Posts belonging to Category Crowd Funding

Do the Benefits of Crowdfunding Outweigh the Costs?


Congress recently passed the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS”), which contains provisions that will change the securities laws to allow what is known as crowdfunding. Crowdfunding provides a way for small businesses to raise money by pitching their stories to thousands of small-dollar investors using social media web sites with little or no disclosure. […]

Crowdfunding Law Raises Many Questions, a publication geared specifically for finance executives, says that the JOBS Act may not be all it’s cracked up to be, as there are both more new regulations and less incentives for start-ups to go public than has previously been reported in some financial publications (“JOBS Act Turns Spotlight on Crowdfunding,” by Sarah Johnson, […]

Beware Social Media Scams


The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an Illinois-based advisor with selling fictitious securities via social media. Anthony Fields, CPA, doing business as Anthony Fields & Associations and Platinum Securities Brokers offered over $500 billion of phony securities through a variety of social media sites, including using LinkedIn discussions to promote nonexistent “bank guarantees” and […]