Stratifund Rates 55 Crowdfunding Investments

Published on August 4, 2016

SeedInvest, Republic, Venture, and Wefunder are the portals with the highest-rated equity offerings. By David M. Freedman ¶ Stratifund currently rates fifty Title III (Regulation CF) offerings and five Title IV (Regulation A+) offerings. Both exemptions, derived from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, allow all investors, non-accredited as well as accredited, to participate. […]


Wefunder Dominates Equity Crowdfunding

Published on May 24, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶ When “true” equity crowdfunding launched on May 16, 2016, Wefunder led the new asset class with 10 Title III offerings. Within a few days it added 11 more offerings. No other funding portal that I know of has half as many Title III offerings as Wefunder. At the end of the […]


Equity Crowdfunding Starts Today — Here’s Where to Find Startup Investments

Published on May 16, 2016

By Dave Freedman Today is the launch of equity crowdfunding. I’m talking about “true” equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. Title III lets everyone invest in startups and growing businesses via crowdfunding portals. Here are four places to start looking for Title III offerings: Wefunder (www.wefunder.com). Wefunder […]


Stratifund Aggregates & Rates Equity Crowdfunding Deals

Published on May 6, 2016

Experienced securities professionals developed an algorithm that rates offerings under Title III (Reg CF) and Title IV (Reg A+) By David M. Freedman ¶ If you want to exercise your new right to invest in innovative startups and growing small businesses, where will you start — which funding portals will you visit to find the […]


Crowdfunding Platform Profile: 99Funding

Published on May 1, 2016

By David M. Freedman This is the first in a series of profiles of equity crowdfunding portals, platforms, and deal aggregation sites—places where angel investors can start searching for Title III offerings, beginning May 16, 2016. Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 created “true equity crowdfunding,” which lets all Americans […]


Distinguishing Crowdfunding Portals and Broker-Dealer Platforms Under Title III

Published on April 4, 2016

By David M. Freedman and Matthew R. Nutting Two kinds of intermediaries may conduct Title III equity crowdfunding offerings and transactions: (1) funding portals that are not registered broker-dealers, and (2) offering platforms that are registered broker-dealers. There are important distinctions between funding portals and broker-dealer platforms. Funding portals are a new type of intermediary […]