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It’s the DPO Digest!

Baah baah almost there! The Economic Development and Financing Corporation is at 90% of its goal in its Direct Public Offering. California investors can help them reach their target by investing before February 9th. Through a community-based Local Social Impact Investment Note, EDFC offers investors an opportunity for California residents to launch the Mendocino Wool Mill project – […]

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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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Terrors from the crypt: Kreyos smartwatch

Ah, Kreyos. The smart watch that could allegedly do it all. Kreyos raised $1.5 million dollars from 11,717 people on Indiegogo. Except, the smart-watch didn’t exist at the time they listed it on the platform … they didn’t even have a functional prototype. This cautionary tale illuminates the Pandora’s box of horrors when it comes […]

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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 Earth is getting warmer, but Hell is freezing over…

By Paul Paz y Miño, Amazon Watch It’s known as the “Rainforest Chernobyl”. Beginning in 1964, Chevron (operating as Texaco) deliberately dumped over 18 billion gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian rainforest over decades. Famously found liable for $10 billion dollars, the company “cut and run” and is now a fugitive from justice. The […]

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Nightmare on Main Street: tech comes to town

We love working in Oakland. It’s the scrappy city by the bay. It’s one of the most diverse cities in the nation, it has the best weather in the bay area and it’s alive with creativity and culture.  From the bustling Chinatown to the industrious Jack London District to the quiet of the hills, Oakland […]

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