JOBS Act

Funding

Regulation A+ Is Not the Savior of Cash-Seeking Startups

A company really needs to be ready -- preferably venture backed and generating substantive revenue -- before considering this option.
Finance

6 Things You Should Do Now If You Want to Raise Funds With Regulation A+

Prepare your company to accept money from the tens of millions of potential investors in "the crowd" that were previously off-limits.
JOBS Act

SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'

Previously, companies were allowed to raise up to $5 million.
JOBS Act

Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works

President Obama signed a law more than two years ago expanding access to crowdfunding. The idea was almost universally popular in Washington, a rarity in and of itself, but codifying a plan for how to...
Investing

People Invest in People -- an Overlooked Aspect of Private Investing

Online capital raising still involves the core tenet of trust and a serious focus on what the entrepreneur is trying to build with a startup.
Equity Crowdfunding

SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year

Provision would allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise funds from the general public.
JOBS Act

Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?

If the government loosened up restrictions, more money could be freely distributed to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Investing

How to Invest for Equity in a Startup

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.
Equity Crowdfunding

Want to Make Equity Crowdfunding Legal? 3 Experts Sound Off.

The government is sitting on a proposed bill that will open up new sources of financing for entrepreneurs everywhere.
Startup Financing

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
JOBS Act

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.

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
Crowdfunding

Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout

Recent editorials show that the difference between rewards-based and equity crowdfunding is misunderstood.
JOBS Act

Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.
Crowdfunding

The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, fundamentally changed the fundraising landscape for entrepreneurs. Here's a look at what has changed and what's next.
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