Protecting the Crowd and Raising Capital Through the JOBS Act
University of Connecticut - School of Law
April 25, 2012
The Crowd has incredible commercial force, evidenced by the fact that the internet is now one the largest global economies. The JOBS Act effectively harnesses the capital-raising power of the Crowd and potentially revolutionizes the way we think about capital markets. Concerns about how to balance investor protection and free-flowing capital-raising channels were paramount in reaching the JOBS Act. This Article highlights the passage of the JOBS Act and its effects on the Crowdfunding industry. It warns of SEC rulemaking and makes proposals for how to best execute a reliable Crowdfunding platform or funding portal. The states can play a crucial role in helping to sustain confidence in the Crowdfunding market.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: JOBS Act, Crowdfunding, Capital Markets
Date posted: April 28, 2012