Top 10 Traps For The Unwary Crowdfunding Portal

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 6:55 PM EST) -- While both startups seeking capital and investors on the prowl for the next big thing have been quick to endorse equity crowdfunding, there’s a third group that sees exciting opportunities in this new capital fundraising scheme: prospective funding portals.

This year, we’ll witness the creation of entirely new regulated entities[1] that will facilitate the sale of crowdfunded securities — without being subject to the extensive regulatory framework governing broker-dealers. Thinking of launching a website to offer crowdfunded securities? Based on the rules proposed by the U.S....
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