U.S. Securities-based Crowdfunding Under
Title III of the JOBS Act
Regulation Crowdfunding allows startups and small businesses to raise up to $1,070,000 online per year from both retail and accredited investors by using registered funding portals (or broker-dealers). Issuers are required to file a Form C with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and post online disclosures about a company’s operations, team, financials, and other material information for investors to review. 2018 mark the third calendar year for the industry, and data from the past three years show traction is starting to pick up.
 This is a reprint of a story we wrote for Venture Beat. The original can be found here: https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/30/regulation-crowdfunding-performed-solidly-in-2018-heres-the-data/