WESTON, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Crowdfunding announces the first national reality TV series featuring equity-based crowdfunding where individuals can invest money for equity instead of receiving products. After waiting more than three years for the SEC to approve the rules for the Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act Title III, America's Crowdfunding is ready to bring crowdfunding to the masses via prime time TV. Imagine Shark Tank meets America's Got Talent where TV viewers can vote with their wallets.
Uses Indiegogo's Reward-Based Crowdfunding to Fund Its Pilot TV Show
America's Crowdfunding will create a pilot TV show funded by an Indiegogo rewards-based crowdfunding campaign available at http://igg.me/at/acftv . "We thought it would be exciting to crowdfund a crowdfunding TV show," says, Sandy Goldman, Co-Founder and President of America's Crowdfunding. The pilot will demonstrate how the show will work and allow America's Crowdfunding to secure an agreement with a national TV network to air the series in the fall of 2016. Several networks have already expressed interest in airing the show after they review the pilot.
How America's Crowdfunding Works
Each one-hour America's Crowdfunding show will air in prime time on a national TV network. Three start-up companies are profiled in each episode as each company's founder presents their business in front of three business experts. Immediately after the show airs, America's Crowdfunding website is open for one week for investments in the presenting companies. The funding results are revealed on the TV show the following week.
America gets to vote by investing in an "all or nothing" challenge to each company as they must raise enough funds to meet their goal or receive no funding (whereby investors get their money back). Companies selected to present on TV will have a film crew visit their company location and receive free travel and lodging to appear on the TV set location.
SEC New Rules Overview
The new SEC rules approved on October 30, 2015, will become effective 180 days after they are published in the Federal Register, allowing crowdfunding portals to offer individuals an opportunity to invest in companies for equity. Companies using the new crowdfunding rules can raise a maximum aggregate amount of $1 million through crowdfunding offerings in a 12-month period.
Previously the rules were limited to accredited investors, which are individuals with either net worth of at least $1 million or annual income of at least $200,000. Now, anyone will be able to invest, however there are some limits. If an individual's net worth or annual income are less than $100,000, they can invest $2,000 or up to 5% of the lesser of their annual income or net worth within a 12 month period. If an individual's net worth and income are above $100,000, they can invest 10% of the lesser of their annual income or net worth, not to exceed $100,000 within each 12 month period.
About America's Crowdfunding
Based in Weston, FL, America's Crowdfunding, LLC was created in 2013 to bring equity crowdfunding to the masses via prime time TV. The reality TV series will profile start-up companies seeking investments for equity. After each show airs, viewers can go to America's Crowdfunding website to invest in the show's start-up companies.
To fund its TV pilot show cost of $25,000, America's Crowdfunding is using rewards based Indiegogo's crowdfunding website. The fund raising campaign can be found at http://igg.me/at/acftv
SOURCE America's Crowdfunding, LLC