: Twitter to List on NYSE, Fearing IPO Mishap on Nasdaq
Technology

Report: Twitter to List on NYSE, Fearing IPO Mishap on Nasdaq

Not wanting a repeat of Facebook's botched IPO, Twitter reportedly plans to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange when it makes its market debut.
Brian Patrick Eha
Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors
Finance

Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors

Some entrepreneurs are looking to streamline the potentially onerous process of accrediting investors in accordance with the SEC's new rules on general solicitation.
Catherine Clifford
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks
Finance

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23
Finance

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change will be regulated.
Catherine Clifford
Twitter Files for IPO
Technology

Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter has filed to go public, though potential investors will have to wait a bit to get a sense of its financials.
Ray Hennessey
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors
Legal Center

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
Joseph W. Bartlett
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Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business
Starting a Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
Catherine Clifford
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors
Finance

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
Catherine Clifford
A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It
Growth Strategies

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
Michelle Goodman