At long last, the SEC has voted unanimously in favor of the proposed crowdfunding rules under Title III of the JOBS Act. This is a major development in how companies will be able to raise capital in the private securities market, allowing unaccredited investors (the general public) to invest in startups through online investment portals.
Remember, crowdfunding rules aren’t final. There’s still an open comment period during which everyone is welcome to submit opinions once the proposed rules are posted on www.sec.gov. For the SEC’s Fact Sheet regarding the proposed crowdfunding rules you can go here.
This is a monumental step towards democratizing startup finance!
What You Can Do
Now we enter a public comment period (and we encourage everyone to submit comments
). The SEC has expressed a long list of questions that they hope will be further clarified by public comments from both startup founders as well as investors that are excited to participate in this new investment regime.
Send us your thoughts and we’ll make sure to incorporate your feedback into our comment letters. You should also go directly and share your comments with the SEC on Title III here
What We Are Going To Do
Return on Change is going to work actively with the SEC to make sure that the new marketplace will have all the appropriate protective measures while making it as seamless as possible for startup founders to raise capital.
Through our activities with CF50
as well as CFIRA, we are going to be very active in educating investors and optimizing the online investing experience once the floodgates open.
It’s still going to be some time before crowdfunding will be permitted, but we will keep you updated real time as changes occur.
The Commission will seek public comment on the proposed rules for 90 days. The Commission will then review the comments and determine whether to adopt the proposed rules.
It’s still going to be little bit of time before crowdinvesting will be fully permitted but we will keep you updated real time as changes occur.
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