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Three Ways Your Company Can Benefit from Crowdfunding
Posted by Cap Willey on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

A new era in funding is here, and it’s making headlines. From presidential campaigns to technology devices, crowdfunding presents unique opportunities for businesses and investors alike.

The origins of crowdfunding date back to the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act). The act permits companies to use funding portals to access non-accredited investors. Access, liquidity and fractional ownership permitted under the JOBS Act can broaden a funding pool, but your organization should consider the funding source with some degree of skepticism. Both investors and the investment portals are largely untested, which makes crowdfunding a riskier source of investment. Before making a decision about whether to pursue crowdfunding, it is recommended you conduct a careful analysis of the three core benefits and their risks.

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Topics: Cap Willey, crowdfunding, funding pools

The Joys of the JOBS Act and Expanded Fundraising Options for Companies
Posted by Kristen Shepley on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 09:17 AM

More Fundraising Options for Businesses

In April 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was enacted, bringing additional fundraising options to small to mid-sized companies. One major result of the Act is the creation of a virtual “IPO on-ramp.” This technique can inspire emerging growth companies to make initial public offerings (IPOs) of equity shares to raise the funds needed to hire workers and scale up their operations.The law also expands the use of “crowdfunding,” private offerings, and direct communications to investors to inform them of investment and financial opportunities. Some provisions are effective now; others are pending further guidance.

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Topics: audit, JOBS Act, crowdfunding, IPO on-ramp

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