VerifyInvestor.com will be participating at the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation this year on November 30th, 2017 at the University of Texas at Austin.Read More
The World Funding Summit has been consistently recognized for it’s amazing content and thought leadership. This year’s funding summit addresses international funding trends and alternative finance mechanisms such as EB-5 finance, crowdfunding, royalty finance, and initial coin offerings of cryptocurrencies.Read More
Whether you are conducting a crowdfunding to investors under Reg CF, generally soliciting accredited investors for an initial coin offering (ICO) or other capital raise using Rule 506(c), or targeting the general public with a Reg A+ offering, endorsements can be extremely valuable tools if you are trying to crowdfund a new product or a capital raise. Getting them can be a challenge - and a tempting option is to pay an endorser some kind of compensation, or offer a donation to their favorite charity.Read More
We are a sponsor for this year's 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention in Las Vegas. Come join the world’s largest gathering of crowdfunding industry experts network with entrepreneurs, and investors from across the globe.
We encourage you to join us at the GCC annual crowdfunding event and the other sponsors that will commit over time. Not only will this convention enlighten you on how to create a successful, solution-oriented campaign, it will also put you in a place where investment opportunities await you!Read More
Intentionally designed to limit attendees to a smaller and selective attendance comprised largely of friends and friends of friends, the Alternative Asset Summit generates 3 days of hyper-networking and concentrated open and insightful discussions. This is a conference for investors and companies, and only a few, carefully-selected service providers. It touches all the hottest topics in alternative assets, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), crowdfunding, and more.Read More
SEC Warning Signs. The SEC says that investors should pay special attention to the following warning signs for fraud:
- SEC suspended stock trades for a particular company or the stock.
- A stock price increases at the same time as any promotional offer.
- Press releases announce events that never happen and use overstated language.
- Companies having no assets and/or limited revenue.
- Companies issue lots of stock with no increase in assets.
- Companies repeatedly change names, addresses, managers, or type of business.
The biggest conference and expo in online investing is just around the corner. On September 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Crowd Invest Summit promises to bring 3,000+ attendees, which they break down as follows: 55% investors, 40% companies, and 5% service providers. VerifyInvestor.com will be there as part of the 5%, but we’ll be going with company clients and investor clients. Come say hello. We will have a booth, and our Co-Founder Jor Law will be speaking on the Legal Pitfalls in Crowdfunding panel.Read More
Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) News and Developments: SEC Chair Names New Co-Directors for Enforcement Division
In further Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) news and developments, on June 8, 2017, Chairperson Jay Clayton announced he was appointing two Co-Directors for the SEC Enforcement Division. As we noted in an earlier post, SEC observers considered appointing the Director of the Enforcement Division as the first big decision Clayton would make. Securities practitioners, too, looked forward with anticipation to Clayton appointing the head of the Enforcement Division which is the largest division in the SEC. The co-director appointments in little more than a month after his own swearing-in indicate a strong commitment to enforcement by the new SEC Chairman.Read More
In the past, startup companies have only had the traditional methods of raising funds ranging from personal funding and loans to dealing with venture capitalists. The recent marketing revelations in the form of crowdfunding have given companies an entirely new set of options, but neither technology nor finance ever stay in one place for long. There is a new form of fundraising growing with massive popularity in the cryptocurrency communities that is halfway between crowdfunding and the traditional IPO. This new crowdfunding method is known as an Initial Coin Offering, or ICO and high risk, high return investors are going wild for it.Read More