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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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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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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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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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Direct Public Offerings for Healthy Communities

Guest post by John Katovich on Stanford Social Innovation Review Dysfunctional public and private capital markets benefit traders, speculators, and financiers more than companies and communities; direct public offerings provide a capital funding solution that benefits everyone. Once upon a time, capital markets had meaning—before their soul was lost to an über-financialized economy that spiraled […]

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How to create a $350 million impact investment fund for the San Francisco Bay Area

According to the 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances, 50.4 percent of families have retirement accounts and the average value of these accounts was $44,000. According to the Census, there were about 1.6 million families in the 9 county Bay Area in 2010.  If 50.4 percent of these families have retirement accounts, 806,400 have retirement accounts. […]

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When you go solar who benefits more – you or Wall Street?

By Seth Wilson Legend has it that Robert Johnson went down to the crossroads and traded his soul with the devil in exchange for becoming the best blues guitarist to ever live.  Is the devil still at the crossroads cutting deals? Solar energy is at the crossroads of becoming a major contributor to solving our […]

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Beat the Wave of JOBS Act Investment Crowdfunding Campaigns with a DPO

The SEC and FINRA recently issued proposed rules for implementing the new crowdfunding exemption under Title III of the JOBS Act. The proposed rules are now open to public comment and it likely will be several months before the SEC and FINRA adopt final rules. In the meantime, entrepreneurs and crowdfunding platforms continue to wait […]

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An opportunity to join the movement to transform capital markets!

  CONTENT Direct Public Offerings Community Investment Funds  Direct Private Offerings Consulting Projects IndieGogo Partner Page Partnerships DPO Software Testimonials  To Our Supporters and Potential Investors… It’s been almost nine months since we started our own Direct Public Offering, and thanks to those who believe in us and support our mission to transform the capital […]

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