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DPOs and Crowdfunding: What’s the Difference?

With all of the recent changes in the securities laws ushered in by the 2012 JOBS Act, it may be helpful now to take a step back and look at how these changes fit into the broader landscape of capital-raising for small and medium sized businesses. We’ll start with a definition of “crowdfunding.” This is […]

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WEBINAR: Is a Direct Public Offering Right for You? Jan 6, 2016, 1 p.m. PT

A Direct Public Offering (DPO) is a term that refers to a public offering of securities by a business or nonprofit to both accredited and non-accredited investors in one or more states. DPOs can involve several different legal compliance strategies, and can be structured as debt, equity, or revenue-sharing.  DPOs are available to many different […]

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WEBINAR: What are your 2016 Capital Raising Options? Dec 2, 2015, 1 p.m. PT

2016 will witness the first use of the new crowdfunding rules allowing for investment crowdfunding for non-accredited investors, JOBS Act Title III. When decades-old legislation already allows for investment crowdfunding, are the new regulations a viable or even cost-effective option for your business or nonprofit? A number of other options exist for raising funds from […]

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Today’s SEC Release Regarding Title III JOBS Act Crowdfunding

Cutting Edge Capital Applauds Today’s SEC Release Regarding Title III JOBS Act Crowdfunding …Direct Public Offerings! The Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement today was monumental – but not for the reasons most people had been anticipating. While the final rules are now out for Title III of the JOBS Act regarding crowdfunding, Cutting Edge Capital […]

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A Tale of Two Capital Markets Or – The Case of the Missing Economy

Two recent publications show the significant disparity in how people are thinking about fixes to the capital system.  Each has great merit, but the differences in scope and focus say a lot about how much attention and funds go toward the uber-financialized economy (the one where all the very big pools of newly printed dollars […]

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Nightmare on Main Street: The Middle-Class Squeeze

We recently read The Middle-Class Squeeze, an article that reminds us why we do what we do. The 2,500-word piece by British journalist Charles Moore appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 25, as its “Saturday Essay,” a remarkable fact given that the article touches on issues that are antithetical to what the publication […]

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The Volkswagen Emissions Massacre

Volkswagon cheated by installing software designed to beat emissions tests on 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide. The move was prompted by VW’s desire to be the number one automaker in the world, a goal it sought to achieve at the cost of contributing up to 40 times the number of acceptable emissions into […]

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REPLAY: Webinar/Live Q&A – September 3, 2015

Get up to speed on today’s cutting-edge strategies for raising “mission-friendly capital” – investment crowdfunding (a.k.a. “Direct Public Offerings”), private offerings (Reg D, Rule 506c), and Reg A. Attend our webinar/LIVE Q&A with CEC’s senior management team: Kim Arnone, Brian Beckon, and John Katovich.  Click here for the audio download.  

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The Crowdfunding Platform Explosion

***More Fundraising Terror Tales!*** (Rated XYZ – Mentor Guidance Advised) Are all these new crowdfunding sites operating in full compliance with securities laws? These days it seems there’s a crowdfunding platform for … well, just about everything. We all know the pioneers, Kickstarter and Indiegogo being chief among them, but there are many, many more […]

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Affording your DPO: 3 Ideas for Action

By now we’ve learned that community capital is real and can be raised and invested in local businesses through Direct Public Offerings. Working with us a business can structure a round of capital raising ranging from $250,000 to $10,000,000 through the tool (stay tuned for a write-up on Water FX for the $10 million DPO, […]

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