SEC Reg A+ Will Now Let You Crowdfund Equity

TechCrunch

Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding via crowdfunding provided they are compliant with a set of very specific laws and standards.

“These new rules provide an effective, workable path to raising capital that also provides strong investor protections,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White in a release dated March 25, 2015. “It is important for the Commission to continue to look for ways that our rules can facilitate capital-raising by smaller companies.”

According to the SEC there are two tiers to the new regulation: Tier 1 “for offerings of securities of up to $20 million in a 12-month period, with not more than $6 million in offers by selling security-holders that are affiliates of the issuer” and Tier 2 “for offerings of securities of up to $50 million in a 12-month period, with not more than…

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