Seedrs is First Mover on Title III Crowdfunding

Jeff Lynn speaking at Another Crowd

Seedrs has already announced its intention to launch in the United States, following the SEC's approval of JOBS Act Title III rules last Friday. Private Equity Wire reported that the London-based equity crowdfunding platform will commence a beta test of its crowdfunding platform 'within weeks', with a view to an official launch early in 2016.

Times declares crowdfunding 'A Scandal'

Have the crowdfunders upset somebody? It seems we might have. The Times, traditionally England's newspaper of record, published an article headlined "Crowdfunding is a 'scandal waiting to happen'" and illustrated it with a large picture of Zopa founder Giles Andrews. 

screen shot of Bruce Davis' tweet

Zopa is the UK's oldest peer-to-peer lender, and this week its cumulative lending passed the one billion mark. 

Early Stage Equity: Fantasists v Realists

Equity crowdfunding is a new trend, an alternative or a complement to angel investing and venture capital (VC). Advocates of crowd equity talk about bringing new money to the table and the opportunities for ordinary investors who aren't high net worth individuals (HNWIs) or what the regulators call "sophisticated" investors. There's an active debate about how equity crowdfunding fits in and how it might change the playing field.

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