Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Volume

18

Issue

1

Pages

1-8

Abstract

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 in the U.S. expanded the capital markets so that entrepreneurs can appeal directly to non-traditional small crowd investors for investment funds. The final rules and forms of the JOBS Act became effective in May 16, 2016. Existing literature is thus relatively small but contains ample praises for expected positive consequences of the new crowdfunding laws for the capital markets and for the crowd in general but has only limited analysis on the prospect of adverse wealth effects of crowdfunding for the crowd investors. A limited number of existing studies have highlighted the prospect of a rise in opportunity for fraud as a consequence of information asymmetry between venture capital seekers and crowd investors. This study establishes a new and secondary form of adverse wealth effect of crowdfunding for the crowd in a setting that focuses on information asymmetry between non-accredited crowd investors and accredited traditional investors. The analysis is performed within a two-period, two-state signaling model with information asymmetry between two groups of signal recipients.

Identifier

2373-1761

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Author Posting. © Pepperdine Digital Commons 2016. This article is posted here by permission of Pepperdine University Libraries for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, vol. 18. no. 1, 2016, http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/jef/vol18/iss1/4/.

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