Search Results for: Georgia P. Quinn

Georgia Quinn Joins Law Firm of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole

Georgia Quinn, a securities attorney specializing in the crowdfunding field, has joined the firm of Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole.  Quinn, a Senior Contributor to Crowdfund Insider, has been a champion of new forms of finance and widely recognized for her support of the emerging crowdfunding sector… Read More

Georgia Quinn Recognized as Top New York Attorney

Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor Georgia Quinn has been acknowledged as a “Top Female Attorney” in New York. Organized by Thomson-Reuters, Quinn will be joined by other honored attorneys in a special section to be featured in the New York Times next March. Quinn is a… Read More

Georgia Quinn to Visit UK Crowdfunding Leaders

Greetings Insiders, from across the pond in beautiful London. I am looking forward to my moonlighting gig as Crowdfund Insider’s UK Foreign Correspondent.  This week I will have the pleasure to meet with many of the investment crowdfunding industry’s heavyweights on both the equity and… Read More

What’s next for the ICO? Reflections on Securities Law and the Future of Initial Coin Offerings

  To date, fundraising has been blockchain’s killer app. In 2017, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraising eclipsed that of traditional venture capital, and in 2018, ICOs have already raised nearly $3 billion in non-dilutive funding. This new form of early-stage financing is incredibly promising, at… Read More

France is Upping its Game When it Comes to Fintech and Entrepreneurship

This past week, I had the chance to attend a Fintech focused event put on by the Consulate of France in Manhattan and, honestly, I came away very impressed. For too many years, France did not have much of a reputation in the startup world…. Read More

Sober Enthusiasm for Blockchain While ICOs Create a Crypto Bubble

  Sober enthusiasm is the way I would describe a recent LAT Blockchain Economic Forum I attended in New York City. Most speakers at the event noted that we are in a crypto bubble referencing the gold rush mentality embracing the Initial Coin Offering (ICO)… Read More

US Investment Crowdfunding Regulations Explained (Document)

Some time ago, I created a grid comparison that addressed the differences between the various iterations of investment crowdfunding. In the US, there are effectively three different securities exemptions, created by the JOBS Act of 2012, that allow issuing business to raise capital online by… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Asks SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Act & Fix Crowdfunding Rules

Once again, crowdfunding’s white knight rides into action. Congressman Patrick McHenry sent a letter to the newly sworn in Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton outlining certain provisions of the regulations relating to Title III of the JOBS Act that need… Read More

Attention! Crowdfunding (Reg CF) Filing Deadline: Don’t Get Caught Unaware

Many entrepreneurs that successfully raised money using the newly enacted Regulation CF (or Reg CF for short) have likely tried to put the tiresome process behind them and are focusing on company operations and executing on their business plans. However, all successful issuers need to… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

How to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act

Let me begin by saying god bless Congressman Patrick McHenry. He is out there on the front lines actually trying to make a difference and help entrepreneurs and small businesses get off the ground and succeed. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, and a… Read More

Online Lending at AltFi: A New Phase for a Growing Industry

  When I realized the 2016 AltFi Conference was at the posh Pierre Hotel on the corner of Central Park, it immediately gave me pause. I remembered 2007 and 2008 when certain mortgage-backed security investment conferences were held at such addresses. Also, is the storied… Read More

What is Title III Crowdfunding and Why Should I Care?

Overview of the regulatory framework Although the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act was passed in April of 2012, the rules implementing Title III of that Act relating to retail investment crowdfunding have been a long time coming. They were finally promulgated on October… Read More

I Tried the Virtuix Omni / Oculus Combo and It Was Amazing

Virtuix, a virtual reality motion platform that may transform the gaming industry with a previously unheard of sense of immersive gameplay experience, is preparing to raise capital under Regulation A+ on SeedInvest.  The company has generated over $19 million in indicated interest to date.  The… Read More

Crowdfunding Portals Prepare for Title III Retail Crowdfunding

Last week both the SEC and FINRA finalized the rules for funding portals to offer securities under Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012.  The journey to get to this place has been long and at times challenging as regulators and industry participants debated… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part II: Practical Concerns for Funding Portals

As discussed in part one, the SEC’s final Regulation Crowdfunding rules require thorough analysis to not fall prey to potential traps. While I firmly believe that we can make crowdfunding work regardless of the roadblocks set forth, it does not mean that we can afford… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part I: Practical Concerns for an Issuer

  When SEC Commissioner Piwowar lodged his controversial “NO” vote for the final rules implementing Title III Regulation CF last October, he did so with concern that the overcomplicated rules were laden with “traps” that could snare an unassuming company trying to raise funds. Unfortunately,… Read More

Orchard: Helping Marketplace Lending Investors Make Their “Pick”

The marketplace lending industry has been above the fold lately, in particular the online platforms, borrowers and investors, but it is important to remember that the MPL ecosystem is made up of many other players. If you need evidence of this, just check out the… Read More

Will Indiegogo Into Investment Crowdfunding?

  In the wake of the recent passage of the final rules implementing Title III of the JOBS Act and Regulation CF, Indiegogo has been on my mind. And why not, they are one of the leaders in the US crowdfunding industry, focused on rewards… Read More

Funding Circle is Creating Meaningful Change in Lending

At a time when some are claiming that marketplace lending has not gone far enough to challenge the traditional banking system, Sam Hodges and Funding Circle have quietly proven that steadily acting on your principles and advancing your mission, can achieve meaningful change. It had… Read More

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