KALX Method to the Madness Interview: Brian Beckon Breaks Down Community Capital

If you tuned into KALX, Berkeley's 90.7 FM station, at noon today, chances are you heard Cutting Edge Capital's Vice President Brian Beckon compellingly break down community capital on Method to the Madness with Lisa Kiefer, a weekly show that showcases the innovative...
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Beyond the Money: The Impact of Community Capital

I was recently at Women and the Environment, an amazing conference in Santa Barbara hosted by Pacific Standard Magazine and the awesome folks at LoaCom. I was fortunate to attend, speak, and  hear about the great work being done, and the great work still to do, on...
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Breaking Down Private Placement Strategies

While Cutting Edge is best known for community capital raising strategies such as direct public offerings, we help many of our clients utilize private placement strategies instead of or in addition to other types of capital raises. The term “private placement” refers...
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Not All Crowdfunding Strategies Are Created Equal

There has been a lot of controversy lately surrounding Title III platforms that has been giving crowdfunding a bad name. To offer some clarity, it is helpful to understand the difference between crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and Direct Public Offerings.   The...
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Community Capital Makes Strange Bedfellows

These past few months have shown us an America more politically polarized than ever. Any proposed solution is viewed through a conservative vs. liberal lens, and each side vows to oppose any proposal by the other. So it may be worth asking where community capital fits...
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Direct Public Offerings Now Available For Up To $5M

The SEC yesterday issued final rules that increase the aggregate amount of money that may be offered and sold for Direct Public Offerings using the federal exemption from $1 million to $5 million. In conjunction with those rules, the SEC also introduced additional investor protections with rules designed to disqualify “bad actors.”

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