Crowdfunding
Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a way for private businesses to raise capital from multiple investors via online platforms.


Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding in Texas & Minnesota

This article explains more about recent crowdfunding regulations, including recent federal changes and state crowdfunding offerings in Texas and Minnesota.


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 […]


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Crowdfunding – What Can We Learn From Kickstarter Stats?

This blog was originally published in July of 2012 but was revised in February of 2024 and is still accurate.  Mashable released a fascinating set of infographics regarding Kickstarter from a recent Appsblogger.com story (I’m not clear on who created the […]