Join SeedInvest’s Thunderclap to #SaveAngelInvesting: SEC Rules Threaten to Cut Angel Investors by over 50%

Potential changes to securities laws could decrease the number of households qualifying as accredited investors from approximately 8.5 million to 3.7 million.[1]  These accredited investors are the primary source of early stage capital for startups and small businesses. If the rules are changed as feared, then startups will find it much more difficult to find […]

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500 Startups Announces Public Fundraising for $100M Fund III, Partners with SeedInvest for Investor Verification

MOUNTAIN VIEW JUNE 26, 2014 – 500 Startups, the most active venture capital fund and startup accelerator program in the world, is announcing that it has filed with the SEC under the new rules allowing for general solicitation, and is now publicly fundraising for its third flagship fund, targeted at $100M. To facilitate this process, […]

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Seedinvest talks Syndication at Angel Capital Association Summit; Discount Available

It’s a new era with online platforms and traditional angel groups syndicating deals to each other.   SeedInvest’s CEO, Ryan Feit, will participate in a discussion on the topic together with Matt Dunbar (Upstate Carolina Angel Network), Alex Mittal (FundersClub) and John Sechrest (Seattle Angel Conference) at the Angel Capital Association’s Annual Summit: Brave New […]

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SEC Comment Letter: Startups shouldn’t have to Gamble on Crowdfunding

Under the current proposed Regulation Crowdfunding, startups must file a robust disclosure document and potentially audited financial statements before starting their offering, incurring significant costs before even knowing if there is interest in their offering.  In our second comment letter to the SEC, we offer a potential solution that startups should be able to “test […]

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SEC Comment Letter: Crowdfunding Costs Are Too High – Tell the SEC Today

Click Here to Tell the SEC to Reduce Crowdfunding Costs Since the proposed crowdfunding rules were released on October 23, 2013, the top concern for many  in the industry has been that the costs of compliance would make crowdfunding too expensive to be useful.  Our Crowdfunding Cost Model further backed up this concern, indicating that […]

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6 Ways Industry Groups can Benefit from Equity Crowdfunding

With the release of proposed equity crowdfunding rules, many organizations (like TiE, AAPI, Entrepreneurs Organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, NASABA, NAPABA, CEO Council, AAHOA and ATDC), meetup groups (like New York Tech Meetup) and other communities should now consider how equity crowdfunding could be used to benefit their community. SeedInvest Halo offers a powerful solution that will allow […]

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Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding – A 9 Page Outline

We’ve created a quick outline to help navigate the 585 Regulation Crowdfunding Rule Proposal.  Reg CF is currently in a public comment period that runs through February 3, 2014. SeedInvest – Regulation Crowdfunding Outline We encourage all interested parties to comment on the proposal to the SEC.  

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The General Solicitation Conundrum Solved?

506(b) or 506(c)?  This has been a question plaguing many startups over the last few months since implementation of Title II of the JOBS Act.  For background, check out our General Solicitation Cheat Sheet. Do you try to stick to the old way under 506(b) and not use general solicitation, but severely restrict your ability […]

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Crowdsourcing a Title III Crowdfunding Cost Model

Here is a quick and dirty crowdfunding cost model based on various assumptions.    The results are a little shocking, with expected negative cash flow resulting even from successful crowdfunding offerings. Click Here to View the Spreadsheet This is a work in progress and we are calling on the crowd to help us refine this […]

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