BO11 - Crowdfunding

Date/Time: 
10/21/2017 - 3:30pm to 10/21/2017 - 4:30pm
Room: 
Divide

Crowdfunding is no longer just about Kickstarter and charity campaigns. Since the passage of the 2012 Jobs Act, companies can now solicit investors directly with general solicitations and advertising for the first me in over 80 years. Total crowdfunding investment has been growing at a rate of 225% per year, to a total of $2.5 billion raised from investors by 2015. In this session, we’ll discuss the different ways that companies can solicit investments directly from both accredited and retail investors, and we’ll discuss the parties, including FINRA‐regulated “funding portals,” that could be liable when your client has been defrauded through a crowdfunding investment.