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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. Webinar Countdown Timer  

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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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The Doom That Came to Atlantic City

***More Fundraising Terror Tales!***  (Rated XYZ – Mentor Guidance Advised)  For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined someone for using “unfair or deceptive” acts related to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. In May 2012, Erik Chevalier launched a 30-day online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, seeking to raise $35,000 to create a fantasy […]

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$340,000 Raised by Composting and Recycling Worker Cooperative in Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $340,000 Raised by Composting and Recycling Worker Cooperative in Massachusetts Funds raised using innovative community financing tool Oakland, CA – July 7, 2015 – Cutting Edge Capital (CEC), a leading firm helping social ventures and entrepreneurs raise capital, announced today that its client CERO Cooperative closed its Direct Public Offering (“DPO”) to […]

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Marketing Guide for Investment Crowdfunding (a.k.a. DPOs)

Investment crowdfunding 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. This is also referred to as “do-it-yourself IPO’s,” “securities-based crowdfunding,” and “Direct Public Offerings” (or “DPOs”), and it allows companies to raise capital directly from everyone—their […]

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How Startup Growth Hacks Resulted in a Formal Investigation by the SEC

Sand Hill Exchange, a Silicon Valley startup, was recently closed for running afoul of securities regulations. You can read the company’s version of what happened here. We love entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit, but when you’re moving at the speed of light it’s easy to forget that the regulators, while moving much, much, much more […]

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We Can Be Heroes (for more than one day)

I love reading Maria Popova’s weekly Brain Pickings blog.  It never fails to inspire me in one way or another. Recently, Maria focused on Joseph Campbell’s work on heroes, and it reminded me of all of the people we come in contact with on a daily basis who I consider to be Heroes of the […]

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Audio replay of 2015 Spring Q&A Call

Missed our live Q&A on April 14th? Catch the audio replay to see if we answered your questions about how to raise capital from your ideal investors. The 90-min Q&A covers the new Reg A+ rules, Direct Public Offerings, crowdfunding, and more. Click here to listen to the call.

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Boot Camp Participant My Trail Company Plans Colorado DPO

By Andy Bamber The great outdoors. You might be thinking you’re heading out into it au naturel, unburdened of the cares of the material world and that stuff we call money. But chances are, before you’ve even stepped foot on Mount Shasta or breathed the cool, crisp air of Yosemite, you’ve already spent several hundreds […]

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