Liquidity for the crowdfunding market webinar: key takeaways

By Vanessa Malone This week, Horizon, Crowdie Advisors and the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) hosted a webinar to discuss the state of liquidity in the crowdfunding market. Crowdfunding pioneer and Horizon President, Mark Elenowitz; and JOBS Act lawyer and Crowdie Advisors Principal, Maureen L. Murat, Esq., discussed progress for the crowdfunding industry, the legislation that […]Continue Reading

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Horizon authorizes SEC-regulated transfer agent Vertalo to list issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange

Partnership to offer U.S. issuers secondary trading liquidity on the next generation digital exchange & trading app By Vanessa Malone Yesterday, we announced that Horizon has partnered with SEC-registered transfer agent Vertalo!¹ The partnership authorizes Vertalo to list U.S. issuers on the Upstream global stock exchange, giving issuers a seamless path to secondary trading on […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Liquidity for the crowdfunding market

Hosted by Horizon, the Crowdfunding Professional Association CfPA and Crowdie Advisors 2/23 @ 3:30pm EST By Vanessa Malone We are excited to announce an upcoming webinar Tuesday, February 23rd from 3:30 to 4:30pm EST hosted by Horizon, the Crowdfunding Professionals Association “CfPA” and Crowdie Advisors to discuss the state of liquidity in the rapidly growing crowdfunding […]Continue Reading

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What makes Global Fan Exchange different from Fantex and other sports platforms?

Global Fan Exchange (GFX) is a global hub for fans to invest in and ultimately trade shares tied to the income streams of their favorite professional athletes, musicians, and entertainers. Our sports division is led by former NFL executives and players Ryan McNeil, Ray Farmer, and Garrick Jones. We are actively recruiting U.S. and international athletes to offer their branded […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s biggest milestones of 2020

By Vanessa Malone Despite the unforeseen circumstances of 2020, Horizon reached some incredible milestones enhancing our securities technology ecosystem and establishing joint ventures to begin building and powering global exchanges. As we approach 2021, we want to first look back at our biggest accomplishments from 2020.  February 7 — Horizon receives a strategic investment from Element ASA In […]Continue Reading

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Horizon & MERJ announce ‘Upstream,’ an exchange built to unlock liquidity in the global crowdfunding market

How Upstream plans to unlock liquidity in the $5bn crowdfunding market By Vanessa Malone This week we announced that Horizon has signed a joint venture and licensing agreement with MERJ Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges, to launch “Upstream,” a revolutionary app-based market for crowdfunded securities. Over the last few years, billions […]Continue Reading

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What is equity crowdfunding?

What is equity crowdfunding and what could the future have in store? By Vanessa Malone Equity crowdfunding is a capital raising method typically utilized by startups and small businesses, whereby companies leverage social media, email, and other digital marketing efforts to sell securities to fans and customers. We have the JOBS Act of 2012 signed into […]Continue Reading

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Equity crowdfunding’s race for liquidity in the U.S. and U.K.

By Vanessa Malone Crowdfunded securities fall under the alternative investment category which typically get flagged as illiquid investments. While this may have been okay at the start, the private capital markets are evolving. Companies are staying private longer and peer to peer capital formation has seen a large uptick. U.S. based equity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, […]Continue Reading

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Mark Elenowitz | Interview with Equity Crowdfunding Pioneer Mark Elenowitz

Horizon’s President Mark Elenowitz led the first Reg A+ IPO to list on NYSE. Where does he see the future of equity crowdfunding going? By Vanessa Malone The SEC reports that the amount of new capital raised through exempt securities offerings (e.g., Reg D, Reg A+, and Reg CF offerings) has outpaced capital formation raised […]Continue Reading

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Why NBA player Dinwiddie’s token offering wasn’t a failure, just a stepping stone

By Vanessa Malone According to the Form D filed with the SEC on July 22, 2020; NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets has raised $1.35 million through a security token offering backed by his basketball contract.  The goal was to sell 90 bond tokens priced at $150,000 per token. Out of the 90 tokens […]Continue Reading

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