Sebi to Finalise Crowd-funding Norms in 'a Few Months'

Published: 30th December 2015 03:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2015 03:16 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: Capital markets regulator Sebi will put in place norms to help entrepreneurs raise funds through crowd-funding in a few months, Sebi chairman UK Sinha said today.

"We have still not been able to finalise it because there were a lot of divergent views," Sinha told reporters here.

"We hope to finalise it in a couple of months."

Sinha was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of private lender Bandhan bank's 600th branch in Mumbai.

Sebi had constituted a committee headed by Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy to suggest ways for raising funds through crowd-funding.

Earlier this month, Sinha had said the committee was likely to submit its report in a month. The regulator had earlier come out with a discussion paper on crowd-funding norms.

Simply put, crowd-funding typically involves young entrepreneurs and small groups of people raising funds for their ventures through various online platforms involving individuals and organisations.


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