Direct Public Offering

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. Using a DPO (also known as investment crowdfunding), a business or nonprofit can market and advertise its offering publicly by any means it chooses — through advertising in newspapers and magazines; at public events and private meetings; and on the internet and through social media channels. DPOs are available to many different entity structures, including for-profit corporations, LLCs, cooperatives, and nonprofits.

DPOs and Crowdfunding: What’s the Difference? A point-by-point comparison of DPOs with other crowdfunding options.

How long does a DPO take?: A DPO involves three stages, and the amount of time it takes can vary quite a bit.

What are some exit opportunities for DPO investors?: There are multiple strategies to consider:  i ) exit strategies that are built in to the security itself, ii) those that may arise based on future events, iii) those that may be available on an investor’s initiative, and iv) trading mechanisms that may be available.

“Top 10” Reasons to Use a DPO: Be part of the growing movement to move our money from Wall Street to Main Street.

Want to use a DPO to crowdfund your business?: The first step once you decide you want to raise money for your business, whether through a DPO or otherwise, is to decide what kind of investment vehicle you want to sell.

What tools are available to help me sell my offering?: Our online investment tool allows you to accept investment on your own website.

Would you like to invest your money in a DPO?: Our sister organization, CuttingEdgeX, lists DPOs that are currently accepting investors.

More questions? Check out our FAQ page.

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