A Comparison Of Reg CF And Reg A-Plus

Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 1:16 PM EDT) -- This article compares the Regulation CF and Regulation A-Plus crowdfunding exemptions and will aid attorneys in understanding, on a practical level, when to use each exemption.

Regulation Crowdfunding

Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) became effective on May 16, 2016, and has raised some $12.5 million in its first six months. As of the date of writing, Reg CF allows issuers to raise up to $1 million from retail investors, though it contains several restrictions:

All offerings much be conducted through a registered funding portal Although general solicitation is allowed, any advertising done off-portal is largely restricted to ”tombstone advertising” Some offerings may require...

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