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JOBS Act Title II Drives Private Equity Options for Small Business Owners

The JOBS Act Title II allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to conduct general solicitation and advertising of a private equity offering.

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Alternative investments

Installment 3: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

Overview of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 Editor’s Note:  This is the third installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted […]

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Lessons on Investing like an Angel

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article first published on March 6th, 2014. Around the time the JOBS Act became law in 2012, some angel groups expressed concern that equity crowdfunding would hurt them on two counts. First, there was a concern that more money would chase deals, thus inflating valuations on potential […]

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qualified business income

Qualified Business Income: What to Expect from New Sec. 199A Updates

What Qualifies as Qualified Business Income? In the six months following the passage of the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the business community has been anxiously awaiting clarifications on certain aspects of the legislation. Specifically, the area that defines qualified business income. Now, guidance is finally on the way. In summer 2018, the IRS […]

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Portals & Broker-Dealers

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. Both kinds must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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House Approves Fix for Accredited Investor Definition

The definition of an accredited investor and allow more individuals to buy unregistered securities. Current rules require a person to have a net worth of $1 million, not including the value of a home, or make $200,000 or more annually.

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Episode 63 with David M. Freedman

In Episode 63, Accredited Investor Markets Radio host Chris Cahill has a great discussion with veteran financial and legal journalist David M. Freedman regarding his new book, Equity Crowdfunding for Investors, which reflects upon the JOBS Act generally and Title III equity crowdfunding in particular. They also speak of surprises experienced and discoveries made over his 38-year career.

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Crowdfunding Company Offers Variable Returns Topping at 10%

In Episode 62 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill chats with Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners, who advises major strategic and financial investors operating and investing globally across the food, biotech and bioenergy value chains.

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Title II Spawns Sustainable Surge of New Angel Investors

This surge of investor interest in alternative assets is attributed largely to Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. General solicitation will continue to pull in tens of thousands more accredited investors each year, out of the several million who have heretofore been sitting on the sidelines. Here is why you can expect the surge to continue rather than plateau.

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Risk-adjusted Return in a Nutshell

Investing in Megatrends Means You’d Better be Good at Predictions

Would investing in time travel technology, assuming the technology ultimately produces a working time machine, be a good investment? The answer depends on how the word “ultimately” is defined. If you invest today and the first working model is created 200 years from now, the investment would probably be a very bad one.

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