Protecting the Crowd and Raising Capital Through the JOBS Act

35 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2012  

Andrew Fink

University of Connecticut - School of Law

Date Written: April 25, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: JOBS Act, Crowdfunding, Capital Markets

Suggested Citation

Fink, Andrew, Protecting the Crowd and Raising Capital Through the JOBS Act (April 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2046051

Andrew Fink (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - School of Law ( email )

65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
United States

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