The Crowdfunding Revolution

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The Crowdfunding Revolution in the U.S. has Finally Begun.
Equity-based crowdfunding in the U.S. for the general public is now effective.

The long-awaited regulatory framework for equity-based crowdfunding in the U.S had finally been released by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in October 2015 and the regulation became effective on May 16, 2016. This new fundraising channel has the power to revolutionize the way startups and entrepreneurs think about early-stage financing. In the meeting I will talk about the main issues included in this regulation. I will also discuss the business and legal implications of running equity-based crowdfunding campaigns and the upside and downside of engaging in such campaigns. In addition, I will compare equity-based crowdfunding with rewards-based crowdfunding and VC funding.

About the speaker: Lior Ostashinsky, Attorney, is the founder and owner of Ostashinsky Lior Law Office. In the past, Atty. Ostashinsky was the founder and Managing Director of Tailor-Made Capital, an investment company affiliated with Meitav Investment House. Tailor-Made Capital provided financing to micro-cap U.S. publicly traded companies. Atty. Ostashinsky also wrote a column about the U.S. capital market for the financial newspaper "Globes." Atty. Ostashinsky holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Finance), an LL.B. (Commercial Law), Israel, an LL.M. from Duke University, U.S.A. and is a member of the attorneys’ bars of New York and Israel.