Securities-Based Crowdfunding as a Capital-Raising Tool for Small Businesses

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) formed a specific registration exemption for certain securities-based crowdfunding transactions.  Per the JOBS Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was required to adopt rules for Regulation Crowdfunding with guidelines for investor protections.  The final rules were issued by the SEC in October 2015, and went into full effect on May 16, 2016.

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