Investment crowdfunding is suddenly standing in your living room; it sneaked in the back door while you were watching out the front door for action from the SEC on Title III of the JOBS Act. This spring, the SEC issued rules for Title IV of the Act, amending Regulation A, and making investment crowdfunding possible under a separate regulatory scheme.
Kendall Almerico, a lawyer, has recently launched the investment crowdfunding site BankRoll, leveraging regulation A, which allows offerings to be pitched to ordinary small investors, not just wealthy (accredited) investors. The new rules, commonly called Regulation A+, represent a game changer for crowdfunding.
Kendall is enthusiastic about the new rules and his platform. “With Regulation A+, you are selling securities to the general public. Do you really want to walk that legal and compliance minefield on a funding site without the top legal minds behind it?”
“We make funding easy and accessible. I may be a lawyer, but I am an entrepreneur like the companies who use BankRoll,” he adds.
On Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 Eastern, Kendall will join me for a live discussion about Regulation A+, crowdfunding and BankRoll. Tune in here then to watch the interview live. Post questions in the comments below or tweet questions before the interview to @devindthorpe.
More about BankRoll:
BankRoll (www.BankRoll.Ventures) is an equity funding platform that specializes in helping small businesses raise funds through Regulation A+ Mini-IPOs and Regulation D private placements. Founded by Kendall Almerico, one of the leading crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country, BankRoll is a highly curated web site backed by a FINRA licensed broker dealer, a New York City investment bank, a California angel investment group and top crowdfunding experts from the legal, compliance and marketing world.
Kendall Almerico was called “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by one Forbes writer and was named one of the 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world by Venture Beat. Kendall is a subject matter expert who has been interviewed and had his crowdfunding businesses featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Business Insider and on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC. Mr. Almerico is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a highly sought after international keynote speaker. Mr. Almerico practices law with the prestigious law firm of DiMuro Ginsberg in the Washington DC area.