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.

“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.