This guest Q&A is by David Drake, founder and CEO of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft. He recently sat down with Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder, which enables businesses to raise equity and revenue-based financing.
Drake: How do you feel about the progress the crowdfunding for equity portion of the JOBS Act has taken to date and where are the three industry areas for this new regulation?
Barnett: When I sat down with you at the SEC April 20 to our pleasure and surprise both leadership and the staff expressed their sincere desire and interest to meet the staggered rulings throughout the 270 days timeline.Unfortunately the big boss was not present. While key staffers have worked diligently on crowd funding they have also drafted proposals for commenting on regulation D 506 c which removes the general solicitation ban. Neither of those rulings are making the deadline the SEC had. In an ideal world Walters Chair of SEC would accelerate the ruling on these underlying JOBS Act bills.
What could you ask readers to do to accelerate implementation of the rules?
Reach out to your congressmen and ask how they care for job creation, capital access for small business owners by writing the SEC.