SEC The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on SEC en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:00 GMT Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor? Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC Provision of JOBS Act could change how businesses raise capital. But it faces regulations that could make it useless. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT Kendall Almerico Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings? The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:30:00 GMT Scott Shane One of the Nation's Top-Paid CEOs Leads an Unprofitable, Largely Unknown Company Charif Souki of Cheniere Energy, a Houston-based enterprise hoping to one day capitalize on the fracking boom, raked in a whopping $142 million last year. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:53:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:55:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:30:00 GMT Laura Entis This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors' Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:18:00 GMT Catherine Clifford The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT Kendall Almerico In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud? On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:55:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter? The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:30:00 GMT Kendall Almerico As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:22:00 GMT Catherine Clifford States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:20:00 GMT Catherine Clifford SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:33:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading The SEC contends that the 'Shark Tank' star avoided a monetary loss on stock thanks to an insider tip. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:35:00 GMT Jason Fell AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical components to be sure an investor is ready to play ball. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:31:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:30:00 GMT Jeff Wald AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:35:00 GMT Catherine Clifford What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMT Sally Outlaw 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. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett