Founders Flash: SEC approves final set of rules governing crowdfunding

The Flash has long touted the opportunities presented by crowdfunding, which has exploded in popularity in recent years as startups realize the value of using online platforms for investment syndication. That’s why we took note last week when federal regulators took a big step towards letting average Americans invest in riskier small-business projects. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved its final set of rules governing crowdfunding, clearing the way for entrepreneurs and other small business owners to bypass banks and appeal directly to the “crowd” in raising funds for their startup and other business ventures.

We also commend a longform piece on Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, who is continuing his work disrupting the education industry with the opening of a dynamic new school.

Check out these stories and more in this week’s edition of Founders Flash!

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