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“REG CF” An Analysis of the First 50 Crowdfunding Offerings

“REG CF” An Analysis of the First 50 Crowdfunding Offerings By Marc A. Leaf, Robert T. Esposito, and Abigail Luhn, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now accepting Form C filings from private companies seeking to sell securities through registered crowdfunding portals. We have been following the nascent crowdfunding space closely and will continue […]

Recent Developments in Equity-Crowdfunding and its Regulation in Taiwan

Recent Developments in Equity-Crowdfunding and its Regulation in Taiwan As of July 2016, there are three equity-crowdfunding platforms in Taiwan, including Startup Shares, eFUN, and Crowdfund Masterlink. According to equity crowdfunding regulations in Taiwan, it is necessary to apply for a securities broker license. However, if the securities broker operates only an equity crowdfunding… Read […]

P2Binvestor Delivers Biggest Line of Credit Yet at $10 Million

P2Binvestor Delivers Biggest Line of Credit Yet at Million P2Binvestor revealed earlier this week it had signed the largest line of credit to date at $10 million.  The online lender provides access to capital via secured lines of credit. Typically the loan will be tied to assets like receivables, inventory, or perhaps another form… Read […]

Slump: Equity Crowdfunding Declines in UK During First 6 Months

Slump: Equity Crowdfunding Declines in UK During First 6 Months After many moons of solid growth, the UK equity crowdfunding market is in the midst of a slump.  This is according to data on the UK funding ecosystem correlated by Beauhurst released this past week.  The slowing market started in Q1 and accelerated during Q2… […]

Original Director of “Shenmue” Returns For Kickstarter-Funded Sequel (Video)

Original Director of “Shenmue” Returns For Kickstarter-Funded Sequel (Video) On Friday, Yu Suzuki and his team at Ys Net announced the original Shenmue director, Keiji Okayasu, has returned to direct Kickstarter success Shenmue III.  The crew stated in a recent update: “Taking a look at end credits of Shenmue you may noticed this man’s name—Keiji Okayasu. He was the… Read […]

Update: Seven Bro7hers Brewery Extends Crowdcube Campaign

Update: Seven Bro7hers Brewery Extends Crowdcube Campaign Just a few days before it was supposed to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based Seven Bro7hers Brewery decided to extend its funding round for another two weeks. As previously reported, the company is looking to raise 150,000 and is currently offering 16.84% in equity to… Read More The […]

Kickstarter Funded Yooka-Laylee Releases Toybox Demo (Video)

Kickstarter Funded Yooka-Laylee Releases Toybox Demo (Video) This week, creators of the Kickstarter-funded project, Yooka-Laylee, released the demo for the standalone gameplay experience, The Toybox. Playtonic Games revealed details about The Toybox this past spring and described it as self-contained, spoiler-free sandbox designed to give Yooka-Laylee backers a taste of the platforming to come in the final game. Yooka-Laylee is described as… Read More The […]

UK Fintech Startup WeSwap Set to Launch Seedrs Initiative to Expand Currency Exchange Community

UK Fintech Startup WeSwap Set to Launch Seedrs Initiative to Expand Currency Exchange Community This week, UK-based fintech startup, WeSwap, announced plans to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs after raising $10 million in seed funding from Ascot Capital Partners, EC1 Capital and existing investors IW Capital. WeSwap, which was founded in 2011 and […]