3 Things We’re Reading: New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Allow More People to Invest

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EQUITY CROWDFUNDING RULES HAVE CHANGED; DEAN HIRED FOR UTD’S NEW SCHOOL; AMAZON’S RESTAURANT DELIVERY SERVICE DEBUTS IN DFW


Every day, Dallas Innovates staffers scan websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Restrictions on equity crowdfunding haven loosened and that has many people in the startup community talking. On Monday, another prong of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2012, went into effect. The new rules open up equity crowdfunding for unaccredited investors.

These stories have more background on the law and what it means for businesses:

New Crowdfunding Rules Let the Small Fry Swim With Sharks

Starting May 16, Entrepreneurs Can Raise Money in a Whole New Way

Equity crowdfunding is finally here: 10 steps to getting funded

Anne Balsamo

Anne Balsamo (Photo courtesy of UT Dallas)

Anne Balsamo was recently announced the inaugural dean of the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. Balsamo served most recently as dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York City. She also wrote a book exploring the role of culture in technological innovation called Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work. Read more about Balsamo and the new UTD school here.

Don’t have time to step out of the office for lunch? Amazon’s Prime Now is now offering it’s restaurant delivery service in Dallas. Members of Amazon Prime will get free one-hour delivery from participating Dallas restaurants. One caveat: the order has to be a minimum of $20 (but, hey that’s not hard to do). Read more about the new offering from the Dallas Morning News.

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