Funding & Capital Raising
Selected Offering Exemptions

To help you understand all of the available private offering exemptions, we’ve compiled details on the old Reg D avenues, and the new crowdfunding ones, into a single page and have created a handy chart for your review.


Funding & Capital Raising
Lending Alternatives For Startups And Small Businesses

A core issue that any startup or small business faces is raising capital. You really only have two options – debt or equity. In many instances debt is preferable, because you’re not giving up any ownership in your company. But […]


Crowdfunding
Contemporaneous Crowdfunding

A client who recently launched an intrastate, equity-based*, crowdfunding campaign in Texas called me a few weeks ago with an interesting question: “Can we do an accredited investor, interstate, equity-based crowdfunding campaign at the same time?” After some research, I called […]


Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding Is Here!

Texas has officially become the 13th state to allow equity crowdfunding within its borders. The rules approved by the Texas State Securities Board in October went into effect on November 17, 2014, expanding investment opportunities in local businesses to nearly […]


Crowdfunding
Texas State Securities Board Approves New Crowdfunding Rules

As I wrote last week, crowdfunding in Texas is literally, right around the corner. By a 4-0 vote yesterday, the Texas State Securities Board approved rules to regulate equity crowdfunding in Texas. The rules will go into effect in late […]


Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding In Texas Is Right Around The Corner

The next big buzz word is here. Get ready for “crowdfunding” mania.  So, what does it mean? In short, crowdfunding is when projects are funded through the collective efforts of a number of unrelated individuals. It has existed for some time […]


Crowdfunding
SEC Releases Long-Standing Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Finally! Ten months after they were supposed to be released, the SEC released the proposed crowdfunding rules to the general public on October 23, 2013. The proposed rules are currently in the middle of the 90-day comment period, and as […]


Crowdfunding
States Taking Crowdfunding Regulation Into Their Own Hands

As the crowdfunding community continues to wait (I say “wait” loosely because it’s long overdue) for the SEC to release the crowdfunding regulations, a few states have passed their own intrastate crowdfunding regulations.Those states are Kansas and Georgia. North Carolina […]


Crowdfunding
Regulating Crowdfunding Portals

There is a lot of buzz regarding how the crowdfunding regulations are going to affect entrepreneurs and potential investors, but little has been written about how the regulations are going to affect the linchpin in this whole process: the funding portals. […]


Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding – What Can We Learn From Kickstarter Stats?

Mashable released a fascinating set of infographics regarding Kickstarter from a recent Appsblogger.com story (I’m not clear on who created the infographics, so I’ll credit them both – they are beautiful), so I wanted to discuss a few key stats. Before […]