VC-backed crowdfunding platform Seedrs to launch in the U.S.

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs will be launching in the U.S. in early 2016. This follows last Friday’s vote by the SEC to implement Title III of the Jobs Act, which legalizes equity crowdfunding in the U.S. Seedrs’ backers include Neil Woodford, Augmentum Capital and Faber Ventures.


Fears of Stock Fraud Could Explain SEC Slowness on Reg D: Attorney

By Steve Bills — 3 years ago

If the Securities and Exchange Commission is slow to implement the marketing exemption of this year’s JOBS Act, it may be because regulators fear opening a vector that could be a “shill for fraudulent vehicles,” Robert B. Kaplan, a partner in the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, told sister magazine Buyouts.


Wake Up The IPO Ecosystem

By Timothy Keating — 3 years ago

In their latest report on the long-term ills affecting the IPO markets, David Weild and his co-authors laser lock on market structure and persuasively argue in a series of Grant Thornton white papers that increasing “tick” sizes will restore capital formation, jobs and investor confidence. Tick sizes? Yes, they’re talking about tick sizes (i.e., the minimum increment in which a stock can trade) and they’re right.