$100 Minimum Investment Levels Will Drive Socially Motivated Investing

Published on July 6, 2016

By David M. Freedman Crowdfunding investors will be more socially motivated than traditional, ROI-focused angel investors, especially in certain niches such as consumer products, retail companies, community-based businesses, and others. Driving this evolution is low minimum investment amounts – in many cases as low as $100. In traditional angel investments, before the Jumpstart Our Business […]

Don’t Rely on SEC to Screen Title III Offerings

Published on May 13, 2016

When offerings of securities appear on Title III crowdfunding portals on May 16, 2016, don’t assume those offerings have been reviewed and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although issuers of securities must file Form C with the SEC, showing many details of the offering with specific disclosures, the issuer does not have to […]

Congress Will ‘Fix’ Equity Crowdfunding

Published on April 10, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶ Congress will—there is no doubt about it—revise Title III, the securities crowdfunding law, to make it more workable. Revisions will include raising the offering limit from $1 million to $5 million per year, reducing liability exposure for intermediaries, and permitting single-purpose funds to aggregate investors. The only question is how […]