Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

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On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The Act required the SEC to write rules and issue studies on capital formation, disclosure, and registration requirements. This page provides links to the rulemakings and studies required by the JOBS Act, as well as links to FAQs and other useful information related to each of the JOBS Act titles.


Emerging Growth Companies (Title I)

General Applicability of Title I

FAQ: Confidential Submission Process for Emerging Growth Companies

Research Analysts and Underwriters

Access to Capital for Job Creators (Title II)

FAQs: Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration in Title II of the

Voluntary Submission of Rule 506(c) Materials

Crowdfunding (Title III)

Compliance Guide for Issuers

Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations for Issuers

Funding Portal Registration Guide

Compliance Guide for Intermediaries

Regulation A (Title IV)

Small Entity Compliance Guide

Exchange Act Registration and Deregistration (Titles V–VI)

Changes to Registration and Deregistration Requirements


Email Updates

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Rulemaking and Reports

Regulation A

Press Release and Fact Sheet
March 25, 2015
Final Rules
March 25, 2015


Press Release and Fact Sheet
October 30, 2015
Final Rules
October 30, 2015

Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings

Press Release and Fact Sheet
July 10, 2013
Final Rules
July 10, 2013

Proposed Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act

Press Release and Fact Sheet
July 10, 2013

Registration Requirements

Press Release
May 3, 2016
Final Rule
May 3, 2016

Roundtable Meeting

On February 5, 2013 the SEC hosted a Decimalization Roundtable to examine the impact of decimal-based stock prices on small and mid-sized companies.


Information for Investors

Investor Bulletin — Crowdfunding for Investors
Feb. 16, 2016

Investor Bulletin — Regulation A
July 6, 2015

Investor Bulletin — Private Placements Under Regulation D
Sept. 24, 2014

"Outline of Dodd-Frank Act and JOBS Act" Speech by Lori Schock, Director, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
June 9, 2012