SBEC Crowdfunding Trends in 2016 Breakfast Event Q&A (Part 2 of 2)

The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center in Torrance, California presented "Crowdfunding Trends in 2016" on May 15, 2016 at the Toyota Auto Museum. Topics included new legislation around crowdfunding (JOBS Act), what entrepreneurs have learned from past campaigns and more about service providers in crowdfunding. In Part 2 of 2, we feature the Q&A session after [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:14:01+00:00 May 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act [Mark Hiraide]

Starting on May 16, 2016, entrepreneurs will be given unprecedented access to capital. For the first time in the history of federal securities regulation, companies will be allowed to take investments – i.e., sell “securities,” such as equity -- to the crowd without regarding to investor sophistication. This expansion of the funding universe for cash-starved [...]

By | 2017-05-25T16:55:05+00:00 May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

California To Tackle Equity Crowdfunding [Mark Hiraide]

This month, the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance will hear AB 722 (Perea), a bill I drafted for Small Business California that will legalize equity crowdfunding in California. AB 722 allows entrepreneurs to raise capital by selling equity stakes in their companies to the public. The process will feel similar to the crowdfunding going [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:02:14+00:00 April 9th, 2015|0 Comments