Navigating the Labyrinth: Reg CF

Having navigated safely through Regulation D and Regulation A+, we approach the next ring of the labyrinth of rules and regulations. This one is is known by many names: Regulation CF, Regulation Crowdfunding, or Title III. We’ve already covered how Reg D allows companies to raise literally unlimited money from primarily accredited investors, and Reg…

Navigating the Labyrinth: Regulation A+

Before we wander too far into the next part of the regulation labyrinth, let’s clarify one thing. Regulation A vs. Regulation A+. What’s the difference? Is there one? Regulation A is a set of SEC rules created in 1936. They were updated to Regulation A+, which took effect June 19, 2015. However, the term “Reg A”…

Navigating the Labyrinth, Side Quest: What is an accredited investor?

We’re partway through the labyrinth of red tape and regulations when we hit a dead end. Confused, we check our wrist coms for coordinates, but we’re out of range of Mission Control. A dusty little creature that looks like a snail made out of rock slithers out from under the hedge. “You forgot about accredited…

Navigating the Labyrinth: Regulation D

In the aftermath of the Great Depression, the United States Congress passed a law called the Securities Act of 1933. (“That’s very nice,” you say; “Did I accidentally sign up for a history lesson?” Not at all, my impatient friend, but if we’re going to get through this labyrinth of regulations and red tape safely, a…