December 3, 2013
This is a very bad idea.
The idea of crowd funding is to gather together like-minded individuals to support a project they all believe in, and it gives them a pride of ownership (even if it's just bragging rights) when a project succeeds. There is already a long list of requirements and steps already involved in getting a project going. Once you involve the SEC and other federal requirements, small projects will be kicked to the curb.
And then of course, you are opening up a whole new window of opportunity for fraud. My mailbox is already full of SPAM and internet fishing requests. Giving fraudsters a legitimate leaping off point will only hurt the people the crowd funding was created to help.
Don't do this. Spend more time regulating reverse mergers instead.