Year One: How is Regulation Crowdfunding Helping Small Businesses?

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding, Crowdfunding Laws, JOBS Act, Uncategorized

Crowdfund People

Regulation Crowdfunding (Regulation CF) allows small business owners and start-ups to raise up to a $1 million dollars from friends, family and a wider investor pool. Regulation CF went into effect in May 2016 and already it is doing what it was designed to do: create jobs. Notable statistics from the past year include: Out of the 186 crowdfunding campaigns … Read More

A Chance to Change the World With Your Start-up

Financial JournalistJOBS Act, Raise Capital

Every startup is an experiment with the chance to change the world,” said U.S. Representative Jared Polis, of Colorado’s 2nd District. “ The more we reduce the cost of researching, of experimenting, of starting up something new—the more we facilitate capital formation, to help get new ideas off the ground- the better the world will be.” Rep. Polis had a busy … Read More

6 Reasons To Use Intrastate Crowdfunding Over Title III

Kim KaselionisCrowdfunding, Equity Crowdfunding, JOBS Act

While the feds took nearly all of President Obama’s final term to allow Regulation Crowdfunding of the JOBS Act of 2012 to go live, most onlookers had the opportunity to see state legislators take initiative during the wait. The state of Georgia took a leap—and a lead—with its securities laws, allowing up to a $5 million raise limit for issuers and a $10,000 … Read More

What’s Handcuffing Our Economy? Government Policy.

Kim KaselionisEquity Crowdfunding, Financial, JOBS Act

“The tragedy, of course, is that consumers, investors and small business are harmed the most,” remarked the Honorable Paul Atkins, a former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and current chief executive officer, Patomak Global Partners, LLC. Spanning a little over two hours, several experts testified at the hearing, titled “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact … Read More

Become an Owner In an Iconic San Francisco Restaurant

Kim KaselionisInvesting, JOBS Act

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own an iconic establishment in a beautiful city? Well now you can. The Cadillac Bar & Grill is planning to reopen its doors and now you can become part of the ownership group and take part in restoring this San Francisco classic. If you walk around San Francisco and ask … Read More

Laws and Regulations: Finally Reasons to Love Rather Than Hate Them

Kim KaselionisJOBS Act1 Comment

Having spent nearly two decades as a successful community banker, I often cringed when I heard that lawmakers were working on something that potentially affected the financial industry. Having witnessed many twists and turns, you may even ask: What’s so special about another new law or regulation? But this time, times really do change. With the passage of the JOBS … Read More