As 2016 begins and 2015 ends, I wanted to jot down a few thoughts about where VCs have been over the last year and the questions that might be answered over the next year.
After months of anticipation, the SEC has finally opened up registration for online platforms that intend to legally solicit offerings through equity crowdfunding (Regulation CF). For the first time in 80 years, all Americans will have equal access to invest in private companies.
This century's airport operations still run on last century's software. Archaic database applications that were developed in the early '90s lack mobile accessibility, solutions to manage fuel inventories, and countless other inefficiencies.
How many of these apply to your startup?
After years of ongoing regulatory debate, this morning at 8:00 AM PST the SEC has finally approved Title III of the JOBS Act in a 3:1 vote. Today marks a monumental time for the crowdfunding industry as access to venture as an asset class has opened up for non-accredited investors.
While there are still many factors to marinate on within our company internally, we’ve outlined the newly enacted Title III regulations accompanied by our initial reactions:
FlashFunders has curated a few top Angel Investment statistic sources to help investors and founders visualize key angel investment trends of 2014 and 2015.
The 2012 JOBS Act and upcoming Title III enactment has and will further impact the early-stage startup capital raising process, as well as broaden investor access to early-stage investment opportunities. In Vincent Bradley's article "The Dangers (and Rewards) of Investing in a Startup" published by The Street, he examines the various risks and benefits that come with these new regulations.
FlashFunders is excited to announce and welcome Alan Carlisle to the FlashFunders team as our new Chief Compliance Officer. Alan will be leading all in-house compliance and risk assessments, working closely with the investment, operations and marketing teams.
Alan is a risk and compliance professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and capital markets, most recently serving as Chief Risk Officer for SCF Securities. He is dedicated to contributing to the growth and value of Broker Dealers, Venture Capital Firms, Registered Investment Advisors and other market participants. He also has a strong track record for introducing and fostering long lasting, productive relationships with investors, investment professionals and institutions.
Team FlashFunders believes successful investors are made, not born. Whether you’re considering making your first early stage investment, or you’re a seasoned tech investor, ongoing education is crucial to staying relevant.
FlashFunders is expanding access.
We are now supporting Delaware LLCs. Companies raising money on FlashFunders no longer need to convert to a C-Corp. With our updated operating agreement template, LLCs can sell equity membership interests and convertible notes on our platform.