San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
According to Wikipedia, "Crowdfunding, crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or crowd sourced capital..describes a collective effort by people who..pool their money and resources together via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations." Crowdfunding can be used to fund a startup or existing company, or small business." We will describe new financing options and how these specifically relate to the new SEC-proposed rules on Title III of the Act: Equity crowdfunding from non-accredited investors. We will review the SEC's decision to allow "equity crowdfunding of startups by anyone, not just rich accredited investors." As one newspaper put it:
"Crowdfunding may pose some dangers to mom-and-pop investors. But really, the biggest threat of crowdfunding may be to worst of the venture capitalists..startups won’t be forced to beg them for money any more. Thanks to a combo of general solicitation and unaccredited investor crowdfunding, they’ll be able to ask everyone to fund their vision."
This seminar will summarize the JOBS Act and current developments. Henry Burger will discuss Real Estate Crowdfunding.
We will have copies of The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups for sale. See: http://www.amazon.com/The-JOBS-Act-Crowdfunding-Businesses/dp/143024755X
The seminar will be conducted by William Michael Cunningham, a recognized expert in community development and socially responsible investing. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee and provided expert testimony on community development issues in Federal Court. Mr. Cunningham has been involved in the provision of online resources to small businesses for over fifteen years, posting his first website in 1995. In 2002, he created a proposal for an early version of Crowdfunding.
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Creative Investment Research, Inc.
Creative Investment Research is an investment research and management company. We research and create socially responsible investments and provide investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1989. On December 22, 2003 and February 6, 2006, we warned regulators that statistical models created by the firm using the Fully Adjusted Return (TM) Methodology signaled the probability of system-wide economic and market failure.
The Creative Investment Research, Inc. Diversity Portfolio is an investment portfolio. Stocks of the largest companies in the U.S. are included in the fund. These companies have been selected because they have outstanding investment characteristics and are top performers with respect to four key measures of inclusion and diversity: Human capital, CEO commitment, corporate communications, and supplier diversity. See: http://diversityfund.net/