September 2, 2014: Community Capital Conference (CoCap), Oakland, CA

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our second Community Capital Conference (CoCap) at Impact Hub Oakland on September 2, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presented by Cutting Edge Capital, Impact Hub Oakland, and the Sustainable Business Alliance, the second annual event is dedicated to empowering people to invest in their […]

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Request for Proposals: Marketing Services

Cutting Edge Capital (“CEC”) is seeking proposals for marketing advisory services that CEC can offer to its clients via a collaborative relationship. CEC is a consulting and services firm that assists social enterprises and businesses focused on social responsibility (nonprofit and for-profit) in raising capital from their communities primarily using a tool called a Direct […]

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Webinar: DPO 101 with Jenny Kassan – Encore Presentation on August 13, 2014!

We received an overwhelming response to our webinar on Direct Public Offerings, DPO 101 with Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital. Thank you to all who attended! A number of people contacted us after the webinar with regrets that they couldn’t make it or wanting to see it again. Since we were unable to capture a recording to share with […]

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John Katovich’s response to “Kickstarter, but with stock” on Slate.com

There may only be one thing in this article I can agree with, which is that the legislation that became Title III was poorly written and hastily approved.  Only the most courageous in our Congress were willing to see the many problems with this approach and to vote no to something called the “JOBS” Act […]

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Free webinar on July 22, 2014: “DPO 101″

Not sure if a Direct Public Offering (DPO) is right for you? Join Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, for a free one-hour webinar on July 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST), to learn how DPOs help you: Raise money from supporters in alignment with your goals and values Create a permanent source of financing […]

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Cutting Edge Capital’s DPO Boot Camp for MA & CA Enterprises!

Applications are now being accepted for our Direct Public Offering (DPO) Boot Camp for Massachusetts and California enterprises! In the boot camp, you’ll go through the step-by-step process to launch and manage a DPO while learning and collaborating with other entrepreneurs like you. Please see our flyer for more information. If you are not sure if a DPO is right […]

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Can you announce your DPO on your web site and in social media? SEC’s response is clear as mud

The SEC recently released the following guidance: Question 141.04 Question: An issuer plans to use a third-party Internet portal to promote an offering to residents of a single state in accordance with a state statute or regulation intended to enable securities crowdfunding within that state. Assuming the issuer met the other conditions of Rule 147, […]

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed – But Is it a Security?

On June 19, the New York Times ran a story about utility customers buying into solar arrays constructed elsewhere and receiving credit on their electricity bills for the power these panels produce. It’s a great solution for customers that are renters, have shady roofs, or for some other reason can’t or prefer not to install […]

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Cutting Edge Capital Is Open for Investment!

On June 11, 2014, we officially launched our second DPO using our Online Investment Tool (OIT), a proprietary software tool that automates the investment process. We also listed our DPO on CuttingEdgeX, the nation’s only listing site for DPOs. Our DPO offers an unsecured note with a 4% annual interest rate over a term of […]

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Your Guide to Direct Public Offerings in 7 Steps

Step 1: Decide what to offer This is often the most important decision you will make as an entrepreneur because the terms you set can have major implications for the direction of your business. If you offer an investment that requires fast growth and the sale of the company for your investors to get paid, […]

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