The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country’s securities regulations. It passed with bipartisan support, and was signed into law on April 5, 2012.
Equity crowdfunding is the process whereby people (i.e. the ‘crowd’) invest in an early-stage unlisted company in exchange for shares in that company.
The Securities and Exchange Commissioner of the SEC develop the rules and FINRA is the group that governs the broker/dealers.
An accredited investor is a person or entity that can deal with securities not registered with financial authorities by satisfying one of the requirements regarding income, net worth, asset size, governance status or professional experience.
A “transaction based fee” is a fee paid to a person or firm who is “effectuating a transaction in securities”.
No. An “exempt” security is one that does not need to do a public filing.
After the SEC has finalized the rules and the crowdfunding platform you select is certified, you will be able to start raising money in accordance with these rules.