The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has directed angel investor networks and start-up funding platforms to warn every company and investor through a disclaimer that crowdfunding platforms are neither stock exchanges nor authorized by the capital markets regulator to solicit investments. The disclaimer must also state that the securities traded on these platforms are not traded on any regulated exchange. The directive, in a July-end letter, comes against the backdrop of an increase in crowdfunding activity in the start-up space and the absence of any law to govern it.

September 16th, 2017