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Commentary by Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss On August 21, 2012, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) blasted crowdfund investing, listing it among the top dangers on its 2012 list of investor traps. Crowdfunding in its current state is where a large group of people pool small dollar amounts to help fund ideas. Examples […]

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Peter Shankman will be the opening keynote speaker for the Crowdfunding Bootcamp October 9, 2012 at the Ravella in Las Vegas, NV. Peter Shankman is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, worldwide connector and small business evangelist. Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for  […]

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Washington DC (August 22, 2012) – Drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers, the Securities and Exchange Commission delayed a hearing to consider rules that would allow the advertising of certain securities as provided in the new JOBS Act.  Rep. Patrick McHenry, co-author of the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act and chair of the House Subcommitee […]

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Candice Klein, managing board member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association, won Business Insider’s Start-up competition in New York today, winning $75,000 in cash and other prizes.”In the past few years, the 31-year-old founder has entered 27 startup competitions and won 25 of them,” Business Insider announced today. “The other two she entered aren’t finished yet.” You can read more here. […]

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Forbes Magazine contributor Chance Barnett named Crowdfunding Professional Association chair Sherwood Neiss and other CfPA board members among the “Top 10 Most Influential People in Business Crowdfunding.” “This is my list of crowdfunding revolutionaries; these are the ten I see as innovators, game changers and thought leaders impacting future business crowdfunding – shaping what it will mean […]

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Las Vegas, Nevada – This past April President Obama signed the Jobs Act into law and included a unique component, Crowdfunding, where entrepreneurs seeking investors and equity in their companies can receive funding from outsiders via the Internet. This new trend has swept through our nation and given hope to those who may have had […]

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Guest Column by Joel R. Buckberg. On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” Act (the JOBS Act) The intended purpose of the JOBS Act is to spur job creation by small companies and start-ups by relaxing the regulatory burdens of raising capital. In this article, we focus on Title […]

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New York City – August 10, 2012 – Crowdfunding could be a $6.2 Billion US market in 2013, CfPA Chair Sherwood Neiss told participants at a live webinar today sponsored by New York’s General Assembly. More than 100 participants heard Mr. Neiss and Ryan Feit, co-founder and CEO of SeedInvest, LLC, provided an overview of […]

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Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss spearheaded the efforts to legalize crowdfunding and helped author the JOBS Act. They founded Crowdfund Capital Advisors and are currently co-authoring Crowdfund Investing for Dummies. They are executive board members of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. Messrs. Best and Neiss began a series on TechCruch to prime entrepreneurs for crowdfunding. In their newest article, the […]