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Why is September 24th a Huge Day for Entrepreneurs? Title II of the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding for Accredited Investors Begins

More Investment Money Means Potentially More JOBS! On September 24th, there will be a sea change in how entrepreneurs can seek money from early stage investors – one of the largest changes to securities laws in 80 years.  On September 24th, Title II of the JOBS Act (a seven-part Act signed into law by President …

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CCA 2012 Year End Summary

Greetings from Dubai Crowdfunding Colleagues! What an amazing year 2012 has been.  A year ago we were fighting the good fight in the US Senate to legalize Crowdfunding, now we have a tremendously bi-partisan Crowdfunding Law thanks to President Obama, the House and Senate, a vibrant industry forming and a book about Crowdfund Investing!  Here’s our year-end …

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WorkDistrict Opens in January 2013

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DC’s newest and coolest coworking space, WorkDistrict, will open its doors January 2013.  Located in a former TV studio and Living Social event space, WorkDistrict will provide low-cost office, conference and event space, plus operational, growth and funding resources for startups and micro-businesses. WorkDistrict is different, says co-founder Paul Ballas. “Thanks to low overhead, we’re …

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Sharia Compliant Crowdfunding – Creating a Crowdfunding Ecosystem for the Muslim World

This week, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit took place in Dubai. The Summit, the first of which was launched by the President in 2010, is the premier gathering to promote prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship and featured entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, academics and ecosystem players from all over the world.  Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best, Principals from …

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State Regulators Continue Their Misinformation Campaign on Crowdfunding

Equity and debt-based crowdfunding (aka crowdfund investing) isn’t even live yet and State regulators, rather than engage in effective and productive dialogue with our industry on how to best protect investors, has chosen to continue its misinformation campaign by describing fraud that is NOT crowdfunding, as if it were crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, as part of the …

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