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Interview with Doug Ellenoff- Leading Attorney in Crowdinvesting

Today we bring you a special interview with Douglas Ellenoff- one of the leading experts in the crowdinvesting space. Mr. Ellenoff is a founding member of the Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP law firm and is a corporate and securities attorney.  He has been heavily involved in the conversations with the SEC, entrepreneurs, investors, and […]

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Our Crowdfunding Comment Letter to the SEC

Return on Change has spent a significant time of work going through the proposed regulations for Title III and responding to many of the questions that were posed by the SEC.  While the comment period is now closed (last day to submit comments was February 3rd, 2014), we were glad to see so many entrepreneurs, […]

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RoC’s Top 13 for ’13: Moments in Crowdfunding

2013 was a really exciting year for crowdfunding and generally for the field of finance.  Here’s a countdown of our personal 13 favorite moments for 2013.   13. Regulations Took the Forefront There were a lot of people that thought the passing of the JOBS Act on April 5th of 2012, heralded in a golden […]

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Mythbuster: Investors Could Lose Money on Poorly Vetted Startups

Photo credit: Before It’s News When the SEC comes out with final rules and regulations on Title III (which allows for equity crowdfunding) sometime in 2014, the general public will be able to invest in private companies, something that’s been banned since the Great Depression in 1929. Soon everyone will have the opportunity to invest […]

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Mythbuster: Startups Will Not Use Crowdinvesting Due To Costs & Complexity

Return on Change is elated by the SEC’s recent approval of proposed crowdinvesting regulations under Title III of the JOBS Act. Crowdinvesting will be a game changer for startups raising capital in the private securities market, opening up a potentially huge source of financing and allowing everyday investors to have a say in what companies […]

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Accreditation Does NOT Equal Sophistication

  This article was written by our CEO & founder, Sang Lee, and was originally posted on Crowdfund Insider. Click here for article.  Recently, there has been a ton of news around the unanimous approval of the proposed regulations for Title III (equity crowdfunding aka crowdinvesting aka regulation crowdfunding). For that reason, as with many […]

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YES! SEC Unanimously Votes in Favor of Title III

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. […]

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Mythbuster: General Public Doesn’t Have the Stomach for Early-Stage Investing

Photo credit: Guerilla Stock Trading  Mythbuster: The general public doesn’t have the stomach for early-stage investing. Startups go through peaks and valleys constantly, and most investors don’t have the experience to know how to deal with this. While this (arguably) works for public companies, startups are far more fragile; backlash from a thousand scared and […]

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Why the JOBS Act Is Disruptive to Startup Finance- Infographic

Did you know that about 80 years ago the average person could decide where and how to invest in the capital markets? Anyone could profit from the freedom to invest. But since the stock market crashed in 1929 followed by the Great Depression, the government exerted legal barriers for everyday investors to enter the capital […]

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3 Things to Know About General Solicitation

For some time now, we’ve been rhapsodizing about how general solicitation is going to open up the capital markets and facilitate the fundraising endeavors of entrepreneurs. Lo and behold, on September 23, companies will be able to publicly announce that they’re raising capital through all forms of media — Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, blogs, email communications, […]

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