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SEC Office of Small Business Advocate – One of Top 10 Fintech News Events in 2016

I am proud to be a part of one of the Top 10 Fintech News Events of 2016 – HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate: Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016 December 30, 2016 @ … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Regulation A+ White Paper – What’s Working?

There has been a great deal of hyperbole and misinformation surrounding the use of the new SEC Regulation A+, which allows a private U.S. company to issue freely tradeable shares to the general public. A new White Paper recently  released … Continue reading

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HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate – Is Now the Law of the Land

On December 16, 2016, President Barack Obama Signed into Law HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate, creating an independent Office of Small Business Advocate at the SEC, reporting directly to the full Commission and Congress. This legislation … Continue reading

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Congress Passes H.R. 3784 SEC Office of Small Business Advocate Bill

[Author’s Note: HR 3784 was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 16, 2016. For an update on this historic legislation, see my most recent article appearing on this Blog.] Most of us were probably sleeping last night … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the SEC: Please Don’t Hang Up on Small Business (And Please Don’t Put Small Business on Hold)

Some of you who read my July 2014 article entitled “Intrastate Crowdfunding at Risk -Has Intrastate Crowdfunding in Washington State Been Washed Out by NASAA and the SEC?” may have concluded that I was making a mountain out of a … Continue reading

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The Misplaced Logic of Dodd-Frank: Protecting the Ordinary Investor by Redefining the Accredited Investor

Many of you are still reeling from the impact of the worldwide collapse of the financial markets in 2008. And most of us have rightfully observed that following one of the greatest debacles in financial history, no one has gone … Continue reading

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Intrastate Crowdfunding at Risk

Has Intrastate Crowdfunding in Washington State Been Washed Out by NASAA and the SEC? On May 5, 2014, I published an article in Crowdfund Insider highlighting recent informal “rulemaking” at the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, which in my opinion … Continue reading

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JOBS Act 2.0: Congressman McHenry’s Cure for the “Six Deadly Sins” of Crowdfunding Regulation

  For those of you who were too busy to notice, U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry introduced three draft bills into the House Financial Services Committee last week.  One of them, if it were to become law, would open up the … Continue reading

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MIT Panel Discussion: Can Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital?

Following is a Crowdfunding Roundtable I participated in at the MIT Sloan School of Business on May 19, 2014, which included my presentation on the SEC’s proposed Regulation A+: May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Event Details The MIT Innovation … Continue reading

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Regulation A+: A Sleeping Giant For Small Business Capital Formation?

  Since the 1930’s Regulation A has been unremarkable as a little known and little used “exemption” from the full SEC registration process – intended to allow smaller companies to access public markets through a streamlined SEC registration process – … Continue reading

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