Three Steps to Making the Right Offer to Your Ideal Investor

Attend our free training “Three Steps to Making the Right Offer to Your Ideal Investor” to learn a few basic things you can do BEFORE approaching investors that will greatly improve your chances of fundraising success. The training is being given by Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, who has nearly two decades of […]

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We Love Our Investors

Since we opened our doors almost five years ago Cutting Edge Capital has completed two of our own Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), a tool many of our clients have now used to raise capital. In contrast to the often-fraught experience of bringing in angel investors or venture capitalists, who typically demand, among other things, changes […]

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Locally Owned Breeds Life

By Larry Yee The properties immediately surrounding Paul Buxman’s farm in Dinuba, California, have recently been bought by absentee investors, who have replanted everything to almonds because it’s currently one of the best cash crops in California due to the growing worldwide demand. The Buxman’s Sweet Home Ranch is green, vibrant, teeming with life. His […]

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Is a Direct Public Offering Right for Me?

Capital raising can be difficult, especially when you’re stuck with the wrong approach. Whether you’re raising capital from private investors, appealing to banks for loan financing, looking to the “crowd” for donations, or offering your community of customers and supporters an investment opportunity through a Direct Public Offering, raising capital requires a considerable commitment of your […]

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Webinar: “The Better Way to Crowdfund” — January 14th, 11 am – 12 pm PT

January 14, 2015, 11 am – 12 pm PT: “The Better Way to Crowdfund” Discover the Crowdfunding tool that lets you raise investment capital from anyone and Three Keys to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign In “The Better Way to Crowdfund,” discover how you can use a Direct Public Offering (DPO) to accept investment from anyone, […]

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Company Profiles: 3rd DPO Boot Camp

Cutting Edge Capital’s Direct Public Offering (DPO) Boot Camp provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to raise capital from their fans, customers, and loyal supporters. Boot Camp participants learn how to design a legally compliant securities offering that fits with their business goals; develop a marketing plan for their offering; and launch and efficiently manage […]

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Cutting Edge Capital Expands Crowdfunding Services Through Partnership With Mercury360

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Mercury360, a pioneering San Francisco marketing company. This partnership allows us to help our clients reach the right investors through innovative and effective marketing services tailored to any budget. We selected Mercury360 as our partner because of their strong understanding of the fundraising process and their […]

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City RFP Encourages the Use of Community-Based Financing Tools

The City of Oakland recently released a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. It included something unusual and exciting for those of us who want to see the wealth generated by community revitalization benefit a broad cross-section of community residents. On page 15, the RFP says, Community-based Financing […]

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ABC7 Los Angeles: Support Your Local Business by Investing in It

On Tuesday, October 7, ABC7 – Los Angeles ran a news story about local investing that featured Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), our DPO marketplace, CuttingEdgeX, and our client Quimper Mercantile Co., which raised nearly $700,000 from community investors through a DPO. The news story and accompanying 3-minute video can be found below. ** By Ric […]

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Annie’s Homegrown: from $1.3 Million DPO to $820 Million Buyout

On September 9th, Annie’s Homegrown, one of the best-known companies to do a Direct Public Offering (DPO), was acquired by General Mills for $820 million. Just like in the case of the Unilever acquisition of Ben & Jerry’s, which also raised capital with a DPO, the original community shareholders were generously rewarded. As reported in […]

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