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#180: Dara Albright Speaks Out On Reg A+

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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December 18, 2014 - Read the full GoodCrowdinfo article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1xrDi6K. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. « Indiegogo Launches Indiegogo Life, Eliminates Fees For Personal Cause CampaignsGlobalGiving Crowdfunds More than $3 Million for Ebola » Dara Albright Speaks Out On Reg A+ Published December 17, 2014 | By Devin Thorpe Dara Albright is one of the bona fide leaders in the investment crowdfunding world. She’s passionate about the potential crowdfunding has to accelerate the economy and to democratize capital by allowing ordinary investors to buy shares in startups and other offerings traditionally available only to the wealthy. Dara says, “My mission is to provide a workable framework for unaccredited crowdfunding so that smaller investors can access the same opportunities as the financially privileged.” “Given that Title III is cost-prohibitive for smaller issuers, Title II discriminates against unaccrediteds and the small cap IPO has died, Reg A+ (Title IV) may just provide the most pragmatic solution,” she adds. Regulation A+, defined under Title IV of the JOBS Act passed in 2012, allows companies to raise up to $50 million without being subject to the full pantheon of SEC regulations for a traditional IPO. “I just don’t understand the logic behind the existing framework that permits average citizens to purchase stocks only when “sophisticated” investors are ready to dump them,” she concludes. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.