I took time last night to analyze newly released data from the first 50 (more or less) small business equity crowdfunding deals completed in the United States. Some interesting trends are emerging that have significance for investors and issuers; I’m sure I’ll have more to say soon.
Delaware is the state of organization of many small business organizations including most of my clients. Yesterday Delaware joined 34 other states in passage of legislation that makes use of more liberal federal crowdfunding rules for small business equity financing. The new state law recognizes the provisions of federal law under the JOBS act. I’ve […]
Establishing a safe stream of investment income has been a significant challenge for investors and the challenge seems to be expanding. The Wall Street Journal today reports “There is now $13 trillion of global negative-yielding debt, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That compares with $11 trillion before the Brexit vote, and barely none […]
LexisNexis reported yesterday that “Texas securities regulators this month are considering tweaks to state crowdfunding rules that would lift escrow requirements for smaller investments, changes that attorneys say demonstrate the state’s continued eagerness to fine-tune crowdfunding”. Other media sources covered the advancement of crowd funding in North Carolina this week. Many other states are also […]
The well respected law firm Blank Rome LLP, headquartered right here in my hometown of Philadelphia, put out a blog post this week titled “Is Crowdfunding a Mirage or an Oasis?”. With all respect, this is the wrong question for a business adviser to ask at this stage of evolution. The structure of business crowdfunding […]
Many small business owners dream about tapping the power of the internet to raise funding for their growth. Yet in reality few people have an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the realm of crowdfunding. Many of my talks and article focus on explaining that many of the same attributes that indicate […]
If you are curious but mostly unfamiliar with crowdfunding for small businesses, I suggest that these three concepts are the most important points to understand first: Crowdfunding is evolving. It is still not the best financing choice for most small businesses, but that is changing. In the meanwhile, it makes sense to prepare your small […]