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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. Questions are answered by Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital and securities […]

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Boot Camp Participant My Trail Company Plans Colorado DPO

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 of dollars on […]

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Story of a Repentant Angel

Mike Michalowicz, author of the book Profit First, sold his multimillion-dollar computer forensic investigations business to a Fortune 500 firm. He then decided to become an angel investor. Here is what happened next: I decided that investing in a dozen brand-new start-ups was the best way to use my windfall. After all, it was only […]

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Maker’s Common: connecting food and community through a DPO

The folks behind San Francisco’s Mission Cheese, a renowned cheese shop and eatery, have just launched a Direct Public Offering to finance a new venture called Maker’s Common. Like Mission Cheese, the focus of the establishment will be on creating an inviting gathering place for neighborhood residents to enjoy artisanally produced cheeses, charcuterie, beer, and, […]

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Three Steps to Making the Right Offer to Your Ideal Investor

Attend our free training “Three Steps to Making the Right Offer to Your Ideal Investor” to learn a few basic things you can do BEFORE approaching investors that will greatly improve your chances of fundraising success. The training is being given by Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, who has nearly two decades of […]

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We Love Our Investors

Since we opened our doors almost five years ago Cutting Edge Capital has completed two of our own Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), a tool many of our clients have now used to raise capital. In contrast to the often-fraught experience of bringing in angel investors or venture capitalists, who typically demand, among other things, changes […]

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Is a Direct Public Offering Right for Me?

Capital raising can be difficult, especially when you’re stuck with the wrong approach. Whether you’re raising capital from private investors, appealing to banks for loan financing, looking to the “crowd” for donations, or offering your community of customers and supporters an investment opportunity through a Direct Public Offering, raising capital requires a considerable commitment of your […]

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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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