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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! The boot camp will take you through the step-by-step process to launch and manage a DPO, while learning and collaborating with other entrepreneurs like you. There is a $1,000 early-bird discount for companies that register by July 31st, and discounts […]

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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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Integration and Maximums: Raising up to $1 Million from Investors in all 50 States

We are often asked whether it’s okay to raise money from multiple sources using multiple strategies at the same time or close in time. The answer to this question depends on several factors. Here are a few pointers: If you are conducting a Direct Public Offering under the federal exemption known as Rule 504, you […]

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Massachusetts Enterprises: Learn How To Legally Raise Capital from the Crowd in CEC’s DPO Boot Camp!

Applications are now being accepted for our next DPO Boot Camp launching in September! Open to Massachusetts enterprises, the boot camp will take you through the step-by-step process to launch and manage a Direct Public Offering (DPO), while learning and collaborating with other entrepreneurs like you. There is a $1,000 early-bird discount for companies that register by […]

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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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